She also started a literacy blog two plus years ago. It is called Growing Book By Book, and is her way of offering ideas and information to anyone involved with a child's early education. That brings me back to the, "What would you like for your birthday?" question. Or in her case, "Mom, I would love it if you would make me a blanket for my birthday."
Oh, the Places You'll go!
Green Eggs and Ham
The next question was, "What do I use for a backing?" I had this on my mind throughout, and was trying to think of something that would work well outdoors. I had to have something that would not pick up grass and leaves. It also needed to be something that would wash easily.
I mixed textile medium with my acrylic paint in a 1:2 ratio.
And was able to get the name of Jodie's blog onto the top border.
I finished the project with one day to spare. That gave me time to find all the pins I missed, cut all the loose threads I missed, and wrap the package.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JODIE!
She was very happy with her quilt and....
so was the little one.
What about my "almost two" year old grandson? I bought him a doctor's kit complete with stethoscope and blood pressure cuff.
This will come in handy as he looks after his stuffed animals in his Veterinarian Clinic.
The handmade parts of his gift are the sleeping pillows I made for the animals to rest on while they recover.
Yes, I let him open his present a few days early. Grandmas have that option.