Some days I feel like a circus animal. No not one of the cool ones like a lion…OR the elephant…or EVEN the bear! Sometimes I feel like all I do is juggle. I get to be the caged juggler. How uncool is that?? I feel strapped down, locked away…like a damsel in distress…..swoon! But all in all, I feel trapped in my office and to my desk.
Yesterday I got my quilt back. I had a really awesome thought of taking all of my t-shirts from high school, finding someone else to do this for me of course, and then making a quilt! My idea of making a quilt would include the magic Genie where all I would have to do is rub the lamp and up she comes! TAH-DAH! Here it is! Well it sort of happened that way…I think. Essentially, we have a client named Keepsake Threads (www.keepsakethreads.com) whom I had received an announcement that their new website was up and kickin’! That’s when it hit me….I had to call and see what they could do for me. They were easy to work with, very friendly and overall just a peach of a company! Essentially, what they do is take articles of clothing from whatever (whether it be a deceased grandmother’s decorative hanky’s or your uncle’s funky ties OR in my case high school memories thru t-shirts!) and create it into some other form like a bear, scarf, quilt…or whatever you could think of! I personally wanted a quilt.
Meeting was a breeze. I literally had three full bags of t-shirts from cheerleading, gymnastics, track and some random ones from Saint’s Alive (my high school’s biggest fundraising event). I talked briefly to the designer and gave her free reigns. She is the designer, this is her job, and I felt like she had connected with me enough to provide a quality quilt. Boy, did she ever!
Here is an example of what the back of my quilt looks like. Because Red was a predominant color she used that on the front and complimented it with the Navy and Gold (my high school colors).
I wish these pictures were bigger but, the detail work, the time and effort involved was such a pleasure to see. They really did a great job at capturing my memories into a tangible item for me to use and keep. What a completely amazing piece of art and comfort.
I was very pleased. Currently, I am trying to juggle about 6 different projects, report to 10 different bosses, all a while keeping my sanity! YES wishful thinking…I only pray that cheer practice this evening goes smoothly, sushi is not tainted, and the roads remain clear! (fingers crossed!)
LAUGH OUT LOUD MOMENT: Freaked myself out with my own shadow last night (I saw it in the moon light–as you can tell I am a big chicken…)
CYNICAL MOMENT: Facebook stalking last night…someone I was talking to changed their status to single? Does this mean they want to date the CatMan? Or use her for her beautiful body? Does he want a relationship? AHHH the suspense is killing me!
BEAUTIFUL MOMENT: Receiving a birthday cake from a friend and getting to blow out my b-day candles a whole 3 days sooner! YAY!
LAZY MOMENT: right now……….3…..2……..1………..OK I am done now.
POSITIVE MOMENTUM MOMENT: Telling three more people about my fundraising endeavors for our Special Olympics Polar Plunge 2011! I am so excited! Anyone want to come visit and plunge with me??
Today has been slow but sure. But isn’t it the slow and steady that win the race? I am keeping with that philosophy. Being patient will pay off and prevent me from looking like a dumb butt. I am convinced.
I am going to leave you all and go eat my cake! Have a beautiful Thursday!!
PS: Remember to smile! You never know when a warm happy smile might make the difference for a friend, fellow co-worker, or random stranger! Give Love. Receive Love.
8 thoughts on “Feel like a circus animal?”
Happy Birthday in advance my sweet rose bandit! May your life be filled with the beauty and fragrance of roses forever.
Love your story and your quilt!
Thanks my dear friend!! 🙂
Happy Birthday! Great quilt, great idea, my mom is a wonderful quilter, I dont have the time or patience for it, maybe someday! Happy Day….
I hear you on the patience thing! I will leave quilting to ET and the experts!
I love your quilt…and that you happened to know of this company who did this type of work.
The cake is AWESOME. I wish I had a cake like that. Send me a piece.
You have a lot on the go. Remember to take some time this week-end for the RELAX part of the day.
Don’t eat all the cake yourself or you’ll end up as big as the chicken picture.
THE. BEST. BIRTHDAY. What an amazing way to begin 25! I donated my cake to everyone else….hehe and they thought I was just being kind…but my butt was really thanking them! We can’t get any bigger or else I will be handcuffed to the gym! 😉
Happy Birthday! I am a quilter. Nothing thrills me more then seeing a non-quilter love and appreciate a quilt 😀
Love your quilt and it will love you!
🙂 That is so nice to know! These ladies did a phenomenal job. I was just in awe! Thanks quilter extraordinaire! Would you quilt me a cape one day?