Afghan Finished

@velvet53 (17394)
Palisade, Colorado
January 22, 2017 10:31pm CST
I finally finished the afghan today that is for the 82 year old man that I take care of. He fell in love with it the first time that he seen it. So I decided that I would give it to him for Christmas. I had to finish my granddaughter's afghan first so his wasn't finished in time for Christmas. Christmas evening I came to work and handed him a small package and said this was just a little sweetener for him. That is a joke between us. I got him some pudding that he likes. Then I told him that he would have to wait for his real Christmas present. I brought the afghan in that he liked so much, held it up and told him that when I got it finished it was his Christmas present. Again today I brought the afghan to work with me. About 4:00 p.m. he woke up from his nap and I had the afghan on his bed. I told him that I was never taking that afghan home again. He looked over at his bed and got the biggest smile on his face. He thanked me and told me how much he liked it. He is now in bed curled up under HIS afghan. He is happy and so am I.
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@LadyDuck (175750)
• Switzerland
23 Jan 17
I am so glad that you made him happy, I am sure this counts a lot for him.
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@velvet53 (17394)
• Palisade, Colorado
24 Jan 17
He has been calling everyone and telling them about it. He is pretty proud of it.
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@LadyDuck (175750)
• Switzerland
24 Jan 17
@velvet53 It was really nice of you to make him so happy.
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@velvet53 (17394)
• Palisade, Colorado
26 Jan 17
@LadyDuck Thanks. I started another one just like it cause it is one of my favorite afghan patterns.
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
1 Feb 17
Awwww that is so awesome. What a great gift and you made him so happy.
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@velvet53 (17394)
• Palisade, Colorado
1 Feb 17
Thanks. I do have a picture of one just like it on a jump drive. Now I need to find the right jump drive so I can post a picture. I just started following you and I love that you like being a grandmother too.
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
1 Feb 17
@velvet53 thanks. Being a grandma is the best. I was going to ask you if you had a picture. I would love to see it when you can find the right jump drive.
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@velvet53 (17394)
• Palisade, Colorado
1 Feb 17
@Happy2BeMe I;m trying to find them. Since I moved things are a real mess. Then I started working again and haven't had time to look for them.
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• United States
30 Jan 17
Oh this brought a huge smile to my face. I often give gifts that I have made to my clients. However, I have to tell them that the faeries left it on their porch for them. We are not supposed to give or accept gifts from our clients. However, I am a giving person. I get much joy from bringing a smile to someone's face. It is the greatest gift I can receive.
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@velvet53 (17394)
• Palisade, Colorado
30 Jan 17
Bless you. It does make a person feel good to be able to give. I like the fairie part. That is sweet.
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• United States
30 Jan 17
@velvet53 nobody needs to know what I do in my personal life. If they don't like it they can fire me. I am close enough to retirement age and would like a little time off!
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@velvet53 (17394)
• Palisade, Colorado
30 Jan 17
@ElusiveButterfly Good for you. I have never understood why gifts can't be given at certain places.
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@SIMPLYD (82899)
• Philippines
26 Jan 17
I don't know what an afghan is, but I presume that it is a blanket.
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@velvet53 (17394)
• Palisade, Colorado
29 Jan 17
Yes, it is like a blanket but is made from yarn.
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@SIMPLYD (82899)
• Philippines
30 Jan 17
@velvet53 And I presume since it is made of yarn it can make one warm when using it. Thus, it is only better for a cold climate, not for a hot weather like here in the Philippines. Here in the Philippines, my hubby doesn't use a blanket when sleeping during summer. But me, hot or cold, i must have a blanket, though during summer only those very thin blanket.
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@velvet53 (17394)
• Palisade, Colorado
30 Jan 17
@SIMPLYD Yes, they are warm. I made my granddaughter one and I used double yarn with it. It is heavy and super warm. I remember when I didn't have to use a heavy blanket. Now I have to use a heavy one.
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@DianneN (84977)
• United States
24 Jan 17
How kind you are. I'm sure he is very, very pleased.
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@velvet53 (17394)
• Palisade, Colorado
26 Jan 17
Thanks @DianneN I worked on in right in front of him and didn't say anything to him until Christmas Day. I can still see the look on his face when I told him it was his when I got it finished.
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@DianneN (84977)
• United States
26 Jan 17
@velvet53 That is so precious!
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@velvet53 (17394)
• Palisade, Colorado
26 Jan 17
@DianneN It will always be with me. He is a super person.
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@bunnybon7 (37399)
• Holiday, Florida
23 Jan 17
sounds like you are the kind of care giver i was. problem is you get so attached to them and then their family might decide they want someone else even when they are attached to you also. if he has money, they will start being concerned about that. i just hope that is not the case with you. it happened to me. they are like family to you after a bit.
