I know, I know where the hell is this blanket I keep making such a big deal about? It's coming I promise!
Some of you might remember a while back that I realized I did the math wrong (big surprise) when I figured how big these granny squares needed to be. Well I did and because of that I realized I would need four more to complete the blanket. I put it out there to see if anyone might want to submit some for a mini competition and the ones I would choose would get a gift certificate to manzanita.
Well, to say the lease this year has been a pretty trying one for many reasons and unforunately there were a lot of plans I had that just didn't happen. That's ok right? Well I decided I would dedicate the last 4 squares to the 4 people that are the most supportive to me and manzanita. My mother, sister, husband, and best friend. I had them all choose their own colors and I plan on putting them on the four corners of the blanket. Here they are!
Thanks for being such a "weird" and beautiful woman. You exposed me to so much diversity, art, and creativity from the day I was born. Any talent I might possess or drive I have to express that talent I truly owe to you. So of course it is only natural that you be included in this project. These colors are completely yours. I love you.
What can I say to you, I couldn't even think about doing half the projects I do with your hands and eyes as my partner through it all. At first I thought that these colors you chose were sort of boring and I didn't feel like they really personified all your craziness. When I told you this, you seemed to agree but were too busy on your ipadon the couch to pick out other ones. I realized then that they were perfect because you are the queen of laziness when it comes to small tasks like these and I love you.
My own personal cheerleader. You a constant stream of support and love and I can't believe I am so lucky to be able to get those qualities from a friend. Guurrrl I luh you! And, of course you were the only one out of the four people who got to pick their colors who chose the maximum amount. This square is crazy and beautiful, just like you:) P.S. I had to photoshop a photo of is onto an instax because you live 2000 miles away from me, I hate it! But I love you.
Baby, this whole project was really for you. I wanted to make something that we could keep forever from our first year of marriage. I wanted something that would make me document as many moments as possible, something to force me to check in and see what I love about you and what we need to appreciate about each other. So, really you didn't need a specific square for you because all the squares are for you and for us. I love you more and more.