OK, on the fun part.
It my son's senior year in highschool and he has a girlfriend this year at homecoming. Normally, I make the mums for my son's dates, but it being senior year, I wanted it to be special. They are supposed to have 3 or 4 mums, light, lots of white and gold ribbons, bears, etc. I know - it is HUGE in Texas.
I find this lady that does them out of her home, so I checked out her prices and found she was much lower than most. If you can consider $200 low.
We sucked it up. I was using my business money so we would not affect the budget and I toddled my way to her house to pick out the pieces.
Of course, we got to talking and she asked what I did. I mentioned my quilting. She seemed interested and asked if I made T-shirt quilts.
Well, it ended up, she would make me a mum if I would make her T-shirt. Even trade, no monies exchanged.
This is the quilt I made her.
This the mum she made us.
|My son and his girlfriend|
|Close up of the mum|
What they do is highlight the boy's and girl's interests. My son is techy and she is artsy. As much as I wanted to make it special - this is a little over the top. She can barely walk with it.
However, I think her home life is not the greatest and she has not been honored like this before - she actually got teary. So, she can enjoy it. It cost me maybe $25. Trade value - $350. This was the amount the lady who made it gave me!
Truly - the saying that everything's bigger in Texas got it right.