Unraveled Wednesday:

I'm joining Kat & the Unravelers today for Unraveled Wednesday!

But first, THANK YOU for your comments on my last post. I didn't receive notification of any of them and remembered that, for some reason, when I use the word "HEY" in the title for a post… I don't. mumblegrumblegrrrrtypepadyourdaysarenumbered



My blanket for a certain someone is coming along. I've enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would, which is why it's getting done so quickly, I guess.

I'll be finishing up the last square in the fifth row today and, at this point, it's basically square. I imagined six rows altogether — seven would be better — and I think I'll be able to do it with the reinforcements.


There will only be three squares where the "dark" color is supplemental yarn, and I'm OK with that! I still think I'll be making a border, and will use some of it there, too.


I finally finished The Miracle of the Bells. I'd like to watch the movie someday… after I learned about the leading male actors (Frank Sinatra & Fred MacMurray), that's who I envisioned as I read. It was an OK book… in the book club group last night there was talk of a book "standing the test of time," and this would be a VERY different book if written today. Things in the world have changed a lot since 1947!

I've picked up a book that's been on my nightstand for a while — I started reading it a while ago, though it never made it on my Goodreads list. It's What We Wish Were True by Tallu Schuyler Quinn. I learned about this book and Tallu from Judy at Judy's Chickens — probably via her Instagram @judyschickens. Tallu was the founder of the Nashville Food Project, an organization where Judy is also an active member. Anyway, Tallu died from cancer about a year ago, at the age of 42, and this is a book of essays that she wrote, knowing that her diagnosis was terminal, and knowing that she'd leave behind so much. It's both heartbreaking and uplifting.

And yes, I'm still listening to A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life by George Saunders.


7 thoughts on “Unraveled Wednesday:

  1. What a weird quirk, Typepad! Your blanket is looking great and flying along. I’ve always wanted to do a mitered square blanket with scraps, but I’m loving your shades of blue. I’m checking the library for What We Wish Were True. The title is intriging and your description even more so. Thanks for the recommendation!

  2. That blanket is going to be a wonderful gift. I like the idea of a scrap blanket in shades of one color. It reminds me of quilts done the same way. Of course the design is similar to a log cabin patchwork.

  3. I think your blanket is just grand, Vicki! And will make a certain someone very happy!
    I am off to find the book by TSQ… it sounds like the perfect thing for bedtime reading. Thanks for joining today! XO

  4. The blanket is so much fun, but it also has a kind of optical illusion to it so that every time I see it, I think the blocks aren’t square. Isn’t that strange?

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