- Sunday was just too glorious to not spend a good part of it outside. For me, that meant in the hammock swing with a book and a pocketful of candy corn. And then, of course, fresh air makes you sleepy, so I had to come in and take a nap. Hours of possible sewing gone in the blink of an eye.
- When I did get down there to sew, my mind flashed back on a Checkerboard quilt that I had just seen online, and I thought, "Hey, that'd be fun to have so when you are sick, you can play checkers on the quilt you are snuggled up under! And it has to be quick to throw together!" And it was quick to throw together - I used flannels so the flannel checkers would stick to the board.
But here are the problems:
- it is only 40" square, way too small to snuggle up under,
- the problem with being a scrap quilter and never buying yardage is that there is never enough yardage to make solid borders when you want them. So, I made do with the fabric that I did have enough yardage of, and I don't really love it. I would have preferred something brighter and more whimsical, especially if it is a "get well" quilt. Oh well, hours of possible sewing on my Plaid Dresden Plate gone because of my wandering eye.
How is it that my boys wake up feeling all frisky and full of creative energy, greeting me like this?
Did you know that Norman Rockwell (one of my favorite painters) worked for Boy Scouts for 60 years, starting at age 18? In this guy's basement were a whole wall of Norman Rockwell prints that had scouts in them. My favorite (of the ones hanging on the wall) also included a quilt - A Scout is Helpful.