Tuesday, December 30, 2008


My mother has taken up quilting, not sure if I've told you already. She doesn't feel comfortable with fabric / color selection, so I am the designated mentor. This is very dangerous for me.

First, she made a practice trip around the world quilt with scraps she had around the house. Hand quilted of course.

Then I took her shopping so she could make a sampler quilt for my brother. And of course, during the shopping, I bought stuff for me. She decided not to do the sampler, and do a TATW instead, so I had to help her reconfigure her fabrics. She finished the quilt, and we went again to the store so she could buy border fabric. And fabric for the next quilt. She's got at least two more she wants to make, but I was able to convince her to wait for the rest. I don't have the energy to pick out fabric for more than one quilt at a time. And yes, of course, I bought stuff for me. Again.

She is going to be making pillow cases for me out of extra bedsheets I have around the house. I didn't realize I was supposed to be finding uses for those.

So in this time where she has made two quilts, what have I been doing? Buying fabric. I might have been working on Shakespeare while she was working on her practice quilt, but I haven't worked on anything since then.

Besides Christmas shopping and fabric shopping, I've been trying to find more vegan recipes my daughter can reject, and trying to spend more time with her in general. We saw Benjamin Button this weekend. It was good.


Leslie said...

DH and I saw Ben Button too. Wow! I read more at imdb.com and it got 8.5 stars out of 10. I loved the backlit of Ben and Daisy on his boat during their happy days together. Such a glow.

Mom might get in a groove and then slow down a bit. Then again... :cD

Donna said...

perhaps you could make a present of all the "extra" fabrics you buy supporting your mom to her for a birthday or such? :-) hehehe

Carol said...

Aren't you a wonderful daughter? Sounds like some special bonding time for you all (or is that binding?)

Hope you've had a great holiday season!

G'G'ma said...

Thanks for the visit.

Sooooo funny. But no one can expect you to go into a fabric store, finger the fabric, lay bolts together to see how they work, make sure the colors are just what your Mom likes and not buy a nice stack for yourself. Go ahead and buy buy. I'm the Mom here and wish I could get my girls excited about quilting.

hetty said...

Nothing wrong with buying more fabric! Nice that you and your Mom have something you can do together!

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

You are actually her "crack monkey" at least that is what my daughter in law and I call each other.... when we get out of control for EACH other.

Mary Johnson said...

I got my Mom to take up quilting 8 years ago when I started. I'm always picking out fabric for her and even cutting out *kits* for her to work on between my visits or working up patterns for her to use a set of fat quarters. I have to say, I've really enjoyed sharing a passion for quilting with her.