June 9, 2011
I’m not sure what came over me but Monday morning I decided to have a garage sale this coming weekend. Like Lily, now that the sun is out I’ve been thinking about all that needs to be done. My basement is quite a lot more full than I’d like it to be with furniture I’ve collected and inventory from our shop. So now is the time! It feels so good to purge, doesn’t it? I used to do it on a more regular basis but the past little while purging hasn’t been on the top of my list of things to do.
I went through my linen closet to see if there was anything that I could add to my garage sale stash and clear up some space. I came across a few blankets that my Grandma made. Don’t worry, I’m keeping them. The blankets brought back memories of my Grandma and all the times I curled up with them to keep warm. I also found myself wondering how she found the time to knit, sew, crochet, bake buns and take care of 6 kids. Oh, wait! Grandma didn’t have Pinterest…
I don’t have plans to take up the art of crocheting anytime soon but if I ever do, apparently, these afghans are fairly straight forward. If this looks like a project you’d like to try, stop by The Yvestown Blog and the Purl bee for some direction. If you start now, you might be done in time for winter.
These traditional blankets give such a cheerful vibe to otherwise simply decorated spaces. Was your Grandma a crafty lady? What sorts of treasures did she make for you?