but, I did manage to finish the quilt for my oldest. I did stitch in the ditch quilting style for the whole thing so they squares puff up a bit, which is nice. He likes it, too, though only as much as he likes all of his blanket (he sleeps under seriously 8 blankets at night).
Funny how, the extra effort and love of handmaking is sometimes lost on the recipient, which is perfectly ok and to be expected. One can't reasonably expect that a 2 year old with jump with joy because mama made something. I do like that he frequently asks me "did you make this mama" of anything he owns--including his industrial strength, kid style cd player. He has great ideas about my capabilities. The other night as I was placing every single blanket over him he did say, "don't forget my star blanket" before I had a chance to get the quilt over him, which is nice...to know it has a special name.
8 months ago