Sunday, April 8, 2012

Some Blankets Revealed

I've been thinking about my poor little blog. I've sadly neglected it over the passed few months, and I really want to fix it up. I hate not having the Internet because I can't do the things I want with my blog through my iPhone. As Puss would say, "it's a curse on my life!" My phone, not my blog. Have you seen Puss in Boots? I really enjoy that movie, so when Amelia asks to watch it for the millionth time I don't roll my eyes and reluctantly say yes like I do with other movies. Such as Alvin and the chipmunks. I wake up to feed Alyssa with those songs swimming around in my head.

She had a small accident the other day. Fell nose first onto the driveway while chasing bubbles. Luckily it's only scratched. When I saw her after it happened I freaked (without causing a scene for Amelia's sake). Her nose was swollen and red but she didn't seem to notice. I asked if it was broken and should we take her to the ER. I touched her nose and she didn't pull away other than in two year old fashion, so I let it go, but still! That kid has more face injuries than a hockey player. And last night she slammed her head on her headboard while jumping on her bed. Resulting in a nice bruise. Ugh!

So because I've been busy lately (I can't imagine with what :-)) I never got the chance to show you my finished projects! I set out to finish certain things before Alyssa was born but some things still didn't make the FO pile. But Elliott's "anniversary" blanket did.

This thing is pretty big, approximately 64"x78". Please excuse the random clutter on the floor. I love the granny stripes! After finishing this I regreted that my blanket was a ripple instead of a granny stripe because it's so heavy and warm and cuddly.

It got Amelia's approval for sure.

This is the ultimate test. I always lay out my finished projects and if either Amelia, Tonka, or Mabel come to sprawl out on it I know I've done a good job. That or they all just do it to get in my way because they want my attention, either way, it's all golden.

I even went ahead and used Lucy's trim idea too. Lucy, from attic 24, is who inspired this creation. Well, actually all of my big projects right now are taken straight from Lucy's tutorials. The granny stripe, the ripple, and the hexie. I owe her. Elliott loves his blanket and takes it with him everywhere he goes. No joke! He sleeps with it at night and then pulls it downstairs with him in the morning and warms up with it in the green chair while Amelia eats pre-breakfast, and I get to catch up on some sleep. I love that he loves it.

And this quilt I finished in Three days, beginning to end. I made it for Meg's little princess for her birthday. I actually finished it the morning of the party and didn't get to wash it before the party. It was well liked at the party and princess M seemed to like it a lot but because it's been so warm I'm not sure if she's used it yet. But soon enough!

It's just shy of 40"x60" and really fun!

I really enjoyed making this quilt, it was fast and relatively inexpensive for a quilt.

Amelia has fun at the party with princess M.

A little too much fun really.

Then I finally finished Amelia's scrappy heart quilt. It had been basted since before Christmas, wait even before Thanksgiving!

I quilted it with two rows of hearts on the top and two on bottom and random squiggly lines in between. I didn't like the hearts because they were super wonky. But once everything was said an done Elliott told me he really liked the quilted hearts, and so did I. They were endearing and lovely really. But it all worked out in the end and it turned out great!

You can sort of see one of the hearts in the bottom right corner. There are five different shades of purple on this quilt. It's rather lovely, if I do say so.

It shares the same green strip that the anniversary quilt has too. A baby quilt an a parent quilt. Cute!

Someone likes it.

She drug it into the kitchen and laid it out to play on it so that's a clue to her liking it so much.

And she well should. It's a nice quilt. Made with a ton of love! I actually really liked this quilt in the end, because as you can remember I didn't always love it.

And the mostly most important thing I had to finish before Alyssa got here was her bobble blankie. She sleeps with it in her bassinet and I tuck in the sides so she can't pull it up over her face. Though that doesn't seem to be the problem, she loves to kick it down.

It's soft and bright and 34"x37". Perfect for a nappy. I've tried covering her with other blankets but she definitely prefers this one. I've managed to squeeze in some hooking on my hexie, about a row and a half, worked about a hexagon at a time, randomly when I can. I've also determined where the end shall be for my ever growing ripply blanket. I'm very excited for that! It's currently downstairs in it's bin and I have a beautiful sleeping babe on my lap, so you'll just have to take my word that it's beautiul too.

Besides all that, we're ready for Alyssa's first Easter. Store bought dresses and all. Hopefully next year I'll make the girls dresses for Easter. I hope you all have a wonderful Easter filled with family, friends, and food.

Happy days!


  1. your granny stripe is gorgoeus and I love your bobble baby blanket, it is awesome! Congratulations to the new addition to your family, both of your girls are just gorgoeus XXX

  2. All the blankets are just beautiful! And that poor little nose! It always happens right before a good picture taking occasion like Easter, too ;) Hope you had a very happy one!


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