Don’t you ever feel like Job? You know the dude that just had trial after trial?
I try not to be a big “drama-llama” but lately my life has felt a little like Job’s. My girls breaking my things, loosing my things, and causing general distress. I will spare you the details, but suffice it to say we had a small disaster this past weekend. Things are back on track now….but then THIS happened this morning.
So, I was going to blog this morning about a FAVORITE quilt that my Mom gave me on Thanksgiving. It was a quilt I always wanted to make because I loved her’s SO much. It’s a Whimsicals quilt from a long ago book Pastimes.
It’s called Tomato Patch
She bought all the fabric from a shop that is no longer around called “High Cotton Mercantile.” Isn’t that just the yummiest name ever for a quilt shop?
Every time I went to her house I stared longingly at it. On Thanksgiving I asked her if she would want to trade out some of her quilts for some of my quilts, you know do a little rotating. She asked me which quilt I wanted and she just GAVE it to me!
JOY JOY JOY!
I draped it over the back of a chair in the living room until I could find a spot for it after Christmas. I wanted to share it this morning, so I grabbed it to take some photo’s and there was a HUGE tear in the side. All the way through the binding and into the border.
I WAS SICK! I wanted to cry.
I knew one of the girls was using it to cover up with last night while watching T.V. so I immediately asked what they had done to it. I couldn’t tell if it was a rip or a cut or what the heck. UGGG. I have never seen that happen to a quilt.
I should have taken a picture, but I was too upset and started to try and fix it right away.
I had some of the red fabric that is in it. By some miracle Mom and given me the scraps from that quilt quite awhile ago. So I knew the binding could be fixed. I didn’t know what to do about the border. Finally I just decided on doing a zig zag stitch over and over to try and join the ripped edges. I seam ripped out the binding about 14 inches, cut off the “ripped” portion and sewed new binding on.
You really can’t see it now unless you are looking for it.
Disaster number 10045 diverted.
Not- being-a- Drama-Queen Melissa