Thursday, January 01, 2009

An Early Birthday Present

Today is a great day! Many of you know that I (Micah) have a bit of a thing for T-shirts. I just like T-shirts that make people laugh or confuse them (which makes me laugh). I have collected them for many years and each T-shirt has so many wonderful memories.

Well, as you all know I'm not getting any younger. I'm turning into a bit of an old geezer and there are certain things that come with this territory. Apparently you are suppose to dress nicer, you know polo shirts and shirt shirts and stuff like that. Stuff the wives like to see you in so they can show you off when you are out and about, looking respectable and so on and so forth. T-shirts unfortunately do not fall in this category, so many of them have sat unworn, or they are simply worn out!

That's when my mother had an idea... "Why don't you just give them all to me and I'll make a quilt out of them?", she said. Brilliant, it was almost a win-win. Katie got a well dressed husband, and I would stand to gain one of the greatest pieces of nostalgia, I dare say, of all time. The only loss would be no more response from people when I wore them out in public, but that would be ok.

So New Years Eve my parents came up and mother started the big project. That evening we were joined by other NYE celebrators and the extra helping hands greatly increased the speed of the project (thanks Nicols!).

New Years morning we awoke to the sound of a roaring sewing machine with the pedal to the metal. Within no time my mother had finished the masterpiece. Ta Da!

It looks great on the bed!

Later in the afternoon, we tested it out as a family and curled up to watch a movie and catch a cap nap. I think Eben likes the new blanket....

So it is with great excitement that I share this work of art with you. I can't tell how awesome this birthday present is. Thank you mom (I love you)!! I hereby declare this T-Shirt quilt to be an official Peterson heirloom!! Dun-Duhna-Dun!

Well I'm off to bed, should be nice and warm tonight. Later! Micah

*Note - Don't tell anyone that my mom made it, she wants to keep it a secret ok ; )

PS - Sarah, I'm sorry about Veni, Vidi, Vegi, that was a really tough decision, it didn't fit quite right on me and I wasn't wearing it too much, so I though it deserved a better, more permanent home. I think when you see it in person you'll agree...


Anonymous said...

Love the write up and pictures! Yes petal to the metal...that's why I love sewing...I can drive as fast as I want to!!!

It was fun! I hope you guys have lots of years of cuddling in this one-of-kind quilt,with all Eben's brother and sisters!! :0) Hope you can feel the love!!! Mom

Anonymous said...

Just one thing to say...
TRĂˆS COOL! (in a cozy warm kinda way ;o)

Dave said...

This is amazing! I have had a growing sack full of old logos from t-shirts for about 10 years waiting for the day that I would make a quilt from them. You are the envy of all of us that have ever had this dream. Amazing!

Anonymous said...

I saved T-Shirts, in a couple of bins, from my daughters 'wardrobe' for over 32 yrs - always with an eye to making a T-Shirt quilt. It was suppose to be for her to take to college with her. Didn't happen. Now I realize I need to use those backs as the solids to place the smaller logo cut-outs upon- that one tip - by seeing your photograph now makes the project ready to go forward. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Blessings to you and your lovely family. -Linda