Monday, February 05, 2007

My little helper...

This is Paul and he is 4. He's the third to youngest of my guests. He is fascinated by the "sewing kit" as he calls it. Apparently, the only name he knows to call the quilting machine. I've tried correcting him, but it's still the "sewing kit" to him. As with most 4 year olds, he is full of questions. He is also just as mischievous as this picture would indicate. While I was standing at the ironing board, he unthreaded my machine for me. I sewed a whole seam before I noticed. He thought that was hysterically funny. The little imp. No harm done. He did a little artistic rearranging of the squares in the outer border of my little wallhanging... What do you think? No harm done. Doesn't he look just as pleased as punch? We had a hard time deciding which end was up on this wallhanging. Finally, we decided it probably doesn't matter. We counted almost 500, one-inch pieces in this little... Well, we can't decide if we want to make it a medalion for the center of those other blocks- a full-size quilt, or maybe just call it quits as a wallhanging. Hmmm..... whatcha think?

We've been quite the party animals, lately. First, there was groundhog day. Our little guests had never celebrated groundhog day, so we did it up proper. We watched the movie- jumping up for snacks whenever the script called for it- doughnuts, rocky road icecream, sweet vermouth with a twists... well, it was just 7-up with lemons and limes in it, but quite tasty, and strawberry cake with whipped cream- which I must say, little Paul adores whipped cream. He had never had it before and has requested some more- for his cookies.

Then there was the Super Bowl. Go Colts! But a bittersweet victory for my Dh Bill who is a dyed in the wool, Bears fan. But he lives in Central Indiana now and he got with the program. So we had a big party with cake and cookies and nachos and BBQ meatballs. And now, DH is threatening to bring home more junk food to celebrate the victory!! I officially went back on my diet, today. Most happy to be here! Only so much junk one person can consume! I spoke with my 8 little guests' mother, today, and she might come and fetch a few home... in a few day. So, no doubt, Bill will have to celebrate having them with us for a few more days! Still having a blast!

12 comments:

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Paul is so cute! It is good to have a helper even when they have their own idea of help.

Love the quilts in the background. The colors are so bright.

Sue said...

I had to smile just looking at Paul's smile, it looks like he was enjoying his bit of mischief! The wall hanging and quilt on the wall are beautiful, I love the colors. Makes me think of a garden full of bright flowers, which is a nice thought this time of year.

Helen said...

Your little helper is so cute and so is the quilt. I love the rainbow effect on the border, Very stylish.

Darcie said...

Your hand dyeds look marvelous! Aren't you so glad that you are a scientiste?!

And Paul! Ohhhh...I can only imagine that his wheels are turning round the clock. Oh, to be so full of questions and interest in ev-er-y-thing!

YOU are the only reason that I was pulling for the Colts! I did once-upon-a-time have a HUGE crush on Jim McMahon...so my heart was with the Bears as well.

Sounds like your house is the place to be! Hugs to you, Nines!

McIrish Annie said...

Sure would like to have Paul around to add some sunshine to my day!! That smile fills up a room! Never a dull moment at your place *S*.



btw, I got the silk scarves you raved about and they are fabulous!! Will make great gifts once I'm done embellishing them!
Thanks for the link.

Shellie said...

Sounds like you all are having a blast!

I love the latest project. Personally, I think it would make a nice wallhanging.

Are those the hand-dyed fabrics you did during the summer?

Isobel said...

Your little guest is a pip. He is beautiful as is the wall hanging to the right of the picture. I just love, love, love it!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dawn said...

I love that little quilt! And acutally, I kind of like what he did to the border. I would sew it up like that! It really looks cool that way!

Laura said...

Nina I don't know how you do it. You are truly a super mom! I know my kids would love to be a part of your household!

Shelina said...

Your quilt is so pretty. I like the sweet soft colors. I think his border layout looks pretty good. I would make it bigger with the other blocks.
I guess I've never properly celebrated groundhog day - but it sounds like a great idea. I'm sure his Mom will appreciate the fact that you introduced him to whipped cream. NOT. It is a friend's job to introduce the kids to new things and spoil them rotten.

Samantha said...

LOVE the colors on the design wall behind your little helper!

ForestJane said...

I think he did a good job on the border too! I'd be tempted to add the other blocks to it and go on and make a quilt rather than a wall hanging, but then, I just like quilts better. :)