Saturday, November 15, 2008

Back To Crafting/But Still Reading

A little bit back into my crafting. For those that read my last post I am still reading I have finished 2 books since my last post and plan to try to read these 2 books here this week. If you didn't know now you know I am a urban and fiction reader. I have been checking out my blogger friends blog. I see I am not the only one behind on my crocheting and sewing while I read. So now I don't feel guilty at all lol. :)

But, back to crafting. Only work I got done was a little crocheting. I have missed it a bit. I have been getting packages from Annie's Hook and Needle Kit Club for now 3 months. They send you yarn and a pattern that you can do. Loved this pattern I got this month. It was of a table runner. Very cute. I have been thinking about changing my dinning room colors but, didn't know what I wanted it to be so this gave me a good idea. Light and dark brown with a bit of green and blue. So I made this table runner here.

Also here is the little fringes at the end of the table runner.
This pattern worked up quick only need to know 2 bases steps and I went for it. Finished in about 1 hour and a half or so due to me chasing after my kids lol.:) Overall love how it looks.

Here is the picture of the table runner of the pattern. I didn't do all the rows that the pattern asked for because I didn't want it to wide because I wanted enough room on my table for the placemats that I have plans to do.

So here will be the colors I used for my dinning room. Have plans to do some placemats also.

Also my mom gave be a pretty green stand for the bathroom. Due that my bathroom colors are blue this helps me also to change my bathroom colors. So have plans to change it to blueish, green.

So I got started on some mats to go on the stand for a little of deco. Also have plans to crochet a couple of towels for my bathroom.

So far so good. Have my own kind of pattern I am following just winging it so afterwards you all will see the finish project.

Other then that I am just trying to hang in there. Having a lot of issues with my cousin that lives with me. OMG I am so glad Nesa and Nellie have a long time before they are teens because I totally can't deal with this at times. Me and my cousin had a little falling out due that I said, that her boyfriend can't stay here. What I look like having my 16 year old cousin and her 16 year old boyfriend staying under my roof doing god only knowns what and she wants to have a hissy fit at me because he can't live here. She then wants to threaten to leave asking me can I get information about her going to a group home. So I got the information after the woman from the state told her that if she goes to a group home she wont never get to see her boyfriend. The woman said, that is a stupid reason to leave. The rules there are much worster then my rules. All I ask of her is 2 rules don't get pregnant so I made sure she got on the depo shot and the second rule is to go to school. Those are some simple rules. Now I didn't say her boyfriend can't come and visit but, after she talked to the woman from the state she then changed her mind and went to unpack. Also she know this from watching news that a teenage girl 15 years old homeless girl was raped and murder last week here where we live. What I don't understand is that she watched the news with me and said, that was sad but, she want to go out there and take that chance is what I don't understand.

I wanted to make sure she knew where I was coming from so I called up a friend of mines that is a counselor at a all boys group home things at the boys group home isn't no different then the all girls group home. He wanted to set her straight. So we went to his job. She then got to see that you don't have a room to yourself you will be sharing a room with about 3 to 4 other teenager girls. It maybe about 15 teenagers living there all at once. That you is most likely to end up fighting because there other teenagers come from some ruffer homes then she due and they are welling to protect what is there at no means. He let her know you can't eat when you want to you eat when everyone else eats. You can't come and go when you want to. You only leave to go to school but, if you in a group home where they teach you in the group home then you don't leave unless you live with the counselors. No company at all unless it is a family member. You can't be on the phone all times of the day. Or on the internet all day. There is only 1 TV and you have to watch what everybody else watch. You have to be in the bed by 9;30PM. You can't get a job unless you have a good grade point averge. He walked us though the group home and she just starts crying because she knew that if she went to a group home she wont have all the freedom that she have now. Dang teenagers. She stays with me she has her own room, phone, internet, cable, food she can eat when she is hungry her school is just 3 blocks from the house. I buy her all her personally things she needs clothes shoes and all. I told her you should be greatful that I am welling to take you into my home with my 2 kids and rise you like my own even though she is my little cousin.

She said, she is gratefully I said, I don't want you to say it I want you to prove to me you is gratefully by staying here and finishing schools and don't get pregnant. That is all I ask of her.

