Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Fleece Blankets

If you don't sew, knit or crochet, take heart! There is another way to make blankets: use polar fleece.

Today, I had the pleasure of receiving three beautiful, bright, cozy fleece blankets that were made for Katie's Comforters Guild. The mother of one of David's tennis teammates made these for our guild to donate to the hospital. Here they are, folded in half:

Thank you, Karen T.!

I also had the (rather scary) opportunity to give an interview to a reporter from our local newspaper, the Kitsap Sun. She was very kind and easy to talk to, and she brought a photographer with her. Wouldn't you know, just before they arrived, I knocked my coffee cup over in the kitchen! I was cleaning up the mess when the doorbell rang. That was just the distraction I needed, to keep me from worrying too much about the interview.

We had a nice conversation. The photographer asked me to work on a quilt while he took pictures, so I pinned, sewed and chatted, while showing them how to make a quilt. I'm hoping that he will be extra kind when he decides which photos to use! I know it's not about me; it's about Katie's Comforters, but still, it's nerve-wracking to be photographed!

I took them up to Katie's room, and let them see and handle her quilt, which was the inspiration for this entire project, two years ago. After showing them the brand-new quilts, it was good to be able to show them what a quilt looks like after lots of use. They could feel its softness and see how much she had loved it - it's threadbare and faded, because it was such a constant comfort to her!

Look for the interview at http://www.kitsapsun.com/ tomorrow. Thank you, Marietta and Larry, for making it such a pleasant experience (in spite of my nervousness).


  1. They look nice and bright to me.Lovely ideas here.

  2. this fleece blankets are absolutely great!

  3. I just ran acrossed your site... IK see you supprt Childhood Cancer and I thank you from the bottom of my heart!! I am a mom of a daughter who battled cancer for 2 years and blankets are such a nice gift. God Bless!!