Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Long time no see!






















I think about posting, really and then I just don't. My computer has been acting a little crazy, so I haven't been on it much which I guess is as good as an excuse as any! I need to go get a new one I guess....sigh.... I hate setting them up and getting everything on it that I want. I definitely have got my moneys worth out of this guy though. Life is crazy here but what is new? Where to start? Olivia's mom took off with her to Portland against my wishes and dumped her down there for a week while I worked with every agency in both Oregon and Washington to get her back. The laws in both states suck as far as protecting children go. Children are considered their parents property and the law is for the parents rights until the child is GRAVELY harmed and there is proof...Is this screwed up or what? I do have her back and I am going through the court system to make sure it doesn't happen again but what the heck is wrong with this picture? I don't really want to go in too much detail but I was ready to lose my mind with anxiety over this one, I tell you. She is doing great and aside from being shuffled around, she wasn't hurt or anything....she is happy to be home. Daniel was in a play so we were involved in that, two birthdays, and company last weekend and now sore throats and earaches for everyone! I tell myself that this is all part of life, but I need to have a couple of really boring days to recoop......






I have been sewing and doing some art type things though not as much as I want to. The two year old no longer plays quietly at my side in the basement when I create....He rips and tears and turns into a whirling dervish. {the proof is in the state of the basement. it's ugly!} I finished my sisters quilt and made it a label from an old photograph of us....I took a picture of the picture than printed it on fabric.....I call the quilt, "Cynthia's May Garden"....Her middle name is May and the flowers in the fabrics are Lilies of the Valley which is Mays flowers....I also made giant tags using my cricut machine to put on the bags that I sent...I love this little machine...The kids love it too and make a lot of cards and stuff for school. I have been also working on my altered book and a spread in Caryl's pink and orange book....Mine isn't done yet, but hers is so I will include a picture...lastly, I have been working quite a bit on a Western Washington shop hop quilt and it is turning out really nice....I have a lot to do yet, but it is shaping up...I may post pictures of a few of the blocks tomorrow.....

4 comments:

Helen in the UK said...

All your creations look wonderful. Congrats on your quilt finish - bet your sister will be thrilled!!
I'm so pleased that Olivia came home safely - I have been worried as you've been so quiet on line of late. Sent you a little RAK yesterday to say I was thinking of you :)

Angelcat said...

It's good to see you posting again Melinda, I always love to see your creations they are always so much fun and full of imagination!

amy said...

Love all your creations lately, the ones you've been able to do and with your situation that's quite a bit. Glad things turned out ok with the granddaughter coming back what a messed up situation yes. And no good for kids either when they get pulled one way and the other. I should go to the shop hop this year. I have never been and it sounds insanely fun so maybe I should save up money and go this year!

purplepaint said...

Melinda - glad to hear Olivia is home and safe. You have been one busy lady! Love all your new fabric pieces and your recipe book! Too cool! We'll have to swap a page sometime when you have time....... Marva