The day has finally arrived and I am that excited I can't tell you.
I know I won't get to see number two for a while as they have all sorts of debriefing going on and normalization training and stuff but it will be so nice to know he's back on home ground.
He will be flying back today and arrive back in the UK late tonight or the early hours of tomorrow depending on whether there are any delays.
So the day has finally arrived when I can show you the finished Afghan that has been a WIP for the past seven months.
which started like this
Then grew to this
Then the pinning out began
Then the joining together began in earnest
Over the Easter break I was busy sewing all the little ends in. I did intend to count them all but there were just too many. Not to self next time sew them in as you go along makes the job a whole lot easier.
OK SO DRUM ROLL PLEASE ................................................
and at last I can reveal the finished item(s)
The trouble of living in our cottage is the light really isn't particularly good
so I ventured off into the garden with it so that hopefully you get to see the colours better.
As you can see it just fits over a double sized bed
In total there are 164 squares in the Afghan itself and the remaining 18 make up the matching cushion.
In total 182 days one square for everyday that number two has served in Afghanistan.
Welcome home son so glad to have you back on UK soil.
Thanks to all of you in blog land who have supported me through the last seven months you will never know what it has meant to have your support and good wishes.
Of course number two would say he was just doing his job.