Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A little quilt for a big accomplishment

Last Friday I went up to Lawton, Oklahoma to witness my baby sister receive her master's degree hood. She completed this accomplishment in 3 years while working full time as a middle school teacher, wife and mother of 2 teenagers...no small feat! Here she is receiving her hood from one of the professors whom she admired most.

Here she is with her beautiful family.

And with my mom...

And with my mom, my brother and me. We are all so proud of her.

I only realized about a month ago the this was happening now, so I decided to finish one of several works in progress to give her as a gift. She is a big Mary Engelbreit fan, too, so I thought this one would fit the bill. You may recognize the fabric from a decade or so ago.

The ME page a day calendar had this illustration on it a few days earlier for Teachers' Day, so I scanned it in and printed it on some fabric to make the label. So true...


Sharon said...

What a beautiful quilt and such a special gift to your sister! I know she loved it!

BitsAndPieces said...

What a lovely gift for a wonderful celebration!


jen duncan said...

STRONG family resemblances there! Big Kudos to your sis. That's quite an accomplishment. I LOVE the quilt. The border is perfect. I often see those busy/collage type fabrics and love them but never knew til NOW how best to use them.:-) Thanks!

texcinlulu said...

Pam... You outdid yourself on that quilt.It is to die for!
Love the way you did the border and stars.
Such a heartfelt gift for a special sister.