I was telling a friend at church yesterday that I've had such a selfish summer. I've been completely obsessed with Craig's job hunt and our finances and things concerning our family. I feel like I haven't been a very good Relief Society president for the last two months--I'm too busy worrying about my family to take care of everyone else.
To which she replied, "You're teaching them self-reliance. Let them take care of themselves."
The Wedding Cake House is in Kennebunkport, Maine. The first time we drove by it I could hardly believe my eyes . It was so ostentatious. Where did this home, on a little road in Maine, come from? I had to admire the lattice work though.
I'm in high school and I've been ill. I've missed a lot of school--a couple of weeks. On my first day back things don't start off well--I can't remember my locker combo. Then I go to class.
Math is the worst. It's with Mrs. Lapp, the Algebra 2 teacher, and I realize how much I've missed. In fact, I know that there is no possible way for me to catch up. It's too much. I start finding ways to get out of math class (student council, band, etc) so that I don't have to sit through classes that I don't understand because math is progressive. I missed those two weeks, so now I can't keep up with the material. It's just too much.
And I know I'm ruining my future. I'm going to flunk math. No college will want me. I'm making a fully informed decision to fail. But I feel I have no other choice.
As a variation on a theme, I sometimes have basically the same dream, but with seminary.
I can't remember if this was taken in Indiana or Illinois....Indiana, I think. This house is all about setting and lifestyle for me. I would love to live on a farm. This was was visible from the freeway, and I'd prefer something a little more tucked away, but you get the idea.
My nephew Christian turned eight in July and was baptized while we visited Arkansas. I made this lap quilt for him to snuggle up in. I decided I wanted it to be a fun, wonky quilt. As a bonus, most of the fabric came from my stash.
About eight weeks ago my mom mentioned that Cody was hoping I'd make a quilt for his and Rachel's wedding gift. Yikes! The wait for the long-arm quilter is usually 7-8 weeks. I contacted my favorite long-arm artist and she told me to get it in right away and she'd push to the front.
Under the time constraints I didn't have time to shop around for fabric or to tackle a complex pattern. So....I made this one up. Cody and Rachel like modern design and neutral colors, especially gray.
I also had never made a quilt this large--it's a queen. It was definitely a challenge to handle, but I think it came out alright. Definitely good enough to layer on their bed in the winter.