Monday, December 11, 2006


Love Letters...



Isn't it funny how a simple little note can make you smile for days? The boys (the 3 oldest) all went hunting with their Dad a week or so ago. They were gone for 3 days, and I was kinda dreading their absence. When I went back to my sewing room to pout, I found this note on my machine- how well they know me! It is from my DS Jake(13y) and it just made me laugh! How sweet is that?

Not much sewing going on here. I have a client quilt on the frame- the last of the season. And I think I can finish it, today, if I just knuckle down and do it. I am helping a friend to make a quilt for her husband for Xmas. It is a simple Trip Around the World- the one by Eleanor Burns. She has the trip done, and today we go shopping for border fabric. I keep thinking that I don't have time for this, but then... there's always time to do what God wants you to do. I did make 8 turban towels, this weekend, to put into college student gift bags. But that's about all the sewing I have had time for. The floor of the sewing room looks like snow as the terry fabric sheds something fierce when you cut it!

Favorite things... This platter was given to me by Sarah for my birthday- years ago. It is pressed aluminum with daffodils running all around it- she had a mirror cut to fit the indentation in the center. It hangs by my kitchen door and is one of my favorite things.


6 comments:

quiltpixie said...

aren't those unexpected "I love you's" the best! I have a note written by DS who's now 16, when he was 6. It's a post-it-note with those words, that is now stuck above my dresser... brings a smile each morning

Darcie said...

Jake has had a very good teacher...well...teachers. I was first thinking of Bill. But your whole family is just full of it: LOVE!!! What a guy!

You're so precious to help a friend with her sewing. I'm sure she'll think of you every time she looks at her hubby's quilt.

And those college students. I can only imagine the smiles that your generosity brings them. Whether it's handmade towels or homebaked bars...you must brighten their life so, Nines!

Hugs to you!!!

Isobel said...

You are a pretty neat kid, Nines. I know, I know, you aren's a kid but I will always think of you as a kid....a very special one.

Doodlebug Gail said...

You're doing a great job raising him - what a lovely surprise.

Peni said...

Love the little "favorite" items...guess you can keep them coming for a long, lovin' time.
Love you so, Mom

Shelina said...

How sweet is that little love note! I leave notes for my daughter from time to time, but I've never gotten one back. In fact, she doesn't say anything when I say "I love you", being a teenager and whatnot, but I say it frequently anyway.