September 1, 2006. I’m hoping work is awfully quiet and I can slip out early. I’ve got a four-day weekend. There’s Labor Day and I took the day after. It’s Chelsey’s first day of her junior year of high school. As silly as it sounds, I’m going to be there to take her picture. I've done it every year before. Surely, I’ll can get some quilting time in the next four days.
Last night, I gave Eric’s room a good scrubbing. I got a new comforter for the bed. The kids are responsible for take care of their own rooms, but every once in a while they need ‘Mom’s touch’. Chelsey walks by—‘Wow – looks nice…he’s gonna hate it.” Thanks Chelsey. I laughed, we’ll see.
It’s about time to drag out the fall quilts. This one is hanging in my breakfast room. Yeah – I’m a plaid person; you can see the wallpaper.
The pattern was out of an old American Patchwork and quilting. I bought the background, but every thing else was scraps. I like the hair and straw toes – they are frayed homespun. It’s a little varied from the pattern. When piecing the quilt together, I couldn’t get the knees to line up. I must have ‘re-sewed’ five or six times. I don’t know if the pattern dimensions were wrong or what. Honestly, it was probably my cutting and seam allowances. After the fabric started “disintegrating” from ripping seams, I got an idea--- enter stage left the leaf and patches on the knees. Now, no one but us knows the problem.
I made it through August without any fabric purchases. I’m not bragging. It was pretty much a lack of options. No fabric stores close.
When we did go shopping it was for Eric setting up college or Chelsey with school clothes. I guess I could have purchased on line, but there is just something about ‘feeling’ the fabric first.
It’s a holiday weekend, hope everyone remembers a couple of things:
1. Slow down, when you’re in a hurry, exhale when you’re angry, rest if you’re tired. Accidents happen all the time, and emotions running high are a major cause.
2. Observe Labor Day. We all Labor hard throughout our day, whether an income is involved or not. If you work at home, my money says you work really hard at picking up the slack where someone else can work outside the home.
3. I thoroughly enjoy having you to talk to. I count on you girls being on the other end of the keyboard.
Covered Porches and Wooden Screen Doors