Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Still here...

Things have been busy.

I wrote a final today, the last of my degree, and have a paper due Thursday morning.  Then that about does it.  I'll have a new batch of letters to add behind my name.  On my first day of classes back in '97, I went to the campus pub with some friends and had a beer.  On my last day of classes last week, I did the same, bookending my educational journey so far. The pub is extremely different now. I suppose I am, too.

I manage to get a few things done in the last little while that weren't school-related.  Blue Skies is basted.
My spiderweb quilt was laid out, sewn together, freed from its paper backings, and basted. My sweater finished, though I don't have pictures yet.
Thank you gifts made and sent, with more on that later. A resolution to be more social this summer was made and has so far been acted upon.  It's been a whirlwind.

I'm tired. LOL. I've applied for my certification and am readying my applications for jobs. I'll have to pick up something for the summer, too. I'll get to that, just not immediately. Working doesn't bother me but I dislike job-hunting. It ranks right up there with funerals and infomercials for me. I think I'll take a little breather first, tackle some of the things on the unfinished list. I figure I've earned it.


  1. Congratulations! I can't imagine how hard it must have been. Job hunting is no fun, but at least you have fancy new letters to put beside your name on your resume!

  2. I love everything you are making. I obviously love Dresden Plates, and for a Halloween Swap I did a few years ago, I made Spider Webs. I have always wanted to make a whole quilt with them. Not to be bias, but my gift is my favourite, though I do love them all.

    1. PS. Sorry, so focused on your beautiful things. Congratulations and good luck with your job search.

  3. Yay, you're done! Congrats!!
    I seriously love the spider web quilt. It is so refreshingly unique. Love those webs jumping off the edges.

  4. Congratulations!!! So thrilled for you! Job hunting is the suxors but I have faith you'll find something quickly! You're pretty bloody awesome :)

    And SHUT UP! Blue skies is awesome. Your spiderweb quilt is beyond comprehension. LOVE!!!

  5. Congrats on being done!!! WOO HOO!!! Take a little time off - this is a special time between school and working, savour it.

    The amount of stuff you get done is insane - you put me to shame. I hope you post pictures of your sweater. I have one on the needles that isn't inspiring me - I might rip it out.

    I opened my gift last night - SO CUTE!! Thanks!!!! I posted about it tonight....
    (PS - I like the one I got the best. :)

  6. Eeeeeee! I super love both of those quilts!!!! Just amazing. That's the best use of a Dresden that I've seen. And I love how you changed up the spider web idea. Awesome!

  7. Congratulations! What an accomplishment. Definitely a breather is in order. I have no doubt that you will be a wonderful teacher and have a positive impact on many, many students.


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