Sunday, 17 May 2009

A Blanket of Stories


My friend Susan is expecting her first child in a few months time.  She has emailed all of her friends to ask for some 'special' scraps of fabric to sew into a quilt for her new baby.  Her inspiration came when looking through her own scraps, she found a piece of fabric from the outfit that her late father wore to her wedding.  It occured to her and her husband, that some of the special people in their life may also like to contribute so that the new little soul can be wrapped in a warm and snug blanket filed with special and happy memories.  What a beautiful and solid welcome to the world.  

So I have put together a little bundle for her which includes fabric from my wedding dress, and the outfits worn on that day by Mr Marmalade and Jimmy.  

And for anybody who lives in or near Edinburgh, you may be interested in this website created by Mr Susan  in order to save a historical bridge there which is at risk of being lost forever in favour of redevelopment (ie: shops).  The campaign has already  gathered a phenomenal amount of support from the locals.

11 comments:

Berlin Deluxxe said...

What a thoughtful idea! What better way to share special memories :)

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

What a fabulous idea! And what a lucky baby! Lucy x

Wendy said...

A memory blanket....to bring all the special people together for the little one...what a good idea and a treasure to keep for ever.....

Diane said...

What a beatiful idea - much more memorable than a trip to Mothercare. xxxx

Gina said...

What a fabulous welcome to the world.

Margaret @ Konstant Kaos said...

For my daughters first birthday I did the same thing. I got people to bring Fat quarters to make a quilt. this is what I have done so far ... http://alittlebitofkaos.blogspot.com/2009/01/quilting-goodness.html

peppermintpatcher said...

That's what quilting is all about!

Billie Jane said...

I have been saving the fronts from my teenagers T shirts. There are heavy rock bands as well as cartoons and funny slogans... one day they will make the trendiest baby quilt in the world! If I still have the strength to sew it by the time I'm a grandmother! lol!

solsticedreamer~laoi gaul~williams said...

that is the most amazing idea~what a great way to keep up the tradition of heirlooms

Jo Power said...

What a fab idea keeping all those memories together and uniting friends with a new small person.

Anonymous said...

Ahhh what a lovely idea! xx