The green is a thickly woven cotton vintage tablecloth that I cut down from a circular shape. It was picked up at a garage sale last weekend for a steal. The orange vintage sheet came from my MIL three days ago and is such a lovely print and SO soft. The aqua binding came from my Great Aunt Lizzie's house earlier this summer. The only batting I had was high loft and too small for the size I was hoping so I pulled out a boring, white sheet from my pile to add an extra layer for weight. I cut them all down to the biggest size I could manage, pinned them together, stitched really wonky lines horizontally to keep them all together, and made some binding from the aqua. All in all it took about two hours with breaks to get S ready for bed.
We've had unusually cool and rainy weather in Missouri. Between that, being pregnant and unwilling to get in a swimsuit, and lots of time needing to be spent at home to get work done, this Mama is itching for something to make things feel like summer time around here. Mosquito bites don't count.
I was cleaning out my fabric shelf when these three fabrics kind of fell together and told me to make them into something pretty. I won't go into too much detail about how I explained to Brett the strength of the urge to stop everything I was doing in that moment to make them into a blanket but it was a comparison he understood quite well being a man. A red-blooded, American man with a good looking wife. One of those feelings that kind of blocks out all other thoughts, needs, etc. until it is satisfied. You get the picture?
It's created another reason to make some time this week to go to the park and bring dinner along or hit up the water fountains and wrap up in it when we're ready to change soaking wet clothes for dry ones. I'm hoping a trip to the fair might help, too. Gotta get some summer time in before summer runs out.