Wednesday, January 17, 2007
One sheet to the wind
I think that maybe I should have closed the windows a bit last night: the poor Kiddo ended up in bed with me because she was so chilly. It would help if she would sleep with a blanket, but still.
She also needs to start wearing mittens when we go outside. Big standoff in the middle of Ninth Street today because she refused to wear her hat and I refused to move until it stayed on her head. I won, but not without a scene. There's nothing quite like pushing a stroller down the sidewalk with the kid in it screaming, "Owie, owie, owie!" because her hands are cold. I don't care so much what people think of us, but the terrible glares I get make me start wondering if she really is getting frostbite while we're walking a whole five blocks (in forty-degree weather).
So here's a quick shot of my work in progress. Maybe this is how the whole trend for those cute flag buntings got started? Someone was strip quilting and used the strip as a party decoration before cutting it apart?
I've had several false starts to this quilt back. It may become a quilt front, after all the work that's gone into it; it's actually taken more time than the tablecloth-turned-quilt-front that started the project in the first place. The first shade of muslin that I used (actually an old sheet in a very pale natural color) was too pale, and the difference between the white and the cream in the housetop blocks was nearly indistinguishable. Now we have a darker shade of natural and a very long way to go before the back/front/whatever is completely assembled. I guess that's ok. But I'll need to find another way to use up the old sheet. It's in terrific condition aside from the fact that I've now chopped it into several pieces.
Hmm. Maybe I should use it to make some of those cute flag buntings.