I asked my mom months ago if she still had the blanket and was so happy when she said yes. She sent it to me along with some fabric and some squares she had cut and kept to make me a quilt someday. When I saw my old blanket I was surprised to see how ragged it looked with lots of tears and worn down spots. I decided almost immediately that I would use the squares my mom sent me to make a new one.
Old (and loved!) blanket on the back of the chair, new one in progress on the table!
Well, I finished the new one last night and I'm pretty happy with it. It was super simple, just a bunch of squares sewn together for the front, a single piece for the back and some cotton ties.
And guess what I plan to do with it when it's not totally soggy out all the time anymore? (So I have to wait a few months...) Take it for picnics and adventures! Make fun memories with my new little blanket. It's so simple but it makes me so happy!