With no sewing or quilting experience whatsoever, I had my mind set on creating a baby blanket from scratch. After many trips to Purl Soho in NYC, and many hours of measuring and cutting fabric, I managed to teach myself the art of hand-stitching. I created this baby blanket in order to send the following message about communication in our society:
As text and instant message become dominant forms of communication, the English language is being altered and abbreviated for the sake of time and cost. Although text message language (or "textese") can be convenient, it can also be quite harmful to the vocabulary, grammar, and even thinking skills of young children; kids today are learning the abbreviations of words before they learn the words themselves. By embroidering this on-the-go shorthand into the slow, deliberate medium of a baby quilt, I hope to address the potential effects of text message language on future generations of children.
(Translated in English: "You are too cute for words. Laugh out loud. Smile. Kisses and hugs")