Sunday, September 21, 2008

Blankets & hiking and such

Here are a few blankets I've made this summer for all the sweet babies that have been born to my friends. I don't have a picture of my first blanket, but here are the rest.

The only one I got to buy PINK for. I went a little crazy. I don't get to buy pink very often.

I loved making this one. The yellow was so happy.

This is the one I was complaining about the other day. It turned out better than I thought after I scrapped the fabrics that weren't working. I hope that my neighbor will like this one. I kind of ran out of fabric, so I had to improvise & add in some left overs from other blankets. It turned out better than I expected.

On another note, we went on a little hike up one of the Cottonwood canyons today. It was so fun. My kids love to be out in the mountains, and it's fun to have them be big enough to do big kid stuff. Here are my favorite pictures.

A nice hiker took this group shot of us. I might just have to print it and frame it. The first year we were married Shane and I went to this little spot by the river. We have gone back 4 or 5 times now. I kept thinking today about the first time we took Thomas there. He was about 15 months and wasn't walking yet. I'd dressed him in a really dark red long sleeved onsie and blue overalls. I found a tree that had red leaves and took his picture next to it. I still remember the red of the leaves and his shirt contrasting the blond of his still curly baby hair and blue eyes. Good times. Another sweet memory from today to file away.

I loved the light in this one. Oh, and my three cute boys. I don't know what I would do without them. I feel really good lately; more like me than I've felt in a long time. It feels good.


Lucy said...

I'm impressed with your sewing skills. Homemade blankets are always a beloved gift.

The picture of your family is adorable. I'm glad you have it. Definitely print it out.

I'm so, so glad you feel really good. That makes me smile.

Ginger said...

Those blankies are awesome! Good job. I am glad you are starting to feel like yourself again. I can't wait to have that feeling. Great family you have there.

Stephanie said...

I love family pictures in the mountains! How beautiful. I wish we had gone on a hike tonight. Your blankets are way cute! I am impressed how many you have sewn. It takes me months to complete a single blanket, I swear. Do you design your own blankets? If so, I think you are so brave! You made Mel a blanket, didn't you? I remember she showed it to me and I remember thinking how cute it was... but now I don't know if it was one of the ones pictured or not. Anyhow, good work!

Jeanette said...

Your blankets are great, I think my fave is the yellow one =0)

Glad you had fun on your hike (Sounds more like torture to me LOL) and I love the family shot.

Did you go to church yesterday? The boys got the better of me, as usual. I wish B was home every week so when they threw their tantrums I could just leave and go by myself.

Isabel said...

Looks like I need to have another baby just so I can get one of your awesome blankets. I'm very impressed. So cute.

And man oh man, you have an adorable family.