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How Could I Forget!

A little catch up here...

Went back to college

Second son got married in October a year ago

Built a new house...beautiful and LOVE IT!

Now finished with school

AND, OH Yeah...

I'm going to be a grandma in May 2012!  Yippee......

Added by Paula/TX on December 8, 2011 at 8:33am — 11 Comments

For All Those Original Members...

Yes, I am still alive.  Just wanted to let all those older members who remember my college craziness know that I am finished.  I had to postpone graduation until this fall instead of the summer but I just got the email confirming my final portfolio project passed.  So, I guess I have officially earned my Masters Degree in Library Science.  I still need to have that final transcript saying it and take a state based exam to get it added to my Texas teaching certificate, which I will do in the…


Added by Paula/TX on December 8, 2011 at 8:18am — 11 Comments

I Can Breathe Again

Technically, I have taken all the classes I need to for my masters degree.  Unfortunately, there was no graduating for me this summer as I had planned due to mental exhaustion and an ailing 85 year old mom.  I really admire and feel for all you ladies that have committed to taking care of a parent full time. 

Back to school.  I postponed my graduation until this fall because the summer load proved to be literally a LOAD.  I am required to put together a virtual portfolio as the final…


Added by Paula/TX on August 18, 2011 at 8:33am — 13 Comments

Husqvarna SE Embroidery Design Question with 4D

Hoping to get some help from someone proficient with changing a picture into an embroidery design using Husqvarna 4D software on my SE machine.

I haven't played with it in so long I don't know what I am missing.  I follow the book directions but when I change the picture to embroidery the stitching is not complete in places.

This doesn't give you much information but I am hoping for at least one person out there who can guide me a little through this.  Didn't want to bore…


Added by Paula/TX on April 8, 2011 at 10:45pm — 4 Comments

Persistant Little Birds


Now here's a story.  Last Sunday I was out in the new house cleaning up for the floor to start Monday.  This pair of wrens would not stay out of the house and I had to constantly shoo them out a door.  Eventually I discovered they were…


Added by Paula/TX on April 1, 2011 at 8:49am — 10 Comments

Getting Closer...Isn't She a Beaut!

  The stove and refrigerator were delivered and installed today.  Everything is coming together and should be one more week before the house is finished.  The electrician is the one holding things up but they have a very big job.  The tile man will finish today and the plumber has a little more to do.  I think they broke one of my shower controls so they have to get another…


Added by Paula/TX on March 25, 2011 at 1:06pm — 22 Comments

Gayle/LA DH news

Gayle sent me a message saying she had to take DH back to the hospital because he had a very tiny almost undetectable stroke that is common with the valve procedure.  With other health issues (pacemaker etc) it is hard to do some types of tests.  She is waiting to hear from doctors.  Keep them in your prayers, please.

Added by Paula/TX on March 18, 2011 at 7:59am — 6 Comments

Health Update on Gayle/LA DH

I just heard good news from Gayle that her DH came through his heart valve surgery and is doing well.  Now is time for all those thank you prayers.  She sounded good and said the doctors said everything went great and he should be up by tomorrow.  I met Gayle and her DH when I still lived in Lafayette and they are truly kind people.  I was even his game "friend" on facebook in those days before house and school when I had spare time to just sit on the computer.  I am grateful he is doing…


Added by Paula/TX on March 10, 2011 at 2:44pm — 10 Comments

Three More Weeks

At least I am hoping it is only three more weeks until the house is finished.  I have been so terribly busy with my internship at the library that I usually read QWU messages on my new Iphone for those groups I am in while sitting in the parking lot waiting for my son to get out of school.  Never mind having time to respond to much of anything.  I went to sleep at 7 last night when on a normal day I don't see my pillow until midnight usually.  They are working on electricity in the house this… Continue

Added by Paula/TX on March 9, 2011 at 4:13pm — 5 Comments

Prayers for my Mom

Dear friends.  My mom is having a time of it for sure so am asking for a strong set of prayers to be sent her way.  I know it will help because she is so spiritual.  She is in her 80s, has had several medical issues over the last four years but was coming along very well.  Her heart doctor added some medication right before Christmas because her heart seemed weak but it really threw her for a loop.  She has finished that med so hopefully once it is out of her system she will bounce back.  She… Continue

Added by Paula/TX on January 18, 2011 at 8:59am — 24 Comments

What Do You Think?

