Thursday, June 17, 2010

teacher gift

I really should be cleaning my house (for the 100th time this week) and getting things ready for our trip, but I don't have the motivation at the moment and since Sarah is asleep, I can sit here without a kid hanging off me.
School got out last week. Brinely's teacher cried. It was sweet. It almost made me cry. I really loved her teacher. She was amazing. I got to know her fairly well from being in the classroom so much. She loves to read and since the weather here has been a bit on the cold and rainy side, I made her a lap quilt.

I love this quilt. I love the colors and the size. It was hard to give it up. I hope she liked it. She wouldn't look at the gifts that anyone brought into her. She was trying hard not to show emotion.

6 comments:

DeAnne said...

like it! love it! want some more of it!

j. call said...

Dang Arah!!! Doesn't it just get annoying sometimes to be dripping with so much talent??? I bet you just don't know which amazing thing to do next. You are amazing. That quilt is gorgeous. I know for sure her teacher cried hard when she saw that. What a sweet thing to do for a teacher. Love you, Juli

Kaisa Bailey said...

reminds me of grandma...i love it. Do you have a quilting machine or do you send it to someone?

Arah said...

Kaisa- I don't have a quilting machine. I have a darning foot for my sewing machine and I freehand it. It drives Matt nuts cause I do it at night and it takes me about 2-3 hours consecutively. I usually do what's called stippling on my quilts. I love it. I'm not a fan of patterns either, so most of my quilts are my own design. Sometimes they are a little wonky, but I don't care.

Megan Erickson said...

Arah- I love this quilt.. so cute!

Jillyn said...

Oh wow Arah....that is *beautiful*!!! I've made a baby blanket once...but never a quilt..i'd like to someday and i hope it could turn out 1/2 as nice as yours!!