The Drag Around Quilt.

Old 04-14-2011, 04:16 PM
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I was working on a simple baby quilt made from charm squares when this came to me. I wrote it down right away. I am thinking of making a little book to go with the quilt.

The Drag around Quilt

When I was new and far too small
To do much of anything at all
My mother covered me
With a quilt of yellow, blue and red
It warmed me in my little bed

When I was one,
I took my quilt upon a trip
To Nana’s house down by the sea
She said she made the quilt for me.
It had a zoo of yellow, red and blue
With frogs, and fishies and polka dots
I really liked it lots and lots.

When I was two
And had to take a nap
I would climb up on daddy’s lap
My quilt I would drag there
Just to cover us in the chair
And when as last he fell asleep
I would tuck it in around his feet.

When I was three,
And Momma said
You are too old to suck your thumb,
Or if I felt mad or cried, I would
Make a tent in which to hide
There on my bed, my quilt and me
But only just when I was three.

When I was four
Daddy said, this quilt is worn
We need a new one for your bed
But I kept my old quilt instead
And I would hold it very tight
To keep away the monsters in the night.

Now I am five,
And I am all grown up
I go to school each day
To meet my friends and play
I am too big for quilts you see
So I gave it to my Teddy bear
Just to keep him warm
but if the night is dark
Or I forget how to smile
I ask him if I can have it back
Just for a little while
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Old 04-14-2011, 04:18 PM
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Wonderful poem
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Old 04-14-2011, 04:50 PM
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That is really wonderful!! What cute children's book it would make.

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Old 04-14-2011, 05:09 PM
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Nice poem !

When I make a quilts for my sister or brother's grandchildren I always make a Drag Around Quilt for them to use to.
My daughter's drag around lasted for 6 years. It was almost in rags when she gave it up.
She would rub her fingers over the bumpy parts of the binding. That was her way of falling asleep. She is 53 now and she told me a couple of years ago that she still does that. Those little drag arounds are comforting.
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Very good....definitely book worthy!
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How precious!
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I love the poem!
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How inspiring. You should really consider having it published. Search for a publisher of children’s stories. You have quite a winner there!
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What a lovely poem! No little ones around me to share a drag along quilt with but I am hoping one of my son's will eventually settle down and give me some grandchildren. I'm going to save your poem. Thank you so much for sharing.
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