Thursday, March 7, 2013

No Sucking Head Wound, No Entry

Today was the sixth snow day of the school year, fourth in a month, coming close on the heels of the Northeast's yearly study in ridiculousity February Break week; my "Taking Names" quilt was in over 100 pieces on my studio floor, and my machine quilter told me last night that if and only if I got it to her by tomorrow at noon she would be able to get it done for me before she has shoulder surgery on Monday. Before I even got out of bed a friend asked if I could have her daughter over for a while to play as she too had a crazy day ahead. Because I am awesome, and because sometimes more is better and avoids fighting amongst my three, I said yes.

But clearly the situation was not ideal. It was to be me and the quilt vs five girls ages 6-11 for much of the day. The smart money was on the five girls.

But I am mom, and I can pull out the Sucking Head Wound clause, and pull it out I did, gathering all five of them in a cute little clump and informing them that "Unless one of you is unconscious, suffering from a sucking head wound, or have been on fire for more than 10 seconds, I'm not coming up from the basement until this quilt is together." I also pulled out some bags of cookie mix and told them to bake. You so don't want to know what the kitchen looked like. But I do have to say they were all awesome the entire day. Plus no one bled or erupted in flame, which is such a bonus. I'll take cookie mix on every surface for good behavior and uninterrupted work time any day.

Not a great photo, and I'm learning that this green fabric is not the best to photograph, but two of my helpers were able to hold it up an hour ago because I did get the top together. I really like the layout, and I am considering some covered buttons in a complementary bright color in the center of the hexis. What do we think?

This photo didn't make the cut because it pretty well sucked, but I had to show how cute Paige was as she held her corner.
So happy to have a top despite the odds today. Market is not getting any further away after all!








9 comments:

Angie said...

LOVE IT!!!! (not that my comment will ever be posted because your computer hates mine)

Angie

Beth at Quilting Hottie Haven said...

Oh! But I can see it, Angie! For how long, I do not know. But it is there now and I am glad you love it!

QuiltSwissy said...

I love the sucking head wound thing. I have several rules with hubby like that.....one being no power tools unless an adult is present and dog don't count!!!!

Quilt looks great!!

Anna Dzik said...

Love it! You sound like my kind of mom!

Anna

Denise said...

I Love it! I can hardly wait to put mine together! Mine was the pink swirly fabric, so with the awesome variety of colors everyone added, it will look very scrappy. I'm hoping the design will show as well as yours.

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

Go you! 2 thumbs up for an awesome quilt top AND supermom for a day. :)

Kelli said...

Your posts are always the most entertaining! :) They probably had a blast with their minimal supervision day. :) I love LOVE your quilt top!!! Yay!! Oh, also, poster is ordered and should be coming soon. Muy excited!!

Sharon said...

That quilt awesomeness is equal to your Mom awesomeness. What is most telling is that you are clearly raising girls who are independant and capable (bonus: they LISTEN)!!! The world needs MORE women raised by a mother like you.

Jeneta said...

This post made me laugh!!

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