There will be a few layers of bedding which include the top sheet, a new fluffy down comforter, and a homemade quilt which will grace the foot of our bed.
I didn’t know which pattern I wanted, but I knew it had to be special since my goal was to complete it by our wedding anniversary this March.
We’ll be married nine amazingly beautiful years, so I decided on the True Lover’s Knot Wedding Quilt.
I was going back and forth with a few different designs when I found the design to the left, yesterday. Each of the four patches coming together creates one large patch leading to nine large patches all together. Perfect for the number of years we’ve shared our married life together.
Now that I have the quilt design, I can start planning how long I’d like to work each week on it. I plowed through making Simone’s quilt because it was something she needed now, not a few months from now. At first, she wanted nothing to do with her new quilt, flat out rejecting it as though it had been covered in barbed wire and physically hurt her to even have it against her. I’m talking about drama unlike anything I had seen since trying to convince her that she didn’t need to have a diaper on during the day.
The next morning when I went in to get Simone, I found her new quilt on the floor just tossed aside like an old shoe. I was frustrated by her unwillingness to stay warm at night because of her undying love and loyalty to her pink blankie. She wouldn’t look at the quilt, touch it or have anything to do with it other than to do somersaults on top of it as I took pictures of her. I needed to convince her that she needed her new blankie AND her pink blankie to stay warm.
So, the next night I put the quilt back on her bed which she wanted to protest about, but since she had Benadryl in her system due to some strange rash that had appeared, she didn’t fight the quilt being on her bed. As we went through her nightly routine of reading stories and singing, she started to close her eyes a bit, so I covered her with her pink blankie and the quilt. She only protested a little, but kept it on her. I asked her if it was warm, she yawned and said “no” as her eyes rolled in the back of her head and she drifted off to sleep.
The next morning she yells from her room very excitedly, “Mama! I like it, I like my square-tangle blankie!” Dom went to get her and she came into our room thrilled about her new quilt and how warm she was. She then said, “I-happy. It’s comfy.” I couldn’t be more happy down deep inside at her new found love for her square-tangle blankie. I guess she saw all the squares and rectangles and put the two words together. Too cute!
Simmi has been sleeping faithfully with both her pink blankie and the quilt, and drags the quilt to our room every morning to watch a kids show on the computer.
She has been protesting the dresses I’ve been making, and I didn’t want to force the issue with her. For now, I’ve put the dresses on hold, and I’ll finish them before I start making our quilt.
Today I’m prepping our room to get it ready to paint. I am SO excited to get the color changed on the walls. I’ll be working with one wall at a time, taking three days to paint three walls. The main wall won’t be painted since it will be covered in pallet wood. I’m taking longer to paint each wall because my gut tells me that going from that bronze color currently on the walls, to canvas white isn’t going to be easy…at all! It will take between 3-4 coats of paint to get the walls solid again.
Friday through Sunday I’ll be breaking down the pallets and collecting the planks.