Friday, August 28, 2009

quiltie and a journal page...



Wow! long day today..I have been on the run all day, but I got home from work and thought I needed to spend some time up here in my little sewing nest. It is hot tonight but I have a little air conditioner going in the window so it is nice. I have the cat at my feet and we are feeling cozy and enjoying this time. Today was my Friday at work and I don't have a lot of weekend plans, so I hope to get up here more... I wanted to update everyone on the kids. AS you all know, I have been busy raising them for the last two years..well, they are officially back with their mom and dad and so far, things are going well. The kids are happy to be there and they spent a lot of time with mom before they went to Oregon so I have a measure of peace about it. At the same time I am walking around with a broken heart. Especially about Andrew. I really feel like I have lost my own child but I know time will help and he will always be my special boy. I just wish they weren't so far away, but at the same time maybe the distance is good so mom and dad can be the parents again. I know that their place is with their own parents, not their grandma, as long as things are going good and they are. I am proud of Lisa for turning things around in her life and I am happy to know the "old Lisa ' again. We are working on mending our relationship and she is trying hard to build my trust again. So send up a prayer or two for their little family and that God will bless them and keep them safe and happy. While I was up here tonight, I made a quiltie for one of my yahoo groups. The recipient had an open theme and I just played with fabric and put it together.It was modeled after Genevieve Pfieffers paintings that I saw in a Somerset Studio. I just love the whimsical faceless girls..She is pretty amazing and a favorite of mine. I also finished a page for my nature journal. The leaves are an actual photograph that I cut out from a picture I took. It is simple but pretty. ..I have to tell you all a funny story. Boyfriend and I went to a baseball game. There is a minor league team here called the Ogden Raptors and a lot of people go. I really love it, all the organ music, peanuts, hot dog, the announcer. I guess it is kind of a nostalgia thing..I hadn't been to a ball game for a long, long time and I was having a hoot and a holler of a time. Well at the 7th inning everyone stands up and they put the words to "take me out to the ballgame" on the scoreboard and everyone sings..it was so fun and we sang our little hearts out...( I have a really loud voice by the way). so we sit back down and pretty soon they started playing sponge bob square pants and the words were up on the scoreboard again so I started singing full volume and by the end of the chorus I realized only two people were singing...me and a little boy about six. yep, I was his new hero...We got a good round of applause by the way and no, I was not drinking beer..just happy I guess...

7 comments:

roc said...

love what you've created! awesome job. i'm sorry your heart is sad. i will pray for all of you.

Sherry said...

Your work is gorgeous as always! I'm sure you miss the kids. I hope everyone's happy and doing well!

Sherry

purplepaint said...

Hey Lady! I just got your quiltie yesterday - I love it!!! Thank you! I need to get busy and get yours done, have a couple of things I have to finish up first though. Marva

Laurie said...

I'm glad you're having fun with your boyfriend, and kudos to you for singing the Spongebob song! I'm also glad your daughter is doing so well. I know you miss them but you have your head on straight about it. You'll love being "just" grandma, too, and the relationship will always be extra special. So happy to hear things are going well!

Lorraine said...

love your latest quilties..sorry that you have a sad heatt at the moment and hoping it will heal soon..singing helps as you have found out

Anonymous said...

Glad to see that you are doing good and especially that you are happy with your new boyfreind,stay well be safe and may God bless you everyday Melinda,will always keep you in my prayers.... p.s your artwork looks great as always.Hae re ra :-)James..

Yarni Gras! said...

your quiltie is GORGEOUS! I am glad to hear about your daughter. I know it is bittersweet though :-)
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