The other day I had washed all the sheets and some of the quilts. It was a full day of washing and drying clothes. It was getting late and Vince asked if our bed ready for occupants. I told him I had not put the quilts back on the bed. He said “I can do that.” I said “No!” I almost said “No, you can’t” but realized he could . . I just couldn’t let him.
This is a heart bargello quilt I made. I’m not sure when I finished it but I remember having it on my design wall at the house we had in Kentucky in about 2002 so it could be close to 20 years old.
We have three quilts on the bed and a down comforter. The comforter usually just covers our feet and I only keep it on the bed during the winter because we mostly don’t use heat at night and, as you can see, we might have cold toes tonight if we don’t have extra covers.
The house won’t get too cold and the heat will come on about 5:15 so it will be warm when we get up.
Anyway, I put the quilts and comforter back on the bed and Vince said “Why couldn’t I have done that?” I hated to admit it but I said “Because I wasn’t sure if you would put the heart going the right direction.”
Vince: How would you have known since it’s not the top quilt?
Me: If I didn’t put it on, I have to check it before I go to bed.
Vince: Have I ever put it on wrong?
Me: Yes, once in Texas but it’s ok . . I turned it around before we got in bed.
He wanted to know what difference it could possibly make if it didn’t show. I couldn’t tell him . . but it would be a problem for me if I knew it was wrong or if I woke up in the middle of the night and wondered if it was wrong.
I’m not sure why I can walk through the kitchen, with every cabinet door open because that’s how I often leave them, and that doesn’t bother me, or how the mess around my stitching chair doesn’t bother me but don’t put the quilt on the bed upside down.
Vince probably wouldn’t even notice that it had a heart on it because unless you’re a bit away from it, you don’t see it but since I know it’s a heart, then I would know right off if it was upside down or sideways. Poor Vince . . living with me can’t be easy . . but I can cook! 🙂