My mom is attempting to teach me how to make a quilt... That's called quilting, right!? Anyways so the first part of my lesson was to cut out these tiny hexagon shape thingies. I have to say damn my kindergarten teacher for not teaching me how to use a pair of scissors! And my mamma's cursing you too! She will probably even use the big swear words once she finds out that I shaved the size of her templates down about a 1/4 of an inch on each side... Sorry Momma.
So then after I pissed and moaned about not knowing how to use the scissors, my momma, god love her, decided to teach me something else that might be a tad easier than using a set of scissors. *** Rolls Eyes*** Yeah you guessed it! She handed me a needle and thread. About 30 puncture wounds and a couple of Band aids later, we moved on to the next lesson. I had to line up the hexagons for them to fit together. Now I hate to be the one to point out the obvious but I did cut out some of the shapes, They ain't gunna to fit together MOMMA!
Anyways, my mom showed me the various steps to quilting and then she had to leave to take me dad to the doctors.... I begged her to take the stuff with her. "Really momma, you could work on this stuff out in the waiting room. Let them clean up the scrap material and frayed threads that fall on the floor, I wouldn't be alone with the quilt and we wouldn't have a mess to clean up later... WIN WIN, you see". She gave me a loving squeeze on the shoulder and
I do realize that this has been a great learning experience for me. I have an entire new appreciation for my mother. She is a saint, really! To have a daughter like myself.... well lets just say she has earned her sainthood. I envy quilters. (That's what people who quilt are called, right!?!?!?). Making a quilt from beginning to end is a LOT of work and the women that pieced these beautiful things together for their families for decades should receive a gold medal and maybe even a purple heart too! My final learning experience is, well obviously, my kindergarten teacher really should have done a better job with me. ;)
So in the end, I worked on the sewing the hexagon shapes around a piece of paper for a few short minutes and then.... well, I decided I would just blog about it instead. *Snickers*