Kim’s Kwilt

Doncha just love the English language??   Just throw any ole combination of letters out there, stir gently, and Ta Da!  You’ve spelled a word!

Kim is DD2.   I don’t talk about her much, since she’s been gone in school for the last 7 years.  

Kim’s kwilt is an old one, that I now sleep with every cold night.   And when I say old, I mean years old.   7 to be exact!   While she was in high school, she asked for a quilt.    So, I looked around, and saw flannel sheets that I had stopped using, cuz they were too hot.  (She needed a heavy quilt since she was going to college in WV.   Go, Mountaineers!)    So, I grabbed an old worn out comforter, sandwiched it in between the sheets, and voila!! A recycled fabric quilt!!   (Isn’t that the definition of a quilt???   Used to be anyway.)   I even went to the extra step of appliquing her name on it.

Kim name appliqued on quilt

The quilt is navy blue, and her name is actually purple. Even tho it doesn’t look like it.


So, I was so proud of myself, when I presented it to her that Christmas!    

And THEN, she had the NERVE to not like it!!

She said “EWWW, it’s made outta old sheets.   Yuck!”

Ummmm, hel-ler, that’s ALL Granny’s quilts used to be made out of, old clothes and such!!   And of course, washing stuff doesn’t get it clean at all.

Anyway, she then proceeded to present me with a bag of her old T-shirts, and asked me to make a memory quilt outta them.  

bag of old T shirts

Apparently old T-shirts are not as yucky as old sheets. Who knew??

(And They were new????   Whatever.    eye roll)   Kim asked me to have them quilted by the time she graduated from college, a dead line which was 4 years away.    (I’ll leave it to your imagination, whether or not I met that deadline.     Umm, hint: NOT.)

So, here it is her THIRD graduation, (high school, college, now medical school-she’s gonna be an eye doctor!!  Woo hoo!!!)  and her T-shirt kwilt ain’t done.    And her graduation ceremony is May 20th.    Yeah, as in only four months away!!

So back to being chained to my sewing machine!!!   I already have a long quilt queue, Shirley’s, ( which is only 15 months long in the making now), PP’s, PPJr’s, and now Kim’s.    Actually, Kim’s should be first in line, since I was supposed to have it done 7 years ago!!!    Priorities, Melinda, priorities!!

Okay, okay!   No more time to waste, sitting here chatting with you!!!  Go go, gadget!!!   I wish I had a sewing machine arm, I could switch out!   Wouldn’t that be the coolest???    {gets lost in a Professor Gadget-like daydream for hours…..}


Bed Bugs??

Haha, I knew it! Take that Insect Lady!!

It’s finally official- making your bed first thing is BAD!!  I always told Mama that, but she wouldn’t believe it.  Now, it’s SCIENCE!!

Lisa From Retro Housewife tells us why.

“Something as simple as leaving a bed unmade during the day can remove moisture from the sheets and mattress so the mites will dehydrate and eventually die,” said Researcher Dr Stephen Pretlove


Yucko!  {shudder}  Scary!!

“Dust mites are too small to be seen with the naked eye. They are arthropods like spiders. And they may be the cause of your allergy symptoms. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America says that about 20 million Americans have dust mite allergy.”

I do, I got tested.  (We know, Sheldon! We know!)  So wonder how much of those nightime sneezes, and congestions, are due to those nasty little bugs?

WAIT!! Did they say spiders???? No wonder I feel like things are crawling all over me all the time!  They are!!  I just can’t see them!  It’s not all in my head!  I’m NOT crazy!!  (Well, not for that reason anyway.)   😉   


Here’s what my bed looks like in the morning.

used tissues on bed

And yes, that’s toilet paper, not tissues.
Sorry, not sorry.

Welcome to my wonderful world of sneezing and sn_t.   I didn’t spell out the word, just in case Mama sees this.  She hates for me to be crass.

So, sweet dreams!  Don’t let the bed bugs bite!


ahhhh  {sigh of relief}

I have just been given permission to be a slob.

WHAT?  Could you repeat that please?

I just read an organizing blog that gave me permission to be a slob, in areas that don’t count.  I wish I had saved the address!  I should have figured I’d need it to provide proof!

O-h, k-a-y…

How does that work for  a slob in recovery??

I can wad up the washcloths, and towels, and toss them into the linen closet.


I don’t have to fold my underwear.  (I had figured that one out on my own l-o-n-g ago!!)  I will spare you the visual on this one.  You’re welcome.

Don’t fold sheets, just stuff the set into the matching pillow case.

Folding the dish rags?  So last year.  Just toss them up there, willy-nilly.

Last year's dish rags

Last year’s dish rags

There ya go!

There ya go!

Ahhhhhh! and the angels sang!!!

That’s one reason my clean laundry piles up.  I don’t want to spend my time making neat little folds, when it’s just gonna get unfolded soon.  (The same reasoning I use to avoid making my bed.)

So, now, I’ve been given permission to just do it like I wanted to in the first place!

It’s MY apartment!  I need to do what works for ME.  An AMAZING, and freeing concept.  Who woulda thunk?

When people come over, would they rather see a cleared off love seat?  Or a pile of clean laundry there, waiting to be “folded”?


Yes, Shirley, it's really empty!

Yes, Shirley, it’s really empty!

I’m thinking they might would rather sit down.

Now, to figure out what to do with my shirts that I don’t want to hang up….