A baby blanket for an expectant friend, and the result of a sick-day home from church with two flu-ey and snotty kids, plus two parents exhausted from a night of caring for them.
When my sister had her first baby over four years ago, her nana-in-law gifted her with some fabulous (and huge!) flannel blankets for her little one. I saw those, and thought..."I can do that!"
Well, ok. Back up. First, my sister explained that I could, in fact, do that. Then I received a sewing machine from my parents for my birthday. Then I hit up a fabric sale and bought a ton of flannel for $.99 a yard. Then I started sewing like a mad woman and made 15 blankets to give to friends during the coming year. So, thanks Myrnie. Now, I can do that.
PS - Myrnie has started a new blog - DIY Mama. It's full of tips for how to...do it yourself. Want to re-landscape your yard and fill it with veg? Eat meat responsibly? Make your own yogurt, soy milk or laundry detergent? If any of that sounds like you, or something you'd like to learn about, head over. She's been researching and trying and thinking her hardest thinks for over a year...and this little blog is just the beginning. Head on over and check it out!