I DID IT!
I finished the hand quilting on the wall hanging and put on the border. It's only pinned but I was too excited to show off the finished project to wait for nuances like tacking down the binding, washing, pressing and properly hanging it. Every stitch done by hand thus, this shall be called my:
how-to-bypass-the-need-for-anti-depressants-AKA-the-quilt-in-which-I-perfected-my-rocking-stitch According to Bren, the rocking stitch does some cool sensory and soothing things in the brain/limbic system. And yes, yes it does!
And for more cuteness, I have a doll from my infancy that is named after my first childhood friend. I loved the name so much, I chose it for WG's first name. And low and behold, when I opened the packet of this year's school pictures, WG looks like my doll who bears the same name down to the freckles on the noses! Even WG was astonished by the resemblance.
And I can't post a school photo of WG without posting AB and Sissy. Here you have AB's standard photo expression. I think he looks exactly like this in every photo we have taken for the last four years.
And Sissy's picture... is it bad if I look at this photo and think, oh dear, she's got a whole lot of mess going on? Because gosh, does she ever. This photo is two weeks before hospitalization. Maybe I should just start taking photos of her when she's raging so I can see it this clearly and tell the docs, "HEY, I've got photo proof, Sissy's on the edge again!"
And for anyone who thinks for even a smidge of a second that I was way off base for calling Sissy on her running away attempt last Monday, here's photo proof of the contents of the packed and hidden backpack.
Seriously, what would YOU think if you found these items in your 10 year old's bag? All together now,
She's planning on running away!And so there's no confusion, the contents of the bag included:
comb, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, compact mirror, flip flops, purse (filled with hygiene items - which is blissfully ironic since she NEVER practices her hygiene without 10 prompts and a rage fest), sunglasses, a bug catcher (we watch a lot of survivorman and he's always catching bugs to eat) and a toy including all of that doll's accoutrement.
But Sissy maintains her story that she simply "didn't feel like putting her things away correctly"
Sure Sissy, and I'm really a black woman wearing white makeup
If I actually said those words to Sissy, she'd say with astonishment, "you ARE?!"