Well, since mommy enters quilts in shows, then Vincent needed to as well. We decided to send his quilt to MQX in Springfield, Illinois last week since I was sending quilts. Little did we know that in addition to getting a ribbon for entering his quilt (an one for the mentor--seriously, how cool is that?), he received a sewing machine! Thank you to the sponsors! It came in the mail when the quilts were returned and he couldn't be more thrilled. We unboxed it on Saturday and grandma gave Vincent his first lesson on how to use his machine. Sunday he was back at it playing some more. He used some of my scraps with fusible on the back to make a quilt and is working on quilting lines on it. He's so excited. He's bummed that I will be in Houston this week and he won't get to quilt on it until I get home.
He of course asked me when I got my first sewing machine. It was when I graduated from college. His comment, "Ha, ha! I got mine at 8!"
I am off to International Quilt Festival Houston tomorrow. I hope I sleep tonight. I've been working on a group quilt for the last 5 years and we took a ribbon! I can't wait for awards Tuesday evening as we will all be in attendance (MN, CO, and TX residents!) to accept our award together. It promises to be a memorable evening!
Come back all this week to see the events unfolding in Houston!
I hope you get to quilt today!