Archive for October, 2006
Patti wrote and asked me if I was prepared for the drastic change in climate that will come with my move to Minneapolis. I was cruising blogs the afternoon after my lovely hike with temps in the high 60’s when I came across this entry from May Britt
I think Nancy was was the one who first asked what we collect.
I started collecting t-shirts from cities I was visiting a few years ago when I began traveling with my husband on his business trips with the intention of eventually making a t-shirt quilt. Shortly after that I was given a coffee mug from Hawaii by my sister in law as thanks for watching her son while she and her husband went there on vacation. So now on my trips I collect coffee mugs, my t-shirt collection has expanded to include sweatshirts and I get to relive memories of my trips each morning as I choose which cup to use that day.
I plan on gathering all my t-shirts together as I get ready for the move and maybe actually make the quilt when I get settled in Minneapolis. Right now there are t-shirts in my studio, in my closet, and in my dresser and I don’t even know how many of them I’ve collected at this point.
This was a project started at least a couple years ago. I’m getting close to the top on the Stashbusters UFO list so I pulled this one out; finished ripping the stitches that needed to come out and bound it.
This is the 11th UFO finished this year but I don’t feel like I’m making much progress as there are still 17 UFO’s on my working list and probably several more sitting around not yet counted.
I don’t have pictures from the wedding yet but this is a good one of my family. Keith and I were very fortunate that all of our siblings were able to attend the wedding but it was such a short weekend we didn’t really have a chance to visit as much as I’d have liked.
Before the wedding frenzy begins I wanted to thank you all for your encouragement and support. This is a great group and I feel very fortunate to belong to Stash Quilts and the larger Internet quilting community.
I’m finishing up my last tasks before the wedding. Today I had a pedicure and had my hair done. I also finally hemmed my dress for the wedding along with the pants I’m going to wear to the Rehearsal dinner. I can’t sew so hopefully no one will look too closely at either job! Tomorrow I have laundry and some final cleaning to do and Chris and Becky will arrive after midnight.
Let the fun begin!
I was proud that I could honor my Aunt’s memory and do something active in the fight against breast cancer – that my efforts helped to raise funds for research and awareness.
Keith has to participate in a Crew training day tomorrow and we have to report in on Friday morning at 5 AM (the actual walk takes place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday).We’re staying in a hotel near the starting point tomorrow night so this will be my last post until Sunday night or Monday.
Wish me luck!
I had planned to make Chesty a turtleneck sweater out of this yarn but realized the pattern called for a different weight yarn so I made him another hoodie – I made this one longer both on the back and the chest.
These are fun and easy to make – I’ve already bought some green yarn to try that turtleneck next!