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.
Bedspread in Situ
Here's the completed bedspread on mom's bed. (Click on photo to view larger.) I also made the afghan at the foot of the bed about 20 years ago (well...started it 20 years ago and finished it probably 10 years ago).
I was a little disappointed in the size. I went by the pattern, but I should have actually measured a bedspread and adjusted for reality. I'd have liked it to be one row of squares wider and one row longer. But no, I won't be going back to fix it!
At Thanksgiving Mom asked my cousin's husband, Herb, who has been a volunteer firefighter for decades, if he would tell her how to use a fire extinguisher if the need arose. Herb replied, "Here's how: First, grab the fire extinguisher...and then get the hell out of the house, because this place would go up like a tinderbox." (It's an all-wood farmhouse dating to the 18th century.) I insisted that she had to grab the bedspread, too, and we all agreed that she should also grab all the money she has stuffed under the mattress.* The bedspread would, of course, be a convenient way to carry it.
*Note to would-be thieves: My mother is poor as a church mouse, and hasn't really got a cent stashed under the mattress or anyplace else.
Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 10:06 AM