Tuesday, March 2, 2010

for Phyllis...

The summer after I graduated high school I moved into my aunt Phyllis and uncle Bob's house so I could work in a nursing home until college started. Anyone who's met my aunt Phyllis knows that Martha Stewart's got nothin' on her...especially when it comes to quilting. Before you can even utter the words 'pregnancy test' she's already got a baby blanket made and in the mail, somehow magically matching the decor of the nursery. So over the course of this summer I watched her quilt...and I watched my cousin Rachel quilt...and soon I thought, "hey, this business looks fun. I should try it."
I was wrong.
Turns out an 18 year old who just moved out of her parents house for the first time doesn't really like quilting. She probably wants to spend all time off eating cereal and watching bad soaps. Phyllis eventually finished it for me because she's cool like that...or perhaps because she had the ability to predict that I wouldn't actually finish anything of this crafty nature for another decade. So this one's for you Phyllis...I finally did it!!!

My mom and I tore apart my uniforms that I wore in Iraq and I attempted to make something pretty out of them.

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't at least a little proud.

7 comments:

Geek Baker said...

Jackee, its beautiful! Well done! gawh....I'm still trying to finish off that blanket I start crocheting when I was 21....I couldn't imagine quilting something :$

danryansmom said...
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danryansmom said...

What a great idea. It is pretty with the pink on it, but hey, you knew I would say that. I gotta start a blog....I am sure someone would look at it.

I wasn't sure if you would exactly know me by that name so I had to add this, today, I am your favorite NAC

Amber said...

That is awesome Jackee! I have been saving all of my uniforms intending to make something awesome, but of course haven't done a thing. You've inspired me!

Jo said...

Very well done kiddo. I am glad to see that you have put that machine to use. I also think it is sort of funny that you took the uniform that you had to wear in a place that it was way too hot to be wearing into something functionally warm here.

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

Beautiful and what a great idea!! You are far ahead of me, I started making one for my mom about 6 years ago, had Taya and it is yet to be done!! And can't say I have anymore time now then I did just having a baby. Hope you are doing well!

Crystal said...

I realize that you don't know me. I was hitting "Next Blog" and came across your blog. I saw the blanket that was made with your uniform from Iraq and I think it is amazing and I just wanted to share that! Thank you :)