Monday, May 24, 2010

Lost my mind!

Pi's super fabulous principal recently announced she will be retiring this year. The announcement spread like wildfire through the entire town and the reaction was incredible. I've never seen so many people show thanks and appreciation to an educator as much as she is receiving. She totally deserves it, as she's really great with the kiddos and the parents.

Everyone has been brainstorming on special ways to say goodbye at the end of the year and somehow, someway, I agreed to help make a simple quilt from Piper's class. Lost.My.Mind!

Being too late to turn back now, I've jumped in and don't plan to think of how crazy I am to agree to this, until it's all over.

I brought fabric squares and crayons to school and let the kids doodle away. I've not got a stack of 28 hand colored squares to sew together.



I'm thinking of doing a simple checkerboard quilt like this. Whaddya think?



Some kids needed "do-overs" like this kid. Her original square screamed stalker (!!), so I'm glad she made another one that didn't mention going to the principal's house at all. Whew!



The quilt has to be finished by the end of June. Wish my crazy butt some luck! ;)

13 comments:

Kaye said...

I swear my mom did a project like this too!! Are you going to tie it or really quilt it??

Snap said...

She will love it. I like the checkerboard. Have fun and you can do it!

Crafty Christina said...

I'm planning on just stitching in the ditch. I've never tied a quilt and don't want to learn on this one.

Laura said...

What a great gift! I'm sure the principal will love it!

You're fortunate to live in a town with such good public schools, and families that are so committed to the schools. Your town seems like a really nice place to live from what you've said about it.

I'm looking forward to seeing the quilt when it's done!

melicity said...

As an educator I can tell you this is one of the most special gifts she will get and is one that she will cherish and remember for ever. :) Handmade gifts are always the best.

Kristina P. said...

This is the best gift ever! What a truly personal, treasured gift.

Andrea Moberly said...

What a great gift :) I'm sure it will be so special to her!

Karen said...

You can do it, Christina!! The checkerboard looks great.

And the stalker kid made me laugh. :)

Cami said...

What a great idea! You are amazing, and I know you can do this. Best wishes, I'm sure it will turn out fantastic!

Dannee said...

what a great idea...can't wait to see the finished quilt...

Lorena said...

What a great idea! you can do it!! and the checker board pattern is perfect.

Deni J. said...

Love the checkerboard design - good luck - you can do it!

Katrina said...

LOL!!! I literally did laugh out loud about the Stalker Kid!!! That was too funny. I know all about taking on a big project. But you just can't help it b/c you get so excited and have all these ideas.... yada, yada, yada. You'll get it done and I'm sure she will love it! It'a such a great idea and personal, which makes it perfect!