My daughter is sweet too, but today it was my son that made me smile over and over again. His name is Gentry and he knows exactly how to pull at my heartstrings. Well, while the two were taking their nap, I took the A, B and C fabric blocks that he had colored and sewed them into the first row of his birthday quilt. I really love the way it is looking! It is so simple, yet so perfect for him right now. I liked it so much it was all I could do to keep from running into his room to show him why he was really coloring fabric. But I so want the whole thing to be a surprise on his birthday. I mean, he's knows he is getting a birthday quilt, as both kids always do each year. And he knows it is an "ABC" quilt as that is what he suggested. He even went to the quilt store with me to pick out two fabrics for it. He had to have the green as it is his favorite color and he specified that he wants a "Green ABC" quilt. LOL! But, he doesn't know that he has been coloring this fabric for me to use in his quilt. He loves to lay them all out and look at them. Well, today after we finished coloring "P/pumpkin" he went to lay them out and discovered that the three were missing. I told them they had disappeared and he threw a fit, completely devasted! So, I told him that I had taken them and am doing something special with them, but it is a secret and so I can't tell him about it. He then proclaimed that I'm using them in his ABC quilt!!!! I said, "Now why would I do that when I already those two wonderful fabrics you helped me pick out... the green and the ABC's?" So, I didn't exactly lie to him... but I did try to mislead him a bit. The good news is that he seemed as thrilled with the prospect as I hoped he would be when seeing the final quilt. I am going to do the second row tomorrow which means 5 more letters will be gone... oh I hope he doesn't get too upset with me.
I was also productive with my two other projects today. I finished one of the steps in the stairstepper quilt and I finished cutting all the pieces and piecing the first step of making blocks for my pattern. I'm timing each step to see how fast or not so fast the whole quilt is. I'm a pretty slow lady so if it is fast for me, it should be fast for most others.