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happiness is a warm blanket

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The wife of a colleague of my husband’s has been ill, and it’s been a trying and scary time for their family. A few days ago the staff put the word out that they’d be providing dinner for the family this week and would welcome dinner/side dish/dessert contributions. Instead of contributing food, I decided to make a blanket for the family.

I was given the directions to make this blanket by a local fabric shop several years ago. As you can see from the simple design, it is very easy to make. It can be assembled in an afternoon–just be prepared to deal with a lot of fluff while cutting and sewing! After I sewed the first one for my family, it quickly became the sought-after favorite blanket (meaning tussles over exclusive use!), so over time I’ve made one for every family member and then more to give to family friends.

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The blanket is made from fleeced-backed suede–I wait for a good sale/coupon to buy the material. Its soft texture and heft make it comforting to lie beneath. It’s large enough to fit a snuggly group.

Sewn in place are prayers for healing, love and comfort.

finished dimensions: 57″ x 75″
wash in cold water; dry on low

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One thought on “happiness is a warm blanket

  1. DEBBIE HARRIS on said:

    LOVE THIS BLANKET……….

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