I asked my mom was I like that when I was a teen because if I was I am truely sorry. She said, I wasn't like that at all. I am like what the hell is happening to all these damn teenagers now days. They can't get they way they want to make everyone else feel guilty. Grrrrrrr.

Grr sorry had to vent there a little bit. But, that has been stressful. Me upset and crying hoping she don't make the wrong choice but, all I can do is hope and pray that she makes the right choice. I said, all I could say so I just have to sit back and wait.

But, that's all blog readers. Thanks for stopping by to here me go on and on about my crafts and my life. I can't believe that it will be 2 years in January that I have been blogging. WOW amazing how time flies by.:)
Everyone take care have a great weekend. I will totally try my damnest to do the same. Now got to go watch Spondebob Squarepants with Nellie and crochet lol.:) - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more
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Christina said...

I am so scared fo when Pi becomes a teen. It seems like teens lose their minds for a few years before they get to college. I give you lots of credit for letting her live with you. You've got a big heart!

Nice table runner! I'm glad to see I'm in good company with reading and not crocheting much.

toni said...

Your table runner came out so cute! I would even wear it as a scarf!

Laura said...

My husband has a niece who got pregnant at 13, and had her baby at 14. That still astounds me. At 13, I wasn't even kissing boys. I started seeing my husband when I was 18, and this niece's older sister, my husband's other niece, was 16 or so at the time, and already had two kids. She has about 5 or 6 kids now. No wonder her younger sister started having sex so early - look at what she was exposed to.

Your niece is very lucky to have someone like you in your life to step in and take care of her. I don't think asking her to use birth control and go to school is unreasonable at all.

One of my older sisters is a child psychologist and head of a youth group home/mental health center. She's told me some stories about the place, and you're exactly right about how they are. My sister got a call on Christmas Eve one year about a teenage boy who tried to stab his parents - he was being admitted to her center, and she had to accompany the police there. Those group homes are not nice places to be.

I hope things get better for you, and that your niece comes to appreciate everything you're doing for her.

P.S. The table runner is so pretty! I'm amazed that you crocheted it so fast!

Tanya said...

OMG, I could tell you stories about my daughter, I like to say she took me through hell with gasoline draws on, her teenage years were horrible, she didn't get pregnant but she did everything else, she stole my car and was gone for a week that's
just one thing she did, all I can say is that you will have a huge crown waiting for you in heaven taking in a teenage girl when you obiviously have a full plate with your two girls. God Bless you for doing that and I will pray for you and her. BTW my daughter is 26 now and she's doing great so it does get better.

Tanya said...

I forgot to say how cute the table runner was, I guess I got so caught up in my flashback lol. It's very cute I want to make one.

Anonymous said...

The table runner is GORGEOS!! Big hugzz to you, Lesa! You need choklit.

CraftyAshley said...

Good for you with your cousin. You are a sweetheart to take care of her so and going out of your way so much to try and teach her what is right. I hope things settle down for you.

And love the table runner!

Caroline said...

Love you table runner, what beautiful yarn. As a mom of teens...I sat to you....Yay!! hang in there. You are not her friend, you are her guide, her mentor, her role-model. You can be her friend in 10-2o years form now and look back and chuckle about all the hard times. Love is settings boundaries, rules, and limitaions!!!

Tina said...

Lesa, you are doing a lot for her do not let her walk all over you. I(we) have 3 boys, one is 16 and I keep waiting for him to turn on me(us), any day now. (I'm surprised he hasn't yet... I must be doing something right or else he is just a good kid...) I hope things will settle down.

Your table runner is gorgeous! I can't wait to see the bathroom.

Oh, almost forgot~ I tagged you on my blog. :P

Zuleika said...

I absolutely love that table runner! You did a fantastic job on it,,and the colors are perfect. :-)

I think it's great that you're helping your cousin like this. It shows you have a big and caring heart. Teens are no picnic. I should know! I remember my teen years, and boy was I a handful. lol I'm really scared it'll all come back to haunt me with my boys. lol
I think you handled that situation really wll, and I'm sure things will get better for you both. One day she'll realize you're one of the good guys. :-)

naida said...

Hi lesa, great projects. I like that table runner, very pretty.
I love that blue yarn for the mats and towels, very nice!

Enjoy your reading, I'm always reading something too. Depends on my mood though.

About your cousin, I hope it all works out. You are good hearted to take her in.

Enjoy Spongebob Squarepants :)

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