Look !! It's a bird. It's a plane !! It's a bored kid with a little too much time on his hands !! Underneath that impressive, muscular build (which strikes fear in all the cats we've ever owned) is really just Evan, aka Kid #2. This picture was taken a couple of months ago on about the 4th day of him being home sick from school (as you can see by the picture he was feeling much better and must have been REALLY bored with watching TV and playing video games, so he came up with this get up.) The quilt he is modeling (shown in the other picture performing one of it's other jobs -- that is covering a bed) was made by me for him when he was 3 years old. At the same time I also made a matching dinosaur quilt for Kid #1 (Matt) who was 5 years old. Both kids participated in the designing of their quilts by picking out all the colors for the dinosaurs. They also colored in a dinosaur label that's on the back of each quilt. Both kids still sleep under their dinosaur quilts every night --- even Matt, my now 16 year old high school junior, varsity wrestler, dirt bike rider -- still sleeps under his dinosaur quilt !!! Doesn't that just melt your heart ?!! I ask you -- is there any better reason to make a quilt !!! I think, however, that next year when Matt graduates from high school, I'll make him a "grown up " quilt since he may feel a little funny about taking his dinosaur quilt away to college !! I'm thinking of making him a signature quilt -- more on that and signature quilts (I love the history behind those!) tomorrow !!
Mary Anne (aka Mare)