Familiar, I know, but I thought Elijah's doll blanket deserved its own post. He really sewed it by himself and saw it to completion, asking me every day to show him how to do the binding. We were swamped with family in town there for a while and let's just say, he was impressively patient. He really wanted to know how to do that binding. He even learned how to do perfect little corners. All of those pieces and details, and that long wait for binding directions, then he handed it over to me with ten minutes of hand-stitching to go (tacking the binding down) and said, "Here mom, you can finish it."
Ha! I'm mightily impressed that he made it that far. Elijah, here's to your stick-to-it-ed-ness! It's a rare ten-year- old boy who will put so much tender thought into a handmade gift for his little sister. What a guy!
Oh, and I was looking back over the other doll blankets I made last Spring and saw this mention of Shear Genius. I forgot to tell you guys that I had an elevator conversation with the winner of the show while I was in Vegas last month. He consequently missed his floor and had to take an elevator back down. Whoops.
I have a lot of little asides like that that have backed up on me lately. I think a catch-up post is in order. Bits and bobs of random info -- before it grows stale. Hmmm.