In the middle of the joy and bustle of the holidays, I like to take precious moments to sit quietly and reflect on the lessons learned, the chances not taken, the mis-steps, the words spoken and unspoken, and the joys and accomplishments of the past 365 days. Hand sewing always gives me that chance. #quiltbonding time can be therapeutic.


The road to the farm under a December fingernail moon:


Misc. Monday


Our niece and her husband were expecting their first baby and they knew it was a boy.  I came across the cutest baby blanket quilt in one of my favorite quilt shops.  The fabric line is based on the book “Guess How Much I Love You”  by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram.  I bought the kit and had so much fun making the blanket from these adorable wovens and flannels.  I bought the book and added it to the gift package….it was a hit!


The pattern I used was designed by one of the quilt shop team members.  It is called 4 B’s which stands for “Binding, Batting, Baby Blanket”.  The finished size is perfect for a receiving blanket.  It is also a nice size to lay on the floor with the baby and a few toys, under the watchful eye of mom or grandma of course!


It’s nice to have a pattern like this on hand.  The blanket went together quickly and I got to practice some of my quilting stitches.



This was such a fun and fast project, I predict more will be in my future!