Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Bit by Bit

Today I am doing much better than yesterday. And actually, as the day wore on yesterday it helped. I actually went into his bedroom today and stripped his bed, washed his bedding, scrubbed down the mattress (it is a waterbed), dusted all the furniture, vacuumed the carpet, and started going through his things. I found a digital camera...I didn't even know he owned one. Now I have to figure out how many megapixels it is to see if it is worth keeping. Tbere is a Rio One which was his very first MP3 player. He left his Magic The Gathering cards...I am sure he will get those some day...I can see him playing that with Shanae. It will be interesting to see what other things I run across.

When we were making the quilts for the women's shelter there were a few of us that had decided to make quilts for our family. I had made one for my bed last year...actually it might have been the year before. So I was looking online trying to decide what I should make and decided that I was going to make one for Daniel's bed. I decided to do a postage stamp quilt. It is made with tiny snibbits of fabric (I cut them out at 2"x2" so that means they are 1 1/2" square when finished). It is good because I can use all my scraps. And I have 40+ different fabrics. Let me tell you...it is colorful. And quite nice BUT it is taking forever doing those small pieces. I am almost halfway done with the top of it. The timing is ironic because he had a sports comforter on it before and this will be better for a guest bed. I'll take a photo when it is complete which might be a few more months if I decide to quilt by hand instead of tie it. But it is a good project to keep me busy.

So now we have only one kid left in the house and he is 22 and going to college so is not around much. Actually...he is here a lot...I just don't see him all that much. I'm sure it won't be that long until he decides to move on too. Then it will be really strange.

4 comments:

Lois Brown said...

Hang in there...you're doing all the right things to get through this! Can't wait to see the quilt top when you get it done! Love you!

Kiera said...

That will be hard to see all your kids grow up and leave. I am not looking forward to that! How fun to make a quilt! That will be fun!

Seth and Megan said...

Wow! What a project that is!! I definitely want to see it when you're done. He left for a girl!? That's bittersweet... hopefully it ends up great and you'll have more beautiful grandchildren on the way :) Maybe that's too much to think about - scratch that out if it is ;)! I think you're fantastic Kim! Thanks for keeping up your blog...

scraps said...

Glad you seem to be a bit better, I can't wait to see a picture of the quilt. Already sounds beautiful!