Friday, August 28, 2009

The Watermelon Blanket

Years ago my Grandma Crenshaw made my family a blanket. We love it. It goes everywhere with us. It's perfect for picnics and beach outings and bundling under if it gets below 60 degrees. Brrr.

It came with us last night to the concert. (Follow that link. Read about them. Buy their album. Love them. Because I said so!)

Here's Lindsay and Camille showing some blanket love:

We call it the watermelon blanket because of it's watermelon print. My grandma thought it was cute. "Look," she said as we opened it up, "Watermelon! I thought it was really fun."

No Grandma, not just really fun. HYSTERICALLY FUN! Because it's not just a watermelon print:

Picture it: my grandma, white hair, sensible shoes, faithful Mormon woman of pioneer heritage who wrote hymns for fun, standing in line at the fabric store with a bolt of Southern Comfort material and having no idea how much joy and laughter that blanket would give us. Priceless.


Stephanie said...

I love your grandma for making this quilt. I love that she had no clue what Southern Comfort was. I love, love, love this blanket. Where can I find some Southern Comfort fabric to make my charming future granddaughters? I need it.

Alas - I am already scathed by the world.

Gina said...

I miss Grandma. (both)

Rach said...

So cute. I love that she did a very grandmothery thing like making a comfy and warm blanket, but also used Southern Comfort fabric. Every aspect of your life is infused with comedy.

Amanda said...

I'm just wondering who has tap tapped that in a will. Not that it will make it that long, but still. Someone's got to have dibs on that.

Chris said...

I'll tap tap it!

The Katzbox said...

Grandma may have other-than-consciously saw the word "comfort" on the fabric and intended that into the blanket as she stitched it for her family...and it WORKED! I have no explanation for "bites" part.

Grandma's are the best explanation for God on the planet. Charity in action. I miss mine. And I love watching my mom be one.

Karina & John Calderwood said...

WE LOVE that blanket too!!