quilts and beds. That's how we think of them..like bread and butter. And so it used to be, but not so much anymore. Quilts have come out of the closet, so to speak, in recent years. Now they can be 'snuggle', 'couch potato',wall, mini, extra mini, teeny-tiny mini and so much more. Whatever the mind can dream up, it's probably possible to make into some form of quilt. Quilts and beds....
beds and quilts...end of my saga??? Probably not *VBS* Enter Ebony,unplanned, unrehearse, unexpected, but not unwanted. If she was familiar with quilts in her previous life, you couldn't tell. She took to quilts immediately... bed quilts, floor quilts, on the chair quilts, hanging off the ironing board quilts, and even quilt blocks laid out on the floor. I had been under the illusion that it was MY bed, and MY quilt. Apparently no one told her.
It's come to the point where not only does she 'share' my bed and my quilts, she has begun to think they are HERS!! In these chilly dark days of winter, she lives on the bed. The fact I keep and electric blanket turned on 24/7 doesn't hurt either. It is, after all, a VERY cold bedroom with a north and east corner exposure. These newer units weren't built to be energy efficient, just pretty. Brrrrrrr!
This has been a hard winter for both Ebony and the old Finn-ster. The days have been darker, longer and colder than ever before it seems. Little by little I have turned my bed and quilts into a nest. First it was the adding of an older(less well populated)down comforter over me,and under the quilt. She firmly approved of the added softness up top. Then it was a flannel backed quilt, flannel side up for her comfort, across the foot of the bed, read 'extra layer for frozen toes'. And finally, from the depths of dark and cold, I resort to pulling out the feather bed. I haven't used it much lately, as it makes keeping the bed neat in appearance, very difficult. To sleep on, it's wonderful, soft, warm and comfy. Ebony totally approves of the feather bed part of the nest.
And what it had done is drive home the idea that it's HER bed and she'd thank me to NOT disturb her by getting into it and under the assorted covers! I went in late this afternoon for a bit of a lay down, and it was very clear that HER flannel lined, extra comfy, electrically warmed nest wasn't for sharing!!! Boy, I'm glad spring is just around the corner *VBS*P.S. the letters are the only thing I've sewn on this past month..better days coming, I hope.