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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 masters project but it is on its own, separate from all classes.  I would not have done the project justice so will work on it leisurely this fall along with one extra elective class since I have to be enrolled in the university at the same time.  The class I will be taking is working with some of the professors on their annual fall Jan Paris Bookfest, this year held in San Antonio.  I think I will have to read and blog about the guest authors' books for part of the grade but that is not a big issue.

I have spent the last two weeks sewing scrub caps for my nephew.  I had promised him I would as giveaways to doctors for his medical business months ago but then had to tell him school was taking too much of my time.  I have made 60 and use the black fabric from CT because it is affordable.  He has bought caps off the website for $10 each and I can make them for less then $1. I can get 7 out of a yard of fabric.  I figured it takes me about 15 minutes to make one from start to finish.  He said I should make a website and sell them....

My first quilt project will be a dresden plate exchange I am doing with some ladies here on QWU...yippeeeee!

I still need to get my new sewing room organized better after getting into the new house.  I can actually pack away most of my school stuff now and concentrate on quilting.  We moved in sometime in April but isn't it sad I can't even remember.  Buiding a house and moving in should stick in your mind forever...right?  That just goes to show how much was stuffed in my head at one time.

I am looking forward to checking in daily again with all of you wonderful people.

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Comment by Sognstitcher Lana/MN on August 23, 2011 at 9:15pm
Paula, glad to see you back. I've been missing your posts.  Congratulations on finishing your degree and for getting into your new home.  Life should slow down for you now. Take care of yourself.
Comment by Marnie/NH on August 20, 2011 at 6:30pm
Welcome back Paula.  On to the next project and new things.  You are wise to take your time to finish. I hope sanity feels good .lol
Comment by Debbie Snyder/WA on August 19, 2011 at 9:58am
Yeah!!!  Schooling done.  One more major thing marked off your list.  I agree with the other gals...take it all in good time.  The fall will be here before you know it.  Have some fun for a while ... you deserve it.   
Comment by Trevi in Texas on August 19, 2011 at 9:23am
Paula, it certainly sounds as though you have chosen a path of sanity as the best route to your Masters degree.  I have also been out of touch, but am working on getting reconnected with my CT friends.  I also, will pray for your mom & your family.
Comment by Colleen Taylor on August 19, 2011 at 4:41am
Good to see you back here!  And WOW girl...you are busy.  I am happy you are nearing the end and to tell you the truth that elective class sounds like it might be fun!  Best of luck with your final project and all the best to your mom.
Comment by Linda "Sue" Robertson, TN on August 18, 2011 at 7:52pm
Paula you are such a busy gal but accomplish so much.  I went to your page and saw the house and your stove, they are amazing.  Glad to hear you are in and settled.  I don't get on quite as often as I used to so I have missed some of the blogs.  I am sorry your mom has been ill but you will never regret the time you spend with her while she is still with you.  I was glad to see your update!!! Hugs, Linda
Comment by Terry F on August 18, 2011 at 6:02pm
Sometimes it's best to take it slower.  I'll pray for your mom's health (been there).  I admire your accomplishments.
Comment by Gayle/La. on August 18, 2011 at 3:19pm
OOPS! that was suppose to be down with so little to do.
Comment by Gayle/La. on August 18, 2011 at 3:18pm
I am sew glad to see that you finally made it.  I hope you don't get done now that you only have 2 or 3 things to do instead of 20 or 50. lol
Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on August 18, 2011 at 2:42pm
Good to see you back.  Hopefully your stress level will diminish with a slower college load and now that the house is finished. 

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