Tuesday, October 26, 2010

needles and pins

{the story of a quilt for my daydreaming, sea loving, boy}
needles and pins
needles and pins
sew me a sail to catch me the wind.
sew me a sail as strong as the gale,
carpenter bring out your hammers and nails.
hammers and nails
hammers and nails
build me a boat to go chasing the whales.
chasing the whales
sailing the blue
find me a captain and sign me a crew
captain and crew
captain and crew
take me, oh take me to anywhere new...  -shel silverstein


knowing that right now as i type he is lying in his bed tucked in underneath this quilt makes me so very happy. each little detail was handpicked with him in mind, right down to the color of the thread. it is not a perfect quilt, but it is perfectly imperfect and sewn with all my love. may he have sweet dreams under it, warm wonderful dreams.

14 comments:

JaL said...

How wonderful! Congrats on finishing this project!

jag said...

OMG, this is so beautiful... I feel the Love all the way up here in Ottawa! Thanks for including us in your Love story.
xox

Marty said...

This is just so perfect...I hope you make it into some kind of little printed book. It will be just as much an heirloom as the quilt itself.

Mami Dearest said...

awwww....beautiful!

Stephanie said...

This might be the most precious quilt I've ever seen Kristin. A treasure forever. I love the hand embroidered ship and waves!

Michelle said...

This is wonderful...and I love your photos of it, as well. The little ship with the heart is the perfect, finishing touch!

pricklypearbloom said...

so great!

jodi said...

so sweet. i'm sure he will treasure it always.

And Miles To Go... said...

wow, congrats on the accomplishment. So very beautiful.

Emom said...

HE will love it forever! my mother made me a quilt when I went off to college, and I just recently allowed my son (22 yrs) to take it with him as he moved.....sigh...I miss them both....smiles.

Char said...

omg - that is such a treasure. i can imagine his son and then his grandson cradling that

Rosina said...

That is incredibly sweet :) I just love how you embroidered the ship and little 'love mom' on it for him to. He will cherish his quilt for many years to come knowing that you made it so lovingly for him :)

kristin said...

thanks you all ladies! it was a gift to make it for him. now i have a few more to get to....

tara said...

this post is adorable. and so is the quilt. and so are you.