Wednesday, August 26, 2009

My not so little girl

I have  girl who's twenty now. When she was a toddler I knit her beautiful sweaters to wear. When she was in elementary school I sewed her dresses  and halloween costumes. When she was in middle school I knit her fun hats and mittens. When she started high school I knit her 4 pairs of socks, at her request, which she lost at various friends houses in  much less time that it took me to make them. For the next five years she wanted nothing to do with anything made by me. This trend in her waning desire for items made by mom closely paralleled how she felt about time spent with mom.  As a mom this was all hard: as a parent trying to raise a happy healthy child I knew that this is how it's supposed to be right? they grow up, they grow away.......blah blah  blah....
  Last week we were driving back from dropping her car off for service. "Want to go shopping Mom?"  she  asked. I said I couldn't. Her younger sister needed to be picked up from camp in 2 hours. "We could pick her up early Mom."  Now I knew what that was code for: I need you to pick up the tab.  So, being in a generous frame of mind, and not wanting to go to the mall on a sunny afternoon I said she could take my card and run her errands.  Her reply:  " No, that's okay Mom. I wanted to go with you". I almost drove the car into a tree.

You all know what the three of us did that afternoon right?

This same 2o yr old is renting a  house off campus this year with several girlfriends. So I made her some pot holders and kitchen towels. A bold move on my part I know. If you don't want rejection don't seek it out right :)
  Will she like them? Maybe.... Will she use them? Probably.... broke college students don't have a lot of options.  

Do I love her regardless? More than she'll ever know

Saturday, August 22, 2009

bees, bees and more bees

I seem to have joined a number of bees recently- and they are so much  fun- here's what I've sent out to our groups so far:

June  SBB for lizziwhizz:

July for KC Purrsnickety:

August for Jarobichaux:

July SKAH II   for Aviva Hadas 

 August for Amdensspace     


July for Ahavajora

and for APOWB

August: annawillett

Friday, June 5, 2009

cherries to go

Anina has a great giveaway going on- check it out!

Monday, May 18, 2009

it all started innocently enough

when I decided to sign up for a 4 week quilting class. I didn't know how to quilt, I hadn't heard of flickr and I certainly didn't spend time in blogland. It's a year and a half later, I am still going to class and well, you can figure out the rest. But the real reason for starting my blog is this  a great quiltalong and a chance to win a new machine. Yikes! hope its me.
Here are my final fabric choices I think-  I may change it up a little bit, we'll see. Of course I am already way behind.
Anyway- here I am- welcome to my little corner. Please bear with me while I learn how to actually  navigate it all. thanks for visiting