1.16.2009

piecing it all together

JanBlock

I've been quiet, I know. Nothing's seemed very blog-worthy lately unless you count Holden's newest realization that he can smell differently from each nostril...he's binostrilous, we decided.

My super-smeller turns 5 next month which means we need to decide which schooling path we want to follow...public, private, home? And within each of those, which is the right choice for us? Too many options, I'm overwhelmed. It's especially frustrating because I feel like we've already made the decision in our minds to homeschool, but we keep revisiting, reevaluating and revising our plan once new information arises. I don't do well with decisions, but I do even worse with indecision.

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And of course, my brain is too consumed with indecision to create. It's one-tracked, I suppose, at least for now. I did manage to get one thing done, though...

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This is my latest installment for Twelve Square. It's for Leslie, who I've enjoyed getting to know via her very cool blog. I loved her fabric choices: so bright and cheerful. I can almost taste the rainbow sherbet-y color scheme and only added that one tiny bit of gingham because I was tickled that it matched all her fabrics.

I enjoyed this project. I kept in mind what I wanted the finished product to look like, cut the individual pieces and let them fall as they may into their places. I wish all my decision making could be that easy!

12 comments:

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

if only decision making could be that way! I remember when Ella was starting school, getting it all sorted out was a challenge! We are so glad that she loves it at our local public school, she's SO social, she eats up all the attention from the other kids :) And she's reading at a 4th gr level in 3rd gr!!!! (proud mama) I think consistency is key whatever you decide - year to year she has grown tons!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

hope you get it sorted out soon! I miss you here :) hugs and prayers for the right decision

Julie said...

You will be fine at homeschooling so don't let that stop you. Also, there are so many different choices within the homeschool word to look at that you can customize it to what you want. Follow your heart, you can always change your mind later.

Jessica said...

Isn't that fabric great??? I almost jumped when I received it in the mail! Your square looks amazing-I should get sewing!

Paper Dolls for Boys said...

I particularly like the square with the red and white checks. I like the way you pieced the white with the white - cool!

I'm sorry you're in the middle of the school decision making process. The good news is that you can change your mind. You can start out with one and then decide to go for the other.

Wishing you peace in your decision!

misschris said...

That is adorable! I love what you did with it. Leslie's going to love it, I'm sure.

Maria Rose said...

I love those prints! They are really great.
I got quite a laugh out of binostrilous!

Philigry said...

Um, love this.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Your block looks so cheerful! Hope you work out the best strategy for education soon - there are certainly so many options now!

patricia said...

"Kindergarten" is such a great year to try out homeschooling--you *can* change your mind later and not feel that he missed much.

The beauty of homeschooling is that it's a lifestyle choice--it will affect all of you, not just Holden. So you really have to just try it and live with it a while. I only know you through your blog, but it seems so clear to me that you'd all make a happy homeschooling family. Don't put too much pressure on yourselves this year--go to the library a lot and just keep having fun together!

And try to find some local homeschoolers who seem similarly-minded. That's one of the best ways to make yourself feel confident in your decision.

Sorry to toss off so much advice...homeschooling has just been so fulfilling for our family. Please email if you want to chat about anything. :-)

MoziEsmé said...

Binostrilous - I like that!

Best wishes on the schooling decision. We've already settled on homeschooling, but I know it's different for everyone...

a friend to knit with said...

melissa! how absolutely WONDERFUL that square is!!!!
and the gingham you added put a huge smile on my face!!! ........it is going to be exactly what libby wants! all different.....all fun! THANK YOU!

i am sure whatever choice you make will be the right one.....and nothing is etched in stone forever.