“Going to the Beach II”

Kathy and I met in 2010 at the Susan G. Komen fundraiser (sponsored by the Arlington Heights Jr. Women’s League) where I submitted “Life is a Gift (the poppies blanket).”  She made the winning bid and went home with the poppies.

We’ve kept in touch, and in June she emailed me and confessed that she had been eyeing “Going to the Beach” here on The Green Sheep blog.  Kathy grew up in southwest Michigan — so lakes, dunes, beach grass, and sunlit sailboats are in her blood.  I had to tell her that the beach blanket had gone to a young newlywed couple and wasn’t available — but that I would love to try my hand at another along the same theme.

Here, just in time for the lazy, warm days of late summer, is “Going to the Beach II,” with its inquisitive gull wondering who else is coming to the lake on such a lovely day.




Thank you, Kathy, for giving me such an enjoyable project!

“Going to the Beach II” (Size:  70″ x 80″)

The blanket has already gone to a good home.

8 thoughts on ““Going to the Beach II”

  1. Wow. What an amazing blanket! I love the inquisitive little bird and the calm boat in the background. I can just feel what it’s like to be at the beach.
    I hope you are well, my “other Olson” family! (:

    • We are well, Betsy; thanks. You too, I hope! Thanks for you note on this blanket; designing it was delightful. But I wish I had made a point to actually GET to a lake more this summer!

    • Now that would be an OCEAN beach, which was part of So Cal life! Now we’ve got way more lake beaches, which have a sweetness all their own. So…how far are you guys from a coast now?

  2. Jonnie, that is absolutely beautiful, you are so cleaver with the designs.Enjoy seeing them such a treat, thanks for lets us admire them.Bonnie

    • Thanks, Aunt Bonnie. I have fun working with each “client,” learning things about them that help me decide how to do their blanket. It’s such a satisfying process each time I get to do it.

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