Today the munchkins have the day off. If you are a mother you know what this means. Certainly not a day off! But doesn't that sound lovely? I have been working so much lately, and it fills every moment of my spare time. 10 minutes til school pick up? Cutting out a quilt. 20 minutes before school? Binding a quilt while directing kids. (It never ceases to amaze me they are unable to find their shoes EVERY morning!) On occasion, I'll scoot Nic's high chair up next to my sewing table and piece or machine quilt up a storm while he eats his lunch. I am once again staying up well into the 2 or 3 o'clock hours. I'm too old for this!
A few days ago I was exhausted while I was trying to get some dinner on the table. Aiden looked at me and asked. "Your mom did this too, right?"
I must have looked confused when I looked at him, because he clarified, "Made quilts and patterns like you and was a mom at the same time?"
I smiled at him and said "Yes, she did. She has worked really, really hard my whole life."
To which he responded "But mom, she had FIVE kids. You can handle this."
I couldn't help but laugh. He was absolutely right. My mom did this with a new baby and four other noisy kids while my dad was the bishop in our church (a very time consuming responsibility). How the heck she did it all, I'll never know. And continues to do it. For 22 years so far. Amazing.
(mom and me last Market)
Well, things are about to get even crazier over here, we are in the process of buying a new house! Well, not a new house, it is actually almost 10 years older than our current house, but it is bigger (and less expensive!) not to mention in a wonderful neighborhood filled with young families like ours. The only catch? It needs a lot of work. A lot. Really. Everything, pretty much. I'll be sure to take some before photos next time I'm there so you have something to compare the afters to. Not that the afters are going to be anything super fancy, but we are so excited to make it ours. And paint over the yellow and fushia walls, pink trim, blue ceilings, and yellow (yes, yellow!) banister.
(On a side note, we will be renting out our current house, if you are in the area and know someone who is looking, please have them email me!)
So to new patterns and fabric, working on spring Quilt Market, writing a book (and sewing 13 quilts), a seven year old, six year old, and barely one year old, lets add "renovating an entire house and moving". Fun!
Yep, a day off would be lovely. Maybe next year. :-)