Friday, April 20, 2012

Race To The Finish

Sorry if you were hoping the post title was a reference to NASCAR, but I'm referring to Co-Defendant #1's Davy Crockett get-up for American Hero Friday at school.  DH brought home dinner so I could finish it up last night...thanks, Dear!  Nothing like last-minute pressure to really make you put the pedal to the metal!

This week has been a busy one at our house.  Between nursing a sick kiddo and running 'round like mad to gather supplies for his stinkin' costume, there's been zero time for quilting.  Just one more week and my Mom and I will be at a quilt retreat...hang on, QuiltnMama!

Here's the (albino) coonskin cap and fringed shirt I managed to come up with...

I think they both turned out fairly well, all things considered.

Here's my boy, I mean, Davy...I hope the real Davy didn't look like such a dork.  Bad mother!

The moccasins go pretty well with the whole ensemble, although he kept calling them Grandpa shoes.  Sorry, kid, but you can't beat Walmart clearance prices when you're in a pinch, okay!?  That bandolier looking thing across his middle is a pouch...I'm assuming Davy carried 'essentials' in his.  And because we must be all non-violent, he couldn't carry a toy rifle.  Heaven forbid we be authentic if it involves a firearm!

My mother cautioned me that someone at the school is bound to find out that I sew so I lectured the kids and they now know to say Mom doesn't sew, she quilts.  I'm off to clean up my sewing area and start packing for retreat.  If you don't hear from me again, it's because I'm buried under a pile of fallen fabric.

I'm linking up to these nice folks...hop on over to see what other crafty types are up to this week!

Richard Quilts
Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Amy Lou Who
Crazy Mom Quilts

Happy quilting, y'all!


  1. Great job! Keeping your skills on the QT-priceless!

  2. Great costume! I also warn my kids they may NOT share my "knows how to use a sewing machine" info with ANYone else. We all know where that leads...

  3. Great work on the costume! He looks like the real Daniel!!

  4. Good job! And so jealous! I want to go on a quilting retreat soooo much. Let us know how it goes. I'm glad you are getting time away after such a week.

  5. Great job! I know he couldn't carry a knife like the real DC, either. Our world has gone crazy.

    Have fun at retreat!

    I say just the opposite. I am not a quilter. I sew. I am also not a "sewist". I hate that term. Nor, am I a seamstress. I just sew. I did get roped into things I wish I hadn't but mostly it was okay .... other than the 24 show choir dresses one fall....That is too painful. I really can't let that memory bubble up.

  6. Bwahaha I love that "Mama doesn't sew, she quilts" Before I started quilting, I too thought the two were interchangeable. Actually it wasn't until I sat down to make a shirt from a pattern a few years ago, that I very quickly learned that the two are really quite different, and just because I could quilt didn't mean I could make something I could actually wear!! :) :) Great finish though, I am sure he had a blast.

    Scrapendipity Designs

  7. What a great costume! You did good! Whoop whoop!!

  8. You did a great job on this sewing, I mean quilting project!