Tuesday, August 9, 2011

good times

Summer is my favorite season, and i swear i get so SO depressed as soon as Aug 1st hits. I actually get sad on the 4th of July, then depressed in August, and it's all down hill from there. I think they call that Seasonal Depression...

The folks at the cat shelter just asked me to design a poster for the next fundraiser. They need to raise money to help pay for very expensive eye drops for the cats when they get infections. So the shelter just sent me over 20 pictures with of cats with bleeding eyes!!  Fantastic!

In sewing news, I was very behind in a wedding quilt i was commissioned for back in April, for a May 28th wedding.  I thought I could finished it in time, and then I was a few weeks behind, and then June 6th I started a new job, so I only had weekends to work on it.

I felt soooooo bad, but the couple, Heather and Aaron were SO understanding, and happy for me to start my job, they were cool about it.

This was a UNIQUE project for me, it was the Bride's idea to have a wedding quilt made that reflected both her and her husbands' personalities. They wanted this to to be passed down to their children and grand children. So they gave me a list of about 10-15 different things the quilt should include. (Cats, cherries, jewelry, trees, Hello Kitty, music, Disney, Jean Harlow, state birds, cupcakes and polka dots!!) She even included some clothing from her Great Aunt, so it was all very meaningful to them. :-)

My favorite part was adding a large applique "N" for their last name. (and all the Hello Kitty stuff of course!)

The happy couple and he back of the quilt.
Thank you again Heather and Arron! Especially for all your understanding and support. Congrats on your wedding and you guys rock! XOXOXOXOXOXOXO


  1. okay, first off, bleeding kitty eyes! Noooo!! You need some cute kitties looking sad on that poster.
    Great work on the commissioned quilt. That's quite a mix of stuff they asked for. You pulled it off wonderfully!

  2. Thanks Becky!
    I know, once I told my husband about the poster he said 'what a horrible idea, People shouldn't be grossed out into giving money." he suggested a very cute kitten with BIG EYES looking sad and asking for eye medicine. "I don't want to go bwind"

  3. Great job with the quilt! It looks amazing. Your husband is a genious - "bwind" is perfect! Kind of like a LOL cat? Also, you shouldn't be too sad about summer - it doesn't officially end until September 20th or something. From now on, you are only allowed to start feeling sad on Aug. 1 and then depressed September 1. But then, once the fall starts, you must immediately begin to get happier each day that it gets closer to Thanksgiving (yum!!) and whatever winter holiday you celebrate (hopefully you celebrate one). Mmkay?

  4. AWWW! thanks Andrew! XOXOXO
    yes, i am going to give them one depressing poster that they are asking for, and then one LOL cat poster and try and work in the word bwind. Maybe they will print both?