Friday, April 19, 2013

Q is for Quilt

I am writing a children's story for every day of the A to Z Challenge. Here is today's story!


 Oh no.  Ellie’s nose was itchy again. 

She reached for a tissue.

“Are you feeling any better?”  Momma asked.

“No. I feel terrible.” 

Momma kissed her on the forehead. 

“Poor baby.  You have a fever.  Come on; let’s make you a cozy nest.”

“With books and blankies and pillows?”

“Yes, with books and blankies and pillows.” 

Momma scooped Ellie up and carried her to her bed.

“I’ll be right back.”Momma said.

Ellie stared at her ceiling.  She could hear Sam and Carlos running back and forth across the yard.

They were making gorilla noises.

“Here are some extra pillows Ellie.  Do you want some music?”

“Yes please, Momma. Could you open my curtains so I can watch the boys?”

“I don’t know, I don’t want you running around right now. “

“I would never, ever do that.  I just want to watch so I’m not so lonely.”

“Ok, how’s that?”  Momma placed a pillow behind Ellie’s head and pulled the curtains back just enough for her to see the boy’s leap out of a tree.

Ellie shivered.  She was so cold.

Momma tucked a blanket over her.

It was one of Ellie’s favorites.  It made her think of lacey princess dresses.

Ellie shivered again. 

“Momma, this blankie isn’t warm enough.”

Momma pulled out a thick fleecy one.

“Is that any better?”

Ellie sneezed.

“No. Now my toes feel all sweaty.

“I think I know just the thing.  It will take me a minute to get it.  It’s at the bottom of my trunk.”

“The trunk that belonged to your Grandma?”

“Yes, that’s the one.”

When Momma came back she had something big and fluffy in her arms.

“Is it a blankie?”

“Yes, it is a quilt.  My Grandma made it for me when I was just a little girl.”

“Like me?”

“Just like you.  My momma used to tuck me under it whenever I was feeling sick.”

Momma pulled it all the way up to Ellie’s chin.

“It’s pretty.  It looks like a flower garden.”

“It does.”  Momma said.  “How does it feel?”


Ellie was almost asleep when she heard something tapping on her window.

Carlos and Sam were making silly faces at her.

Ellie waved at them and snuggled up under her Momma’s quilt.  Not even a princess could have a cozier nest.


  1. Hello, Sarah! This is a really cute story. Nothing like a cozy quilt to snuggle under! Best of luck with your writing!!

    Happy A to Z-ing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

  2. What a cute story and a WONDERFUL idea for the A to Z Challenge!

    1. Thank you. I've been having fun with it.

  3. Love the story and the idea. Are you going to make a book of your stories?!

    Thanks for the follow!

    Mary Montague Sikes

    1. I've thought of it. I'm really not sure yet.

  4. That was ahhhdorable! Such a sweet theme too:) Nice to meet another home school Mom and aspiring writer!! Will be back!

    1. Thank you! I love meeting other home school/writer moms :)

  5. Darling...quite different from my prologue post this afternoon :-)

    1. Yes, it is. I think the people in your prologue could use a nice,warm quilt about now!

  6. Nothing makes you feel better like love and grandma's quilt.

  7. Cute little story - you made me want to snuggle up under the quilt too!

  8. Aww, that's cute (: Thanks for sharing (:

  9. such a wonderful story. I love quilts. have a great weekend.

    we are having a blog party if you want to link up.

    A Dose of Jules

  10. My "Q" was also involving a quilt, although of a far different sort.

    Nice light-hearted prose.

    1. Thank you. Yes, our quilt's are pretty much polar opposites.

  11. Love quilt stories ... wish I knew how to make them.

    This was lovely.

    Silvia @ Silvia Writes

    1. Thank you. I would love to learn to quilt someday.

  12. I live in the Southern Hemisphere where it is now getting colder and so this sample was very apt!

    1. Oh, good! It was cool and rainy here today but its been quite warm. I think the rain inspired a cozy story.

  13. Great imaginative stories Sarah -wish I was that clever :-)

    Pauleen at Tropical Territory
    A to Z 2013

  14. Wonderful! SO glad to find your blog. New follower here. I'm stopping by from the "A to Z" challenge and I look forward to visiting again.


  15. What a nice way to make a sick little girl feel better. Old quilts are the best.