Besides feeding birds, and cooking my brains out during the winter when I can't get outside to plant flowers and mow acres of grass, I make quilts. This fall and winter we have had four babies expected among our family and friends, so I have made 4 baby quilts, and 12 receiving blankets for all those wee ones. Some I tie, but the last one I hand quilted. It turned out really well. I embroderiered the blocks too. The receiving blankets are just flannel that I bind the edges somehow and finish, but EVERY girl I give them to comments on how much nicer they are than the boughten ones as they are larger, and swaddle better...such a nice compliment to know my efforts are making some tiny one warm and secure.