Monday, July 25, 2011

The Newlywed Blanky

Well, here it is!

They aren't newlyweds anymore, but I still hope that when my baby brother and his excellent wife pull out this blanky and snuggle under it, they will remember it as made for them on the occasion of their marriage. Even though that was almost two years ago.

Here's another picture of the blanky, because I do love pics without flash:

You can see the vertical stripes in it, one of the reasons I chose this pattern.

Anyway, just a quick check-in here at Stone Age Techie, where we are having a summer filled with health problems and have recently adopted the motto, 'if you can't laugh, you'll only cry, so better laugh.'

Yep, it's been that kind of summer.

We have also had some fun, though, and some personal triumphs - the Newlywed Blanky for me, canoeing on the Saco River in Maine, where Luke did nearly all the paddling for he and I (also where the banner pic comes from), and Owen's big thrill: jumping in the shallow end of the pool from the edge (and not from the steps in the water).

Lots of great stuff! Hope your summer is full of reasons to laugh, and none to cry.


Luisa said...

Love the banner and the blanket! Hope there is less crying and more laughing for the rest of your summer. We've had a variety and lots of fresh food eating :)

jugglingpaynes said...

Sounds like a great motto to me. :o)

Love the blanket. I'm sure they will think it was worth the wait!

Peace and Laughter,

Susan said...

I love your new banner! Wish I could paddle there. The blanket is beautiful and a much better idea than the homemade beanbags that my grandmother gave to my aunt and uncle at their wedding so that they could throw them at each other when they were fighting (!?). Hope life is wrapping you up in a warm blanket now and taking good care of you and not pelting you with anything.

candyn said...

I love the colors you used for the blanket. A very nice gift! The photo taken canoeing is gorgeous. Makes me want to take the kids out asap.

Sorry to hear you've had a summer of illness. I always feel like sickness when the weather is nice makes it harder to deal with emotionally. It's just hard to give into the rest you need when the sun is beckoning. Hope everything is improving for you!

Sparklee said...

The blanket is GORGEOUS! I'm sure they will treasure it.

Glad you're doing some fun stuff this summer, and I hope things are going better now, health-wise. Take care of yourself!