I recently came across this video of Frances Johnson of Greensboro, North Carolina, talking about her work on a crocheted bedspread which is a delightful creation consisting of popcorns and pinwheels.
The project, from start to finish, spanned 67 years. Inspired by Ms. Johnson’s diligence over the nearly seven decades it took to complete her project, I was determined to finish my week by working toward finishing some of the unfinished business that populates my crochet empire.
The first piece of unfinished business I tackled was a light periwinkle stash bag I started this past Wednesday. Finishing this project would have, I reasoned, the added benefit of being able to be put to immediate use in organizing my stash.
When I got up this morning, the stash bag-to-be looked like this:
By early afternoon, it had been transformed into a finished bag, complete with stash:
Feeling good that I had finished something, I got out an assortment of projects in medias res and set to work on them.
With my Clover chibi and a small pair of sharps scissors for trimming ends at my side, Square 1 from Jean Leinhauser’s 101 Crochet Squares (and a part of the crochet-a-long of which I am a member) was transformed from this:
Tapping into what remained of my square finishing mojo, I then tackled Square 3 from the same crochet-a-long, and in short order, these two pieces:
were rendered into this:
The last thing I tackled today were the flower motif squares for my future groovyghan. Seen here arranged in a circular fashion:
After just 45 minutes of effort, they were joined into the strip seen here:
The crochet ethic Frances Johnson displayed in brining these popcorns and pinwheels to completion is admirable and will, no doubt, serve to inspire me for many crochet projects to come.