Thursday, April 7, 2011


Yesterday, I was the fixer. I felt like a 1950's mom, mending pants, putting away clothes for the winter... I was working from home and was kicked out of my office while the cleaning ladies cleaned in there, so a 1950's mom that fixes things while the cleaning ladies clean my at home office. Ok. So not like a 1950's mom. Whatever.

Cameron is finally of the age where his pants actually wear out before he outgrows them. One pair of jeans that fit him really well, wore out in the knees - so I took an iron on patch and patched it up. He wears those jeans often - and cracks me up when he asks for a band-aid to fix his pants' boo-boo. Aaron noticed that the patch was a decent, somewhat invisible fix - and wanted me to fix his favorite weekend jeans (I was thankful for this decision, as I think he was considering turning them into jorts. Sigh). And Cam had a new pair of hand-me-down jeans that I patched up. I felt very useful. Took me all of 10 minutes and the effort of turning on the iron.

Then I tackled the quilt. First, I needed to print out the letters on that special fabric and wash it. I figured I would throw the fabric in with the current load of laundry (from my morning washing of the dogs, again - so useful yesterday!). Well. I threw in a red bathmat. And the freaking letters turned pink. I was pissed. That special printing fabric is $3 a sheet! Grrr. But, I re-did it, and it actually was a pretty easy fix:

I added Jake and Della, and I feel like you can't even tell. Hurrah for me!

I have a pity party post brewing, but I keep hitting delete. Watch out.


Heather said...

This is such a cool quilt! I liked it when I first saw it, but today is the first time I noticed that Nora is up at the top. Seeing that gave me a big smile.

Deborah said...

Wow, amazing job fitting in Jake and Della. It's so great that you were able to find space for them! And of course, the quilt itself is such a great idea.

BigP's Heather said...

I love quilts. I tried making ONE and it was a disaster, totally not my thing. So I am sending a link to my BFF and asking her to make one for me when I'm a grandmother because this is the coolest thing ever! You are a rockstar!!!

Carrie27 said...

That's a super neat quilt!

HereWeGoAJen said...

Awesome! It looks fantastic. You did a great job.

Paula said...

That is an awesome quilt! Love it.