Today I continue my quest in creating and posting one block a day of the fabulous That Town And Country Quilt by the lovely Susan-Claire Mayfield. This is day three hundred and fifty-six of that project.
Here is Mom’s shed.
She drew up the plans for it and bought the materials.
She hired a concrete guy to come and pour a pad for it. After that, a carpenter came and did the framing. At that point, she announced at Sunday dinner, “Alright everybody, don’t make any plans for next weekend. Next weekend we are going to finish my shed.”
A few “but Mom”‘s and one “Now honey I’ve got…” issued forth, but she raised her hand in a STOP motion.
Addressing her husband and sons she said, “How many times have each one of you needed or wanted something and no matter what I was doing or where I was going I stopped and took care of whatever you needed? And how many times have I asked for something? I cannot remember the last time, and if any of you can just speak right up.”
No one said a word.
She continued, “That’s what I thought. Now, I have hired everything else done on my shed, and next weekend we are finishing my shed.”
All she heard was, “Yes, ma’am.”
She made fried chicken, potato salad, lemonade, and chocolate cake. She also swung a hammer with everyone else and before she knew it Little Blue Tractor had a home along with the rest of her garden tools and tractor attachments.
Life was good.