Tuesday, September 11, 2012

in for repair

A few weeks ago my daughter brought her birdie quilt to me, crying. She was sad that the birds were starting to come off. I assured her that I could fix it and proceeded to set it aside. I finally fixed it today while she was at school. Of course it took me all of 15 minutes! I left her a little note along with the repaired quilt on her bed to surprise her. I was half listening to see what her reaction would be and I wasn't disappointed in the least. I heard her happily say, "hey, birdies, it's nice to see ya' again." Oh. My. Lands. Isn't that precious????

I think it's fantastic that she has loved the quilt so much that it needed repair. That's just the way it should be!

42 comments:

Shannon said...

What a cute story! I agree...this means she has used the quilt a lot, which then means she really adores it! :) My son has yet to take to the quilt I made him. Maybe he will like the next one more and take to it and wear it out! LOL

Linda said...

Love it! :)

Kelli said...

Well worn quilts are the BEST! :)

Quiltn Mama said...

A good quilt is one that's loved to pieces!

Cheerful Homemaker said...

So sweet!

I have a quilt my great-grandmother made that needs repairs, but I'm not sure how to do it.

Mama Pea said...

That is just awesome. I love that phrase she gave you! And I love that she used her quilt to the point of falling apart!

1stteacher said...

It is precious.
I recognize those cute birds.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Precious!

roxi said...

I made my boys (now 30, 26 & 21) quilts when they were young. It makes me so proud when I go to their homes & see them & their kids cuddled under the quilts I made them, watching a movie.

seaschell said...

So sweet! I love that you left a note with the quilt. :)

Katrina said...

Oh so sweet! My son loves all the things I make for him and it just warms my heart. He has a dozen blankets but instantly took to the quilt I made him when he was two and calls it "My Qwilt." Love, love, love!

beth said...

Sweet. Inspires me to leave more notes for the kiddos!

Suzanne said...

Ah, I love when the fixes get done and the reactions are so warm and satisfying.

Susie at ProsperityStuff said...

Awesome! Looking at your other post about the birdie quilt reminds me: I LOVE the border on that one - the little variety of brick-y shapes with the matching white background ... I love things like that, when they seem to "float" on the background of the quilt. So sweet that your daughter can enjoy her birdies again!

Brooke said...

Very sweet. Well, that new sewing space of yours must be shaping up rather nicely if you're up and mending! :-) BTW, I remember the post from when you made that quilt for your daughter's birthday. It is one that sticks out in my mind because although I admire all your work, I'm particularly fond of this quilt. Glad it's back in circulation!

Lisa Lisa said...

So sweet! I agree....Quilts are made to be loved.

gothic lolita dresses said...

Love it!
Looks so cute!

Karin på Ösäter said...

I agree, it is so nice when quilts are so loved that you have to mend it :-)

Karin på Ösäter

http://karinpaosater.blogg.se/

patchworkdelights said...

Fantastic! I need to take a leaf out of your book and quilt my son's quilt he keeps asking me and I am prioritising orders over him. Not good...

bec said...

Awww, I teared up at that one! That's my plan for sure, that my daughter loves hers so much they need mending!

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

You're right - just as it should be! Big smiles for you.

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

Beautiful quilt! And doesn't it just make your heart melt when they love something you made so much?!
Amanda

Live a Colorful Life said...

SUCH a sweet story!

nikky said...

Looks adorable. I think you would love to have the eBosser by craftwell. It makes quilting a breeze so i have heard. I am thinking about getting it, i also found out that it will be available on HSN and will be making an appearance at 1am -2am edt. Check it out if you are interested.

Lea said...

Love this story! So sweet! And the quilt is super cute, too:)

KerryQ said...

So nice to be appreciated! Speaking of fixes, I'm in the midst of one, and I haven't found a lot of help online. If you're speechless some day, maybe you can do a tute on quilt repairs (popped seams, etc.). Thanks!

Artsy-Craftsy Ivy said...

What a sweet story! I wish my kids were as appreciative as your daughter. :)

Ginette said...

That is the cutest story! Thanks for sharing!

Angela Nash said...

Wonderful! Quilts that are loved are the best!

Nita said...

What a lovely story!

Cherie said...

That's so sweet! I've just made something for the Younger Giant, he'll get it on Friday...I hope he actually uses it! =D

Barbara Konkle said...

How precious! I just gave my son his first quilt and was not disappointed either! I think our kids are our biggest fans! Love the quilt too!

Clair said...

I like the quilt...it is definitely worth repairing.

Love Of Quilts said...

That was so sweet...she loves your hard work don't it make you feel good.

ECKDesign said...

love this! =o)

Karin said...

And this is why we quilt. :)

Josie McRazie said...

Oh I love the things that come out of their little mouths! My son has had me repair stuffies and favorite pj's and blamkies! My favorite was when the tail came off of 'Spot' who had wires in him to make him poseable. Poor Spot sat on my side table (I was kind of dreading that wire) and after three days my son sat with his head in my lap and told me he missed Spot...well rip my heart out! I fixed poor spot while my son sat by in concern and asked if I was sure I couldfix him.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I think the biggest compliment you can get is when someone wants you to fix the quilt you made because it has been so well used :o)

Clair said...

Making a two sided quilt is smeart! :)

Michele said...

Little chuckling here. That is one to remember.

prsd4tim2 said...

Oh, I love that your daughter's quilt needed to be mended. I lost count of how often my kids' special blankets had to be mended over the years. It's awesome that she loves it so much!

Unknown said...

This is so cute :) I look forward to having little ones that I can quilt for someday soon!