Another quilt finished
The design in the blocks.
Customer didn’t want any quilting on the applique except for on the flower pots. I did a stitch in the ditch around everything then the lines on the pots.
Line dancing on the border and on the color squares of the blocks.
This is how it looks from the back.
Another view from the back.
My daughter never stops baffling me!
One day she is moaning and groaning because she doesn’t seem to “get it” about managing her money. She’s worried that there won’t be enough in her paycheck to pay all the bills. A couple of bills are about to go to collections. Would I pay them for her?
I know that I’ve taught my daughter how to manage her finances. For heavens sake, she grew up in a very frugal household. At the same time she’s asking for financial help; I know she is not “doing without” anything. Hmm…. how to explain better? Many young people will depend on the parents to help pay bills while at the same time they are enjoying eating out regularly or buying expensive clothes or simply not trying to cut down expenses. Know what I mean?
This time I put my foot down and tell my daughter NO! You created the bills, you pay them. It’s time to sink or swim financially. My savings account is NOT your extra income and I absolutely mean it this time. I am determined to let her make her own way financially. No matter what the outcome. If you want to stretch your budget then find ways to cut down expenses! If you want more advice about how to cut expenses I will be happy to explain.
The very next day she is calling me (much earlier than she normally wakes) to excitedly tell me….. “Mom, I got it!!” Got what babygirl? Mom, I understand what you’ve been explaining to me about cutting expenses! Ok babygirl, tell me what you understand. Here is some of what she told me….
Ellisa woke up early and was hungry. I gave her a bottle but there wasn’t any baby food to give her. (She’s been buying baby food in those tiny little containers.) So, I opened a can of peas and put some in the personal food processor you gave me. Mom! Do you know I can make my own baby food! I don’t have to buy it. Ellisa can eat what we eat if I process it for her. Mom, do you know how much money I can save by not buying baby food anymore? Yes Babygirl, I know how much you can save like this. I made your food when you were a baby. Why do you think I gave you a food processor at a baby shower?
I think maybe she’s finally “got it”. Only time will tell. Hmmm…. I wonder how long it will be before she wakes up one morning and say to herself….. Oh my gosh, I’ve become my mother!