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Friday, 7 July 2017

An Old Green Bike and my Cosy Stripe Blanket

It's Friday. The sun is shining and I am filled with anticipation for this weekend. We had so much fun last weekend as we were celebrating Canada's 150th Birthday. There were fireworks and visiting friends and of course, yard sales.

On Saturday morning we traveled around the area, going from yard sale to garage sale picking up some great treasures.

We found a Vintage Glider bike made in England for $20. It was oily and dirty and the tires were wrecked but I was tickled pink. It was smaller than you typically see in this style of bike and at only 5' tall I was the perfect height for it!

Luckily the shops were open Sunday and we were able to replace the tubes and the tires which were rotten right through. B greased and repacked the bearings, we adjusted the break lines and the handle bars and I took it for a spin. I rode it around Winnipeg Beach with an extra large grin on my face. Proud to be pedaling this old beauty.

I love vintage things, bicycles and all things green. I am presently working on the two Marinke Slump tribute blankets but after that my fall project will be greens and purples. I will start planning and order my yarn. I prefer the Stylecraft Special DK so I will have to order it from Wool Warehouse. Lovely people to deal with.

The first Attic 24 blanket I made was the Cosy Stripe. Just look at those colors. I was so enamored with its lovely stripes that I took dozens of photos from every angle and with every background. I adore this blanket on the bed at the cottage, it looks so inviting. During the warmer months it is folded up on the chair in the sunroom. Just look at that sweet border!

So now this colorful stripey blanket is the star of my blog, it and my divorce tattoo!

A fun filled weekend to you all ~ Arlene

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