Sunday, June 08, 2008

For sleeping in...

Conversation with Jimmy

Him : What are you doing, Mama?
Me: I'm sewing the back for my new quilt.
Him: What's this piece of fabric? *picking up a 4"x6" scrap of blue flannel*
Me: That's a scrap piece from cutting out the squares.
Him: Is it for me? Is it my fabric? *rubbing it on his little chubby cheek*
Me: Yes you can have that piece of fabric. What are you going to do with it?
Him: It's a blanket for McQueen.
Me: Oh, that's a good idea. I think he needs a blanket.
*He runs off and returns a few minutes later with fabric and car*
Him: Mama, can you fix it?
* I immediately see where this is going and remember a fine post by Mary that I totally ripped off the following idea from*
Me: Tell you what. Since I'm already sewing, let me make something for McQueen, too.
Him: What are you making?
Me: McQueen gets his own sleeping bag. * approx. 45 seconds worth of sewing* Here you go .
Him: *Squealing giggle as he runs off with it and plays quietly for a 1/2 hour, letting all the cars try out the sleeping bag.*

Yeah, totally worth the few seconds of sewing and the scrap of fabric!


Lady M said...

Adorable! You are so crafty.

Looking forward to setting up my sewing machine again, now that I have room.

MaryP said...

Ha! That is SO CUTE! Half an hour quiet play?? Wow! Glad to have been of assistance.

The Apron Queen said...

Cute story. Isn't it funny what entertains kids!

Quit yer lurking! :D

I have some framed hankies with the UV glass & all. I'm still not sure what I'll do with the tablecloth, but it is too beautiful to be in the closet.