-a plastic bag containing my mother's ribbons from the Contra Costa County fair in California, 1954-1960s.
-some yarn that I can use
-miscellaneous remnants that I can mostly toss, and maybe a few that can be used, including a piece of naugahyde
- a wool remnant woven by my grandmother Rose
-another plastic bag with the parts of a long abandoned child's quilt, neatly cut and some pieced together.
I remember cutting and stitching the half-square triangles, but have no memory of the pattern they were intended for. Clearly I got frustrated and packed the whole mess away, then moved it in 2013.
But now, we're expecting a great-grandbaby (gender unknown)! And how serendipitous is that? Sister Gee Gee's eldest granddaughter called to show us their ultrasound and share the delight. I knew that I was having my second cataract removal on the 29th, so got right to work messing with the newly-discovered pieces.
So I worked for a couple of days, got this together, blanket-stitched the appliqued solid squares, and bound it on the 28th. The border is scavenged from a pair of pants I bought at a yard sale.
And then, yesterday, I completed my days as Patch the Pirate:
Design ideas for the next two projects are buzzing, however.