Saturday, February 2, 2008

Progressing ...

Not on my SAL but on my snow family !!! I can't help it I am sooooooooo attracted by the colors (and you know for me colors are very important !!!) You can see I stitched her scarf a little bit. There are a lot of colors change on the scarf so I decided to stitch the right part of her stomach. Thanks to that, I will be able to stitch symbol by symbol to not change the thread all the time The opalescent fabric is really great for a snow scenery. I chose winter skye from Silkweaver but I have a small 9 x 13 blue diamonds from them and it's a great choice too. One day, I'll try to take a good picture of the sparkles! The downside of using a colored fabric is that you have to stitch the white ... and you can see there is a lot of white to stitch I feel like my smiley but I'll do it because we rarely see blue snowmen, right? It's not a big pattern ( 10x12 for a 28 count fabric)


This norning was the trimester meeting with the school teachers. Emma is still doing great at school but she tend to not make a lot of efforts because she learns so easily and so fast. Pierre is still another story ... I am so worry for his future ... You know I worry a lot for his health but I also worry for school because he has his learning difficulties ... He's so first degree that he doesn't seem to get the second degree of a speech. How can function well as an adult if you don't get the second degree of the language? ... I was very depressed when I left school. For me, it's very hard to accept he's not a regular kid. I also feel helpless because I don't how to really help him, and if I could help him. See Pierre doesn't have any self esteem and he feels dumb. He never asks for help from the teacher and I guess he wish to be invisible ... He's not the kind of kids who is willing to make effort to succeed better at school (he doesn't care ... ) I'm trying to figure out what I could do to help him ................. Not an easy thing to do ...

7 comments:

Marita said...

Your snowmen are looking great. Good idea to stitch some of the white so you don't have to change colours so often.

Congrats to Andie for picking the winner.

So very hard when our children don't do as well as we'd hoped. Is there something Pierre really loves that the teachers could use as a motivational learning aide?

Marie said...

je ne sais pas ce que tu pourrais faire pour Pierre.. l'instit t'a t elle dit comment tu pourrais intervenir ?
très belle avancée sur le bonhomme de neige, bon courage pour le blanc !

Megumi said...

Your first snowman is really coming along!

It's funny how stitching with the same color for a long time can be tedious - but on the other hand, changing colors constantly can be equally tedious! :) lol

Terrific that Emma is doing so well in school. I'm so sorry that poor Pierre is not. I agree with Marita - perhaps there's a hobby or talent he has that could be developed to help build esteem and help motivate him?

Barbara said...

Your snowmen are so cute, Chiloe. And I'm glad to hear Emma's doing well in school. Sorry about Pierre - we have also had setbacks with Max, including repeating a school year. We've been very lucky in that he's had a truly wonderful teacher who will not let him be "invisible" and this year, for the first time, he's really doing well. I hope Pierre will also become motivated and enthusiastic.

Dawn said...

I love the snowman!

I'm sorry about your frustrations with Pierre. (((hugs))) I have similiar issues with Mac and his teachers.

tkdchick said...

Wow that's a lot of colour for one wee scarf! Your snowman looks great!

Sally said...

Your snowman looks fantastic!

So please that Emma is doing so well but sorry Pierre isn't. I have to agree with Marita.