Divided comfort

July 29, 2019


I’ve been thinking about hammock camping a lot. That’s not really relevant to this story without boring you a whole bunch about hammock camping. I can sense that you don’t care. Let’s just talk about chopping a blanket in half.

I may have posted before about the giant fleece/fake sheepskin blanket my Mom gave me a while back. For the past couple of winters, it has shrouded Lloyd and Ralph in warm coziness as they pass time in front of the television. I am left to fend for myself with down throws. Well, no more.

Here it is, folded in half.

With only a small amount of hesitation…..


Ralph didn’t seem to mind. He got super-cozy until I got out the sewing machine.

I learned some things about a zig-zag stitch, but I can sense, once again, that it is too much information that does not interest you. Let’s just say that I nailed the stitch after messing it up royally for a while. Well, ‘nailed’ might be reaching….

Despite my lack of skill or craftsmanship, that blanket is definitely in two parts now. There is no denying that fact.

Now my winter t.v. watching will be equally cozy, and Ralph might even pick me to be his napping buddy. Oh, and I also need to dig up the hammock……

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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2 Responses to “Divided comfort”

  1. Brad Said on:

    You went from having one of those, to having two of those! I wonder what other things you could multiply by simply cutting them in half.

    (I do wonder a little about what you learned about zig-zag stitching.)


    • Lauren Said on:

      I was going to just sew the three layers together and not worry about how awful it would look. Then I realized I could fold over the thinner fleece layer to bind thermal together. About two feet in, I realized that if I made the zig-zag go along the very edge of that fleece layer, it sealed up the edge and made it look like I was doing this on purpose. It’s much more finished-looking, despite being super-crooked.


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