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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 B J Elder/WA on August 18, 2011 at 12:47pm
Glad you are slowing down a bit and adjusting your schedule so you can do the quality project you can be proud of without "killing" yourself in the process. Have fun in your new sewing studio!
Comment by Pam/NY on August 18, 2011 at 9:07am
Good to have you back...woman hear me roar!!! You should be sooooo proud of yourself. Taking care of parents is very stressful but you'll never regret it...look forward to your posts!
Comment by Catherine/TX on August 18, 2011 at 8:47am

Bless your heart....you do need a breather.  Take some time out for yourself to regenerate yourself. I am exhausted reading your blog.  But, we have to do what we have to do and continue on.  I remember when my mother became ill. I put some things on hold as well so that I could concentrate on spending quality time with her while helping my dad with her care. I miss her so much, but am now quilting with her memory still alive.  She was quite a crafter. 

Best wishes and God speed with what comes your way  :)

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