The Christmas Quilt  

rm_titsandtires 51M/41F
2973 posts
12/21/2005 12:45 pm

Last Read:
9/29/2006 10:17 pm

The Christmas Quilt

Last year, tits told me for weeks in advance that she was going to a friends house to work on my christmas present. So from mid-November through to Dec. 22nd, she was over at her friends house for 8-20 hours a week. Sometimes until midnight or later during the week. I would ask her questions and make comments during the whole thing, hoping she would slip, and tell me something to give me a hint. Nothing.

During this time, since she was away so much, the house had gotten a little messier than normal, and a couple of times I noticed I couldn't find things. Stupid things, like a t-shirt, or whatever. I just wrote it off as being caused by the lack of order, and the fact that I put laundry away by making a big pile of clean cloths on the bed in the extra bedroom. Sometimes they fall on the floor, end up under the bed, you know.

I really truely had no idea what she was doing for me that could have possibly taken so long. She didn't know how to sew, knit, paint, (at least not stay in the lines) not much carpentry skills, or tools, not much of a crafts person really at all. So I really started wondering what the hell she was doing, especially after she started coming home full of sheer joy, telling me how amazing it was looking, and how much I was gonna be shocked and how much I would like it.

On christmas morning, I think she was more excited to give it to me than I was about opening it. In fact I'm sure she was.

I opened this large box and found a quilt. Not just any quilt, but the most amazing quilt in the world.

You see, I had a bunch of t-shirts that I had for different sentimental reasons. One was a custom air brushed one I had made in the early 80's, one was a work shirt of a friend of mine, with his name and the station call letters embroidered on it. (he's a DJ) One was a shirt that my kids got me for fathers day many years ago. Another was this, another was that, they all had a story to go with them. And ties. And boxers. (yeah, boxer shorts, but cool looking ones)

She willed herself to learn how to sew, then how to quilt, made this amazing pattern of all these special items to me, put them together just right, and backed it with a peice of flannel that has a sports theme print on it. This is now my "sunday on the couch watching football" quilt. And during the winter, it is with me every weekend on the couch. And lately, it's usually around my shoulders when I blog, too.

DTduzDallas 50F

12/21/2005 4:31 pm

What a cool idea. Thanks for passing this along.

Kimmers777 106F

12/21/2005 5:18 pm

That's probably the most personal gift I've heard of. Thanks!

(And enjoy!)

carebearluv2 42F

12/21/2005 9:17 pm

Cool gift and cool story. My grandma wore these old house dresses every day. When she died, we cut them into squares and we are in the process of making pillows out of them. It is a great way to keep those you have lost (or lost memories) close to you.

slidein2meplz 62F
1994 posts
12/21/2005 9:40 pm

I love quilts. They're great. I have a few that are probably is from a quilting club my grandmother belonged to in the early 1930's. All the women in the club embroidered their names in one of the squares and the center of the quilt it had my grandmothers name, the name of the club and the year embroidered in it. That's such a cool way for your wife to show you how much she loves you.

~~~ Just me, poppin to say HI! ~~

tillerbabe 56F

12/21/2005 9:57 pm

Sweetness! What a beautiful gift - right from the heart.

RoyalPurpleRose 52F

1/10/2006 12:02 pm

What a fantastic woman ... and what a LUCKY man you are. Please let her know how much this idea means to others. I can't wait to start quiltting one too!!

~~Kisses, RPR

sexymermaid6956 63F
26393 posts
1/24/2006 9:24 am

very nice..her gift to you was straight from her heat.very sweet indeed..that my dear is an honour to recieve..what an amazing woman..


Seduce my mind and my body

Become a member to create a blog