Last week, I talked on Facebook how mismatched afghans mean a lot to me as it’s a reflection of my mother’s creativity when I was really young. I spoke about our quilts being made from old clothes without a real sense of design or colour scheming. They were always really warm and most dear to my heart when I think back to my childhood.
Victoria wrote me a letter. With her permission, I can share it with you.
The other day, maybe 2 weeks ago, you shared your story about mismatched blankets and how they touched you.
I was upset, money and medical bills seem to do that, and I was talking to my mom. I spoke about how if the pace I’m going I won’t be able to afford anything.
My mom reminded me how sometimes if you give what you have that’s already enough.
Somehow we got on the subject of Christmas, and she said, “Don’t you have tons of yarn you’re planning on destashing?”
“Of course I do”, I replied.
“For Christmas you can make blankets or stuff out of that. Everyone would love it!” my wise mother suggested.
Hesitantly I asked, “So you’d like a mismatched blanket?”
“Of course I would. You make the best blankets, they are so warm.” she assured me.
After I hung up the phone I just cried. I came to the realization that it’s really time people care about and my afghans are part of my time, creativity and energy I am putting forth.
So I started today, thanks for the re-affirmation of my mom and the inspiration from The Crochet Crowd, my new mismatch blanket making is now under way for Christmas 2013!