Me wearing it brought Jared much happiness, but it was hot and scratchy!
You may not know this but my husband LOVES BASEBALL WITH A PASSION. (Well, actually you may if you've been reading along for a while). He is not crazy fanatical (i.e., making ME crazy) but he loves to go to games, collect memorabilia, tour around the country visiting minor league stadiums, and passing the passion on to Jonah. We recently went to a Hagerstown Suns game (a class A affiliate of the Washington Nationals an hour and a half north of us) so Jonah could experience the thrill of our great American pastime. In fact, Jared returned from his annual boy's baseball weekend on Sunday, where he went to Philly, Trenton, NJ and Pittsburgh to see games with 2 good friends.
So needless to say, my love of baseball is not quite as strong. Two games a season is enough for me to get the wonderful flavor of it all, but after that, well...I'm a bit bored. It's not usually very action packed, I have no idea what's going on, it's hot and usually there are bugs. ;) But because I love my boys, I have to find a way to love the game.
Enter my sewing machine (which you know I have been having lots of fun with). I made this adorable blanket for Jonah to experiment with my sewing skills. The blanket (about 3 feet by 3 1/2 feet) was a kit I purchased from A.C. Moore (time constraint a factor when picking out fabric, etc.) so really all I had to do was cut the fabric and sew. It came together in no time, and the big news is is that it is still stitched together!! I have renewed hope in my shoddy sewing skills and can't wait to make more STUFF. Did Jonah need another blanket...absolutely not. But if it makes me like baseball just a bit more...then it's worth it. Over the years, I see scrapbook pages about baseball games, crocheted baseball bat cozies, and other crazy baseball-related crafts.
My baseball quilt
And my own little baseball superhero found a very creative way to use his new blanket...