I have three children, a girl and two boys. They are grown and out of the house. Earl on the other hand is three years old and he has spent more time in my sewing room than the three kids put together. My children, unfortunately, never were bitten by the quilting bug.
Earl, on the other hand, spends a lot of time with me in the downstairs bedroom (also known as my sewing studio). Earl keeps me company simply by plopping down on the floor, relaxing on the recliner (his chair) or sometimes spreading out on the bed.
I like Earl’s company even when I occasionally have to step over him; even when I have to pick him up off the chair to relax there myself; or even when he jumps up on the bed and lies down on part of my current project. He’s annoying that way, but adorable. He is especially adorable when he jumps on the bed and rolls over on his back. That’s his way of asking for a belly rub.
Because Earl spends so much time with me, I assume that he must be interested in quilting. Wrong. He spends a lot of time in the sewing room, but most of it is spent sleeping. Is he just bored by it all? How is that possible?
Like I said, I’m tempted to try to train Earl to be a sewing dog. He’s small enough to fit on my lap. Lots of kids start sewing at the machine that way. Do you want to know another fun fact? Earl is a south paw. I meant to say, Earl is left-handed and so am I. That should make teaching him even easier.
Wait a minute, what am I thinking? I have too many unfinished quilts to start another ambitious project. Earl will have to be patient a little longer.