Friday, April 30, 2010

trimmin' away.

One of the best ways to get all the blocks to
match up is to trim up!!
(or is it trim down?)
Takes a little while.
But....totally worth it!!
I'm getting close to having a very
scrappy quilt at my house.
This one's going to live in the family room with
the kids, the dog, the t.v., the computer....
I don't think this quilt will be lonely AT ALL!!
And while I trim away...
I'm shedding a tiny tear.
My fourth child got his driver's license today.
I know from experience I won't be seeing him much anymore.
Gone are the nice conversations in the car.
Gone are the LONG waits picking him up from practices.
Gone are the moments right after school when
I hear about his day.
Gone are late nights picking him up from a friend's house
and the early mornings to get him to study sessions at school.
Gone are those wonderful talks about nothing.
Gone is the awful music!
I'm gonna miss him.


  1. Having just spent an afternoon trimming 64 blocks, I can totally agree with you! Best way I know of to make sure they match up! And while I'm sure you'll miss those times with your son, look at it this way - you'll have more time to sew!

  2. Yup, trimming makes the difference.

  3. I'm not a fan of trimming up blocks, but I think it's essential (for me, at least) to do so on triangles. It does make all the difference! I love your scrappy quilt!! Scrappy ones are the best!

  4. I'm totally with you on trimming blocks. I never did it until my last quilt and I'm a believer now!

    Jennifer :)

  5. Love to see them grow, hate to see them go. I agree.

  6. I applaud your trimming - I sometimes don't then always regret it.
    Your story "gone" was touching.

  7. Oh, that is so true about getting that driver's license and disappearing! I could not believe how much less I saw him after my son got his license. I was so used to driving him to and from various destinations, I didn't even realize how much talk time came with that.


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