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I'll get back to theme days once I find a groove of posting regularly. In the meantime, most of my posts are about some variation of books, bikes, buses, or Broadway. Plus bits about writing, nonprofits, and grief from time to time.

This blog is mostly lighthearted and pretty silly. It's not about the terrible things happening in the world, but please know that I'm not ignoring those things. I just generally don't write about them here.

26 September 2015

Old Clothes, New Blanket

Got Chadwick's t-shirt quilt back from Too Cool T-Shirt Quilts. Here's the picture they sent me:

It's too big for me to take my own picture, unless I move all my furniture and lay it on the floor, which I'm not willing to do. It's a bit bigger than queen size. Eventually, when I'm ready, I'll probably put it on my bed. Unless I move to a taller house and decide to hang it up instead.

The quilting is great. I told the woman who made it to surprise me with the backing, and she went with this nice chocolate brown (since, as she pointed out, Chadwick had a fair number of brown shirts, so it went well with the front). Some parts of the quilting matches up with what's on the front side, like this turkey. It's the reverse of the Turkey Trot shirt in the middle of the right-hand side of the quilt.

So, I'm really glad I hired someone to do this instead of doing it myself. I'm even more glad I found Too Cool, since they've been nothing but helpful since my first email to them. And it was an awesome bonus that they have a local contractor, so we got to meet in person when I took her my shirts and again today when I picked up the finished product.

I was afraid getting it back would send me into another tailspin of grief, but so far I'm all smiles and no tears. A step in the right direction.


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful keepsake for you.

Su said...

I think so, too.