A Tribute to Mr. Sparkles
Oh, my veritable vixens! It is time to get sentimental. Y’all know my blogiversary is nearly here on Saturday, September 07. That will be three hundred and sixty-five days that I have been blogging, and three hundred and sixty-five days that Mr. Sparkles has been standing in the background with the glow of the computer screen reflecting off his equally sparkly face. (It can’t be helped, the glitter just shakes off me, and sticks to him!)
I want to give him three hundred and sixty-five thank yous. Even though you don’t see it, and I don’t say it enough, you have to know Mr. Sparkles supports me each day through his encouragement, generosity, patience, kindness, loves, hugs, and kisses. I may get an occasional eye roll, but he allows me to buy fabric like it’s the sustenance I need to survive. He cranks up the volume of the television, but doesn’t complain about the hum of the sewing machine. He grumbles about the never-ending threads on the carpet, but keeps his cool until I vacuum. His arms ache after holding up quilts for photos, but he does it anyway. He reminds me that I’ll hurt my back leaning over to cut my fabrics, but then he brings me medication. He never gets to use his fancy dining room table, but he understands I need a place to work. He misses being the centre of my attention, but he concedes the fans need me. He wants a quilt for himself, and patiently he waits. It will come.
He thinks I am crazy, but he supports my passion, and for that I could not love him anymore. Three hundred and sixty-five thank yous and a lifetime more to come. You, glorious creature, are my complimentary colour!
So now, if I take my sentimental wig off, I gots to show you the food Mr. Sparkles feeds me! The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, right? Well, it works for me! Look what he’s been Thermomixing lately:
You make me want to be a better quilter. Thanks, love, and sparkles.
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