Amy Smart, an excellent writer (and popular Guest Mom here on this little blog), made this beautiful lap quilt for my children. It is such a generous (and unexpected) gift that I’m still a little stunned by it. I plan to fold it neatly at the end of Oscar or Betty’s toddler bed — some extra warmth for a cold Colorado winter.

Isn’t it lovely? I’m finding great pleasure in pouring over each individual square and picking out the fabrics that are especially charming.

Thank you, Amy. What a perfectly delightful package to open. Your hands work wonders.