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@velvet53 (17394)
• Palisade, Colorado
24 Jan 17
He is special to me @bunnybon7 I already know that my job will be over around the end of February. They are moving him to his nieces house.
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@velvet53 (17394)
• Palisade, Colorado
26 Jan 17
@bunnybon7 That is a long time. It was nice of the family to want you to stay but I am sorry that the daughter was that way. I bet they are regretting letting you go.
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@bunnybon7 (37399)
• Holiday, Florida
26 Jan 17
@velvet53 they probably did but i never know. i had to sign papers to not contact any of them in order to get my severence pay. it seems the only reason was he had become too attached to me. that was all i was told. don't even know what they told him
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@moffittjc (45207)
• Gainesville, Florida
25 Jan 17
That was so nice that you did that for him! I'm sure he will get lots of use out of that afghan, and always be reminded of the sweet thing you did for him! Sometimes it's the small things that make us the happiest!
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@velvet53 (17394)
• Palisade, Colorado
26 Jan 17
Thanks @moffittjc We have it on his bed and when someone comes by he tells them about it. I like small things myself and definitely like to give if I can.
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@moffittjc (45207)
• Gainesville, Florida
29 Jan 17
@velvet53 Well, you have certainly found a way to give! Keep up the good work!
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@velvet53 (17394)
• Palisade, Colorado
30 Jan 17
@moffittjc Thanks, Jeff. I will.
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@Gillygirl (17361)
• Sutton, England
23 Jan 17
That was so thoughtful of you. It's great to make someone happy.
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@velvet53 (17394)
• Palisade, Colorado
23 Jan 17
Thanks. It made me happy too to see him so happy. His whole family likes it too.
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@Gillygirl (17361)
• Sutton, England
23 Jan 17
@velvet53 That must have made it even more worthwhile.
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@velvet53 (17394)
• Palisade, Colorado
24 Jan 17
@Gillygirl It sure did.
@sans224 (1832)
23 Jan 17
Great , You have done a very good thing, its easy but need a good heart to bring smile into someones face, You done it
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@velvet53 (17394)
• Palisade, Colorado
23 Jan 17
Thanks you so much @sans224 I have two more that I need to finish and hopefully I will have some more happy people.
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@sans224 (1832)
23 Jan 17
@velvet53 Good. keep it.
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@velvet53 (17394)
• Palisade, Colorado
23 Jan 17
@sans224 Thanks.
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@JudyEv (134576)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Feb 17
I know this was posted a while ago but what a lovely gift you gave this man.
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@velvet53 (17394)
• Palisade, Colorado
6 Feb 17
Thank you. It makes me feel good that he is using it too.
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@AmbiePam (50074)
• United States
30 Jan 17
That is so cool! It must have meant the world to him.
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@velvet53 (17394)
• Palisade, Colorado
30 Jan 17
Yes, he is sure proud of it.
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@PainsOnSlate (20518)
• Canada
29 Jan 17
What a wonderful thing to do for your old guy. He sounds like a sweet heart and you have a big heart.
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@velvet53 (17394)
• Palisade, Colorado
29 Jan 17
Thank you. He is a sweetie. We have fun teasing each other.
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@Freelanzer (9499)
• Canada
29 Jan 17
Do you have a photo of your handiwork? Would love to see it
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@velvet53 (17394)
• Palisade, Colorado
29 Jan 17
I will have to get someone to take a picture and send it to my computer.
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@suziecat7 (3393)
• Asheville, North Carolina
26 Jan 17
Good of you to do that.
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@velvet53 (17394)
• Palisade, Colorado
26 Jan 17
Thanks. I like doing things like that.
@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
25 Jan 17
What a wonderful gift and you made him very happy.
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@velvet53 (17394)
• Palisade, Colorado
26 Jan 17
Thanks @BelleStarr I like to make people happy.
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@paigea (22484)
• Canada
23 Jan 17
How wonderful.
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@velvet53 (17394)
• Palisade, Colorado
24 Jan 17
Thanks @paigea
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@rebelann (42772)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Jan 17
Awww, that is so sweet of you.
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@velvet53 (17394)
• Palisade, Colorado
24 Jan 17
Thank you @rebelann He is a great guy.
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@just4him (127043)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Jan 17
I am so happy he likes it.
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@velvet53 (17394)
• Palisade, Colorado
24 Jan 17
Me too @just4him Making someone happy is what I like to do.
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
23 Jan 17
He's lucky to have such a sweet person as you to take care of him.
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@velvet53 (17394)
• Palisade, Colorado
23 Jan 17
Thank you. He is a sweetheart and was always commenting on that afghan. He looked so cute curled up under it last night.
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