Sunday, April 5, 2009

My Husband's Endless Supply of T-Shirts

I've been so excited about sewing!! A few things that have got me going again - the nice weather, a cleaner sewing room (took hours and it is looking much better), the new girls dresses, the new blue and green chenille quilt I'm making, an order for two teddy bears (yipee! Got it yesterday as well as an Etsy sale for our "Bonnnie the Bunny"), and I've been commissioned to make a "Memory Quilt" out of old baby clothes!! As I wait for the box of clothes to arrive, I thought about how we could pare-down our possessions. This morning I threw a thought at my hubby: How about I make you a throw quilt with some of your old t-shirts?? Much to my surprise, he AGREED!!! So as I finish up the mint green chenille teddy bear, I'm hoping he starts looking through the THOUSANDS of tees (in my mind it is 'thousands') and pulls the ones I am free to cut and sew. If your husband or boyfriend is like mine, he's got tees from 1982 that are literally held together by THREADS and he refuses to let me throw them away. Uuugh. Needless to say, I am pumped to make something for him (and clear some shelf space).


  1. I can completely understand the tees.

    Congrats on the orders.

  2. haha! how exciting!!
    For some weird reason Riley loses his shirts so he only has about 5! I think his homeless-like friend steals them.
    And with your poll, that was hard to choose!

  3. My husband has like a hundres black tees. All black. Black black black. Does he wear the red tee or gray tee or blue tee I got him? I bet you know the answer.
    I've nominated you for a blogger award that I'm not sure how to give.

  4. Thanks so much for stopping in at Babasfarmlife and commenting. I am so glad you like our Stone House.

  5. Yes, the weather and the spring cleaning are very motivating; it sounds like you've got some great projects going on!

  6. Great idea! I love clearing out and reusing and reducing. Something I should do more often!

  7. That sounds like a great idea! I wish i can sew :)

  8. Hammer- Thx for the blogger award! I have to check it out

    Alice- I like reusing / reducing too and something I should do more often!! This economy is forcing the issue, which is an added benefit. :-)

    Piggy - send 'em my way and I'll whip up something for you! :-)


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