May 14, 2009

Blankets For Babies...

May has been a busy month. There were multiple birthdays, Mother's Day and a fabulous pincushion swap that had me sewing and having great fun in my studio.

The only problem is that I've been lax in completing my baby blankets for one of our local causes - Project Linus. I get together with a great group of local women every Monday morning to work on knitted, crocheted or quilted blankets. But I've been working, re-working and dawdling over the same crocheted blanket for at least eight weeks. I'm embarrassed that I haven't turned in a completed project lately, especially when I see all the beautiful blankets turned in by the other ladies.

Guilt can be a great motivator, so I decided that after I met my last deadline for gifts (and I met every personal deadline to create something handcrafted for each of my special dates this month), I would set one more deadline to finish and turn in six flannel baby blankets next Monday.

So far, I've finished one blanket (in the first photo) with teddy bears in a creamy, dreamy yellow and green; and I'm now cutting and assembling a pretty pastel blanket with baby hands and feet on the front and a pretty plaid on the back. I'll finish that one tomorrow (Friday).

I have flannels in primary colors, so that will be the next one. Then only three more to meet my goal. I have a lot more flannel fabric to make those and will have fun choosing the color combinations. I'll be back on Sunday evening to post one photo of all the finished blankets.

I know that they'll all be appreciated and loved by some child in our area. I'd like to think that one of mine might even end up being a child's favorite "blankie".

Once I meet this goal, I'm going to make a commitment to complete at least one blanket a month for the rest of the year. The kids deserve it - and I feel so much better knowing that I'm not just talking the talk, but that I'm also walking the walk.

2 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

mumsy said...

Beautiful, Girl of mine, whenever you set your heart on something it is a done deal. I am so very proud of you and ALL your commitments.
Love Mumsy...

deece said...

Thanks, Mum!
Glad you stopped in to visit here!


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