September 7, 2011

My Charming Mother-n-Law

I just love my mother-n-law!  She is really good to me and her son! I always try to find time to do things with her because she is always doing for others and deserves to be catered to herself.  Nothing like someone taking time out of their day for you to make you feel special and I love making her feel that way!

Her church is having a fall bazaar to raise money.  She and I went to the LQS while Allie was here and I received a 25.00 voucher to spend at a later date.  I almost forgot about it and she and I went back down to the shop to spend it the day before it expired.  I allowed her to use it to buy the pattern and fabrics for a Charming Tote by Whistlepig Creek Productions.  I didn't tell her she was the one spending the voucher until we got to the shop and she was surprised and tickled!

We got together today to make the tote.  We laughed more times than I can count because of our sloober doobers.  The first mistake came when I sewed the bottom to the top edge and had the cell phone pockets upside down. While I sewed the handles together, Mildred attempted to remove the bottom.  In so doing, she removed one of the sides first! (2nd mistake).  Now we were really laughing.

She finally got that took apart and I was sewing the handles together.  They had a layer of fusible fleece inside and somehow or other when we turned the handle inside out, the fleece was on the outside.. (mistake #3)... OK..we thought we should call it a day but I wanted to finish this thing or else...

So, I started sewing the side piece back on and got 4 inches down when I realized I had the wrong side to the right side!!  (mistake #4!!).. How many more would we have!!  This is by far the most mistakes I have ever made sewing together one thing!

Well, I finally got that side sewed back on, got the bottom put back in and all went well the rest of the way!  The tote turned out really awesome even with those darn mistakes!!

One thing about it.. Mildred and I had a lot of fun just being together so for all the mistakes in the world, it was well worth it!



8 comments:

Hazel said...

Glad you got to spend sometime with your mother in-law she sounds like a very special lady .

Judy said...

I can see Mildred loves her tote.Oh dear, I thought I was the only one to make mistakes.Some days things have Gremlins working against you!This is a great tote.
You're a dear for being kind to Mildred.

Barb said...

You are so lucky to have that kind of relationship with your mother in law...bag turned out nicely too.

Quiltingnewbie said...

Let Mildred know...SHE ROCKS!!!!

Jan said...

What a great team you are. Great MIL and great DIL.

Needled Mom said...

It sounds like it was a blast!!! I can just imagine the giggles you too had.

Carol said...

What a memorable day, Thearica! I'm glad you had time to spend making the tote together, despite the mistakes! lol

Carol (NJ)

Kath said...

God bless Mothers in law!