Adventures in Everyday Entertaining
Ok. So, I’m technically not supposed to do my next post for the Let the Inspiration In Challenge until this next Monday. However, I really wanted the contents of this post to kick off all the blog entries surrounding our latest vacation. So… I’m doing it now! Pretty sure the sky won’t fall and everything will be fine — but if I’m wrong, well then, take cover! 🙂
A little over a month ago, PILLOWS A-LA-MODE did a blog post about T-Shirt Quilts. I had heard of the concept before, usually surrounding the collection of old shirts pertaining to athletics, camp, drama, band, etc. and creating a quilt as a memento for a child going off to college.
When I read her post, inspiration came pouring down. “L” and I love adventures, we love to travel –regionally, nationally, and internationally. Wouldn’t it be great to do a T-Shirt Quilt mapping out our travels. Take advantage of that souvenir t-shirt that gets purchased, worn once or twice, and then thrown in the bottom of a drawer. Well, we just got back from a wonderful two week vacation to Wisconsin. My family lives up there (and I’m originally from there), so we packed up the car and drove to the Dairyland. The time was well spent as we visited family (including a wonderful wedding reception thrown by folks) and camped, gallery hopped, ate, drank, toured, etc. We got our first t-shirt for our travel quilt up on Washington Island before heading over to camp at Rock Island (both are on the northern most tip of Door County, Wisconsin).
Then, while in Madison, we were inspired again! We went on a tour of Capital Brewery (more on that later). This is the third brewery tour that we’ve been on in the last five months. And I thought, wouldn’t it be great to do an additional quilt with t-shirts from all the breweries we tour! And then, wouldn’t it be awesome to hang that quilt on the wall of our game room, which will be the future home of our beer kegerator full of our own home brew! So, we picked up a shirt.
We now need to do a bit of backtracking and pick up a shirt at each of the two other breweries that we have toured (Real Ale Brewery and Thirsty Planet Brewery) but both are local so it won’t be too difficult.
The T-Shirt Quilt projects are very exciting and we can’t wait to collect these memories to be able to have for years and years to come. Thanks again to PILLOW A-LA-MODE for the inspiration!!
For more information about the origins of the “Let the Inspiration In Challenge”, visit A Taste of Morning!