"If the God you believe in as an idea doesn’t start showing up in what happens to you in your own life, you have as much cause for concern as if the God you don’t believe in as an idea does start showing up. It is absolutely crucial, therefore, to keep in constant touch with what is going on in your own life’s story and to pay close attention to what is going on in the stories of others’ lives. If God is present anywhere, it is in those stories that God is present. If God is not present in those stories, then they are scarcely worth telling." ~ Frederick Buechner

07 September 2012

FINISHED 2012 Square Swap Blanket

I finally finished piecing together my squares from the 2012 International Square Swap (the last, much-awaited square came last week). 
I'm having a bit of a love-hate relationship with this.

I love the idea that the squares came from all around the world. England! Wales! Italy! Belgium! 
Okay, really, just Europe and North America. But still. It's much, much more "international" than I've had in a while. 

Unless you count our trip to the new Trader Joe's last weekend. Oh, and the Korean grocery store.

But the crazy colors, I'm not so sure I'm fond of. And the fact that two women dropped out without telling the rest of us: not cool. They received squares and didn't send, which I think is just plain deceitful. It also took much longer than was originally stated for everyone to make/send squares. 
I don't like projects that loom over me. I like to plan something and get it done.

I'm still really glad I participated, because this afghan is unlike anything I have ever made or would ever make. I'm thinking that if we have a guest bedroom in our new house, this might go on a twin bed. It'll be a fun conversation piece!

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