In my attempt to simplify my life and eliminate things, I found something today that I made 25 years ago in my crochet days. It is a log-cabin blanket made totally in crochet. There are 20 squares sized at 14 1/2" square. There were actually about 30 made in total.....the story is this: I had about 10 already made and they stayed in the big bag with me at all times with all my yarn. I was going out of town one weekend but before I left my husband and I went to see a movie. When we came out of the movie, we found the back window of the hatchback completely broken and the only thing they took was my quilted bag of all my crochet squares. They probably thought it was big purse, but alas, it was just a lot of time and work that went away just as quickly as one can blink. We looked around the parking lot and even looked in the trash bins arond the theater to see if they would have thrown it away in disgust after they realized what they had gotten, but no bag was found. I had to start this crocheted blanket all over again. You wonder why?? Because my mother-in-law was also making one except that she surrounded the blocks in black rather than the off-white like mine. Hers was actually more striking with the black. Anyway, I had to start another one, and I had completed it except for a small corner on the lower right that I never finished with the red edging.