Friday, June 13, 2014

Thoughts about "My Dad"

I've been watching the Today show this morning and all of the presenters have shared the one thing they especially remember that their dad's often said to them. It made me think what do I remember most of the many things my dad said to me. My daughters will tell you I am a terrible cook. By the time my Atlanta grandchildren were in elementary school they convinced their mother that she should take them for a drive-thru meal to eat at my house so I wouldn't cook for them.

It's all my dad's fault. The one thing I remember most that my dad said to us over and over again, "Women don't belong in the kitchen. Cooking is a man's job." My dad was a chef and restaurant owner. I could wait tables, bus tables, set up tables, and wash dishes but I was never, ever allowed in the kitchen to cook. 

My mom taught me to sew. Good thing my dad wasn't a tailor or he might have said that a woman doesn't belong in the sewing room! 
Here is my best contribution to my own kitchen. A table runner using 9 2-1/2" precut strips sewn together then cut into hexagons using my Hexagon Trim Tool. I used my Eat Your Veggies fabric for the borders. The entire project was finished in a day.

The directions to make the hexagons and to sew them together are in my new book, Jelly Roll Jambalaya. You can order the book on my The bed quilt using the same hexagons is featured on the book cover.

1 comment:

  1. Your new book looks fabulous and the cover quilt is spectacular.Have a great dad`s day!!