Thursday, August 19, 2010

Home Again

We arrived home on Sunday evening...we made record time-12 1/2 hours and only one spot of road construction where we had to slow down to 45.

I can't believe how disoriented I felt our first few days back...we were gone for 17 days. Couldn't even remember where the coffee mugs were .

The Girl and I headed to the high school yesterday to alter her schedule...she' decided not to take AP English. I'm glad she knows her own limits.  She's a straight A student--she puts all the pressure for good grades on herself, so when she decided AP would be too much I was happy to OK the change.

Mom didn't finish her log cabin quilt while I was there, but she now knows enough to do that on her own. She even asked me to show her how to hand piece. I also got her started using Bonnie Hunter's leaders and enders. 

Time to head out the door for my morning walk.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Progress

We are making progress. The Girl finished the center of the baby quilt....now I need to put a border on it.That will wait until I get home. It may be several weeks as my machine is in the shop awaiting a new light socket, which is backordered.
She wasn't crazy about having her picture taken.
Here's the top before she sewed the blocks together.
Mom has been doing much better. She has been taking her meds and I think she may have caught the quilting bug. YAY!!!  She is 1/4 of the way done with her blocks.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Blogging is better than FaceBook

You ladies are great!!!!  Funny, I am on Face Book, with people who are my "friends", but I would never get the same sort of support from them that I do from you.  Thank you.  Must be a quilter thing.

Anyway, today was a little better than yesterday. We made some progress. Mom picked out a pattern and fabric. She even started cutting strips. She did get frustrated and yelled at me....either because she didn't understand or I didn't explain very well.  I've been quilting for so long that I forget how far I've come.....I'm self-taught, so my teaching technique may not be the best.

And, yes, she is on medication, but her new psychologist said she should be able to get off the meds...so she has taken it upon her self to start decreasing her dose. I don't think she's ready for that yet, nor should she be doing it on her own. 

I hate to admit this, but alot of the time I really don't like her. She's VERY judgemental and opinionated. She has to comment on EVERYTHING- from the way people drive to the local news stories. 

I came to the realization earlier this year that I do not need her approval and so I try to ignore those comments, but it's hard when they happen so frequently.

On a more positive note, The Girl has made great progress with her baby quilt. She completed 12 blocks today.  I was able to snap a picture (she really didn't want me to)...I will try to get some up later....not sure where I packed the camera cord. I'm really proud of her. I don't think she's caught the quilting bug yet, but maybe she will someday. I am proud to be her mom. She is smart and funny and more importantly, she is kind and caring.

I've probably rambled long enough....thanks again for "listening".

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Frustrated

FRUSTRATED!!!! I came IN to visit my parents and teach my mom quilting....she didn't get dressed until noon and is now sitting watching soaps!!!! I have to keep telling myself this is part of depression, but I am still frustrated by the wasted time.  At least I've got The Girl working on a baby quilt for the youth director at our church who had a baby girl a week ago today.

Please pray for patience and calmness for me....any advice is welcome.