Thursday, March 10, 2011

T-shirt memory quilt & Bullying

WOW it has been forever since I have been here.. I promise I am still alive!  I have been working on a lot of items of "donations" for upcoming events around town.  This is a Memory Quilt (this is just the top) out of school t-shirts for our School's Auction this weekend. 

This is my first ever quilt like this.. and it was a learning experience and it is NOT perfect by any means.. I hope someone still buys it!

It was a lot of fun to make, though!

In between making the quilt I have been cleaning houses for a few friends and dealing with a lot of other stress,..... Bullying.
I won't go into a lot of details, but it was one of my kids that was bulleyed and it was terrible.. I say "was" loosely, as I hope this is the end of it, but I am not 100% sure at this point. 
It happened at school and on the Internet and to be honest with you, I think the school handled it so poorly and did absolutely nothing to the other people involved, not even a "good ole fashioned talking (scaring) too" 
In dealing with this, it has made me and my husband aware that the schools really do NOT protect the kids who are victims in this.  Things are not the same when I was in school 25 years ago and now they have texting, xbox, facebook, email lots of ways to keep it going 24 hours a day and to reach hundreds of people.  It is scary and sad. 
Mostly sad because my child was hurt emotionally and there was little I could do to help take the pain away.  Sadly my child also learned who their true friends are and how some of them scare so easily just being in a Principal's office that they lie and throw you under the bus or say they did not see or hear anything, and all of "sudden" become neutral.. Very sad, very much a coward!
I feel like these schools need more education and the kids bullying need to be punished, and I mean to the point where other kids are like "oh crap, I'm staying away from that".. Kids these days have no fear and there are lot of parents out there that are NOT parenting their kids and then you have the ones who tell their kids to "look away" "don't help" "don't get involved" and that is sad too!  I hope those parents will understand that one day when their child needs a friend and no one will be around to help them. 
So.. that is what we have been dealing with for going on two week and I have just been mentally exhausted, if that makes sense??? 
I'm sorry to go on and on.. but I am going to our school board and I am going to push for more to be done, so one Else's child has to suffer like mine did.. I'm sorry for going on and on... I promise next post will be uplifting and more fun!
Thanks for reading and Beverly, thanks for your sweet note to check on me, that meant the world to me!


  1. I'm so sorry, Mechelle, that you had a child who was bullied. Sounds like you are dealing with it and you should persue your beliefs with the school board. Your child will know that you are on his or her side. You and your family will be in my prayers and I pray that you have seen the last of it.
    I am so impressed that you did a T-shirt quilt. I have had several ask me to do one...just never wanted to have to deal with the different stretchy knits. Yours turned out great. I'm sure it will go for a good price.

  2. So sorry to hear about the bullying of your child! Praying that it will end and that you guys will have a smooth end to the school year.

    I have a t-shirt quilt from my college homecoming t's and sports t's from working in the athletic department. I LOVE mine and use it almost weekly when I nap. You did a beautiful job and I know that it will go to a great home. Your school is blessed to have you as a part of their family!

    Have a great week!