When I turned sixteen my mom threw me a surprise party and I was really, really surprised. It was tons of fun. I seem to recall making tissue paper dresses and who knows what else. And each of my friends in attendance also decorated a quilt square which I sewed into this quilt complete with school spirit colors and driving-themed border fabric.
I've had this quilt for 20 years but rarely look at it. And one friend put jelly beans in her quilt square. Why? I have no idea.They're melted but not as bad as you'd think for 20 years in storage.
Part of my summer list is clearing out the house and bit by very slow bit I've been working on it. I found this under all my art supplies in a trunk. I find it nearly impossible to let go of items with sentimental value but I'm trying to get better about actually using (or displaying) those items rather than just having full cupboards. Another thing I'm trying to do is photograph items of sentimental value with the thought of making a photo book of things. I feel like if I have the photos I might be able to let some of the actual objects go.
I'm practicing with this quilt. I took the photos weeks ago and the quilt has been in the it's-going-to-the-trash-soon pile ever since. It's not in the trash yet but it's close. It was fun to look at it and take photos and now it's time to let go.
As an aside, don't you just love the name Just Have Fun Club? It was a really fun club!
Here's another quilt I made that probably needs to go. Puppies!