Tuesday, February 26, 2013


The Turning Twenty Simply Sashed came back from the quilters.  The binding is almost done.  It looks great on the deck railing.  Bailey wanted to get into the picture today.DSC01296 (1024x768)
Soon the deck will be full of snow.  We are scheduled to get 3-5” of snow with high winds this afternoon.  The schools have issued an early out for the girls.  MJJR is disappointed.  What middle schooler wouldn’t want to come early.  One who has a basketball game scheduled against the arch rival and is predicted to win.  Yesterday’s game was a close match with MJJR hitting a 3-pointer with 0.8 seconds left on the clock to tie up the game and lead the team into overtime.  The team lost in overtime, but what a great game. 
Lola has logged over 1000 miles looking at colleges and interviewing for scholarships at 2 different universities.  Understand, Lola is a perfectionist with lots of drive.  At this point the decision is: who will offer the most money and what can each school offer her, not will I get in.  With that same knowledge, pray for this girl as she makes these hard choices in the next 2 weeks.  Also, as she learns there are all kinds of people in the world and some are more difficult to work with than others.  Pray that she holds her own and stands up for the decisions that she has made.  Pray for those that still haven’t learned what leadership truly is and teach them that giving respect will help them get respect and to not just rule with an iron hand.
Off to get the hair trimmed and pick up salt for both the driveway and water softener.

Just Another Quilting Mother


  1. Your quilt is beautiful! The black really sets it off. Sounds like both girls have a lot going for them, and are thinking things through very well. Making college decisions is so tough, and so important; my thoughts and prayers will go with Lola. Hope you don't get snowed in too badly! ---"Love"

  2. I don't envy Lola having such decisions to make. It sounds like she has it all under control. It also sounds like she will have little trouble holding her own, but I will offer up some prayers for her.
    I love that quilt. I have had that book in my hand several times for that pattern. I might have to cave in and get it now. Yours is amazing!

  3. Making decisions for oneself in the face of conflict is one of those moves she can use for her success in her upcoming life. Hard decisions are made all the time, both in life and careers, and sometime's people aren't going to be happy with what you decide. But as long as you keep true to what you need to succeed and and don't truly hurt others, then do it without regret.
    As for the quilt, wonderful;)
    Happy Quilting!!

  4. Welcome to the adult world Lola. It's not very pretty but it must be traversed. These experience will hopefully be omes that you can draw on in the future. The quilt looks terrific! I love the pattern and bright colours.

  5. Hi Bailey! You look so nice with that beautiful quilt! I'm sure your daughter will make the right decision for herself and she's got great parents to help guide her from all I've seen in your blog. But best of luck anyways. And a bunch of luck to your younger daughter in beating the arch rival. That's always a lot of fun!

  6. Oh, I love that quilt, the colors with the black sashing really is wonderful! I hope everything worked out well for both daughters!