Friday, June 30, 2017

Three Months??? Really???

OMG!  Has it really been since April that I have updated??? I have no excuse really.  I think I have been just lazy to post on my blog.  April was state testing so that took a couple of weeks.  I was also asked to tutor another student  until Graduation Mid I was at the public library ever day from 4:30 to 6:30.  I was just exhausted every day.  I was also finishing up two college classes which I passed both!  One with an A and the other a B.

In May, we celebrated our 11th  wedding anniversary.  We went out to dinner at the real fancy place.  It was really good!!  I was excited that this was the first year in 3 years I did not have to change classrooms!!!!!  My last day of school was May 30th....during this time we meet with the AR Retirement people and I can officially retire from teaching in 10 years!!  OMG!!!  I didn't realize I was so close.  Then we realized I was one class from having a Masters plus 15 on the pay scale.  So, guess who is taking another class this summer???  ME!

June - Summer break right??  Nope...I met with my professor on June 2nd for my special topics class.  I was told I get to write a 20 page research paper of Special Education and English as a Second Language.  I have most of June researching and writing my paper.  I submitted early thinking Yay I am done!!  NOPE!  Professor emailed me back with recommended back to researching I go.   I have gone to the pool a couple of times but mainly I have been researching, writing and reading some trashy novels.

 I have been keeping up my year of starts!  Here is what I have started.... I will have to do another post on Faery Tales. Lots of progress on that!

I told you I was going to do some easy things because I was feeling overwhelmed.  I finished all the outlines to Brooke Books Animal Advent calendar
 Here is a close up...  25 little boxes!

 I started Brookes Books Cake 4 outline.

 Xmas Starts Here Blocks 5 and 10:

Xmas starts here blocks:  6, 11, 13,16, 17.  Tiger Lily wanted in the photo

Xmas Starts here: Blocks 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24

This is what all the finished designs will look like...

Paula Vaughn Quilts of the Seasons: March Quilt

Paula Vaughn Quilts of the Seasons: April

Here is the close of up April quilt...hard to see white and I think this picture is sideways

In May...I started all my ABC Country Cottages Shoppes.   I am showing them in groups of 4:

Apothecary, Basket, Crockery and Dry Goods Shoppes.

Embroidery, Feed store, General Store and Homespun store.   Not sure what home spun means....thoughts?

Ice cream, jellies and jams, Kintting store and Library
 See...this is how the names will be shown.

Meeting house, Needlework, Outhouse and Pottery shoppes

Quilts, Rag Rugs, Stitching and Tea Shop

Utensils, Veterinarian, Weaver and Xstitch (this town has two stitching shoppes!!)

Yarn shoppe and Zithers (what is a zither??)

 The last 4 days of May I worked on:
Puppy and Teddy Bear

Playful Pups

Puppy with Mirror

Puppy Talk

Paula Vaughn May quilt

I pulled out Grace and worked on her...can you tell??  Look in the upper right hand corner. Still can't see..go to the next picture

Here you go!!!! It wasn't much but I was in a challenge.

I worked on my sled.  This is the pattern Brigen ate!  Luckily I had a fairy godmother who sent me her pattern!

I pulled out Witchy Tea that I started in October of last year...worked on it.  I was able to start the square.

Worked some on my Ronald McDonald House design. My goal is to finish it the month of July...yep. I hope to finish it next month

I also worked on my Merry Christmas from Heinzeit.

The month of June!  I stitched boxes...Lots of boxes.  No really, this is Christmas Starts Here.  It is a 30 box Xmas design.  I love it!! I will post a picture of what it is supposed to look like finished time.
WHEW!!  That is it!  Lots of pictures!  I will have a new update on Monday or Tuesday.  Thanks for sticking around and seeing what I have done!


Jo said...

Great starts and Grace is looking amazing your fabric choice is lovely.

Laura said...

YaY!!!! Im so glad you are back. I have missed your updates. And you have worked on alot of things!

Linda said...

Glad to get an update Vickie. Congrats on passing your tests. I love all of your new starts. Can you tell me the names and designers of your Christmas starts.