...collecting, that is.
For over 20 years, I have been collecting Hard Rock Cafe t-shirts. I'm not sure how the collection really began. I guess I just noticed that there were several in my drawer and then the quest to collect as many as possible and make a quilt became a goal.
My collection parameters were simple--either I had to obtain the shirt myself, or some I knew got it for me. Ebay was not allowed. Also, I would pay for the cost of the shirt and document those that came from other people with their names and date.
I now have so many shirts. There had to be an end point. Boston was on my list for the longest time. I decided that when I finally got a shirt from Boston, collecting would come to an end.
That happened in November when Cathy and Terry were in the Boston area to visit their son and daughter-in-law.
There are a couple of counterfeit shirts, such as this one.
My parents bought New Orleans days before it was destroyed by Katrina.
The Littlest Thistle. She went with the "Live a Colorful Life" theme--perfect.
Amsterdam, Anchorage, Aruba, Athens, Atlanta, Baltimore, Bangkok, Barcelona, Beijing, Berlin, Boston, Bucharest, Budapest, Cabo San Lucas, Cairo, Calgary, Cancun, Cartagena, Chicago, Cleveland, Cologne, Copenhagen, Cozumel, Dallas, Denver, Destin, Dublin, Edinburgh, Gatlinburg, Glasgow, Gothenburg, Hollywood, Honolulu, Indianapolis, Jamaica, Jerusalem, Key West, Kuala Lumpur, Lake Tahoe, La Jolla, Las Vegas, Lisbon, London, Los Angeles, Louisville, Madrid, Malta, Manchester, Maui, Melaka, Memphis, Miami, Minneapolis, Montreal, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Niagara Falls--NY, Orlando, Oslo, Panama, Paris, Penang, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Puerto Vallarta, Punta Cana, Rome, Sacramento, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Sydney, Taipei, Tampa, Toronto, Tokyo, Vancouver, Venice, Washington, DC.
To all who have contributed to this collection, thank you! It's going to be such a fun quilt. And also...the most expensive quilt ever.
In other interesting news...my hairdresser's name is Lori. Her boyfriend, Ernie, is in a band (Body Count) that was nominated for a Grammy in the heavy metal genre. Here she is looking stunning--she is the one in the middle.
I have done virtually nothing the entire month of January. Some minor decluttering--mostly to make me feel like I was doing something while at the same time avoiding more important things. I did get Ruby's tooth fairy pillow completed just under the deadline for the end of the month. She wanted a unicorn--it turned out pretty cute.