Thursday, April 23, 2009

Just do it

Ok, so I took their advice and didn't buy the shoes, but decided that eventhough I didn't feel like working on a quilt, I would just do it anyways. This quilt was a surprise quilt that was hidden folded in another quilt top. When I went to load the other quilt top, this top fell out and surprised me. People sometimes donated quilt tops to me, but never surprises like this. I decided it needed leaves all over it, so that is what it got. It took two days to finish, but it is done and now is added to the giant pile that needs binding.

A teacher at my school yesterday came up to me after our morning meeting where the principal announced she would be leaving at the end of the year. He starts by saying, "I have a rather strange question for you. Can you take t shirts and make a quilt out of them?"

I said that you could.

He goes on, "How many t shirts would you need?" I had no idea where he was going with this, because he had asked me a couple years ago if I could teach him how to make a quilt--way back when I very first started quilting. He said he wanted to make a t shirt quilt for himself and I thought that now he was asking me to help him again.

Finally, he asks if I could make a t shirt quilt for the principal if he gave me the t shirts. I just laughed at him and said of course I could do that, but I needed as much time as he could give me. I have no idea why he didn't just come out and ask me in the first place. It was a rather strange conversation.

Our principal has been at the school for 11 years, longer than me, and most people at the school love her very much. She is moving on to a different district to do district office work and a lot of people are afraid of who will be replacing her. There was a whole lot of crying going on at the meeting yesterday.


Sue H said...

Oh, it's so sad when someone leaves like that, and you just know it will never be the same. I hope the new person is a nice surprise for everyone! And nice job quilting. I agree, sometimes you just have to do it! It can be a struggle though.

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