First, thanks everyone for your comments lately. I’m feeling great about who I am and what I do and I feel supported by every one of you- I’m glad I’m not the only one who has to beat down uncertainties every now and then!
I had the opportunity to participate in an I-Spy Charm Swap this last month (Thanks to Kati of From The Blue Chair), and it was my first. Let me tell ya, that is a great way to get a lot of spy-worthy fabric without buying everything yourself. Loved it.
I had a little extra time one night (you know, between that 1am and 2 am hour) and did a frenzy of chain piecing to get these together. I pulled eight more fabrics from my stash to get the quilt as big as I wanted it and added them to the charm mix. The next night, I added borders, and then little by little I would quilt it with straight lines when I found a minute here and a minute there. Last night I finally added the binding. Lucky for me, I had the fabric for backing and binding sitting in my stash waiting to be used.
When my 2-year-old woke up last night with a soaking we bed, she needed some consoling (for the record, she refuses to wear diapers to bed anymore, and she’s having more accidents during the day too. We are lose-lose around here). I had just snipped the final threads from the quilt when she started crying, so we changed her and her bed (where a huge battle ensued and it took two adults to pull off soaking panties from a 2-year-old, and we nearly lost that battle!) and I sat with her and we played I-Spy with this quilt for a while.
She ended up in bed with us last night. On my side of the bed. But I digress.
We played with it again this morning in actual daylight. I spy…
a pink car
… and a whole lot of other fun ones. I guess people often make cards or lists to help play the game, but we were on a roll without any of that. Cranky toddlers are cute to listen to…
“I thpy a capatiller”
“I thpy an octodots”
“I thpy a bana”
(and when she’d find one) “Ding!!”