Spent Friday with my Father, hearing the stories of his youth. We drove around Salt Lake looking at places that he lived at when he was a boy. The best part was the stories, my Dad’s experiences are wonderful.
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I filmed yesterday with Todd. The filming process is fascinating. Remembering to look into the camera, visualizing you all making the book structure that I am teaching. I love teaching because of the triangular interaction between the student, the teacher and the subject. It is the same when I am long-arm quilting. I imagine the person that is gifiting the quilt and the person that is receiving the quilt. There is genuine energy in the entire process. I am happy to be another connecting link in the journey of this particular quilt.
Victoria Simpson came to stay with us for a couple of days. She is a very smart lady with many talents. She is filming how to make a little book without using any glue. I'm going to make one with her tonight. It will be on the free section of the site. Her books are amazing. She has taught book arts at the college. If I wasn't a quilter, I think I would like to make books all day long. Be sure to check it out.
Wendy seems to get around the house just fine if we make sure we don't have stuff on the floor so she trips. She got an IPOD Touch for her birthday and she likes to play on it all day. She listens to music and deletes the games. But its okay, the computer restores them every night. The doctor hasn't called yet on his decision of what to do about her eye.
Yesterday, I spent the day in Rexburg, ID. I was glad to visit with great friends and spend the bulk of my time there creating German Stars. It is a tradition with the German people that the family hangs a star with a light in the window. Our family has German ancestry and I wanted to continue that tradition.
Wendy stayed in her room almost all day. Her pyschiatrist says that's okay. I used to try to coaxe her out to mingle more with the family but he says her room is her little world, sort of a cave, and it is a safe place for her to be. She likes old magazines. She sits on her bed and cuts them up into a million, no billion little pieces - I'm not kidding. Sometimes she colors them. She listens to her music and sings along. I taped her once and If I can get Todd to show me how to put it up, I will. It is so cute. She gets the main words and makes up the rest. She can't carry a tune at all, but she does know Fortissimo!
When she did come upstairs to eat, I noticed she tripped on every little thing the kids left out. We really have to have a family council and talk about that. They can play upstairs with all the toys, but not down here because she absolutely cannot see anything on the floor in front of her. Actually, she is very very brave to walk around like she does. I would be clinging to the walls and sliding my feet. She still tries to play her DS. I have ordered a bigger one but it isn't here yet. She has it about 3 inches from her eye and still talks to the little dogs she has bought in that program. She didn't have any tantrums today, the doctor talked to her yesterday about that - we'll see how long that lasts. We just never know what will set her off.
Still waiting for doctor to call and let us know what he can do, meanwhile it's day to day. Thank you all again for your support and for your prayers, everyone of you. Your notes have really touched my heart and I feel so close to you. -Linda