You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'

You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

Saturday, December 27, 2014

I SPY, With My Little Eye..Christmas Smiles, My Oh My!

Happy Holidays my faithful readers. Yes it has been a while since I've posted here but my absence has not been in vain.  I've been on a secret mission and couldn't risk being exposed.  I should have known when I dragged out the enormous bin of long forgotten fabric scraps that I would be in trouble; yet, as is my way, I jumped in with both feet and began the execution of the "long ago promise" of making an "I Spy Quilt". I first learned about these awesome children's blankets when I bought one for my firstborn grandson 13 years ago. Because of it's popularity I purchased another 4 years ago when baby #2 was born. I vowed then if I ever had another grandchild I would create my own quilt rather than " pan out"
the lofty asking price again. Last year when news that grandchild #3 was on the way I began collecting more fabric scraps in anticipation of this day. As the saying goes, "the rest is history". I measured, cut and stitched until I thought I would go blind. (I quickly learned that these blankets are worth every "red cent" that I had paid. )But it was too late; I was in too deep! The blanket is a plethora  of children's themed patterns, designs and colors. It is both pleasing to look at and educational. Like the popular children's book series I Spy, written and illustrated by the talented  author Walter Wick the game is simple. One simply chooses an object, color or shape from the blanket saying "I SPY"..........(whatever). The participants, young and old quickly scan the quilt in an effort to find the hidden object.  The winner is the one who finds it first. It has been reported to me by my daughter that the gift was a huge success in her home on Christmas morning!
Merry  Christmas
Baby Drew

                             MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
Happy New Year

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