November 14, 2011

It Runs in the Family- It Came from Dad

I have to post this, a conversation between my sister and me.

Me: What's your anniversary date?

Mo: Umm. I dunno. When did I get married? April? 27th 28th?

Me: We gotta get this right. It's going on the back of your quilt.

Mo: Oh. Let me look at the wall. *comes back* The 28th.

Me: I need the year.

Mo: For the Love of God. You're really getting in the weeds here.

Me: Well it's 2007 or 2008. I dunno.

Mo: Let's see. Well, we just celebrated four years.

Me: That makes it 2007.

Mo: That sounds about right...

Heh. I've been married 20 years on Wednesday. I got the date right and the number of years. We're even celebrating it on the CORRECT day. I'm making progress.

My sister asked me to post a picture of the last quilt I made. All the bloggers at the last blogmeet saw it, as I was finishing the binding at the time.

This is the littlest Pookie's quilt. I was all about tactile... there are four different textures, flat, velour (light blue), wooly sheep (white) and Elmo silky fuzz (the red).

What I learned during THIS quilt was never ever ever, ever ever ever again, use that Elmo Red fabric again. EVER. I have little pieces of that stuff stuck to everything in my house. It's embedded in the white carpet in my bedroom, all over my dining room chairs and for the longest time there would be pieces of it on my clothing as I left for work. It was the sheddiest material ever made.

That said, it is soft and I think the baby will like it.

The pookies on pookie2 quilt.jpg

The backing is a flannel with baby colored baby feet imprints.

Babies on the quilt.jpg

Posted by Boudicca at November 14, 2011 05:17 PM

I can testify that quilt is baby-ready, and oh so soft too!

Posted by: Jerry in Texas at November 14, 2011 10:52 PM

I second Jerry - having seen it in person. It's a gorgeous little quilt.

Oh and I'm like that about birthdays. I can remember our anniversary (although seldom the correct number of years) but birthdays... they baffle me. LOL.

Posted by: Teresa at November 14, 2011 11:23 PM

Your conversation has done in a great and nice way. Their seems a great friendship between brother and sister.

Posted by: call center at November 15, 2011 01:51 AM

Dates and I don't mix well... not sure who I got that from... probably my mom... if it is not on her calendar she doesn't remember it!

Posted by: vwbug at November 15, 2011 05:59 AM

... how cute is that!!.....

Posted by: Eric at November 15, 2011 08:38 AM

aside from being able to remember because we got married on Halloween, I remember because the numbers appealed to me: 103103 That's the only reason I can recall the year.

pretty quilt!

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at November 15, 2011 08:43 AM

The pinwheels were the challenge in this quilt. I'd not done pinwheels.

You know what's crazy? I look at these pictures and the top one, the baby, I swear, looks like I did when I was a baby. And Flambina? She has my hair when I was a little girl.

Posted by: Bou at November 15, 2011 09:39 AM

It's a beautiful quilt! If I posted pictures of any of my adventures in quilting, you'd notice they are all squares... for a reason. Well with a couple of exceptions, but the exceptions show the reason I went back to squares. I guess squares and I mix but triangles hate me. I think you did a fabulous job not only with the shapes but with the different types of fabric!

Posted by: Lemon Stand at November 15, 2011 02:30 PM

I am sure your are right! the role of two parents is very much important

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