You won’t believe the changes we’ve made!!
First of all, it’s all about US! We’ve determined that blogging about quilts is boring. As cool as they may be, they aren’t compelling. Now, we don’t necessarily think we are either, which is why we wanted to focus on the quilts in the first place. But the more we see of other people’s blogs, the more we realize that the human story is the one worth writing and reading about.
Just in case, though, people are as uninterested in us as we think they may be, we’ve decided were going to write for ourselves and each other. We run together most days, but there is still so much to discuss! So what better place to do it than in the blog format, where people might take something from our conversation or even chime in. If you care to add to the discussion, please do.
And we’re still making the quilts/quankets/blankquilts. We’re actually going to have some pre-made soon for purchase. As well as some starter quilt ideas, in case you feel you would like one but either don’t feel you have enough t-shirts to complete a quilt or can’t think of a theme. We really started this endeavor with the idea of helping people, so let us know if we can provide de-cluttering service. Thanks everyone!
I ran today for the first time since the 1/2 marathon last Sunday, and it was great to be out again. However, I had to run later than usual (it was actually daylight) and the temps today are record highs. It was in the high 60s by the time I was done, heat my body was not prepared to encounter. Needless to say, I was sweatier than I’ve been since October. Am I the only one who loves to run but hates to sweat?
If you tend to sweat, you may have some misgivings about getting a quilt made with shirts you’ve, well, spent some time in over the years. My sister-in-law had some concerns about that when thinking about having one made for her husband. Apparently he has worked out in some favorite shirts for years, and they’re showing it. Well that is no obstacle when making a quilt – we just cut that part out. In fact, we can use any part of the t-shirt or not, so stains can be worked around. It’s those well-loved and used shirts that make the best quilts, so we can take care of them…no sweat!
What a weekend! Yesterday we ran the Shamrock 1/2 Marathon in beautiful Virginia Beach with several thousand runner friends. The weather could not have been more perfect, and the company was delightful. Particularly so because they liked to talk, and any runner knows how that makes the miles slip by. Often this race is plagued by wind and cold, especially after the turnaround in Ft. Story. This time, if anything we had a slight tail wind. It was shirtsleeves and shorts (or skorts) for us the whole way home. Adding to the fun, we bellied up to the bar around mile 10, and accepted a cup of beer offered by generous neighborhood supporters. What a perfect way to hydrate AND get your carbs in a couple swigs. That was just the liquid courage we needed to keep those Sauconys and Vibrams pounding the pavement past King Neptune at 31st street and across the finish line. As we walked the several cool-down blocks, we were bestowed with waters, medals, hats, snacks, and best of all, these awesome hoodies, which are most quilt-worthy:
Then it was off to the tent to meet with friends new and old and celebrate a job well-done and fun well-had! We hope all your races and activities this spring are just as quilt-worthy!