Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Our first quilt together

We woke up to snow on the ground and plenty of these hanging from the eaves.



This was Tsali's first experience with snow.




After we stopped laughing at her . . . er . . . uh . . . I mean, laughing with her and her silly burrowing-her-nose-in-the-snow antics, the girls convinced me to get them set up on their sewing machines.



Which resulted in our first quilt together. ::sigh::




It is 16 inches square and done entirely on their sewing machines. Boo sewed one of the print/pink 4 patch blocks, while Licious sewed one of the face/blue 4 patch blocks. I used their machines to sew the other two blocks and instruct them on what to do. I even quilted it on their little machines. We are all over the moon excited about our first quilt together.

I dream the first of many. However, I'm not naive enough to think that they will share this interest with me forever. I know that quilting with mom will take second fiddle to many things soon enough. Hanging with friends, primping in front of the mirror, music, boys (!!), etc. Second fiddle? I'll be lucky if I'm third, fourth or fifth.

I'll cherish this tiny quilt forever.

Hopefully, the girls will cherish the memory of me patiently working with them, showing them, letting them work and knowing that they could do it. Hopefully, that will be what they remember . . . and not my freakish temper tantrum over the sewing machine glitch.

Nope, they'll remember the tantrum. 'Cause I'm pretty sure I heard them giggling at me . . . even after I gave them the dreaded evil eye! Seems that only made them laugh harder.

-dana

7 comments:

Old School Acres said...

Dana, you are an amazing mom. I wish you could teach me about patience. I want to be able to do things like this with my daughters, too. You have made such a beautiful memory for them. Yay for you!

Stacy said...

I'm terribly imrpressed with the final outcome (and the fact that you only yelled once!)

Jeff said...

i check ur blog almost every day. i love it. its part of my morning routine. coffee, emails, and ur blog. it fills me with warmth knowing all the details about u and rzr and the grlz. i love u all and always remember that i am ur biggest blog fan!

Jeff said...

i have loved that song ever since i heard it on the jewlery store comercial. the langdon pigg joint, luv it! i never knew who it wz till now, thnaks. and the new auto trak works perfectly as i read. nice touch, ull have 2 let me know how u didit.

Jeff said...

sorry, me again. the new (yea?) logo for o.r.b. photo is sweet. the owl, the right eye with the cool font and colors is awsome. whoo whoo whooo's . . . concept?

Sarah and Jack said...

Seriously cool.

capello said...

today, at target, darwin spotted the blue hello kitty sewing machine and wanted it. so he can sew like mommy.

melts. my. heart.