He Liked It! He Really Liked It!

He Liked It! He Really Liked It!

Post by elizabeth.. » Thu, 28 Dec 2000 13:24:14



I just gave my first-ever quilt to a little four-year-old who gave
every indication that he really, really liked it, which kinda really,
really surprised me.  But I believe it 'cause four-year-olds usually
aren't overburdened with tact about stuff like that.  It was a very
simple tied quilt; the front had eight pictures of locomotives and one
picture of my little four-year-old buddy (who is crazy about trains)
transfer-printed onto cream fabric, and the pictures are separated by
cotton strips in royal blue broadcloth.  The back is a royal blue
cotton fabric printed with railway cars of all types in bright, primary
colours.

I'm so tickled he liked it that I just had to tell somebody.  Hope
everyone's having a wonderful Christmas.  God bless us, every one!

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Post by Dan and Joanne August » Thu, 28 Dec 2000 22:45:44


Isn't that a great feeling, Elizabeth?  And children love the textures, I
find, rolling on quilts and wrapping themselves up in them.  Congrats on
your successful present!

Joanne in Spencerville


Quote:
> I just gave my first-ever quilt to a little four-year-old who gave
> every indication that he really, really liked it, which kinda really,
> really surprised me.  But I believe it 'cause four-year-olds usually
> aren't overburdened with tact about stuff like that.  It was a very
> simple tied quilt; the front had eight pictures of locomotives and one
> picture of my little four-year-old buddy (who is crazy about trains)
> transfer-printed onto cream fabric, and the pictures are separated by
> cotton strips in royal blue broadcloth.  The back is a royal blue
> cotton fabric printed with railway cars of all types in bright, primary
> colours.

> I'm so tickled he liked it that I just had to tell somebody.  Hope
> everyone's having a wonderful Christmas.  God bless us, every one!

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He Liked It! He Really Liked It!

Post by deMoM » Thu, 28 Dec 2000 23:18:50


I'm very happy for you that he liked it!  This year I gave my two
nephews quillows, which were less than perfect, but they seemed to like
them a lot!  My younger nephew was amazed by the way it could be folded
up, and as he was examining it, he put his hand in the pillow/pocket and
said "my teddy can sleep in there."  And according to my SIL, the teddy
has slept in there every night since!  One of the quillows had monster
trucks on it, and the other had brightly colored frogs, and both had
flannel backs.  I think that kids like simple things, and they are a
great way to experience the joy of giving!

- Melinda.


Quote:

> I just gave my first-ever quilt to a little four-year-old who gave
> every indication that he really, really liked it, which kinda really,
> really surprised me.  But I believe it 'cause four-year-olds usually
> aren't overburdened with tact about stuff like that.  It was a very
> simple tied quilt; the front had eight pictures of locomotives and one
> picture of my little four-year-old buddy (who is crazy about trains)
> transfer-printed onto cream fabric, and the pictures are separated by
> cotton strips in royal blue broadcloth.  The back is a royal blue
> cotton fabric printed with railway cars of all types in bright,
primary
> colours.

> I'm so tickled he liked it that I just had to tell somebody.  Hope
> everyone's having a wonderful Christmas.  God bless us, every one!

> Sent via Deja.com
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--
www.angelfire.com/ny4/demomo

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Post by violet5.. » Fri, 29 Dec 2000 11:27:33




Quote:
> I'm very happy for you that he liked it!  This year I gave my two
> nephews quillows, which were less than perfect, but they seemed to
like
> them a lot!  My younger nephew was amazed by the way it could be
folded
> up, and as he was examining it, he put his hand in the pillow/pocket
and
> said "my teddy can sleep in there."  And according to my SIL, the
teddy
> has slept in there every night since!  One of the quillows had monster
> trucks on it, and the other had brightly colored frogs, and both had
> flannel backs.  I think that kids like simple things, and they are a
> great way to experience the joy of giving!

> - Melinda.

Congratulations!  You shouldn't be concerned about not achieving
perfection in a handmade item -- when I was learning to do stained
glass, I was lamenting that my soldered seams were wider than those my
teacher was able to make.  He took me out to his showroom and brought
down an absolutely gorgeous Tiffany lampshade, and pointed out all the
imperfections in that, pointing out that human beings, imperfect by
nature, must always seek perfection though they can never achieve it.
The hand of the artisan should always be visible in the work.

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