I’m A Graduate!!

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I am now officially a graduate and hold an Associates in Medical Practice Management.

I have a 3.98 CGPA.  The ceremony will be March 21st.  The school only holds two ceremonies a year; one in the fall and one in the spring.  I will have three cords:  Program Mentor, National Honor Society, and Summa Cum Laude.

The last 18 months have been grueling and I have not had a whole lot of time to do much crafting, and what little bit I have done, I had forgot to take photos of before I gave them away.

This next week I plan on getting my sewing room (what I used for an office while I was in school) cleaned and organized.

 

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I want to apologize for the very big delay.  Not much crafting has happened since February.

I finished the quarter of school that started in January (in mid-march). In mid-March,  I also started working part-time — as if I was not busy enough already!  I managed strait A’s again for the quarter in these classes:  Psychology, Electronic Medical Records, and Health Services Delivery and Legal Issues (boy was that one a boring class!)

I immediately started another quarter – there was no break in-between quarters this time.  I took Medical Office Management, Pharmacology, and Environmental Science.  Tuesday is my final for Pharmacology and I have made an A in all of these classes as well.

I have a small break coming up from school (not work unfortunately), so maybe a little  bit more crafting may happen soon…

But on to the crafting!

I recently purchased this:

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A Sihouette Cameo.  O.M.G.!!!  I love it.

If you know anything about the cameo, you can tell I already changed the control panel paper out for something that matches my sewing room.

I created these today:

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These are little tags glued on to mini clothespins.  I have been looking for a way to label my file sorter on my desk at work and I think this just might be the ticket…

And then I made these three cards:

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Three cards for my daughter’s teachers that will include a gift certificate.  The top one is for her orchestra teacher.  The middle one is for her Social Studies/English  teacher, and the bottom on is for her homeroom/math/science .

 

A Few Finishes

While I was out of school on winter break a few weeks ago, I managed to get a little sewing done.  I made some gifts for family that lives near me for Valentine’s Day.  Now that they have their gifts, I can post about them.

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This one was for my niece L. She loves the dolls of LaLa Loopsy.  I found the fabric on spoonflower and ordered it.  I had the blue and the yellow.  Yellow is her favorite color, but I didn’t have enough of any yellow fabric to make the ruffled parts, so I opted for just a contrasting band.

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Here is the one I made for my other niece, M.  She absolutely loves anything with mustaches on it.  The new fabric “Honky Tonk” by Moda,  fit the bill.  I added a brown Moda “solid” to it.

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I made this little runner for my SIL and BIL for V-day.  It is from Northcott’s Stonehenge Line.

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Last, but not least, I made some napkins for my MIL and FIL.  Again, “Honky Tonk” by Moda fit the bill, paired with the same “Solid” by Moda that I used in the pillowcase above. 

I had a wonderful time making these gifts.  They were small enough projects that I didn’t feel overwhelmed (well, I would have preferred to have had a ruffling attachment for my sewing machine for the pillowcases).  I was elated to get to spend time sewing in my sewing room instead of working on homework, longingly looking towards the fabric side of the room.

Wow. It has been a LONG time!

I surely have not realized how long it has been since I have blogged.   I have completed two quarters of school.  The first quarter, I made four A’s. 

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The second quarter, I made two A’s and one A-.

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I have about a year left until I graduate – 4 more quarters I was originally scheduled to go only three more quarters – but some of the quarters were scheduled at 20 hours.  While I am good – I don’t think I am that good to get all A’s doing that much!  I decided to extend my graduation out one more quarter and take less classes.

In other news, I have not sewn a stitch in a while.  I have been on break for a week, but since it was Christmas time, I was busy wrapping gifts, (being a bum around the house) and getting ready for Christmas.  Now that Christmas is over and I still have about a week and a half left until school starts again, I plan on rectifying that situation soon – I just have to clean up all the presents and things that got piled in my sewing room after that big day.

I am still alive

I am still alive.  Just extremely busy.

All of my things made it to San Antonio.  I still have four boxes to unpack and put away for my sewing room. All but three boxes for the rest of the house have been gone through and either put away or stored.

I started college again three weeks ago.  It has been insane!  17 hours in four classes.  I go at night from 6-11pm; one class a night.  I have not even unpacked my sewing machines and tested them.

I am hoping once my kids start school in about a  week and a half, things will calm down a bit more because I can do homework while they are at school in a quiet house and enjoy my weekends. 

The one good thing about taking so many classes at a time is that I will graduate with an Associates in Applied Science in 15 months.  So if you only hear from me sporadically in the next few months, you know why now.