Thursday, June 17, 2010

School's out for the summer!

     As of yesterday afternoon at 1:06pm, we are on summer vacation! We spent the good part of today in the pool, soaking in the perfect day. The last month or so has been such a whirlwind of activities and events, it was nice to do a lot of nothing. 
     I did not get a chance to post the quilt that I made for my dear friend Linda DiVerde. She was my teaching partner for many years when I taught Kindergarten. She has taught each of my sweethearts, and this year she had the youngest of them. Not only did she have the last of the babies (Gabriela), but she also was in the room when Gabriela was born and helped me sing Happy Birthday to her for the very first time! It was bittersweet, seeing Cha-Cha finish Kindergarten, but knowing that Mrs. DiVerde would not have any more of my little ones in Kindergarten. So, I did what I do...I made her a quilt.
     It is from the Eric Carle line of fabric for Brown Bear, Brown Bear. Having taught that grade level for so long, I know how apropos the quilt is for her classroom. She LOVED it. She cried. Well, I did, too.


DebW said...

it's a beautiful quilt! such a thoughtful gift!

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Such a beautiful quilt!

Compwalla said...

That is so fantastic! I love that fabric. What a sweet gift - I would have cried, too. :)

Heidi said...

Wow, that is amazing!