Friday, October 7, 2011

Still here

I'm still here, I haven't fallen off the earth, just wish I had.
Too much has happened. Too many things to whine about, you really don't want to hear.

I have only thought about the Texas flag quilt. Well to be honest I have tried to draw it up in EQ...forget it I will need to read the manual and who wants to do that? Not me today!

I have pulled piles of fabric but that is as far as it went.

I haven't even unpacked from the retreat in August!

Or put my machine back to working order!


The only fun thing I have done is I started playing around with a necklace for my daughter.
This is one of the eight scallops that go on the front of the necklace. It measures about 1 1/4" across. MAYBE I will get it made for her birthday. No promises.

When I get stressed I do two things I close myself off from other people and I get the WANTS.
I have all but stopped blogging, talking on the phone and not much email. If it wasn't for my SIL and her sweet daughter Hannah I wouldn't be doing the emails. My Linda calls to keep me talking but other people I tend to ignore.
The WANTS have been rampant. I want a new light for sewing. Why? I don't know! It isn't like I'm doing any! I found this one on clearance for $79! Regular price...$279!

this is a table lamp, I actually have the floor one in this model

I wanted a new bed spread and pillows...why? I don't know I don't even like making my bed!
I'll have to take a picture later of what I bought...did you get the Tuesady Morning flyer? The red comforter on the front!

**PERSONAL...stop reading if you don't care to know about...**
For those who have asked about my dad. It is getting worse, but better too. He has been moved twice since I spoke with you last. He can only have visitors two times a week for two hours a visit. My sister said he is a lot more pleasant, less paranoid and agitated. With their financial state I don't know how long he will be here, if he can (physically and emotionally) go home or if they do send him home if he will just go back to how he was. Being so far away causes a lot of the information to get garbled in the translation. Kind of like when we played gossip in elementary school. The first person heard the teacher has on a red dress with yellow flowers and the last person heard the red car got a flat tire.
I have a sister, a niece, and my mom that I am getting information from and none of the three say the same things. My plans are to go in about 3 weeks and stay for about 2 weeks. Maybe in that time I will be able to understand more.

Later,
Diane

2 comments:

Susan Turney said...

I'm so sorry you and your dad are going through all this. It's so hard when you're far away and trying to understand what's really happening. (I imagine each of those there interpret happenings in their own way). It's something we all go through with our parents and we do the best we can. I'm sure it's all weighing on your creative side but hopefully you're not feeling guilt for not living closer.

desertskyquilts said...

I'm sorry your dad is having such a hard time. I hope your trip helps both of you. I understand the lack of motivation to do anything or talk to anyone when your mind is stressed by your situation. I like the lamp. Did you get it?