"If the God you believe in as an idea doesn’t start showing up in what happens to you in your own life, you have as much cause for concern as if the God you don’t believe in as an idea does start showing up. It is absolutely crucial, therefore, to keep in constant touch with what is going on in your own life’s story and to pay close attention to what is going on in the stories of others’ lives. If God is present anywhere, it is in those stories that God is present. If God is not present in those stories, then they are scarcely worth telling." ~ Frederick Buechner

26 July 2012

A Blanket for Baby Tessa

My friend Zoe is expecting her fourth baby, and she asked if I would make The Blanket for Baby Tessa, who is due to arrive in September. This is the first time I've actually been asked to make something, and I was more than happy to comply. Thankfully, it also gave me something to do on our lo-o-ong road trips to St. Louis and Chicago earlier this summer (I keep meaning to post about those trips. I'll get around to it eventually!).

Zoe picked out the colors and asked for granny squares, but left the specifics up to me.
The end product was about three-and-a-half by two-and-a-half feet, a decent size for a baby to "grow into" and use into toddlerhood.
A close-up of the squares: I used a join-as-you-go method for connecting the squares for the first time, and it worked quite well!
I bordered the blanket with little purple flowers. Aren't they pretty?
"Brown paper packages tied up with string" :~)