Friday, July 13, 2007

gourds and watch faces







My daughter, Stacie is still in the hospital. I am getting pretty depressed about the whole thing and of course she is really down! I guess she had one whopper of an infection, and it keeps trying to come back even after the surgery. I don't know..but I am upset just like she is eight years old all over again. I feel bad that I cant make it go away. Daniel is doing pretty well. he is just lonely for his mom and kids. I don't know any moms with kids on the island...They are here, I just have to figure out a way to meet some for him. Maybe at the sewing store. We went to the hospital today and kept Stacie company again.....She is trying to get back to eating again but having a hard time keeping food down.



Off and on I have been working at the fabric store. I enjoy it , my feet don't! ha ha...I stand all day and the floors are cement so I am trying to get used to it..It is fun to see all the new stuff that comes in. I have to look at all the fabric and books and drool over what I am going to buy. Next week, I am going to take a "one block wonder" class and I bought six yards of this beautiful fabric....It is a quilt that uses one fabric and then you make hexagons and octagons and you get a kaleidoscope effect. By the end, you cant even tell what kind of fabric you used....It is based on



a book by the same name...Cool stuff! We have a yard full of tents this weekend. I have some family camping in the yard...Daniel is enjoying it a lot....There are two little kids to play with. I am not stressing about it..just go to work, go to the hospital and hang out..There is so much to do on the island right now that they are on their own! As far as art goes. I have made some "G is for gourd" postcards for arts in the mail and some "time" atc's for a lottery on fabric atc's...time flies and time to fly....that is about it for now!

5 comments:

Helen in the UK said...

Keeping you and your family in my thoughts. Hope your daughter is on the mend soon and life can return to normal for everyone :)

katelnorth said...

I love those gourds - don't think I am in your G group though - too bad :)

hope your daughter is better soon.

Heather Robinson said...

I've been thinking about you, Melinda. Thanks for writing and keeping us updated on your daughter. Your newly posted work is absolutely beautiful...such talent.

amy said...

So sorry to hear about your daughter. Hopefully she will be better soon and things can get back to "normal" for you. I really like your gourd too. It's cool to see people use other images in their art rather than the same stuff all the time!

Judy said...

Melinda...Love your new little works of art...how do you find the time ?? Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers...