When I was 14 I was in a serious car accident. I broke my pelvis in multiple places, plus a few other bones. I was in the hospital for two weeks until I was stable enough to be transported home.The hospital stay was hard. It was an hour away from home so I didn't see my siblings regularly. My parents would come and try to include me in family life as much as they could. We even celebrated my little sister's birthday in my hospital room. I remember the hubbub of the party and somehow I fell asleep in the middle of it (which, if you know me, is very telling). I remember waking up with a quiet room, aside from the beeping of machines and the chatter of nurses in the hall.
Each day I would anticipate the doctor coming in to tell me when I could go home. Despite the excellent care I received, there's no place like home.
When we are not feeling well, all we want is comfort and the things we know and love. Being at home, I could finally truly feel like my body could recover. I was able to be home with my family again, have friends come visit, and eat the things that brought comfort. (secret confession: one of my comfort foods is a hotdog sliced open with mashed potatoes and cheese on top--anyone else ever tried this? My family doesn't like it, so I have to eat it all by myself . Do you have a guilty comfort food?)
When each of my kids were born, I made them not just one snuggly blanket, but two, so I can swap out one that needs to be washed from all the loving it gets but my baby dill can still have the comfort of something familiar.
One of my favorite fabrics to use is the polka-dot minky. When they come up with a striped minky, that might be my new favorite.
Something else that my kids enjoy when they're sick is a rice bag. These are super duper easy to make, with your favorite scraps that you can't bring yourself to get rid of. I know we all have them. Make small ones for ear aches or bigger ones for leg or belly aches. All you do is fill a fabric pouch with rice or whole corn (not the popping kind! and an essential oil if you like, and warm it in the microwave. My kids love this, even when they're not sick!
Look at how little Drummer was! Toothless and drooly, too!
Here's the link to my Triple Stitched Blanket tutorial.
And here's the tutorial for the little rice bags, probably one of my most used tutorials. You can do it without the piping for an even easier and (quicker) project, too! I also have more information on the filling and doing a larger size here.
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