Many lovely people gave us blankets and other types of handmade (and not handmade) thoughtful gifts, all of which I considered photographing and posting about but then we moved and . . . I didn't. I swear, I LOVED your gift though.
Two quilts, however, are more recent gifts and since my life is a little more put together these days, I thought I'd share.
As you can imagine, we have a lot of pink in our house these days (people who are having girls and think you can avoid pink, I salute you in your efforts. Prepare to return 90% of everything and accept no hand-me-downs. Happily I like pink), but this is different pink. This is pink with pizazz:
My Aunt Miriam, who is a professional long-arm quilter, made this one for Ella. Not only are the colors fantastic, but the back is mega soft and snuggly, with a gorgeous quilted design. I pulled this one out and showed it off to practically everyone who came over for a month after it arrived.
And then, Kay, my library internship mentor and surrogate grandmother to Ella brought this one a few weeks ago when she came up to visit:
Ella has never before showed a preference for any one blanket, but this one, which I have had draped over the back of the rocking chair, just delights her. Every time I sit down to rock her, she leans her head back so she can see it over my shoulder and if I ever move it, she looks around for it.
This is my blanket of choice when I need to wrap her up for a minute or when I want to snuggle on the couch with her.
And she loves to run her fingers along the raw edges.
Is there anything more sweet than a handmade baby blanket? Only one wrapping up a cute little baby.