1.20.2008

never say never

I swore I would never be one of those mothers. You know the kind. They let their kids drag around those blankets. Tattered and torn. Loved beyond recognition. What color was it originally? No one quite remembers. And then it happened...over time. I became one of them.

I was sitting at the sewing machine last week hemming some pants for Austin and Clayton when Adam came up to me. "Mom," he asked, "Do you think you could fix my blanket?" Are you kidding? I would climb Mt. Everest for him. Backwards.

So the journey to repair the blanket began...


This was Adam's blanket. The picture doesn't do it justice. It was much worse than this. He started wearing it like a cape by hooking the loose edging around his neck. The front and back panel were attached only on one edge. Shame on me.


I started by trimming off all of the edges. Not one was spared.


I tried to be as minimally invasive as possible. Alas, there were casualties.


I pinned the edges. Okay, the corners aren't perfect. But Adam thinks I am.


Adam waited patiently...


on pins and needles.


"Will it smell the same?" I reassured him that it would. Is that a good thing?


The sewing began...


and was finished before lunchtime.


All is good and right in the world again.


And once again...I am NOT one of those mothers.

8 comments:

nicole said...

Oh how cute! How I wish Anna could play with Adam. And what a good mom you are to fix his blanket like that!

Kathy said...

Sweet mommy award to you tonight!

Maryanne said...

How sweet is that?! He looks so happy :) What a lucky boy to have a mom that would go backwards up Mt Everest. (AND fix his blanket to boot!)

Deanna said...

How sweet! You did a great job.

I wish I could sew. I am one of those Mothers, my poor daughters edges are hanging half off of her blankie...

Country Girl said...

A wanna-be photographer? I think you are already being one! I saw your post on my site today and had to come see yours. What sweet photos of your son and his blanket! Your site looks really good. Where do you get that counter? And yes, PW is awesome. She is clever and knows how to market herself. Great combo. Keep up the good work!

Country Girl said...

Thanks! Yipee, I did it at Statcounter.com (I think). Thanks for the advice.

curlytop said...

*Hides a blush* I still keep my own baby blanket under the pillow...my poor mother.

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

HOW DO YOU DO IT ALL? I just had to shout that question? So, how do you do it all? I need an answer. You are amazing.