April 06, 2006


When my husband left for Iraq, I started a patchwork quilt. That was two years ago. Sewing it all together was fun and easy, but as soon as it came time to actually quilt it, I thought it was too hard. The quilt sat on a shelf for over a year, but I knew I had to finish it before we moved. I finally finished this week; it really wasn't as hard as I thought, though of course there are all sorts of mistakes that I just whatevered and kept going. I tried to take a photo of the finished product today. Naturally, everything in this house belongs to Charlie, so he grabbed it and ran down the hall with it.


Charlie has chewed on some valuable stuff in his lifetime, but this might take the cake. Unless you count the envelope of $300 I wrestled away from him on Monday.

Posted by Sarah at April 6, 2006 08:19 AM | TrackBack


So cute! I'm so proud of you! Charlie is so photogenic (and actually, so is the quilt).

Posted by: Erin at April 6, 2006 09:49 AM

The quilt looks great!

Posted by: Vonn at April 6, 2006 02:01 PM

The quilt it beautiful. It's an instant heirloom. I took a quilting class about 12 years ago. I made all the squares (9 different piecing techniques) and sewed them all together with bindings and edgings. I marked the quilting lines, arranged the layers and basted it all together with safty pins. It's been like that ever since. Last Christmas I finally struck a deal with my sister. She will finish the quilting (she's an amazing quilter) and I will knit her a sweater.

Your dog is really cute. He looks so soft I want to pet him.

Posted by: Lou at April 6, 2006 02:09 PM

One of my favorite shirts is a pink tee that reads 'knitting is for girls.'

Posted by: Will at April 6, 2006 10:57 PM