April 13, 2007

Blanket Curator


This blanket appeared in the background of one of my pictures. Naturally it was noticed. I would not be overstating if I were to say that this blanket is on my top five of all time thrifted objects list. I would be exaggerating if I said that when I came upon it I gasped, but I wouldn't be exaggerating if I said that I mentally gasped. I don't remember what I paid for it; which is unusual. I generally remember the price on landmark thrift store aquisitions. I do know that I bought it before we entered the Thrift Store Price Inflation Phase that we're now in. I had to spend quite a while mending it. Quite a while. I need to spend some time doing that again. Isn't it pretty though?

I just know someone carefully chose the fabrics & yarn to trim the blanket with. The fabrics may have been from past sewing projects, but carefully selected trim colors tie it all together. The obvious time-investment is a big part of why I appreciate this blanket so much, but not the only reason. This blanket was made with cool materials & the creator took their time. Nice details. Unusual, not strange. It was a successful project. I wish that the person who made it could know that it is still loved.

4 comments:

Sadie Lou said...

It's adorable and the photo does it good. I had fun with you today, Mrs. Dink.

fun_is_always_in_style said...

sanks - do I sound french?

Sadie Lou said...

French?
hmmmm....
No.

fun_is_always_in_style said...

Yeah, I kind of realized that later. We had this French foreign exchange student...
I had fun too -