I've been talking the last month about the blankets I've been making for Brady's Smile.
I started with a big pile of fleece. I bought some sweet baby fleece & then some really cute froggy fleece (the camo like one). Finally I bought some woodland animals and bunnies. I had to refrain from buying more! There is some really cute fleece prints out there.
Then I set up my four foot adjustable table all the way up. It was perfect for me so I didn't have to bend while I was cutting. My MIL even helped with the project. The first set of fleece I had bought I had them cut in 1/2 yard increments. It made them too narrow so I ended up cutting them in half & my MIL sewed for me so they were more square-like. ;-)
This is the pile of mostly finished blankets. I will be mailing off seven finished blankets this week (once I find a box to fit them). I had a lot of fun making the blankets & I was glad they are going to a little baby in the NICU.
My last child spent a week in NICU for various reasons. None were life threatening although it was very overwhelming at the time due to lack of sleep & a very long labor. It was strange to see my 10 lb 3 oz bouncing baby boy in the NICU with all these little itty bitty tiny preemies. Thankfully he is fine now & was fine as soon as left to go home, but I had a small glimpse in to what it must be like to have to spend months at a time there. I'm glad I was able to help out in some small way & look forward to making more Brady Blankets in the future.