Monday, April 30, 2012
Well, last year I signed my ten year old GDD up for a class to sew a pillowcase and she made two, one for her brother for Christmas. Then I gave her an inexpensive singer machine for Christmas. But she has lost interest and everytime I ask her if she wants to come and quilt she says no. I so want her to love sewing like I did, and do. This summer she will likely be at our house a good deal of the time as she is too old for camp and we love having her anyway.
So this weekend, my whole family was at our home. Our son and family from North Carolina was visiting so we had them all over for dinner. So I was showing, Hannah, my GDD, and her Mom all the quilts and bags I had been making. So her mom says, Hannah you need a new quilt for your bed. ANd I said we could make one this summer. And Hannah says, but its hard. ANd her MOm says, but you will need something to do and Grandma will help you. And mentioned that Hannah wanted cats on a quilt. And so I said, we could do that! Make a quilt with cats! I think Hannah was a bit excited about that so maybe I can find some cat fabric and come up with a simple block design to make a quilt.
I know there are cat patterns out there but I think the easiest thing would be 12 inch blocks of cat fabric and plain fabric alternated across a quilt. That is just straight stitching. So I'll be looking for cat fabric. I know there is tons of it out there!
We had such a great time, our whole family including 93 year old mother-in-law. And the youngest 2 boys are 2 and 1/2. They were so cute together. And my other grandson is 7. The weather was lovely, not too hot. We swam in the pool and rented a pontoon boat. Never better living in paradise. Later.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
So we have these two new dogs and they peed on my 100% wool carpet. So I moved it outside to clean it and left it basking in the sun. Didn't work as we still smelled pee everytime we walked past it. So now, it is pouring down rain and guess what, it is soaked! And you know how wet wool smells. Any solutions out there, let me know. Carol
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Isn't that what we've been saying, balance is key? Balance in work, personal life, creative life, spiritual? etc. Why do I continually throw my efforts behind just one thing? If I could do that for dieting and exercise, wouldn't I be skinny? At any rate, I've gone over board with the quilting and I need to step back. Even though I might be ready to retire mentally, I'm not ready to retire because my family still needs the income I provide. So I've got to figure out a way to keep the decorating appointments coming in and spend less money on quilting fabrics and time sewing.
I say this but today I'll be squirreled away all day in my sewing room. Got to finish a couple of things but at least I am thinking about it. CArol
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Ann Romney was admonished yesterday for not working and never having held a job and there was instant backlash from a number of women, including myself, who would have preferred to stay home with their kids. Ann's 5 boys are in their 30's and 40's and she raised them during a time when many women still stayed home with their children. I did for the most part, working part time with the Air Force Reserve and eventually buying a business when my youngest was 6.
I was fortunate in that my husband held a flexible position during the formative years and he was the one who was able to get off for doctor's appointments and to take them to sports events, etc. I did my share as well but we were equal in the raising.
In the 70's and 80's, when Ann was raising her children, women were just beginning to venture into the workplace and break the glass ceiling. Ann was busy doing what she did best, and what she wanted to do.
I know many women, including my daughters in law, who would prefer to stay home with their kids. But economic times prevent that from happening.
Just thought I would start a poll here to get others opinions. Keep the politics out of it. This is not about being a republican or a democrat. Its about whether you think she worked or not. I vote yes, she did. Can't imagine having to go out and get a full time job with 5 boys to raise. She was fortunate she didn't have to do so. Later.
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