Monday, August 14, 2006

One more finish!

OK, so I was suppose to be home working today. Don't tell please that I snuck down to my sewing room to finish off the Folk Art Santa wall hanging! Well ok, I have to hand sew down the binding yet - but it is quilted and has binding kind of on! Actually I already took it to the quilt store for the sample. I use the fusible thread for my binding, so it looks done even though it isn't - I just LOVE that stuff!

On the college front Holly called us today to tell us Adam had called her several times already this weekend. We aren't surprised. We knew he would never come to us if he had small regular problems - because we are stupid parents at the moment. I guess he slept last night in his friends dorm and then Adam, Mike and Jim decided to go to Walmart which is right next to his apartment. They knew which bus to get on, so they got on that line but ended at the end of the route - it was going the wrong way! And it was the end of the driver's shift so he told them anohter route they could take to get back to campus. Well they got on that line and ended up way down by the mall, right line again, wrong direction! I guess they finally ended up at campus - so a good lesson learned! That was what this week was suppose to be about so I was glad! Adam is a total computer geek so I was so afraid he wouldn't do any of the freshman activities and just lock himself away in the apartment on the computer - it helped that the apartment was changing high speed internet service and it is down this week!! :) So I was so glad they got him to get on the bus and try it out. I hope he realizes now that getting on the bus can't be any more "wrong" now than today! And the other tidbit I was happy about was that he must have met some new kid because we have no idea who Jim is! We do know Jim is not Mike's roommate! So he actually met someone.

People love him. He has a very adult dry sense of humor and is really fun to be around once he knows you. But he is not very outgoing and doesn't like new things. So even meeting someone and going to Walmart on the bus made me happy!

14 comments from wonderful readers:

quiltpixie said...

smile, he'll be OK, you've launched him :-)

ForestJane said...

Aww, the Santa wall hanging looks great, and nice to have it finished long before the season!

Bet it inspires a lot more Santa-makers out there. :)

Mrs. Moody said...

Those Santa's are looking great! :)

Tonya R said...

Great job finishing up the Santas (almost). Adam's gonna do great too.

Screen Door said...

Nice to hear Adam is surviving...We've got that bridge to cross with Eric this weekend. The santa quilt is cute.
Melanie

Lily said...

Dawn you are so funny! Well done you naughty thing on getting your santas almost finished :)

Adam will be fine. Oh they must've felt pretty silly when they made the same mistake twice!!!!

Patti said...

Santa looks great! I don't know who the "growing up years" are harder on - the kids or the parents. I know in the case of my son it was definitely harder for me! You've got a great relaxed attitude about Adam - much better than being the worry wort I was!

KCQuilter said...

Love the Santas!! And try not to worry too much about the college kid--it'll all come out in the wash!

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Don't fret too much about your son - he'll do fine. I know "easier said than done" LOL

Cute, cute, Santas.

Linda C. said...

Love the Santas . . . they're adorable.

Sounds like Adam had an excellent adventure. He's obviously not distressed by it, or he wouldn't have told anyone! Purdue is a really big place, but he will do just fine . . . and meanwhile, you'll be getting "smarter". By the time he graduates, he won't believe how much you have learned!

Libby said...

Isn't it fun to get reports back on your kids. Mine could never figure out how I knew things *s* It will all be old hat for him before you know it.

Love the Santas.

Joanne said...

And by the time he comes home he'll have found his way all around town and maybe even make it to a few classes! vbg
I'm glad he's making friends early -- that's the hardest part for some kids.

Finn said...

Hi Dawn, love the look of your Father Christmas wallhanging..it is attractive with 4 of them, but alas, I'm going to be content with my two....LOL
Time for me to think about getting "at it" with that one..*VBS* Congratulations, you've survived the first part of his college experience..Hugs, Finn

The Lone Beader said...

Oh, your Santas are so cute!! I love folk art for the Holidays....

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