When Mac went to university last year he took an old quilt that we had used on our master bed in years past. While there was nothing wrong with it, it's actually queen-size, and he doubles it up to fit his twin-size dorm bed. I've been looking for a different quilt or comforter for him for quite some time now.
The day of Verne's accident, Mac was pretty shook up, wanting to come home. We assured him that Verne was going to be fine, and advised him to stay put. Despite talking several times that day, and even video chatting, he was still longing for home. The next day I had a message on my Facebook wall. "I need a hug. Can you mail me one or something?"
That did it. I decided I'd make a quilt that he could wrap up in when he needed a hug from his mom. I searched for flannel in Kelly Green (his favorite color) but came up empty handed, and settled for denim, hunter green, and green and blue watch plaid.
For fun, I cut up some old jeans that had belonged to Mac and used the back pockets in the quilt. So, in between doctor appointments, cross country meets, and basketball practices, I've been cutting and sewing over the past week and a half. He was pretty happy with the surprise when he came home for Thanksgiving break. It's freshly laundered and ready to make it's way back to his college dorm on Monday. I'm dreading his departure already. Thankfully, Christmas break is right around the corner.