Thursday, July 12, 2007

New Start

This is the next charity square I am doing. It is "Life Is ... Precious as a Jewel" in the book Precious Moments: Pretty as a Princess by Designs by Gloria and Pat. She will go in Mikayla's quilt at Love Quilts. I have until Aug. 1st to do it, so I should be finished early. They will really be surprised to get one from me early! lol

Here's my progress so far. I like stitching these PM girls. I'm not going to stitch the border around it. It would be a little too big if I did. I am going to get ahead on these squares so I can do something for myself! I would like to start the Autumn Sampler piece! There are so many things I want to stitch. But I do love doing the charity squares! There's just not enough time in the day to stitch everything I want to do!

Things have gotten a little complicated around here. Another friend of DD's has left home and decided to move in with us. No one invited her or told her she could; she just spent the night one night and hasn't left. I finally realized that she is planning to stay here. I wish I could take in every stray dog and child, but I can't!! I am an emotional wreck, and we are barely paying the bills and keeping food on the table for the 3 of us right now! I told DD that her friend can't stay here; she needs to go back home! DD is going to talk to her today about going home to her Dad!

Some good news - DD has an interview for a job tomorrow! Yah! Yah! It's at Ingle's and she's not too crazy about working in a grocery store, but I think she finally realises that we are not going to give her money and that she had better take any job she can get!! She will continue trying to get a job in a daycare while she works at the grocery store.

She and I had a long talk this morning and she announced that she wants to be a teacher - kindergarten. I am so happy!! Although teaching is a hard profession, it is a very rewarding profession! Plus almost all of my mother's family was and is in education! It seems to run in the family!! Right after my son died, DD dropped out of school. She would come over to my school and help me in my class sometimes. She would actually teach some lessons. She was great! She really is a natural! She even taught me a lot of the math I had to teach - graphing stuff that we never did when I was in school! Even if she changes her mind, at least she has a goal she will start working toward!! She's finally thinking about the future. (For those who haven't been reading my blog since I began - DD got her GED last March and had a very high score. She is going to take college courses at Tech. and transfer to a college in the future.)

Better go - have to fix lunch! Have a day full of happy moments and may God bless you!!

1 comment:

selina said...

love your new pattern :) it's wonderful. Glad DD has such wonderful plans. Keeping my fingers crossed for you.