October 2012

So here it is October 10th and I’m just getting around to writing this month’s entry. I’m really starting to put the “pro” in procrastinate. In fact, truth be told, I was hoping to get “Still Chasing Rainbows” in your hands this year, but that’s not going to happen due primarily to my being incredibly lazy. Let’s all join hands, bow our heads and give a heads up to our bowels and pray that God willing you’ll all have a beautiful new blanket book in 2013.

Possibly I have a medical excuse for my lack of productivity. My pulse has always been low, but I saw my doctor last week and my heart clocked in at 34 beats per minute. That’s an appropriate pulse rate for a marathon runner – I would collapse DRIVING a marathon. I’ve always had zero energy. Do you remember the phrase “tired blood”? I think I may have retired blood. I’m beyond laid back – I’m laid out. Nobody’s even going to know when I’m dead –there’ll be no difference in my activity level.

So with all that in mind I suppose we should all be glad I can muster the energy to even pick a Blanket Of The Month. It took all my will and strength to make the selection, but I’m sure if I lay in a heap for a couple weeks I’ll be as good as new. From the Pendleton Woolen Mills collection comes this extremely early round corner blanket. Round corner production began in 1896 and ceased in 1908 when the mill went idle. The Bishop family revived Pendleton in 1909 and their blankets featured square corners. Why they made the switch from round to square is the great enduring unsolved mystery of antique Indian blanket history.  That being said I don’t know about you, but I need a nap.

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