After 5 years of being a stay-at-home mom, I found the wonder of mothering slowly starting to get crowded out by the mundane feeling. I realized our world seems to surround people with the negative, and complaining about blessings seems totally acceptable. So I decided to fight against that "normalcy" and focus only on the positive. I look back to my first year as a mom when everything was new and keeping house was fun and I aim to have that attitude again. This blog is my outlet to showcase the daily miracles that surround me in my blessed life as a stay-at-home mom so that I will never forget the wonder of it all.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
My sister told me that when she has kids, she'd love it if I made her baby a black, red, and white play quilt. During my second trimester with Arrow, I thought up a fun plan for such a quilt and decided to just get started on it. I figured Arrow could use it now and whenever my sister had kids, it would go live at her house. So I got busy. Other projects, such as diapers and Arrow's "Mama quilt" took priority, but when I had a chance, I played around with the play quilt. It was fun to make! I dug through my scraps and my friend's scraps for red, black, and white prints. I added in different textures; corduroy, velour, polyester, minky, cotton, fleece, satin, and terry. I added ribbon scrap loops here and there, one even left over from my wedding 13 years ago! I added pieces of old cereal bags under some of the hexagons to make them crinkle. It was just a lot of fun. Bed rest and some quilting issues pushed this project back quite a bit but I was able to get it finished just as Arrow was starting to like being on his belly a bit. I was hoping he'd enjoy it, but wasn't getting my hopes up that he'd like it any better than any other blanket we set him on. So I was thrilled when he DID respond to all the sensory stuff on this quilt. He definitely enjoys it more than any other old blanket. :)
In this picture he found a hexagon that crinkles and is working hard to hit just the right one.
He's having lots of fun with it now, but I can't wait to see my sister's baby on this quilt one day. Come on adoption process!!!! Be quick!