Friday, May 13, 2011

Jazz up your fabric Bag-stitching done.

Ok the backstitch is finished. The piece is one I dyed myself I made it into a little pouch  or will it just needs to be sewn and given handles. Ok back to watching T.V. now that the kids are in bed and maybe get a little more work on the Greek Mandala til my hand gets sore and I have to put it down. Even tho I only need to use my thumb and pointer finger to stitch with my fractured hand it still gets sore pretty fast so I can only work for short periods of time.

A few Finishes.

Idont know if I posted pics of these finished yet or not. I dont think I have. The most recent was the Whoops Wrong Holiday. Sorry the pic is so dark.  I'll try to post updates of the Haeds and WIPs as I can. I think the most I've worked on is the Greek Mandala. But I've been soo busy I really havn't had much time to do anything me related. I did see Priest today. I so love it, but then again it is made from a Comic book lol. Took my son out of school to see Thor yesterday. Also a good movie. LOL a movie theme going the last 2 days!

My 6yr Daughter and I painting fabric together

Since Feb

Well my son is now an orange belt in Karate! My daughter has the knowledge to join him as an orange belt but she's only 6 and would have to spar and compete against 8-12yr olds. So they talked to her and me and decided its best she go from 2nd degree yellow to 4th degree yellow. Another little girl the only other 1 around her age and rank would have gone from 2nd degree yellow to 3rd degree yellow but she felt left out as they are friends so my daughter took a belt down and she took a degree up so they are now both 4th degree yellow belts that way they have someone to spar and practice with. And they are friends so of course its what the girls wanted so it all worked out.  When the nxt season starts up end of May the two girls will have to focus on strength as well they will both at the end of the nxt season rank up to orange and get stuck facing a much much older group of kids. All the others the girls age is a degree of white or a 1st degree yellow.  Poor things they work so hard and kept pace better then alot of the older kids.

My daughter has also been very busy learning Phonics as her kindergarten teacher wasn't teaching it.  In our state its mandatory! So I made them give her tutoring for it and we've been reading to daddy over skype. Oh and she's been reading to our dog and to other dogs at the local library. Its so cute and she has alot more confidence. She can read at a 1st grade lvl almost to a 2nd grade lvl now because I threw a fit. Something I wish other parents would do along with pay attention to what they are learning and are supposed to be learning in school.

We will be homeschooling both kids nxt yr so I've spent alot of time the last few months comparing curriculum and state standards across the USA. That way when we move to a different state we dont get too screwed over. Our Ele school is closing because the college wants it and they offered a pretty price. The college is letting them keep the kids on the property for 1-3 yrs. But they wont sign a contract so its more of an "at our will you will leave". Kids deserve better then that. I went to college for teaching and I got a job that I quit the beginning of this school yr for Kindergarten so for a teacher I can either go back to 24 kids a day or just my own 2. I choose my own 2. Seems best all around.

My daughter also has her first recital soon. We just did recital pics this wk I can not wait to see how they turned out!


Well as of Tues I think it will be a few wks like 2, maybe. I've kinda lost track thanks to painkillers. Anyway, back to the pic I re-fractured an old boxers fracture on my right hand. I never let it heal right the first as 13 yrs ago I was young n about as smart as I am now haha! No but really casts and I do not mix at all and I then tried to remove the cast causing my boxers fracture to look like a mutilated spiral fracture. As a result my pinkie finger curls acrossed my other fingers when I make a fist as it has been crooked since. I managed to um sneak out of the Dr's office b4 he casted it. Well no I ran out. Childish yes but with C gone and how I am with casts its better to leave it since it is set and keep it wrapped up.

My back was out almost all wk this wk. I've only woken to get the kids rdy and off to school and back to bed until they got home from school. Then of course I'd stay up til their bed time and then we'd all go to bed at the same time.  I do have other updates and I'll try to catch them up over the nxt wk. Things have been pretty busy here since my last post in Feb.