Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Rest Time Floor Mat


When Sadie's kindergarten teacher informed us at orientation that the kids would have a rest period each day & that we needed to provide a towel with their names written on it in sharpie marker, I thought to myself, "Now that just won't do!" So I started this little towel size quilt last night. I needed to get it done quick, so I just threw it together. I didn't do so good at basting it neatly & I didn't even mark my stitching lines. I just went for it. And it shows! But I don't care. It will do the job.


I'm wondering if the teacher is going to be annoyed with me because this quilt is a bit bulkier than a towel. I used 4 layers of the lightweight cotton batting that I had on hand. It's not going to fold up as compact as a towel. Is she going to think I'm crazy from the get go? Oh well. And I just couldn't bring myself to take a sharpie marker to my wonky little creation, so I'll be spending a little time this evening embroidering her name on it.


Hopefully, when Sadie is struggling to slow her little body down to rest & trying with all her might to stop her mouth from talking (Oh, I am so curious to hear how she does with this daily resting time), she will look at this pretty, pink quilt & feel it's coziness & know that her mama loves her so very much.

21 comments:

Melissa Everett said...

I love that!! you are such a good mom! great job! I dont think the teacher will be annoyed... but all the other kids will be jealous!

rose said...

Very cute! And so much better than a towel + sharpie!! These floor mats remind me of little sleeping bags and pillows that we were required to make for naptime/rest time at the Montessori school. I can't sew, so I had to have someone else make it for us. You'd be so good at sewing those up!

pamela said...

I am a teacher and if a little kid came into my class with a handmade blanket from their mom it would make me seriously happy.
I think it's great! Beautiufl color choices too.

andrea said...

I think the teacher will be happy that you care so much! I would do the same thing (but probably not as well!!) I mean a towel with a name written in Sharpie, really!??

musicgirllv3451 said...

For throwing this together last minute, it sure turned out looking good. :) I know Sadie will love it forever.

Janae said...

You are such a great mom! I bet this will help Sadie during that time. It looks fabulous! How awesome that they have a rest time. Next year A will be doing full day kindergarten too, so I'm anxious to see how Sadie does and what you think of it.

~julee~ said...

She'll be bragging to all the other kids about her cool mom, for sure!

Amanda said...

You are so much like my mother... that's a compliment.
I have a soon to be 5 year old and am struggling with her "wanting to be the same" as all the other kids. Handmade is already starting to be lame to her. What?! It's horrible and I hate it. I was ready to order her an awesome lunch tote today (goodbyn) and she was devastated that it was "different" and that makes her "sad."
Ugh.
I hope Sadie never goes through this.

Lisa said...

Hi there--I just found your blog via your comment on Sweet Jessie's blog. I only read this first post (it's way late!) but I will be coming back to read more. This is so sweet what you made for your daughter...I am a teacher (at home now, though) and I think all children should have something as thoughtful and cozy as this for rest time away from home. Hope Sadie enjoys her Kindergarten year. It's such a special time in school.

KiKi MaRie said...

you are the cutest mom ever! xo

Sara said...

That will be the sweetest rest time floor mat that teacher has ever laid eyes on! I should practice what I preach, but don't ever worry what the teacher thinks when you're making your girl feel loved!

Jessie said...

You're such a good mama!

Sara said...

So cute! I am a daycare provider and this would be a great idea for my kids at naptime. I'd have to make them all the same though; otherwise, major fights would ensue.

Lindsey said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and most of all for taking the time to do that tutorial. I have been a fan of your blog for a while, thank you for always sharing!

The Paxton Family said...

I love this! You are such a wonderful mother! I will have to remember this for when my little one starts some type of schooling!
Thanks for the post!

Erin said...

I love this little quilt. Way to risk being crazy! It's lovely. :)

chanel said...

seriously what is it like to be you?!?! i wonder. i wish i were that cool. this is darling and i think the teacher is going to LOVE you! i know sadie already does!!! hope today goes smooth!!! love ya!

Mama Gast said...

Adorable!! My kindergartener had "nap mat" on his supply list. Have you taken a look at those things - FUGLY! I sewed him up a dinosaur fabric nap mat but had the same concerns you did (it's different, it rolls up vs. folding up) but his teacher loved it. Now I know my little guy thinks about his Mama's love when he is taking a little rest at school.

Andrea said...

I went to an all-day kindergarten when I was little. We had to have a nap mat too. My mom made mine by folding a blanket over to be wide enough and sewing. Then she folded the length down to make a pillow and make it just the right size. My name was embroidered in the pillow. I loved it and it obviously made a big impact because I still remember it. I felt special because mine was like no one else's.

Ali said...

oh thank goodness i'm not the only one who opts for embroidery over names written in sharpie on school things. I was convinced that the teachers thought i was nuts

Jennifer Aniston said...

Can you post its video on the blog.

Thanks.
Jennifer Aniston

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