Go down a few entries to the picture of my house.  I need some input...which I know you all love to give!  There will be a wood railing along the front porch and a glass door stained dark.  Other than landscaping, of course, the house needs something.  Shutters maybe?  I wanted real shutters that could close during hurricanes but there is not enough room.  Would shutters on the outer windows upstairs in a dark brown balance it?  Tell me what you think,please.

Added by Paula/TX on January 12, 2011 at 12:42pm — 14 Comments

ROCK n Roll

The rock was finished on the house yesterday.  The front porch will have a railing also and it will look different when the real front door gets installed.  DH got the builder to say 60 more days the other day but I bet it will be sooner.

I am going to try to do the Special K challenge for the next two weeks.  We will see how that goes.  Had a bowl of cereal, so far so good.  I wonder if coffee will ruin it?  Oh well, I am headed to get a cup anyway.

Have a great day…


Added by Paula/TX on January 12, 2011 at 6:57am — 18 Comments

I Still Got It

I was pleased to find out today that I can still sew a pretty good 1/4 inch seam after not really being at my sewing machine for months other than those chair covers that I never want to see again.  I finally started the signature stars some of us are doing for a swap group on QWU.

Here are some kitchen cabinets from the house.  This is standing in the kitchen looking…


Added by Paula/TX on January 8, 2011 at 1:20pm — 5 Comments

A New Year

I am hoping everyone has had a good start to 2011.  We spent the holidays at our farm and was without internet for a couple of weeks so I have been catching up with posts here on QWU.

The house is coming along.  The cabinets are being built and it is wonderful to be able to talk to him everyday and have him customize them the exact way I need.  DH and I stood out there for over an hour discussing where we will put everything, glasses, dishes, etc. so we can tell the cabinet maker how…


Added by Paula/TX on January 2, 2011 at 10:02am — 9 Comments

Merry Christmas to All

I just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas before we get too busy to check in on QWU.  I am very sad about our loss of Yolanda, Linda Sue's accident, and all others hard times and health issues.  I am thankful, though, for the good news that came the way of some of us.  My new year's resolution is going to be to not let life get in the way of spending time on QWU because I miss so much with all of you great friends.  Have a wonderful Christmas holiday!

Added by Paula/TX on December 23, 2010 at 6:18am — 3 Comments

Anyone Want to Be Part of a Chain Letter

This is the type of chain letter I have no problem answering. My aunt sent it to me and other than y'all I really have no one else to send it to. If you are interested you can email your name and address to me at pzi2855@yahoo.com

It is asking that you add your name, send out four copies to quilting friends, and send two 6"x6" purple squares to the top person on the list. So that means two purple fabrics and four stamps. They do ask that you send…


Added by Paula/TX on December 14, 2010 at 4:47pm — 8 Comments

Light at the end of the tunnel

I can finally come up for air. I have three more assignments due by Saturday for school and then this semester will be over. I will be doing an internship in the spring along with one of the most difficult classes for the program. At least, that is what I am told. Don't know what to expect but will know soon enough, I guess.

The house is coming along. They are now working on cabinets and moldings...all the woodwork.

This doesn't do the size of the room justice. This…


Added by Paula/TX on December 1, 2010 at 1:00pm — 10 Comments

School and House...My Life

Just a quick update for those that follow my soap opera...

The house is really moving along. They are starting all the custom cabinetry tomorrow. I spent about four hours with the cabinet builder today going into each room and didn't even touch on everything because I had an appointment to look at faucets for kitchen and baths at 1:30...and inbetween I picked garage doors...and talked with the builder about little things. It is becoming that time that decisions have to be made quickly…


Added by Paula/TX on November 16, 2010 at 7:11pm — 10 Comments

The New Couple

Here are my kids

Added by Paula/TX on October 18, 2010 at 11:54am — 18 Comments

The Wedding is Over

Everything went off without a hitch for my son's wedding today. Sorry, no pictures yet. I was a little preoccupied to take pics myself so I will just have to wait until I collect everyone elses. I have tried very hard to not be too critical of the new in-laws but just let me say THEY HAVE ALL THEIR PRIORITIES SCREWED UP! All but one sister of new dil's family were late for the wedding. Now I need to do homework to get caught up after not touching the books for three days now.

Added by Paula/TX on October 16, 2010 at 9:47pm — 14 Comments

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