Friday, October 31, 2008

Confession time

I cannot sew. No... you don't understand. I had trouble threading the needle in girl scouts. I almost failed Home Ec in 7th grade because my "jams" only had one leg. I use special iron-on paper to attach Nathan's patches to his Cubbies vest! Sewing is not my thing!

My mother-in-law, on the other hand, can sew. And knit. And crotchet. And she made this for Nathan:


Notice the yellow lion faces throughout. Nathan LOVES this blanket! It's super-soft, super-warm, and super-cute! And it's made just for him by someone who loves him very much. Not me, of course... but someone just as cool!

Thanks, Vivian!

4 comments:

Grace said...

Thanks for the email, Jen! Glad to know I'm not alone! :)

Lila said...

I'm like you, Gracie...my sis, on the other hand, could look at somebody and make them a beautiful outfit without a pattern. God just thought it best that you and I don't use metal objects to try to create something, I guess?

Vivian said...

Just to set the record staight...I can't knit. Oh, I can make the stitches, but they don't go together to make anything. The sweater I made in my teens had a front, a back, 2 sleeves and a collar. But none of it actually fit together to make something wearable. I eventually unraveled the whole thing to save the yarn,but never made anything else with it.

I'm glad Nathan likes the afghan. It was certainly made with love. And, ok, I had fun doing it. And if everyone could make afghans, who would we make them for????

Love ya. Vivian

Official Observer said...

It really is beautiful. I understand why Nathan loves it!

Yes, he is very much loved. Reading the blog, there a bunch of people who love you folks. That is probably because you are so loveable. Keep up the good work!