The two young ladies that I am always writing about in relation to making quilts, and keeping me sane are set to walk across the stage Friday night and to receive their diplomas. Both are graduating with honors and they both finished all the certification for my program. Additionally they have earn multiple gold medals in state and national competitions for their community service projects. They have been very bright spots in my day for the last four years and it simply doesn't seem possible that it is time for them to leave. They are both going into nursing and I am sure that they will be a credit and asset to the profession. I have only ever made quilts for two other students in my teaching career one an inspiring teen mom and one another lovely young lady who was a state officer several years ago.
These are the quilts I made to give to these two
As you can tell I am very attached to these two and not real sure what I'm going to do without them.
However, as this year started we had a very happy ban of ninth graders join us. We affectionately call them "the Littles" , now you may think that would be insulting to them. Oh no not them! They love the nickname and have proclaimed to wear it forever. Not to be out done by my seniors they came at the end of the year wanting to learn how to make quilts. So three of them is in the process of learning how to make disappearing nine patches.
So...... I will begin again. I'm just wondering if I need to go ahead and get started on more quilts because there are five littles and only three years left.