Friday, November 12, 2010

Be Careful What You Ask For!

The phone rings. Yeah, it’s my son! “So Mom, I’ve been checking out your blog. You’ve got more about the dogs than you do me!” This is sort of true, maybe. Probably will be true in the future! Be careful what you ask for, my son!

When my son was 12, I decided it was time for us to make a quilt together. I wanted to teach him how to sew, have basic sewing skills, and become familiar with the sewing machine. We worked on all of it together, the selection of fabrics, cutting, sewing, and quilting it by tying. He did a great job and later continued his sewing skills by making sleep shorts and small cross-stitch projects. Nowadays, his friends bring their mending jobs to him! He hasn’t made another quilt, but he understands and appreciates the work and time spent on the ones I make.
Here he is at the sewing machine.

Press as you go! With a slight distraction from what’s on TV! He also took breaks by playing Nintendo; see the controller on the ironing board?! He learned unsewing as well; there's a seam ripper on the ironing board.

One finished row!

The completed quilt! I still have the quilt. It is a treasure!



  1. I don't think I've ever seen such an adorable child...How old was I when we did that quilt? Also, yay I'm on the blog!

  2. Maybe I meant it in a disbelieving sense. Or maybe I just missed that part. And at least I know how to spell Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans without having to look it up...

  3. You are adorable, my son, but, duh, reading comprehension, ...33!! Read the post again.

  4. Dear Lulu and Diana,

    Please update your blog. I need my fix.

    Love you all,

    Crystal :)


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