Saturday, March 3, 2012

Bustn' out some Blankets ~ every blanket has a stroy

It will be a first for us this Summer. And we sure don't have a clue how God will work this all out. But we have a peace about it. All of us have taken Missions Trips to Trinidad with our church over the past several years. But there is one of us that hasn't gone yet. This year we are so thankful that we have a peace about L's health and he will be joining in on the Mission Trip this July! What a blessing to do this all together as a family! This year comes with it's own challenges. Scheduling has already shown itself to be a speed bump. And the bigger possible issue is *what if* we have a foster placement during this time. Well, all I can say is we know HIS plan is perfect. I'm trusting God with ALL the details.
So moving forward, we see that it's gonna be another journey of faith as we need to raise about $6000 to fund our trip. Ouch! But let me tell ya, considering a family of 6 going overseas...well this is a wonderfully affordable Missions Trip.
One of the things I LOVE to do is make Chubby Baby blankets. And I'm excited to be making these blankets to give the proceeds directly to fund our trip.

Here's my most recent blanket for my dear friend's sweet baby girl. I can't wait to hand deliver this one to her!
The Chubby Baby blankets are square and they measure approximately 35x35 inches. The back is yummy, made with minkee or cuddle fleece.
I think one of my very favorites is one that I made for my youngest son when I was pregnant with him. I wrapped him up in it as soon as I could. That is one happy baby boy!

This little guy is 6 years old now and I LOVE that even now as I'm typing he's all snuggled up in his bed with his blankie. I'm not sure when it started, but for as long as he has had a choice in the matter, his preference is to have his blankie in a ball right under his feet. So funny this one.
L had to be quite patient for his blanket. He has a specific request...ORANGE OCTOPUS. Hmmm...And after some searching, I found the perfect fabric! He was so excited. SO excited in fact, that while taking it with him on some journey it has become M.I.A for a while now. We have given up on locating it and we are trusting that someone that needed a blanket more than he did is all snuggled up with it.

L is who inspired Chubby Baby...he was NOT chubby at all when he came 9 weeks early. But he has some lofty goals for himself and in a matter of months, he was C.H.U.B.B.Y!!! I made several blankets for him while he was in the NICU. I'm pretty sure one or more of those blankets are with him while he sleeps.
I don't just make Chubby Baby blankets. I was asked by my Chiro doc if I would make one for his wife for Mother's Day. It was her first, a new momma to beautiful twin girls. I thought, what a great gift!!! I'm pretty sure he scored HUGE points with his bride as she told me over and over how much she loved it as I had made blankets for her baby girls a few months early, and this one was HERS!

She had a great idea...she said these should be called Chubby Momma Blankets (although that doesn't apply to her AT ALL). They are also backed with the same snuggly minkee or cuddle fleece and are PERFECT for wrapping up with on the couch.
Some blankets are a long time coming.
There are a few beautful Asian baby girls who I have prayed and prayed for as I made them each a blanket as their Mommas and Daddys were putting together their final travel plans to go pick up their daughters. Adoption is a BEAUTIFUL thing! What a blessing to be able to make this special blanket.

So each blanket I've made has a beautiful story behind it, each one involves a MIRACLE! I love and find it an honor to pray over each little miracle who will be wrapped up in this made with love blanket.
I'm excited to see what blanket I can make for you! Need a gift? Know of a beautiful momma with a little one on it's way? I would love to make a Chubby Baby ( or Chubby Momma) blanket for you. The proceeds with go towards our family Mission Trip( you can read more about our Mission Trips to Trinidad in older posts). It's a double or triple blessing :) Feel free to send your requests to namerohrer at yahoo dot com.
Here's a few more pics of some very special blankets...there's a precious miracle one for each one...