Sunday, February 05, 2006

My mom - the mooch

My mom called this afternoon, not just to say "hi" or even to say she missed me. No - she called to ask if I have any more girlie quilts sitting around that she could buy off of me. You all remember when she did this to me right before Christmas. She needs another baby quilt at the last minute - I tried to tell her she was setting a dangerous precedent. Everyone will be expecting a baby quilt from her - even the strangers she sees at Walmart! I, of course, do happen to have a girlie quilt sitting at my house, already quilted. I tried to tell her she was ruining my chances of winning that new sewing machine but she said if I did this good deed for her maybe the sewing machine gods would be on my side when the drawing happens in a few weeks. She then asks if the quilt is already bound! The nerve of some people!!!! So I, being the wonderfully giving daughter that I am, trim the quilt, make her some binding, and get it in the mail to her this afternoon. On a Sunday. Really, I should win the daughter of the year award. Really!
I also sent her a square of muslin and one of my pigma pens so she can make a label. Am I thoughtful or what?
The back is pieced out of the leftovers from the front and from the other pink quilt. There was enough of the blue leftover after I trimmed the quilt to make the binding. I used up every last little bit of those two blue fabrics.

This weekend I also quilted the other nine patch quilt and got the rail fence one loaded onto the machine. I am hoping to quilt it tomorrow. This may be the last of the Project Linus quilts since the contest ends on February 18th. I don't know if I will have time to get any more done. I also need to get the pink baby quilt bound before the shower next Saturday.

Hope everyone had a great weekend! DD was amused when we told her that the team in blue in the the Superbowl was from Seattle. She was born in Seattle - during our 20 months of living there. DS then asked where the other team was from, hoping that maybe they would be from Indiana, where he was born! But alas, no such luck!

12 comments:

Tonya R said...

definitely above and beyond the call of duty. She better be putting your name on that label as the maker tho...

yesterday, blogger would NOT let me see your blog, so happy to see you today.

Sandra said...

You are the PERFECT daughter LOL. Nice quilts too by the way :-)

kathie said...

YES I think you deserve the daughter of the year award :)
Ok maybe Mom could set up a new sewing machine fund for you and keep contributing to it everytime you send her a baby quilt...
guess the good side of this is a new machine eventually and stash reduction of all the fabric it takes to keep making all those baby quilts....just keep making them!!!!

Sharon said...

Gold stars on your forehead when you arrive in heaven signify what a good daughter you are!

Finn said...

You have both of my votes for Daughter of the Year, and for winning the sewing machine!! If you get tired of the one you have you can come and be my daughter, anytime..*VBS* How wonderful that she loves your quilts, and how the heck do we get ourselves into these situations?? I've been making baby quilts for moms of babies I've never met, often don't even know the moms name..LOL. But a baby get a quilt, and that is what matters to me. Great job on using ALL the blue, the binding cut and the Sunday mailing..wow!!

Elizabeth said...

Dear Daughter of the Year: I am playing my very small violin for you! ha! thank you very much -- you truly are wonderful! But I've told you that before, I think... I do know this baby's name... Courtney Mikala Harmon. Be nice and you can snuggle her when you come. I think when I get moved into my house... (when everything is perfect, you know)... that I will make a boy quilt and a girl quilt and just keep them on hand for occasions such as this. You know I've finished the one for the baby due on 2/20, but there's another due in June that I haven't started yet. That's Narey, and I think she deserves a hand-quilted one. You really are a wonderful daughter... but so is your sister, who has been doing my laundry and bringing us lunch... what would I do without both of you?? love, mom

Elizabeth said...

Dear Daughter of the Year: I am playing my very small violin for you! ha! thank you very much -- you truly are wonderful! But I've told you that before, I think... I do know this baby's name... Courtney Mikala Harmon. Be nice and you can snuggle her when you come. I think when I get moved into my house... (when everything is perfect, you know)... that I will make a boy quilt and a girl quilt and just keep them on hand for occasions such as this. You know I've finished the one for the baby due on 2/20, but there's another due in June that I haven't started yet. That's Narey, and I think she deserves a hand-quilted one. You really are a wonderful daughter... but so is your sister, who has been doing my laundry and bringing us lunch... what would I do without both of you?? love, mom

Elizabeth said...

P.S. Don't know how that posted twice... but, just so you know, I've finished binding the first quilt you sent me, for Miss Peyton Lynn Hollis, and am mailing it this morning!

Laurie Ann said...

I sure hope you win the sewing machine! I love looking at your baby blankets, you give me such great ideas for one for my charity group. I am always making scetches in my book when I am reading your blog!

Laura said...

What a cute quilt and what a wonderful daughter! Tell DS that next year the Indianapolis Colts will make it to the Super Bowl!

Lynn Dykstra said...

Moms are so funny. Mine does the same, only her requests are for 50th anniversary quilts for the aunts and uncles. I make her bind them herself.
I also smile when she is telling me how busy my older sister is, whose 3 boys are adults and out of the house. My younger sister and I have 3 each at home, but after so many years of hearing how busy our older sister was, that has stuck in her mind as being a big concern. We have told her it is time to worry about us!
Lynn

Bonnie said...

How cute sarah!! You really did go the extra mile, but that's what we do for our moms, right? :c) The novelty fabric you used for the setting and borders is really adorable!

Bonnie