Sneakin’ Around to Get ‘er Done

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Usually when I make gifts for people it’s an easy thing to do. I simply put my project away in a safe place when the intended recipient comes over. That can get a bit difficult when the kids drop in unexpectedly. Don’t get me wrong. I love it when they do, but the mad dash to hide the quilt frame when the car door slams can be crazy… exciting but crazy!

It’s harder to make a gift for your husband, however, when the two of you tend to do everything together. At the beginning of 1990 I found the pattern below and decided it would the the perfect birthday present for him. Luckily I worked part time so I had the opportunity to work on it during the day on my days off, but it was always a challenge to get it safely tucked away before he came home from work. I had to be careful to make sure I stuffed it in a place he’d never look, too!

All the sneaking around made the process a lot longer to go from a blank piece of fabric to a framed project, but I did it! It was done and wrapped for his birthday celebration on time and has hung in our family room ever since. Did I ever sneak around to do another project for him? Sure did… but that’s another story for another day.

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