Sunday, June 05, 2011

Vintage Afghan

I found this at the annual church yard sale in among half a dozen other afghans made from Wintuk acrylic. This one is wool in a beautiful natural color. It's so charming, it caught my eye.

I was pleased to find a note attached that said it had been made in 1915. (!) It was in near perfect condition. Such a bargin for 50 cents. I took it home, gently soaked it in the bathtub and once dry, mended a few spots with tapestry wool.

I have a half a dozen quilts on a rack next to my recliner, but this has become my new favorite for pulling across my knees when I'm cold. The note also said it was one of four made. I think about the woman who made them and what became of the others.

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