Dianne here Just back from Thanksgiving down in LA with new daughter in law’s family. One comment: we have little control over the choices our kids make in spouses. They usually don’t consult us and we are even less asked to weigh in on possible in laws. Therefore it is wonderful when families get along together which was the case for this Thanksgiving. It was a great way to cement the marriage of our kids….and yikes they want to come up here next year! The wedding was in June and I made Marybelle’s Mom a purple braided basket and she sent me great soap she had made.
But I digress. We were able to stay at an old friend’s who was spending Thanksgiving with her son’s family in Phoenix. She offered her home which made our 5 day trip much more enjoyable than a hotel. So was I surprised when I went into her kitchen and saw two of my early rugs! I had forgotten I had made them a few years ago. When I talked to her on the phone after we arrived, she reminded me I had made the large round one for in front of her sink (my calculations were off so it was waaaay too big) and so I then made a small oval. She has an old house and the kitchen is in black and white. We thought black/white/grey and red would be good.
this was the original
this was the correction
and THIS was at her back door! A machine braided rug. For shame! I had better get busy.