Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Halloween Sailboat...

There once was a woman who wanted to make a mini quilt. She got a free pattern from a nice lady online one day and thought to herself "this is just what I had in mind!"

The woman started going through her sizable stash of fabrics. Picking out all her Halloween themed fabric, she realized that she just didn't have enough of a variety. So, off to the fabric store she went. As you can imagine, she was HORRIBLY disappointed that she had to purchase yet more material.

After returning home, she started to REALLY read the directions on the pattern. Although she has been reading patterns and sewing for years, the poor woman could not figure out the pattern that the nice lady had shared with her. She was flummoxed!

"Well," she thought to herself "I shall just have to come up with my own pattern then! The woman, relying heavily on the picture from the incomprehensible pattern, drew out what the main image should look like. She cut and she planned, she planned and she cut. She sewed and she ironed, she ironed and sewed. At last the main part of the pattern was done. She then appliqued (sewed down by hand) the main portion to the base of her quiltie. She sewed it, then quilted it, then bound all the edges. Using a bit of an orange boa, she finished it off. She was pleased with the work she had done.

The woman took her new creation, feeling very proud of herself and went to look for her Husband. Finding him, she held up her quiltie and said "What do you think?" He looked and he pondered. "Well, what is it?"

"What does it look like?" said the Wife to the Husband.

"It looks like a sailboat." Said the Husband in all earnestness.

"A sailboat?" said the woman. "A SAILBOAT!!! Seriously!?!"

So, the woman who just knew that her Husband had lost his marbles sought out the opinion of her oldest Son who was home from college for the weekend. His response was also not of her liking. "A weird looking face," he said with a smile "on a sailboat."

Sure that her Son and her Husband were in cahoots, she next sought out the friend of her Son who had come to spend the weekend. "I'm sure that I can get a reasonable response from him, especially as he is not related to either my lunatic Husband or my crazy Son."

The woman thrust out her hands, with the quiltie dangling from her fingertips, at the young man in question. In a slightly defiant tone of voice she demanded of him "What does this look like to you?" In his unusually deep voice, the young man, crushing the woman's enthusiasm forever, responded "It looks like a sailboat."

So, without further ado, may I present to you my Halloween Sailboat:

Witches Hat

I must say that I am slightly pleased to know that at least Boy Genius thinks it looks like a witch's hat and not a sailboat. At least I have him and Baby Girl on my side!

What do you see?


retdairyqueen said...

Mmmmmmmm m well...........
First glance I did see a sailboat I,m afraid but a closer inspection did reveal a witches hat

Daffycat said...

It's a beautiful Witch's Hat!

Cindy Is Crafty said...

I get where they see sailboat, but also see the witch's hat you were going for. Perhaps if the top section was all straight up might help.

Cute, though!

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Carrie P. said...

NO sailboat here. I do see a witches hat for sure. Good job. cute story too.

Micki said...

Yes, you can see the sailboat and the witches hat. I love it!

Di said...

...show me the way to go home, bah da bah da bah, I'm tired and i wanna go to bed...(this is a song sung by sailors. guess what i saw in the pattern?) :) LOVED the story. ur awesome, L.