Today I continue my quest in creating and posting one block a day of the fabulous That Town And Country Quilt by the lovely Susan Claire. This is day one hundred and eighteen of that project.

This quilt blocks shows a two story light gray building with five tall yellow windows. The roof is asymmetrical but pointed like a triangle and red. Between the two rows of windows (three in one and two in the lower) are the words, "East Grand Middle School." The door leading in is rectangular with rounded corners and blue. Behind the building is the same fence that has been in the other blocks, brown with rounded tops. All of this is against a gray splotchy ("salmon" patterned) background.

Ugh! Middle School!

This is a very nice middle school. Colorful walls, cheerful teachers and interesting classes. And yet, I think middle school is the hardest time.

It is the time that most people are least sure of themselves.

We aren’t comfortable in our bodies and we are not sure of who we are. We’d like to just disappear most of the time.

Girls are the meanest I think during these years, and boys tempers flare quickest.

I hated those years and dreaded when my kids went through them.

But like everything else, it was over in the blink of an eye, even though it didn’t feel like it at the time.