|Broken Dishes Part Deux|
|Love the added texture...|
|It has a lovely graphic look,|
very different for my quilts...
No physics class, no honors program. Is graduating with honors even important in the grand scheme of things? Lots of discussion ensued and with the help of the principal (not the very uninterested counselor), my daughters schedule for the next year and half were meticulously planned out so that she could complete the honors program after all. However, we had somehow planted a little seed of determination in our daughters heart that could not be ignored. A determination to allow for creativity in her life no matter the controversy.
|Still enjoying the mix of eclectic prints I used...|
So much drama. And opinions. From. Everyone. But here's my point. The school has this attitude that if you don't complete the honors program, then you're not deserving of being valedictorian or salutatorian because you simply couldn't have worked as hard as the ones that did. You took the easy road. You're not as committed to success, therefore you're not worthy.
|Broken Dishes Part Deux is finished!!|
Basically, for us, it boiled down to my daughter bailing on the honors program the last semester of high school just so that she could experience jazz band and still stay with her art program as well. She was one pre-cal credit short of completing the honors program--absolutely her choice, but still an agonizing decision to have to make. Student that don't care about their grades might not understand all the angst involved, but for kids like my daughter, it becomes a point of pride, something they care deeply about. It's like allowing someone to paint a bulls eye on them that says something very negative about the type of student and person they really are.
|Just enough hand quilting...|
Anyway..... Back to quilting! Broken Dishes Part Deux was our gift to her. Well, one of them. I worked on it right in front of her and just acted like it was another one in the line-up. At some point she commented that it looked like a quilt she could see owning, but I brushed it off as wishful thinking on her part. Doesn't she have enough quilts? lol I tried to do the binding and label when she wasn't at home so she wouldn't realize how very close I was to finishing it. That would be suspicious! Very fun to surprise her with it at the celebration party. Wish all my quilts could be like this one, much better than the original planning anticipated! I think we have a winner.*wink