Tuesday, February 07, 2006





Happiness is...
  • Finding someone else to sew your backings!! How thrilling and what an epiphany! Here I have all of these handy boys, and they've been sadly under-utilized in the sewing room. I handed a sketch of the dimensions of the green and pink wool quilt to Dan and say, "Figure out how to make a backing from this flannel fabric." So, in about 2 minutes, he has the calculations made and written down. So I hand him the scissors and he's off! He sewed the pieces together and they worked perfectly. How cool is that? I am not overly fond of that tedious job- and I was able to continue my piecing on another quilt! I'm feeling very pleased about this discovery!
  • The scene out my window might be a bit cold and dreary, but isn't that perfect weather to be quilting? A snowy winter makes for a happy quilter.
  • Two new rolls of batting. The possibilities are endless. I'm thinking I could keep busy for a long, long time. No, I won't be hand-quilting with that Warm and Natural, but the quilting machine loves the stuff. I have about, hmmm, 20 or so tops that need to be quilted.
  • That's baby Abe in the batting box. His fever broke, yesterday morning. He is feeling much better, but he's snoring so loudly his brothers are refusing to allow him to sleep in his own bed. So he's sleeping with me until his head clears. Which wouldn't be a problem if a good night's sleep on his part didn't require tucking his knees under my kidneys. I'm glad he's feeling better, even if I have to barricade my back with pillows.


8 comments:

Leah S said...

I'm in awe that you actually got your son to do some sewing! That's never gonna happen with my dad, brother or husband.

I'm sure you're also looking forward to teaching your girls how to quilt as they grow up. :)

quiltpixie said...

way to go -- I don't think I'd ever see my son at the sewing machine!

Peni said...

You go, Daniel!!! And don't babies and cardboard boxes just go together! Two CUTE boys...though you needn't tell Dan I said so if you think he's too old to be cute. GF isn't too old and he's 62.
Of course the boys can sew...it's a machine isn't it? Truth is, GF can sew better than I, and certainly is better at machine upkeep.
Love you so, Mama

Laura said...

Lucky, lucky you! My oldest son sewed when he was younger but I never could get middle child to sew. Abe is such a cutie!

Sue said...

I have a question- where do you get batting in big rolls like that?
My boys didn't want anything to do with sewing when they were home, but now my oldest son (he's 25) would like to learn to quilt! Wish he was living nearby so I could teach him. I think all boys (and girls) should learn to sew and EVERYONE should learn to quilt of course!

Dawn said...

Oh baby - you found a gold mine in your sons doing your backings! Now how cool is that! Abe is such a sweetie!

Tonya R said...

Wow, somone to piece backings for you - very impressive. Now if you could just get them to do bindings...

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

You sound so chipper again - I think your time of Respite did you a world of good. I'm so happy that your sweet baby is feeling better - just breaks a Momma's heart when one of her angels is hurting. And boys sewing - well it was my Dad taught me lots about sewing machine upkeep and of course, he had to demonstrate a simple seam or two while he was at it... and the rest is history!

Cheers!

Evelyn