Monday, March 22, 2010

Silver linings

In February I received the call that every mother wants to get from her college-aged daughter: "Mom, there are reports of a shooter on campus. We're in lockdown." I'll start at the end: no one was injured and they never confirmed the reports of a shooter. You can breathe now.

So, that was a Tuesday. On Wednesday, my full-time job was to not drive to Buffalo to pick up my daughter with a "Well, we've tried this college thing and it just didn't work out. I'm moving you home now." I knew that wasn't the right thing to do even though it was the only impulse in this mother's heart.

To pass the time and keep me from getting in my car and driving west, I grabbed a layer cake and designed and pieced a quilt.

The quilt worked so well that it's now available as a pattern:

It's called Sweet Dreams and is available in three sizes (crib, twin, queen/king).

I used the Boutique line from Chez Moi for Moda Fabrics. Yummy!

Check it out!

1 comment:

Melanie said...

My heart goes out to you!!! I'm with you... let's lock our daughters at home... make them wear those little house of the prairie dresses and only give them polly pockets and cabbage patch dolls. We'd be real happy, but I don't think they would be. It's so hard to let go....