I have been in contact with the United Nations High Commission for Blanket Raffles, which has declared that all is in readiness to raffle American Blanket No. 1. Those aspiring to own this patchwork salute to Kaffe Fassett and the Ancient Art of the ZigZag should buy their tickets by noon (New York time) on Saturday. The drawing will be held later in the weekend, and the winner will be notified and announced on Monday or Tuesday. depending on how fast the carrier pigeons can make the transatlantic crossing.
[To review: To purchase raffle tickets, go to PayPal.com and send a payment to [email protected] Each ticket costs $2.00 US or 1 British pound. Your payment automatically enters you for the appropriate number of chances. All proceeds go to a fund for the purchase of a wheelchair for our 9-year-old friend Oliver, which you can read about on Emma & Co..]
The light has been dimmed by fog for the past two days, so I have yet to take my Cecil B. DeMille shots of the blanket. I did go to Brooklyn on Monday to show the finished work to Amber, who made such a heroic late-third-trimester effort with the layout, and had the idea of doing the inner borders as chromatic strips (to set off the zig-zag, and because we like chromatic strips).
The light was no better in Brooklyn, but Amber took a picture that gives an idea of the size and the layout:
I introduced little Benedict to distressed denim. Raise ’em right!
To whom it may concern, I would like to update my requested epitaph: