|Teddy Bear Fabric|
I didn't want to go to the office, this morning, but I eventually made my way in, if only because it's cooler in the air conditioned office than at home! My supervisor was happy to see me, however, as I was able to help her with one of her projects.
Saturday morning, one of my cousins had called to tell me that her younger daughter, who lives in New York, was coming for a visit and bringing her 8 months old baby son with her. Cousin invited me to stop by any time on Sunday or Monday to see the baby, as I haven't seen him yet. I have been wondering what I could give him when I go to visit him. I suppose I could get him some clothes; a size 1 year will fit him, if not now, then, later on. Or a toy, perhaps, but it would have to be something they can easily take back in a suitcase. Or give a gift card to a department store or a toy store?
The other alternative I've been thinking of has been a quilt. Previously, I had knitted him a baby blanket for the baby shower. But now, a crib quilt might be something that is appropriate, and, hopefully, appreciated? I am thinking of something relatively quick and easy - sewn in the machine and minimally quilted. I have an abundance of fabric in the stash; enough and more to make the quilt without having to buy anymore. All I need to buy is the batting, as what I have on hand isn't enough.
Today, after I came home from work, I washed the piece of fabric which has a pattern of colorful teddy bears on a white background. It is a seer sucker fabric and I have about a half yard piece. I am thinking of squares of the patterned fabric with squares of solid yellow, blue, and red (all colors found on the bears). There's enough of the blue fabric for the backing as well.
|Fabric from the Stash|
Today, I am grateful for:
- The fabric stash!
- A safe commute to the office and back
- A nap on the sofa after I came home
- Phone calls from a friend and an aunt
- Video chatting with my daughter
How was your Tuesday? What do you think of my idea for a quilt for my cousin's grandson?