Sunday, February 10, 2013
A charmed life
Last summer my husband was very ill. During two months he lost almost 50 pounds (and since he is 5 foot 5 inches tall that is a lot of weight.) Anyway, since losing the weight he gets cold easily. Our gas fireplace is on almost every night and this red and beige (originally green!) quilt circa 1900 is his favorite to wrap himself up in. It is soft, big, and warm without being bulky...
Well a couple weeks ago I was sewing in my studio. I heard my DH outside the door (kept shut to keep the pets out...not enough space for all of them and the fabric too!) Anyway, he left then came back bout 20 minutes later. "I have a confession...don't get angry." Oh, dear. "I spilled diet cherry Dr. Pepper." Now back-story it took me two weeks to the last red DCDP stain out of the carpet in the living-room As I started to walk past him he put his arm out to blocks me. "I took care of it, but that is my second confession." he said. Now I am picturing a huge bleach stain in the middle of the room...or maybe he bleached the dog? Who wants to walk a polka dotted Scottish Terrier?!
As all of these horrible things go flying through my brain he says "I put the quilt in the washing machine." Quilt? What quilt? Then it hit me. "You don't mean the red and white (deep breath)...you know I wash antique quilts in the bathtub...(deep breath)" I walk quickly to the laundry room. There is nothing in the washer! This is all a joke right?
All I can say is "do not try this at home...."