So... we have been here for a couple weeks. We are currently bunking in with my sis and her fam. (Thank You, Sis!)
We are waiting now to move into our new-to-us home. I keep dreaming of all the decorating I will be doing. I've got some fun ideas, but there just gonna have to wait.
Before today I had not done any sewing since the move. I know, Crazy! These last few days I have really been itching to pull Berni out of the closet and sew something fabulous together. I finally did it! I finished a quilt top I had started a while back. I can't wait to show you all. Actually, I would post a pic now, but I can't find my camera cord. Go figure. As soon as I find it you will be the first to know!
My son, E was hanging out with me as I was sewing. I was cutting off small excess triangle pieces I didn't need. As he was playing with them he realized if he sewed two together at the points it would look like a butterfly. So we made a butterfly. He gifted it to me. Such a sweet boy.
A while later he decided he wanted to ungift it and sell it for $200. A few minutes later I noticed him walking out toward the road. We currently live on a very quiet country road. Probably don't get more than 20 cars pass in a day. But close by is a much busier road. I asked him what he was doing and he said, "I'm trying to figure out how to get those cars to come over here to buy this butterfly." (Insert chuckle)
Me: Come over here and we will talk about it.
... (indicates time passing as he walks slowly with his head hanging down past his shoulders)
Me: Come sit on my lap. (I proceed to kindly explain to him that all things have a value and that some things are most valuable as gifts to grandmas/aunties/moms...his being one of them)
E: But I really want to sell it...for $200!
Me: Well, maybe you can give it to your auntie as a gift.
E: Maybe I can give it to her as a gift and have her pay me $10!
Me: Maybe you can ask her if she will buy if for a nickle. That is FIVE PENNIES! (expressed with extra enthusiasm) Actually, you should ask her if she will buy it for a quarter and if she says no you should ask her how much she will buy it for.
E: (as he leaps off my lap and runs into the house to ask his auntie) I will ask her to pay me $1 for it!
... (a short laps as he runs full speed)
E: Auntie, will you buy this from me for $1?
Auntie: (since rejecting his offer of $200, she sweetly replies) Sure. Of course I will buy it for $1.
(E looks over at me in complete amazement.)
Auntie: Do you take change?
E: ... (silence)
Auntie: Orrr...maybe not. :) I'll get you a dollar bill.
E: (running back to me) Mom, she bought it! FOR $1! Lets make some more so I can sell more. Mom, will buy one from me for $1?
Me: Kiddo, this is my fabric.
E: So...will you buy one from me for $1?
Can't blame a kid for trying.
It's good to be back!