Friday, October 30, 2009

A Solution...

My husband hates getting rid of his clothes.  He still has stuff from Jr High that he hasn't worn since then.  A few months ago I convinced him that he needed to start going through his drawers.  How'd I do it?  I told him I would make those clothes into a quilt.  I'm pretty sure he's forgotten about it by now, but I've stashed all the old t-shirts away to pull out for his Christmas present.  A quilt.  A lot of the shirts do have some memory or story behind them, so I do understand why he holds onto them, but I think making them into a quilt is a much better solution to preserve his memories.  (And keep my sanity when trying to put his laundry away.)  I have 28 shirts in the pile below:

and after cutting and laying them out on another quilt as a template, here's what I ended up with:

 My squares are going to end up being 14.5".  Kind of a weird size, but it'll work.  I finished the squares for the top row today.  It took a LOT longer than I expected, but then again I've never made a quilt like this either.  I'm sure I'll get faster at it the more I do.  Here's my first 4 finished squares:

What do you think?  Do you like my idea?

Thursday, October 29, 2009

I want it!!!

While I was waiting to get my H1N1 vaccine today at by OB office, I came across this in a magazine.

You wouldn't know how perfect it was unless you knew what the curtains in the nursery looked like.

Wouldn't it be perfect!?!?