|Red Chevron Background Fabric for Dresden Plates!|
|Boring, Depressing Background Fabric Suggested By Shop Ladies|
I unfolded the yucky off-white stuff when I got home, laid a couple of Dresden plates on top, and sighed. And pouted. And completely lost interest, and put the Dresden plates away where I wouldn't have to look at them anymore.
Until my four-year-old niece, Princess Petunia (her parents think her name is Sarah), came to visit me last week, bringing her (literally!) loved-to-pieces baby quilt with her. The batting is actually exposed through the disintegrated fabric of the quilt top over at least 25% of the quilt. You might think this would upset me, since I made the quilt for her when she was born, but nothing could be further from the truth! I'm only sad if I put hours into making a quilt for someone and then I find out they put it away in a closet where no one ever sees it or snuggles up in it. Princess Petunia has shown herself worthy of new "covers," and since her birthday is coming up in March, I invited her to dig through my stash and pick out some fabrics.
|Princess Picked the Asian Floral Fabric (Between the Dresden Plate and the Solid Yellow)|
Isn't it amazing how much livelier and more vibrant that Dresden plate looks against the red chevron instead of the off-white fabric? I'm getting a spunky, Mackenzie Childs kind of vibe. I think it will be perfect for her.
|Princess Petunia Creates New Chess Rules While My Sister Grins Sweetly in the Background|
Here you see our sassy and spirited Princess Petunia herself, telling Grammy that she should get ALL the horses -- not just the white ones -- because she really likes horses. Grammy said she wouldn't play chess with the Princess unless she got to start with ALL of the black pieces, because those were the rules. Our indignant Sarah retorted, "But Grammy, I had them first! And I said PLEASE!!" Who could argue with irrefutable preschool logic like that? I wish I had gotten a picture of Anders' face when she said that, because he could not have looked more horrified and shocked if a tree had suddenly sprouted from his cousin's head. Where was the chess master when you needed him?! :-)