Wow, it's really been awhile since I last posted. I've been super busy. I guess that's called living :-). Let's see, to recap the past year, I worked my third tax season as a tax associate for a national firm. I took my classes to work again, but have decided not to work this year. Instead, I've started graduate school! I am working on my Master's of Science in Applied Computing :-). I am still working full time and attending classes two evenings a week. It will take me four or five semesters to complete. I'm excited. I'd forgotten how much I like being in school.
As far as personal life goes, my sister had a baby at the end of the year, so now I have a Bubby and a Bubba :-). I need to get going on Bubba's quilt - sissy asked if I was making him one, which of course I was, but I needed a name first. Bubba didn't count. They didn't give us a name until after he was born.
As far as quilting goes, I've done a lot here and there. I went to quilt camp in the spring and made a double size top for my bed. I was able to go down in July and quilt it on my Aunt's long-arm. It's on my bed now, minus the binding. I haven't had a chance to put that on yet.
Of course, I'm working on swaps online and some Thangles BOM projects. I've got to finish a navy blue & white Thangles BOM from last year. I'm dividing the blocks in two and putting them on point so I have enough to make two twin size quilts. Bubba has an older half-brother, so either way there will be two boys in a room. This way, once Bubby (and maybe Bubba) are big enough for twin beds, they will have a set of matching quilts, whichever two are in the room together.
I'm also getting started on a Scrappy Happy quilt project that is being taught by my LQS. The teacher is giving us two blocks a month; there are 15 total. The rest of the year will be spent on sashing and borders. She's planning an applique border - not me though. I'll wait and see, but will probably do something different. I'm doing mine in 1930's fabrics. I'll try to remember to post pictures as I finish the blocks.
Next week my mom and I are taking a class together to make a cute pieced/applique baby quilt. It is 3 X 5 12" squares. Eight of them are nine-patches and the other seven are adorable animal appliques. We'll see how that goes .... The pattern calls for green and lights in the nine-patches and the pieced border. I think I'm doing mine in pinks to make it for a girl at church. I'm not really sure, but I need to decide fast - the class starts next week :-).
Other than that, not much as gone on. I hope to post regularly and include photos. I'd better get going - it's late enough already and tomorrow's a workday.
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