Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A cozy Bed

This morning after I changed the sheets and was making up my bed, I was thinking about how cozy it looked. I always make my bed. The rest of the room could be a mess but the bed is made! There is something very restful about a made bed.
A freshly made bed just begs to be crawled into! So cozy. I love a bed with crisp fresh heavy cotton sheets for most of the year, especially if the sheets have been hung to dry on the line. Aaahhh.. In the winter warm thick flannel sheets with a thick down duvet is the making of sweet dreams. I love quilts. I love handmade quilts. Oh, to travel through Amish country with a purse full of money and leave with a trunk full of their beautiful quilts. I have made one quilt by hand. It was for my oldest daughters first birthday. It wasn't a very detailed design, but I gave lots of attention to detail, and I hope it is something she will treasure forever. I have made some very elaborate squares by hand that are all diamonds sewed intricately together. I would like to make another quilt, a big one this time. I think I will do the top by machine for durability and the actual quilting by hand. Yes another great project for someone that has no time, lol.
Maybe beds appeal so much to me right now because crawling into one and sleeping until I am completely rested seems like it would be bliss...I dream of a vacation where I could sleep for a while week, as much as I want. Well and take pictures too :)

The lovely bed pictures were found here,


Anonymous said...

I had to smile when reading your post today. My first thought is that I love a cozy looking bed too because I want to crawl back into it. :) Just today my best friend was telling me her trials and tribulations making a quilt for her daughter's new baby. It was confirmation to me that I should never take it up. It sounds like you had a much better experience though. Family treasures -- something to pass down -- I understand. I have a beautiful (but well-used) quilt from my grandmother. She made it for me when I was little. It gives me such pleasure to even look at it and to hold it close? I can almost smell the lilac talc she used to wear. Such beautiful sweet memories. Thanks for posting this so I could walk back down that lane again. I hope you get to another quilt soon.

Clane Gessel said...


That does sound like a nice vacation!

Do they have amish in Canada? :)

Momtosweeties said...

I don't know of any Amish in Canada. I would have to come down to Pennsylvania I guess. I hear it is beautiful through there.
I come from a Mennonite background and we have Mennonite people here, also Huderite and some other plain people. They are considered a lot more worldly than the Amish with cars, electricity and phones, but still live a plain lifestyle. I love the simplicity of their lifestyle.