Saturday, April 2, 2011

RRCB and family moments

Bit by bit, I'm amazed at how Roll Roll Cottonboll is coming together! I have one seam remaining in order to have the top center completely pieced, but lunch was past due and then an afternoon nap simply was too irresistible to pass up, so I haven't gotten back down to finish it up.

I actually started the day tidying up the sewing room a little bit; clearing the dust and sorting through my box of 1.5" squares; twosies and 4-patches...

The twosies I had pieced over the past year here-n-there were pressed and set up next to my machine to just "be there" as needed.

As I pieced the RRCB rows together, I was able to add a few more 4-patches to my box. No plans for these so far, but maybe I'll need to look through Bonnie's books to see if there would be a perfect pattern to use them up in.

To all of you who posted suggestions about my struggling student situation, I appreciate it. Through a few different changes, classroom life was quite bearable and enjoyable Thursday and Friday. A newly formed seating chart helped.....and my overall attitude and patience also helped.

I received some shocking and saddening news on Thursday. A classmate passed away unexpectantly while on the operating table earlier this week. I haven't seen her in many years, but we hung around together in a small click of friends while going through high school. She married her high school sweetheart, Andy; also a "bud" of the click of friends.

The news was completely shocking. The news was completely saddening. And as I read over her Facebook page posts Thursday evening, my heart just began aching and the tears started flowing. Life is precious. I have so much empathy for Andy and simply don't like imagining what a life-altering change this week has been for him and their two beautiful young children.

That night...my family was enjoyed! I hugged my children! I kissed my husband. I said "I love you" over and over. We laughed and enjoyed every moment we had together before bed time. And once bedtime came, I hugged them extra tight and said even more "I love you's."

It's so easy to get caught up in the daily grind and allow little things annoy you.....

but I have been reminded in the most saddening way this week what truly is important.





7 comments:

Jackie said...

You're so right...it IS very easy to get caught up in the daily grind and not pay attention to the real things that matter. I'm so sorry to hear about your friend.

scraphappy said...

AMEN.

Ann Marie said...

I need to keep plucking away at my RRCB string blocks, and those 600 HST's, then I can piece mine all together too! Plus I am still working on Raven Stars.

Sorry to hear about your classmate, and yes something tragic like that does bring life into perspective. No one is guaranteed tomorrow.

Linda said...

Yes-Life is precious and we never know how quickly it may be taken from someone we love. It helps us remember what needs to be priority in our lives.
If your student was one of my students I may be able to give some insights.

Andee said...

RRCB is looking great! I can't wait to be working more on mine. Sorry to hear about your friend...we should all smell the roses and enjoy them daily.

Quilter Kathy said...

So sorry to hear about your friend.
Great to see that you are enjoying some fun family time :)

Julie said...

Good point! We take them for granted don't we? BTW, your girls are getting so big!