There's something about New England that fascinates me: John Irving and New Hampshire, Donna Tartt and Vermont... and the fact that I'll never be able to pronounce the name Massachusetts correctly. What I really wish is that I could have been in Montpelier, Vermont in the late 1970s or early 1980s. Around that time Ginny Callan opened her legendary Horn of the Moon Café. Since time travelling isn't really an option, I try to live the experience through Callan's wonderful cook books, Horn of the Moon Cookbook and Beyond the Moon. One of the recipes is called Everything Cookies. The recipe includes everything you can hope for in cookies: chocolate, nuts, raisins, you name it.
The newest member of my blanket family is the blanket equivalent of Everything Cookies. Like its cookie counterparts, it has everything in it: a big log cabin in the middle, a few mitred squares, some bias-squares and all the colors of the rainbow and then some.
Everything Blanket is now ready to be sent off to one of my friends. She had a really bad year, and she has no idea she's going to receive a blanket. I hope it'll be a pleasant surprise. Hopefully, being wrapped up in this blanket will make her feel a little happier.
Everything Blanket is ready to conquer the world!