Sewing is a lot like life...sure, there are patterns for just about everything, but in order to love what you do, or love what you make, you have to change the pattern to make it your own regardless if the change is a fraction of an inch or the length of a yard. And more often that not, those choices you make to change the pattern do not work out exactly the way you hope. It can be frustrating and challenging, and sometimes you have have to rip it all apart at the seams and start completely over. Which requires patience. A lot of patience. But in doing so, you create something that is far more rewarding, and far more beautiful, then what you started with.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Bringing my total to 6!

Around Valentine's Day, my family received a surprise package in the mail from my Dad and Stepmom, which included not only the cutest KU beanie hats for my boys, but also a new "Sally" blanket for me! My Stepmom, Sally, makes the BEST lap blankets ever...I mean, the BEST! And we lovingly call them "Sally" blankets around our house.

Everyone in my family...from my brother, to my Seester and her husband Joe, to my other sister and her 3 kids, have them and we all love them. We love them so much, in fact, that they are traditionally at the top of our Christmas lists every year. I did receive a different one this year for Christmas and we no sooner got it home then my 4 year old confiscated it for his own bedroom! So when I mentioned that to Sally, this one arrived shortly thereafter so I would have my own!

We are all always wanting new ones and this surprise one makes my grand total to 6!

We use our "Sally" blankets for everything.... they perfect for snuggling on the couch with my little ones, or my baby dogs, and perfect for car rides and playing outside in the grass.
We love them!

Do you have something fun like our "Sally" blankets that your family covets?

1 comment:

  1. We don't all covet the same things, but each kid has something. They all have a blankie that they prefer. Even Turner, at 7, still has his baby snugglie blanket that he sleeps with. I love it.