Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The quilty shack is no place for a 9 year old boy

Edited to add: Some words have been highlighted like they are a link, and they are, a link to games or stuff for sale. I didn't do this and it does not show up on the Html so I can't remove them...hmmmm has my blog been attacked? Don't click on them!)

The feature about this house that sold me was not the porches, cozy interior, the damn pool or the pretty surroundings. No sir, the quilty shack was the clincher for me. Yup, the outbuilding that the previous owner was using as her hair salon had quilty shack written all over it. It was what made me sign on the ''x".

I have not had time to sew at all since we moved and it was a disaster of epic proportions.

The Marine's best friend from high school got married last weekend. We have known this kid since The Marine was in 8th grade. I spent many years yanking him around by the ear, smacking the back of his head, feeding him... you know just like he was one of mine.

He married his high school sweetheart whom we have also known for years. So I decided these two deserved a quilt as a wedding gift.

In preparation for this I had to get the quilty shack in working order.

I chose a Saturday a few weeks ago and set about organizing the chaos.

My 9 year old shadow decided to "help" me. While I was trying to organize, he was bringing stuff in that he thought would be fun to have in the quilty shack.

For instance, his gumball machine...which he decided to take apart....

The remote control fart machine...Which let's be honest, no sewing room would be complete without one.

The cat...

And of course what every boy leaves behind......a muddy floor!!

In the cabinet in the little bathroom he deposited Oreos and Cracker Jacks.......the child goes no where without snacks.

Despite all my "help" I managed to get the shack organized at least enough to sew in.

And I happily unearthed a completed quilt top that only needed quilting and binding. Ahhh a quick wedding gift!

So the wedding was Saturday evening, at the bride's house, outside. Don't let me forget to mention we had a cold snap Saturday...and it was 44 degrees at the time of the outdoor wedding.The poor sweet bride said she was numb.

So was I. Sitting in that metal chair in 44 degree weather. I pondered during the ceremony if it would be rude to go unwrap and snuggle up with my wedding gift?


Tricia Anne said...

What a beautiful quilt you made for such a sweet couple! Her smile just glows (despite how cold she must have been feeling-bless her heart).
Oh boy can I just say, I am a wee bit envious of your quilt room! Muddy floors and all. :o)
Have a great day!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Amy said...

I'm so jealous of your quilty shack!
What a great place to call your own - well sorta? 'Cause we all know your 9-yr old shadow will not be far behind you! I have an 8 yr old shadow that really needs to find her own friends! LOL

Mary said...

Too bad it's not bigger, otherwise we might all descend on you and make it a scrapbook shack! And the underlining "link" look-a-like is happening everywhere. It's irritating!

Meredith said...

I envy your shack to no end!! What a great gift too.

Your blonde rascal makes everything so much more fun...