Wednesday, August 19, 2009

WE love Mrs.Carle!

Some of you have been asking about pictures of the quilt that
I made for Paisley"s teacher Mrs. Carle. Here it is...... Sorry about the bad picture, now don't look too close. It is only the second quilt I have ever done......the only quilt i have ever hand quilted, the only quilt I have ever done a binding on, and I thought I would make it ultra snugly and made it using fireside minky on the border and backing. (which is really hard to work with, especially to hand bind on.)
But I finished in time.....lots of late nights, but it was all worth it. When Mrs.Carle was off sick I had asked the sub. Teacher if I could come in and have the kids all draw a self portrait and a little note to her on an little piece of paper. I then scanned them into my computer, re sized them and printed them on fabric (that i had pretreated with bubble jet set) through our printer.The kids in the class were so excited to present the finished product to her. I think it was so fun to see them all show her what they had created. It was hard for me to even snap a good picture because it was so emotional. Even now I am tearing up.

Some people also asked why I did this. and I really do feel like I need to explain....
Yes, I know that I have been known to have these grand ideas that take a lot of time and effort. My poor husband...... thanks for being so patient with me. But this was different. This was for Mrs. Carle.

Now any of you that have sent of your child off to start ALL DAY school know what I am talking about when I say it is the scariest thing ever. Sending them to be taught and influenced by someone for more hours in the day than I see them. Not knowing who this person is and how they will treat your baby. It is nerve racking.

But with Mrs. Carle......... how can I put into words the kind of person she is. This may sound funny, but the only people I can even compare her to would be like Mother Teressa, Gandhi, or the Savior. Seriously, she is the most Christ like person I have ever met. Just being around her, in her presence made me a better person. I am so thankful to have had her influence not only on my child and past year, but on myself. Paisley was so lucky to have been in her class. She really loved the kids and they really loved her. This was her last year of teaching. We are going to miss her, I wish Piper had the chance to be taught by her too. We love you Mrs. Carle. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!


Sharon said...

This quilt is beautiful!! What a wonderful tribute! The way you feel about Mrs. Carle is the way I feel about you. You are amazing.

Christy and Brett Bevans said...

Very impressive. Well done for your second quilt and for hand quilting. I am impressed.

It is fantastic that you Paisley had such a great teacher. I am sure that you and her both will remember her forever. And now with your help, Mrs Carle will remember you guys forever.

Chantel said...

What a wonderful idea. The quilt looks amazing. I understand how you feel about sending a child off to school. In one week I am sending the oldest of to full day kindergarten...I think I am more nervous than he is.

Chantelle Slocombe said...

I totally agree... Mrs Carle was my 7th grade teacher!! and vice principle. She was a wonderful teacher and beautiful person.

Great to see you have a blog, I just started one too! Your girls are absolute sweeties.

krystyn said...

the quilt is Awesome Amy! i know Lynn would have been speechless, great job! i'm tearing up just thinking about it! i need to go visit her. wanna come?

Jen said...

oh I love it! You did such a great job. I was thinking of you today and missing saskatoon. You need to move to cranbrook!!! Tell Kevin that I won't accept no for an anwser. I will call you soon.

Love ya