Little Patches

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You come into the room with a blueberry muffin in your hand, and you see that bitty quilt squares have been laid out on the blocking board, and Clover Mushmelon Pinkytoes Paulson (who loves the big version of the quilt with an enthusiasm that can safely be described as obsessive, and who loves to put her little chin on whatever it is that she loves) loves it already. Mwah, Puppynose! Kiss hug kiss.

But then you back up just a bit, and you see who is making the quilt.

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which is the bitty version of the one you made for him way back when so that he might ever so possibly (pleeeeease?) fall in love with you, back when you were just a wee young lass yourself, some seventeen years ago now

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and your heart explodes into a thousand miniature butterscotch sundaes. And strawberries. And yellow violets. And covered wagons. Because honestly. That's how it feels sometimes, hanging around these two.

322 comments

It's exactly this kind of thing that will make you love him more as a daddy than you even dreamed of when it was just the two of you.

Ack! Totally tearing up!

Smile...smile and more smiling. What a wonder! You two are gonna be so very in love for ever!

Oh seriously. Thanks for the sweet tears this morning. This is such a lovely memory to keep...

Sob.... so sweet, those two.

Tears! Your daughter is going to be (is already!) so fortunate to be so very, very loved.

Ain't (true) love grand? AND you have blueberry muffins!

oh that is the sweetest thing in the world that he is making that quilt for your little one - he really is a treasure! And I just love that devoted doggie of yours!

sweetness beyond measure! <3

Ok you really should give a tear warning. They are both pretty special.

This one just sent me over the TOP. The love-the sweetness-the man sewing. Dang, this is good stuff. Lucky. You are all lucky.

I think the photo of Andy sewing and the dog on the floor is beyond price.

So sweet. And look at him in his manly man clothes and hat! Thanks for sharing.

Man + Dog + Quilt = KEEPER...

I hope you are tucking away photos of this for your baby girl! So so sweet.

One of my favourite posts ever! Thanks so much for sharing - love that first picture!

Ahhhhh! makes my heart go soft.

Janene Giuseffi says: March 05, 2010 at 07:22 AM

you are one lucky chica!!!
now, can andy teach mine how to quilt, please??? :-D

I wish I had a love like that... you two are so lucky!

Loooove. My husband shyly asked to stitch an embroidery for our girl once, it felt awesome.

That is flippin' adorable.
Seriously. I'm jealous.

Ok, I need to stop tearing up EVERY TIME YOU POST! Just show us some pictures of bread,or a nice Portland nature walk, give my tender heart a break!

Oh, Alicia. This made me weepy. How lovely : )

Reading this made my eyes fill with tears and put a smile on my face. You are so very blessed!

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About Alicia Paulson

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My name is Alicia Paulson
and I love to make things. I live with my husband and daughter in Portland, Oregon, and design sewing, embroidery, knitting, and crochet patterns. See more about me at aliciapaulson.com

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Since August of 2011 I've been using a Canon EOS 60D with an EF 18-200mm kit lens and an EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens.