I was "minding my business like a good girl should"
several weeks ago
when Boy approached me with a
He had been trying to learn to knit
for a project for his 3D Art Class
for a couple weeks
and decided it was time to
wave the white flag
and ask Mom for help.
Now there's a whole 'nother
I've always been a FAIL at knitting.
But that night was magic,
sitting with Boy on the sofa
looking at "Knitting for Dummies" together...
I caught the bug and he learned to knit passably
(so long as I hovered and cautioned).
Since then I have been caught in a knitting vortex,
and as you can see, I have been making swatches
and trying to figure this thing out,
determined to make at least
before I give the needles a rest.
I'll keep you posted...
Not much later, after our knitting night,
Boy asked me if I would help him learn to sew.
For his next art class project, he wanted to make a quilt.
Of COURSE I would!
But Boy tends to dream big
and as he sat down at the computer to research quilts,
I felt bud nipping was in order
and suggested the simple pattern you see here.
He worked VERY hard on this.
Did it ALL himself - Cutting, Piecing and Quilting...
and I have the video to prove it...
this was supposed to be an "in class project".
Several kids knitted scarves while others made "quilts."
I say "quilts" because knotting fleece together
doesn't fit my uppity definition of a quilt.
Boy took the hard road and drug me down it with him
by making this quilt,
and although I fussed and complained at times
(mostly because of having to video it all)
I'm glad to have had the opportunity
to guide him through it.
It was a once in a lifetime opportunity, I'm sure.
And now I have the memory of working with Boy
and video of his silly little sisters
prancing through the kitchen as he sewed.
Since this post has become an
Ode to Boy,
I will finish by sharing his true, current passion,
Boy loves working with hammer and nails.
This bird house was his first project.
With no previous experience, a hand saw and a hammer,
he constructed this abode for birds.
Dad and his drill completed the job.
Boy cut bamboo from the yard for the perch.
AND NOW BOY HAS A BOARDER!!!
this little bird is as big a dreamer as Boy.
They will get along just fine...