Sunday, March 25, 2007
the patron saint
as much as i hemmed and hawed about never thrifting again while i was preparing for our purgetagsale, i beg you to put away the squirrelgun. please spare me, the patron saint of orphaned needlework.
i found this afghan for $4.99. if anyone knows where i could find this pattern, please let me know. my 2007 resolution was to learn to crochet and this was another nudge in that direction.
the very first piece that i had adopted was back in brooklyn thirteen years ago. it has made the garagesalecut each and every year since then. as you know by now, this is the measure of all measures....the garagesale cut. it was found on windsor avenue around the corner from us on 11th. i paid $1.50 for it and it graces our fuschia pink patio chair. i need one more of these flowerpatch afghans to have a collection.
when i come across needlework or hookwork, i feel such a need to save it and cannot help thinking of all of the work that goes into each piece by whoever made it. the quiet thinking while one knits, quilts, crochets or embroiders while working out problems or praying for her children goes into each piece. the thought of my abandoned work in a bin at a thriftstore makes me feel inclined to adopt someone else's.
all of those workedout problems and answered prayers in this piece are now washed and covers one of my children.