A few weeks ago many bloggers were posting old photos of themselves and their families dressed in their Easter best. I wanted to join in, but I couldn't get my old scanner to work. So I went out and bought a new scanner. The guy in the store told me that I would be able to hook it up myself. Well...... he obviously doesn't know me! I am totally computer challenged, but in order to save myself the installation fee, I decided to give it a try.
I read the instructions. They made no sense to me. I re-read and re-read and still nothing clicked. So I just turned on my computer, put the installation disk in the drive and followed the instructions. There were a few snags, but I seem to have done it! So just call me a Computer Geek. Okay? I am really proud of myself!
I wanted to scan something in order to try it out. So I chose this photo of a quilt I made about 8 or 9 years ago. The principal of my school at that time asked me to make something colourful for the long brick wall in her office. She wanted me to include some of the students' work. This is what I came up with. It is actually one of my favourite quilts, and I would have posted it on last week's Bloggers Quilt Festival, but I don't own the quilt anymore and I couldn't get a picture of it without my new scanner.
I had the kids in our ME (Multiple Exceptionalities) class draw the pictures. We had some really talented kids that year! I created applique pieces out of their pictures. Everything was hand sewn. I did the applique, but the sashing and borders were done by several students in my class. I taught them how to sew and once they got the hang of it, they were off and running! I wanted this quilt to have an African theme. Gosh there are a lot of memories in this thing!