Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life.
-Sophocles

No blogging the past few days, not much sewing. It has all been about her. Below is only a sample of where we have been this week…Think of it as the tip of the iceberg.


Sweet Mary Beth. She pulled out this morning for a stop at the hairdressers and then back to college. GOD how my heart breaks when that car is in reverse and she is waving and smiling as she drives away. I miss her already.

She was so excited to be getting back to school, sorority rush, her friends, her boyfriend, her new room in the sorority house. I don’t understand !! she has a HUGE room with her own bathroom upstairs right next to my studio…why would she ever want to go live in a shoe box with 16 other girls. She could stay right upstairs in her PRINCESS comfort room. Good ol mom’s home cookin and the list goes on...BUT NO…. She was sitting on my bed last night chattering about her new room and how excited she was to be going back to college. Did she realize she was leaving us? Does she know how much we love her? Will she be safe..OH MY… her 21st birthday is Tuesday….I’m going to go down there and follow her round and hide in the bushes to make sure she is ok. She is a responsible level headed young woman..but dang 21st birthday…..

This is the part where I’m supposed to be happy right? We gave her roots and wings RIGHT? dang those wings……….So its me and Quilt Boy…the nest is empty again. I’m making some comfort food for tonight Pot Roast, mashed potatoes, fresh green beans, sweet tea….smaller portions…sad sad sad…

As for me….it’s upstairs for the day to visit my dear friend (see above)…I’ll take some photos. Don’t worry about me. I think there are Cheetos up there too!