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    I'm baby sitting a co-worker's little boy. I've been sitting for him off and on since he was about 6 months old.
    He has a small 'blankie' that he carries with him sleeps with etc. It's his security blanket. Only about 14 inches over all. His mom told me they are trying to get him to trade it in, but haven't found anything else he likes.

    SOOOO. Today after he got here we were outside and he had his 'blankie' and ended up stepping on it making it dirty. When we came inside we went to my sewing room where I had some flannel and silky fabric that matched the cream/tan colors of the one he had. I made a 'blankie' for him even with his name on it but he didn't seem thrilled with that one.

    So I pulled out some flannel with monkeys on it that was blue/yellow/brown. I handed him the fabric and he liked the monkeys.
    He then took it and put in on my cutting table. I cut it to size.

    He then took me by my hand to where my sewing machine is at the moment and motioned for me to sit down. I sewed it into another simple square, stitched edging on it. I gave if to him and he is now napping with it!!! The other dirty one is hiding and he hasn't looked for it.

    He took me to the sewing room another time today and motioned for me to sit at my regular sewing chair, but after looking around he couldn't decide what he wanted me to make next. :lol: :lol:

    Maybe we have success.

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    What a cute story!

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    Such a sweet story! Thanks for sharing.

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    That is so cute.Glad he liked his blankie you made for him.

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    Very brilliant !!! Are u sure he is 23 months......not years ;)

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    How cute!!

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    How sweet. Aren't children so adorable!

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    AWE!! Will you be my Granny? I never had one. :(
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    That is really sweet! I think is watching you in order to figure out how to turn the sewing machine on!!! You know how boys are with power tools!!! JK --- he sounds like a sweet kid and good luck with that trading blankie thing! My 5 yr old niece still carries a yarn blanket that I crocheted for her when she was born. This thing is a rag --- so full of holes, and so faded that you would never guess that is was once a beautiful creation. I fold it up and tie it in knots whenever I see it --- trying to get it smaller and smaller and smaller until it disappears. Yes, it does make me feel warm and fuzzy inside every time I see her with it. :D

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    Oh yes, a Lovey, I know all too well about those! :) My 5 year old has a red fleece blanket (no idea why he got attached to it), 3 1/2 year old has a bunny (bunny head, small blanket body) and my 20 month old has a duck (duck head, small blanket body). I think at this point all three lovies have become attached to each child because they are never without them. I know someday all three items will be in my cedar chest as a tangible memory to these years.

    Just out of curiousity, why are the parents trying to get him to "trade" his blankie?

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    Awwww that was so sweet of you to let him pick out his new "blankie" :D:D:D

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    That is SO sweet!!!!

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    That is fantastic that he has accepted this new blanket. Good going! :thumbup:

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    Awwww :)

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    That is so precious. You just made my day! /Regards, Dorothy
    My daughter is 38, I still have her 'Freddie' safely stored away. She asks about it from time to time. "Just checking" she'll say.
    My granddaughter chose a blanket with a silk binding as her favorite. She still wants to be touching it when she falls asleep. The only way you can tell it used to be a blanket is the way she feels about it and it's square shape. My grandson chose crochet blankets. He will have 3 to 5 at any given time and chooses which one he wants to nap with.
    I would never try to discourage a person from having something that make them feel loved, relaxed and snuggly. When my daughter says she needs to ween him from the blankies I remind her where 'Fredie' is. She just goes "Oh!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by marsye
    AWE!! Will you be my Granny? I never had one. :(
    Of course I will! Does this mean you want a new little "blankie" ? (Mind you it was only about 13 - 14 inches I didn't even bother to measure it, I just cut it and sewed.
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    All my life I've been Mom' and 'Grandmom' to others. In high school I had 13 kids and 4 grandkids! :thumbup: :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachelcb80
    Just out of curiousity, why are the parents trying to get him to "trade" his blankie?
    Not sure except to have him not rely on just one all the time? I know I had a pink blanket when I was little that I wore the satin binding off! I had it long enough to know that I had worn it out!

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    Of course I will! Does this mean you want a new little "blankie" ? (Mind you it was only about 13 - 14 inches I didn't even bother to measure it, I just cut it and sewed.
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    Yes I need a blankie too....but can you make it king size in lodge colors? I'm on my way! Thanks Grandma!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marsye

    Of course I will! Does this mean you want a new little "blankie" ? (Mind you it was only about 13 - 14 inches I didn't even bother to measure it, I just cut it and sewed.
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    Yes I need a blankie too....but can you make it king size in lodge colors? I'm on my way! Thanks Grandma!!
    That's a good one- a King Size Blankie lololololololol

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    What a cute story. Grannie, you a such a busy woman!! Do you ever have down time???
    Speaking of blankies my middle son had, of all things, one of those flannel rubber pads that you put under sheets in a crib as his blankie. It got so thin after awhile. I bought him a new one with pretty designs on it- nope, it wasn't blankie.
    I still have the pieces of it as it eventually fell apart. When he got a little older he torn a piece off for his younger brother but bro wasn't interested :D

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    Awww, how sweet!! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    What a cute story. Grannie, you a such a busy woman!! Do you ever have down time???
    "Down time" what's down time? That phrase, 'Relax" and 'take it easy' seldom find their way to me. I'd be happy if I didn't have to sleep.
    Seriously - I do ..... uumm nope I don't.

    Oh wait ---I did go on a cruise two years ago does that count?

    And now my new Granddaughter - (Marsye) wants a new blankie !


    :lol: :lol:

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    "Down time" what's down time? That phrase, 'Relax" and 'take it easy' seldom find their way to me. I'd be happy if I didn't have to sleep.
    Seriously - I do ..... uumm nope I don't.

    Oh wait ---I did go on a cruise two years ago does that count?

    And now my new Granddaughter - (Marsye) wants a new blankie !


    :lol: :lol:
    Thanks Grandma!!!!!! :D
    I have a Grandma!! I have a Grandma!! I have a Grandma!! nana nana poo poo!!!!

    Sleep? What is that? I once heard that you can sleep all you want when your dead so thats kinda my motto cause I don't sleep well either. :thumbup:

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    How cute! They are so sweet at that age

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    Quote Originally Posted by annette1952
    How cute! They are so sweet at that age
    Marsye or the little boy?

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