Valerie is a 42-year-old, single, Reformed Christian lady who lives in Baltimore. She doesn't remember a time
before she knew and loved Jesus, but she does remember accepting John Calvin into her heart in March of 2000.
Valerie is a member of Christ Reformed Evangelical Church in Annapolis.
Though her career aspiration is to be a housewife, Valerie has not yet found anyone suitable who wishes to hire
her for employment in that field (or, more properly, anyone suitable has not found her), so in the meantime she
earns her daily bread working in communications -- editing, writing, print design and website management.
What's the Final Countdown about, Anyway?
For inquiring minds, the image at the top of my blog represents the squares I still need to finish for my mom's bedspread. When I started crocheting again a few years ago, I made her a few doilies, and she started dropping hints: "I've always wanted a popcorn-stitch bedspread...," "I started a popcorn-stitch bedspread once from a pattern I got from Aunt [Pauline? I can't remember.]...," "I think I still have that around somewhere...want to see it?" etc.
So we checked out the one square she'd started probably fifty years ago -- it was yellow with age. We looked at that pattern and thumbed through a pattern book, she made her choice, and a few months later, away I went! Three and a half years later, the end is in sight. 116 of 132 squares are done. My goal is to finish the squares this year, and then have the first few months of next year to join them and crochet the border in time for Mom's 80th birthday at the end of April.
When asked if I'd ever make another one, my response is that I'll make one for anybody who gave birth to me. And even that is with the awareness that it's just a bigger, fancier lanyand.
Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 8:17 AM
On September 24, 2008 11:02 AMCarol in Oregonwrote... Oh, Valerie, I'm rooting for ya! This post made me very eager to see your progress in the header. The Lanyard is my favorite of Billy Collin's poems. Thanks for the reminder.
On September 25, 2008 3:53 PMpentamomwrote... What's The Final Countdown about anyway? Those of us who grew up in the 80's have been wondering that for a long, long time. Googling the lyrics doesn't help a bit.