One thing I’ve never been good at, but wish I was, is sewing. Sure, I can reattach a button, and patch a hole. I even hacked A’s wubbanubs to accommodate her Mam binks since she was not a fan of the Soothie. But when it comes down the really nitty gritty sewing projects, or anything besides basic mending, I am at loss.
I know a few people who are really great with sewing. My Aunt Mimi is one such person. As kids she always made us the coolest dress up clothes (like a fantastic shimmery princess dress and a poodle skirt for my sister). She made the prettiest baby blankets for my cute little cousin, Stella when she was born. Most recently she made the most beautiful, bright, happy, colorful quilt for A. It is by far one of my favorite gifts that I received at my showers. There’s something about handmade gifts that makes me so happy. Aunt Mimi clearly put a lot of thought and love into the quilt and it will be a really great keepsake for when A is older (I’m scared to let her play on it because I don’t want to ruin it- luckily I have the quilt that she made for me when I was a baby and it is the perfect, cushiony quilt for A to play on, which she does every day).
So when she told me that it was going to be displayed in a quilt show put on by the Irondequoit Quilt Club, of which she is a member, I thought it would be fun to go check it out.
Another one of Aunt Mimi’s designs which was featured in the quilt show- such a cool idea.
To say I was blown away by what I saw would be an understatement. I think it’s one of those things where you don’t know too much about something, but when you see it in its many forms you realize how much potential there is to really be creative and thing outside the box. There were so many amazing quilts of all shapes and sizes. The themes were fantastic, these men and women are Just. So. Creative.
Loving all the details.
I brought A with me and she really seemed to enjoy looking at all the great colors and designs. She babbled happily in her stroller and was flashing smiles all over the place. I wish I was talented enough to be able to put together such awesome pieces of art. And thus, I leave you with this smiling face: