Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A Blanket For Alejandro . . . er, I mean Thomas

Dear Mom,
Pipsqueak has a friend named Diego. Diego came running to us one afternoon at the bus stop, "My baby brother is here! My baby brother is here!" Pipsqueak and I were very excited and asked the new big brother all about his baby!
"What is his name?"
Pipsqueak and I gushed all over Diego for his vast and incredible knowledge of Alejandro and all things baby.
Alejandro was born 4 weeks early, though. I wasn't ready for Alejandro. I quickly went home and frantically cut strips, sewed strips together and fringed the strips. To make this. For the new baby, Alejandro.

This is loosely based on Fringe Frenzy by Little Red Hen Designs (loosely based because I still have that very bad habit of never reading patterns or instructions). I used baby boy flannels. Here is the back of the blanket.

Pipsqueak and I wrapped the blanket nicely in a ribbon, of course, before we officially wrapped it in darling baby paper.
When we were finally able to deliver our blanket to Alejandro (who was in the hospital for awhile because he was so early), Carla, my friend and Diego's mom, burst into fits of giggles. Fits. Of. Giggles. Couldn't. Stop. Laughing. I gave her a gift with a card addressed to Alejandro. What was so funny?!
"The baby's name is Thomas. Diego just REALLY wanted an Alejandro."
Love, Wendy


kristie said...

Wendy!! I love reading your blog. Since I don't see you enough I thought I could "stalk" you this way! I saw a link off of Brooke's blog and now I am hooked!
Hope to see you soon.

brooke t. higgins said...

Wendy, this blanket is adorable... almost as adorable as the story! Yay for Alejandro!! :)