Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Life Beyond Books Challenge: Blanket finished!

I've got one more task done in my personal challenge to attempt to live a more balanced life in which books get set aside for at least part of the day. I finished the blanket just barely in time for my daughter's seventh birthday, with help:

It's just about as basic as you can get, but I've seen my kids' blankets get thrashed over the years, so I didn't feel the need to make it too elaborate. It's quite imperfect, because I was frantically trying to get the binding on before she woke up on her birthday, but she loves it all the same:

Next up: I'm hoping to finish the bench for my porch in the next week or two.


  1. What a pretty blanket! I love all the butterflies.

  2. What a great blanket! I love cuddling with a blanket my grandma made for me ages ago. It's a happy memory :)

  3. I think it turned out great, and I'm sure it will get lots of love.

    Diary of an Eccentric

  4. How cute! It looks nice and warm which is all that matters to me :) I bet your daughter just loves it.

  5. I like the butterflies! Good job setting the books aside every now and then. :-)

  6. How cute! Looks like a the perfect little snuggly gift. I've been dabbling in quilting this year as well in an effort to be more balanced.