"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

23 January 2013

Car Seat Blanket

I woke up this morning and checked my email, and I found a purchase notification from my bank. For a purchase I did not make.


I just spent the last half hour listening to the automated service and finally talking to a claims specialist at my bank.

Anyway, on to happier thoughts.

Remember last week when I made the little boys' taggie blanket for my friend's baby shower? I also made a fun car seat blanket as well. Little B loves his blankie, but we only allow him to have it when he's sleeping. We've always thought it was disgusting when kids dragged their beloved blankets everywhere. I mean, think of the germs ... blech.

We were grateful for all the soft and warm blankets we received as gifts when I was pregnant, because they came in handy in the winter months in upstate New York. We would tuck them in around B in the car seat, and we'd be ready to go. And it was great because we could layer as needed and pull them right off when we got inside wherever we were going. No dealing with zippers and buttons.

Plus, I always thought those infant car seat covers were a bit creepy. They are probably good at doing what they were made for (keeping the kiddos warm) but they make ME feel a bit claustrophobic.

Anyway, here's the blanket:
It's smaller than a regular blanket, so it won't droop over the edges of the car seat and drag on the ground when set down. I put soft, fuzzy material on the other side so Baby would be toasty and comfortable.

Isn't it fun? Hand-stitching the binding took forever, but it gave me ample time to listen to my audiobook!

Have a great day, everyone!

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