This throw brought the 70's back in technicolor memory.
When my Grandmother came to visit, she always brought a basket of mending and a crochet project to work on. As I recall, Grandma crocheted this throw and mom did the crewelwork of the flowers. I remember the thrill mom had when she found 'the perfect' avocado green bed sheets and dust ruffle to lay beneath the afghan.
I grew up believing, and still do, that my mom could make anything that she wanted. She used the Sear's catalog for inspiration. With scissors working, she'd carve fabric pieces to make my brother shirts worthy of Star Trek, just in case he cared to be a bit more fashion forward than the other elementary boys, he did not. My dad got western shirts with custom yokes, contrast piping and pearl snaps. Mom treated herself to the occasional kaftan - aka wearable tent. I figured she was just tired of sewing. Or maybe it was that she was tired of hearing us balk about the noise of the machine. She did her sewing at the dining room table. Only during TV commercials, as it would scramble our TV signal and you couldn't hear yourself think. Of course, back then you could save big money by sewing your own clothes, today 'custom' comes at a cost.
Growing up in the Texas countryside, we somehow kept up with the sewing, craft and style trends. We had the avocado green shag carpet that had to be raked (yes with a leaf rake) after vacuuming, a white vinyl couch and gold appliances. It is very interesting how some of those colors have stuck with me through the years and how they come and go in style. I am, however, thankful that the rake has remained in the garage since that time period. But we were hip and trendy in our own handmade world and I wouldn't trade it for anything!