Things 1&2 started daycare this morning. Thing 1 was so excited - he woke me up at 6 am, saying, "Mama, I'm ready to eat breakfast and go to school now." Argh! I wasn't ready to wake up yet - oh, well! But I am really glad that he was excited and enjoyed it. Better that than the alternative, right?
I mentioned the pillowcase I made for him last month. Last night (very late, I might add!), I finished the matching blanket. This is a simple blanket - one piece of fabric for each side, a layer of batting sandwiched in between, diagonal quilting lines to hold it all together, and a fleece binding to finish it off. But it will work, it is done, and he loves it! So it's perfect. :)
I also found out that the kids get to play in the sprinkler a few days a week, so Thing 1 needs to have a towel at daycare. I wanted him to have one that is fairly easily recognizable, but I didn't want to pay a lot for something with a licensed design. Instead, I bought a plain white bath towel and proceeded to make it different. Using leftovers from the blanket, I cut out individual motifs and fused them to the ends of the towel, then satin-stitched around the edges. Now his towel has a train on each end!