Sewing Therapy

So when I get where I just want to run screaming I try to divert myself with some sort of project…usually sewing something.  My youngest must have a sixth sense.  He came to me yesterday when he saw me pilfering through my box of fabrics and said “You know, I think I would like to make a little quilt or something.” Ahhhh homeschooling.  We will count this as Home Ec.  Now I am not one of those moms who thinks what they do has to be perfect.  What it HAS to be is their creation.  So I handed him a box of already cut squares.  I told him to lay them out on the living room floor in a pattern he liked.  Then stack them together in rows.  I would then show him how to sew them in rows and then sew the rows together to make the top.  I am quite sure it would have been easier to just quilt something with a pattern already in the fabric but he was itching to use the new machine.  My boys never assumed sewing wasnt for them as they have seen Husband sit at the sewing machine more than once.  If he needs something mended he does it himself.  Men should have these skills as well.  My grandfather was quite the quilter and I am so blessed to have several of his masterpieces.  Anywho…here’s a picture of Benjamin sewing his quilt top.


I will post progress as he finishes his quilt.

Update on my mom: Things are just really really hard right now.  She is just pitiful.  So sad and heart wrenching to watch her just deteriorate before my eyes.  She scarcely knows me most of the time. She’s beginning to refuse water even.  I could have a nervous breakdown but then who would do my job AND tend to me?

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Auntie M.

Be still my heart. I love seeing boys sew and knit and bake pies…all those useful things. And a girl with a hammer or cordless drill in her hand…love that!
Strength to you in this difficult time. One day you will be grateful that you could be the one to see your mom through this. It’s just so hard now, I know.

My son made a quilt when he was 9 or 10. He won first place at the State Fair with it.

Kudos to you and your boy!!!

My heart aches for yours as you watch your mom go down so fast.

Lovely to see your son at the sewing machine. I’m sure his quilt will be just gorgeous. So interesting to hear your Grandad quilted. It would be nice to see something he made one day as well.

Sorry that things are so hard with your Mum. What a task you both have to get through. You know we find strength when we need it most.

Just to let you know that I am praying for you and your mom-Strength and Peace during this time…

My son is 16 and I treasure a hot pad he made for me when he was 7! It is faded and sort of falling apart, but I still use it! When he gave it to me he wanted to be sure that I would really use it… not just ‘have it around to look pretty.’

I love seeing your son sew! My son (19) is a much better cook, so far, than any of my daughters. And, he can sew, tie any knot you’d ever need and fix stuff. He’ll make a dream husband some day.

I’m still praying for you and your mom. I take care of my mother, as well – she lives with us. It is Hard. Every. Day. And, I’m not having to watch as a disease claims her. Make sure you take good care of yourself so that you do have something to give to your mom and your family.


I think about you and your family every day. It’s funny how life carries on around you when you are watching your loved one slip away. I know that wasn’t very elegant, and I hope that you just know that there are people out there who care about what you are going through. Hugs…


What a lovely post. Teaching your boy to sew is always a good thing 🙂


My Dad made draperies and slipcovers and gave me my love of sewing. I would love to see your grandad’s quilts when you feel up to it.
My heart goes out to you and your Mom.


Hey girl, he is getting after it with that quilt…. tell him he can teach me. He looks to be doing a great job. It was good to see you today, I miss seeing you all. I wish I could have stayed longer. Hope to see you again soon, you all are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time.
Love to all of you!

Hold on tight! We’re prayer for you!


Hello Susan ! I’m happy to read from you . This picture of your son is lovely… My eldest son (now 20) cross stitched a small “home sweet home” message when he was 8…I still have this little gift hung in my kitchen… All my kind thoughts and prayers for your mom, I think about you…

Oh, what a precious, precious boy you have! I am looking forward to the progress reports!

I am thinking of you and what you are going through…I know it isn’t easy. You are in my thoughts. :o)

Jeny Edwards

You are such an amazing Spirit. I love you for what you’re doing for the people around you and know you will be rewarded for your actions. My heart is with you every day. May peace be with you and your family.

Take special care.

He looks so intent and proud of himself, as well he should be!

it sounds silly to say because we don’ t really know one another, but you & your mom cross my mind & I wonder how things are with you…

that’s about all I can say that doesn’t sound trite to my own ears…


I do think about you every day and pray for your Mother to have peace soon. I’m always happy to get your updates but don’t worry about us, take care of your family.

Hello it was an absolute pleasure to come across, and read your blog. You really have some interesting information that I will have to share with my wife. If your ever looking for fabrics Lauren & I would be more than willing to help. Just let us know. Have a great evening.

Josh & Lauren