Well this month flew by. The goal I set for the month of February was to repair all the unraveling seams on a crocheted throw. I think it’s actually a twin sized bedspread.
I finished with only one day to spare.
And here I thought I was maybe being a little too easy on myself when I set this goal. Ha! The process was doable, and I had plenty of time. But I was hit with a challenge which presented itself: Boredom. Tedium. Even a little anger, as in: “THIS is a prime example of why we can’t have anything nice around here.” (You know I’m joking on that last one. I’ll choose people (and pets) over things every time.)
It started out fun. I made a special trip to Hobby Lobby to pick up a cute little ball of perle cotton. Hobby Lobby is fun. I hadn’t stitched up broken crochet chains before. When I was successful it made me feel clever. That was fun. But after several repairs, with more in sight, the fun factor was gone. The more I’d fix, the more I’d find. Had it not been for this challenge, the throw would be, well, thrown, unfinished, back into the basket. So thank you, Elm Street quilts, for hosting this. I couldn’t/wouldn’t have done it without you.
Here’s the link to the finish party: https://www.elmstreetquilts.com/2023/02/Feb23OMGFinish.html
Now it graces the foot of the guest bed. It’ll be safe from paws and claws there. We’re pretty good about keeping the spare room door closed.
One thing’s for sure: It won’t be living on that couch anymore, believe you me. And if any seams happen to separate from here on out, well, too bad so sad.
6 thoughts on “Under The Wire”
I had a coverlet exactly like this one for many years! It was made by my grandmother and great grandmother on my mom’s side.
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What a treasure. Where is it now? And thank you for the sweet handmade card. 😊
Like yours, mine unraveled in multiple places through the years. I only have pieces of it now and was thinking of making a pillow from what remains. (You’re welcome 😊)
You are a woman of many talents. I know how to crochet but have never attempted a repair. Congratulations on making it in under the wire!
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It was easier than I thought it would be, Theona. YouTube has tutorials for everything. 😉
It’s so pretty. I’m glad you persevered.