Pressure

So I have an apparently influential mom/guidance counselor who has brought me about 75% of my tutoring business for the summer.

But at the same time, it’s kind of a hassle. She’ll send/bring me something (test prep materials, results of one of my students’ testing, supplemental materials to help kids fill in the gaps, etc.), and then want to know the next morning what my thoughts are on them.

Ummmm, there’s other stuff going on in my life, you know? I tutor to make a little extra cash, not because I live and breathe this stuff.

Anyway. Just a little vent from little ol’ me, who hasn’t been posting much lately. Sorry about that. This week’s topics wouldn’t have been interesting: my WW progress, Alice’s poop-painting progress (or lack thereof, thank God), the fact that I was having issues from cutting too much fat out of my diet, the growth of my fingernails, tutoring all day Wednesday, etc. Not really great blog fodder.

I’ll try harder.

UFOs

I signed up for a “Resolution Revolution” challenge with my local quilt guild in January. Basically, we had to list (at least) 5 quilts that were started prior to 2006, that we vowed to finish before August. For each quilt on our list (up to five) that we finish, we receive a ticket in a drawing at the end of the challenge. People who finish all five will receive 5 extra tickets in the drawing.

I have absolutely no idea what the prize is, or if I’d even like it.

But in August — actually, probably in JUNE — I will have 5 more finished quilts than I had on January 1.

At this point, I don’t care WHAT the prize is. I’m just thrilled to death to be clearing that much stuff off my Quilt Queue.

Out of the Box and Green Albatross were my first two, finished the same week.

StarFish, which doesn’t have any pictures yet, is probably going to be #3. Donna’s Bargello will be #4 (it would be #3 but the beads I need to finish it are backordered), and Experimental Giraffe will be #5. StarFish is about half quilted now, and I only started quilting it Friday. Giraffe needs a backing and then I can layer and quilt it.

Life is good. 🙂

Anemic

I’m working on finishing up a quilt in memory of a friend. The quilt is done, the quilting is finished, and I’m just embellishing with beads now. It looks really nice. The only problem is that I’ve run out of chunky beads, and so the beading is starting to look a bit anemic since I’m using mostly the smaller beads.

I ordered more at the Crackhouse earlier this week, but they’re not in yet, I guess. Wondering if I should call Mary and harass her about my beads, but maybe it’s not such a good idea to piss off one’s dealer, huh?