Monday, October 28, 2013

A recent conversation

Sunshine: "Whacha dewin Mama? You makin a qote?"

Me: "No honey, this quilt is all done. I'm just sewing the label on and then we are going to give it to baby Sidney."

Sunshine: "Mama can you teach me to make a qote when I be bigger like you?"

Me: "Absolutely Sweetie."

Sunshine: "I have a qote. We made it togeder, right Mom?"

Me: "Yes we did." 

Jammer: "Mommy when can I make a quilt like Sunshine's?"

Me: "Very soon buddy, very soon."

Two fast asleep kidlets a short time later and my mind was a churnin. Wondering.
Wondering how. Wondering when.
Spending quality time with each child fostering the love of crafting is important.
I want to do that.
They don't know about the little kits I bought for each of them at the NJ quilt show in the Spring. I've been saving them for a cold and blustery weekend, which will be coming before much longer. Of that there is no doubt.
The following morning while in the shower, I got to thinking some more.
I do a lot of thinking in the shower.
Do you?

This community of quilters is pretty awesome.
I've learned so much. Many have helped when I've asked. My circle of quilty friends continues to get bigger. I've even met a couple of them in person, one just the other day. Doreen of Treadlemusic and her husband were driving through my area and we were able to chat over a nice extended lunch.

I want my kids to know this community too, to know how terrific quilters are. I want them to connect with other kids and share their love of creating like I have done.

An idea started brewing, something just for the littler ones. The plan is being hatched and my kids are excited.
A few more details to work out and then I'll fill you in.
Stay tuned.

9 of you added your own colorful comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

You are a tease!

beaquilter said...

aww that's great!

Needled Mom said...

It sounds interesting.

Samantha K said...

Can't wait to see what you have brewin'!!!

Linda said...

Such a cute conversation. You have a couple of soon-to-be quilters there. Yes, quilters are amazing people.

Julianne said...

Such cuteness, love this post Michelle!

Tina said...

Just love my niece and nephew!

Ivory Spring said...


I have similar conversations at my house about quilt making. I actually bought my little one a sewing machine, but I just haven't brought it out.... :)

Valerie the Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

You are an idea girl Michelle and I am sure it will be a successful and amazing one! :) I was fortunate enough to be able to meet up with Doreen and Tom too this past weekend and what a nice visit it was. I don't normally meet up with bloggers, but it was great to put a name to a face and actually get to gush about our passions in "real life". :)