Monday, November 21, 2011

Pink or blue?

Flannel blankets

I haven't been up to much sewing lately, but I did manage to make these two swaddling blankets from lengths of flannel I had in my stash. It's just a single layer of flannel, with the edges folded under 1/2" twice and stitched down. I made mitred corners for neatness. They ended up being about 38" square. I had several like these that I used with Edmund, and I really liked them for their versatility -- swaddling, nursing cover, floor mat, etc.!

Lord willing, one of these blankets will be put to good use in our family next May! ;-)


  1. Did you just (sort of) say you're expecting another baby? Then: congratulations!!!

  2. Oh Laura, congratulations - if that means what I think it means!

    You are so blessed. I will look forward to your posts, however infrequent. Good luck!


  3. Oh Laura, how exciting! Many, many congratulations to you, Douglas, and little Edmund! What a sweet and clever way to announce your happy news on your blog :-)

    The swaddling blankets are just charming -- I used that same blue polka dot flannel to make our Little Man's crib sheets, actually.

    I hope and pray that you have a safe (and enjoyable!) pregnancy! Congratulations!


  4. Congratulations!!! I'm very happy and excited for you!
    We are expecting one end of April and our son is right about your sons age - funny. It's nice to know someone out there in the blogesphere is in the same position as you.
    Praying for a safe and healthy pregnancy for you and your new one!


    P.S. I really should get going on stuff for the new baby too....

  5. Are congratulations in order?! If so, congratulations!! xxx

  6. Congratulations!!!! I have been reading your blog for a while now and I am so happy for you!!!

  7. What delightful news! I'm so happy for you and will be praying for a smooth pregnancy. I love your fabrics, too. The floral flannel is really pretty!

  8. Oh Laura!! So exciting! Congratulations!
    May the Lord bless you in this pregnancy. I love your choice of prints! Very sweet~

    ~Shannalee (from S&S forum)

  9. What wonderful news!!!! Congratulations!!!!

  10. Laura, these swaddling blankets are just beautiful!! I have missed you of late and hope we won't be strangers. I love the peace and joy which I feel when I am with you. I just loved you the first time I met you at the Brookshire's home, and little Edmund, was such an obedient and earnest young 'man'! May you, Douglas, and Edmund thrive in the Lord as well as this new little one you carry!