Sunday, February 2, 2014

You said what?

My Mom and I were together on Saturday and I asked her if she wanted to see the finished Chicken quilt flimsy.

Remember back in November she didn't think much of it. (The Value of "Meh.")



As we spread it out on my bed, my Mom said, "This is handsome. The colors you used are so beautiful together."


"They aren't my colors, but you've done a beautiful job with them. Those greys and the fabrics you chose for the dull words are just beautiful. This is wonderful."

Thanks Mom!


When I told my pal Julie about my Mom's "Meh" remark back in November, I added, "Now my challenge is to take the Chicken Quilt from 'Meh' to 'Awesome.'"

"You're not worried you can do that, are you?" Julie asked.

"Hell no."

Way back when I was a teenager and I was making myself some clothes, I got to a point where I just thought it was going to be terrible. My Mom reassured me, "Lynne there's always a point when you're making something and it just looks awful. It's not far enough along so you can see anything good about it. It's all in pieces and you don't know how it's ever going to look the way you imagined. But you have to stick with it."

8 comments:

Vicki W said...

Yay Mom! She's right about everything.

Quiltdivajulie said...

GREAT post!

Amy Friend said...

My mom and I have very similar conversations. I think that the chicken quilt is very cool.

Alice Turcotte said...

Now that's a MOTHER.

suzanne, dutchess county NY said...

I love that quilt. We raised chickens for a time, just for the eggs. Since I had no intension of eating the hens and they were more like pets I named them. All food names!
Very often I get the same comments on a quilt that you did. The Meh! Then later they like it and say, oh see it's better like this, even though I changed nothing.
Ha

The Selvage Fairy said...

You're mother is a very wise lady.

The Selvage Fairy said...

Bad typing. Your mother is a very wise lady.

Yvonne said...

What an awesome Mom....how blessed are you. :)