Sunday, September 30, 2007

Getting reacquainted


After months and months of being apart, Quiltie and I have decided to take it slow.

Sure, we could just jump back in and pretend nothing ever happened. We could pretend that someone didn't eat someone else's carefully-made markings, and that someone else didn't ignore the relationship for months. But that would be foolish.

It's been a while, and some of us still have tender feelings. Who would I be to tell him to move on already and stop being so stand-offish, when he can't possibly trust that I'm sticking around? A quilt's gotta protect himself from possibly getting hurt again. I understand.

But in that same spirit, Quiltie doesn't have a leg to stand on if he tries "the marking-eating incident was in the past, and you can't change the past." Not one leg, mister! While you can't change the past, you still have to attend to the fact that the past has effects on the present. I am on the lookout for any sign that he might start to eat a freshly-made marking. And I am perfectly justified to do so. So don't start with me, Quiltie. Don't even start to start with me!

We've still got some tender feelings, as I mentioned. We are going to continue to take it slow.

11 comments:

kim said...

I suppose that's okay until someone gives the other one the "It's not you; it's me" speech. Love that photo!

Stacey said...

slow and steady.....

Ashley said...

You know part of me thinks you should just let Quiltie go free; if comes back you you of his own free will without having eaten any of his markings, you'll know he's yours.

The other part--it's bigger--thinks you need to slap some masking tape on there to keep him marked up permanently. I think we all know he's not really to be trusted. Once they wander, they're gone. UNLESS YOU TIE THEM DOWN.

Ahem.

Dr. B. said...

Argh. Masking tape. Right! I totally forgot about that option, Ashley, and it's so smart. I left some squares un-re-marked for later, so I'll follow your sage advice for those (and then have rage that I didn't do it before). Spanks!

annika said...

WARNING! masking tape only works if you pull it off in a reasonable amount of time- otherwise it gets sticky and really gross and then you spend weeks pondering how to make it not be sticky and gross…ok I am speaking from experience here. Painters tape is better it has less stick but don’t let it get hot.
If you think you're mad at quiltie now wait until quiltie is sticky.

Ashley said...

Yes, yes--I second Annika's points. Only do it right before you're going to sew (so, like one square at a time) and use painter's tape if you've got it, although I've used both without any real problem.

Dr. B. said...

Whew! Annika, you really, really helped me dodge a bullet there, because you KNOW I woulda marked them all at once and then been Furious George about the disaster. Thank you so much, Annika!

Ashley, I am going with the notion that you figured I was smart enough to figure all of that out, and not that you were trying to destroy me with your masking tape will. Am I right?

tiennie said...

Eek. I make very light pencil markings on my quilts - no marking-eating-quilts for me. Hopefully you and quiltie will be able to save your relationship!

Nora said...

I'm going to go with Ashley's first option - LET QUILTIE GO FREEEE!!!
Well, then there's the tape option...

Felicia said...

LOL Glad you and quilty are easing back into things :)

Kirsten said...

That's a girl, take it slowly and don't let him get up to his old tricks. . .