Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Graduation Quilt - Revealed
Sunday was the graduation party for Lauren, who's mom purchased the custom quilt I had offered at our class auction. As Lauren has been friends with my daughter since kindergarten, our whole family was invited to the party at Blackburn Park. As I gave Lauren a congratulatory hug, she told me how much she loves the quilt, adding that she can't wait to take it to college and how envious all of her roommates will be of her quilt. I can't tell you how relieved I was to hear that. While I have made many quilts in the past, none has stressed me like this one. All of the others were sewn either for myself or as a gift to family members, who would enjoy them simply because I thought to make something for them. This was the first time that someone had paid for a quilt, so I needed it to be perfect. And as everyone's tastes are different, what appeals to me or even my daughter might not appeal to another teenager. The pressure is off, and I can now focus on Katie's quilt. Assuming she ever gives me the pictures she wants on it. If not, I will start on a motorcycle themed quilt for my husband. I found some awesome Route 66 fabric...
Speaking of my own personal hell's angel, he arrived back safely from his annual motorcycle trip. This year he and three other guys had their bikes transported out to LA, and then traveled back to St. Louis via Route 66. It was intended for the ride to take two weeks. Jim said from the beginning that he didn't think it would take the full two weeks. But I was very surprised when he called me on Friday (the seventh day of the trip) and said he would be home by Sunday night. I figured this must have been the Chevy Chase "Bikers' Vacation". "Okay guys, there's the Grand Canyon, now back on your bikes!" I can only presume that Wally World was closed. It's a good thing I made Jim a Motorcycle Journal to take with him on the trip. At least he can look back at that to see where he was!