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Growing kids

I brought up some fabric to cut out a pair of pants for my 12-year-old son. I was disappointed and surprised to discover that I would need more fabric, as his legs have grown!

Upon further examination, I discovered that most of the pieces of fabric that I have purchased over the last 10 years to make pants for my sons are now too small to use for the 12-year-old.

Although he is petite and a very picky eater, I’m sure the 10-year-old is not far behind. That leaves the 5 -year-old boy. I would be lying if I said I didn’t feel any panic at all.

I can combine two small pieces of fabric to create a color block shirt. Colorblocking is NOT really appropriate for pants,  unless you were just adding patches, or pocket facings for interest. What boys need, are pants. Boys, destroy pants, much faster, than they destroy shirts.  April is the 12-year-old’s month. I would like to make him at least two pairs of pants, before the end of the month. However, at the moment, I only have one piece of fabric that is big enough to make him a pair of pants.

Don’t get me wrong. I have MUCH fabric in my basement that is long enough to make him a pair pants! Pretty pink plaids,  yellow and lime green fleece, many printed tee shirt materials, velvets and minky, and flannels in lime green and orange.

None of these fabrics are appropriate for a boy who is entering grade 7 in September.  I feel as though what I am experiencing,has less to do with what’s in my stash, and more to do with the sensation every mother experiences  over and over again as her child grows,

My Baby Is All Grown Up! 😢

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Monday quilters block…

Meh. I had a huge list of things to accomplish today. Everything took longer than everything else. I was behind already by 9 am. As a result, I only “quilted” for about half an hour. I added a solid red chunk to complete my first row. I don’t want this one to be TOO BIG for a bunk bed twin mattress. It doesn’t need to be very wide…

I decided half way through the first row that I didn’t like the look of it, the pieces seem huge. Won’t the batting get all bunched up? I have no desire to actually QUILT it….So today after I added the red to complete the row, I changed size and direction. This afternoon I loved it. After supper, when I laid it out to photograph my progress, I didn’t love it anymore. The last quilt I made I loved every fabric and the way it looked at each step. Should I throw this out before I finish it and hate it?