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February 8, 2014

New Day, New Day...

Birds flying high you know how I feel
Sun in the sky you know how I feel
Breeze driftin' on by you know how I feel

It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life
For me
And I'm feeling good
( sung by Nina Simone)

Hello again, I know it's been a long time, almost two years! never meant to away for so long but life just sort of happened.  Many things have happened in my life, most for the good and some just rather mundane.  No, I haven't been sick, and I'm  still married to the same guy, praise God! 

As you may know I am a teacher, teaching has always been something I've wanted to do and planned on it when I went off to college, but I had a terrible experience with a teacher in one of my first education classes  that left me humiliated and reeling and chased me away from education.  But  life's journey has a way of bringing you back to where you are meant to be, and I ended up doing what  I was suppose to be doing  all along.  So over the past two years  I'm been completing my  Master degree in education.  I'm finally done and  graduated on December 20, 2013!  Wouldn't you know it, just  when I thought I was done with classes for while, my state is requiring all teachers to become proficient  teaching English language Learners, which naturally meant taking another intense, time consuming and class this past fall. Don't get me wrong it was a very valuable class and made me more aware of the obstacles that ELLs  face daily, it just took a lot of time outside of work and kept me from my other passion, quilting.  

I'm back now ... I came across Cheryl's blog recently, she does a Friday Night with Friends on the first Friday of the month that I thought I would join. What a wonderful way to jump back into the blogging world!  Sew last night I pulled out a project that I've been working on off and on. It a project from Kim Diehl's  Simple Graces, called Pie in the Sky. 

Here are a few blocks that I worked on.
 It's a scrappy quilt that involves a lot of sorting. The trouble is that every time I sit down to work on it I have to resort stuff again! Unfortunately the first time I put this project away I was very careless about how i stored it. Because I've been preoccupied with other things, my sewing room became a bit of a dumping ground which is pretty discouraging when you want to sew. Especially when you have to move a gazillion things to get to the sewing machine!  It's getting better I've shifted things around a bit and now I'm ready to sew!

 I'm just 6 blocks  away from the 48 I need then just need to add the sashing and I'll have another finish!

Thanks  to Cheryl for helping me get my feet wet again!



Leanne said...

Your blocks are really lovely,

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Beautiful block and fabrics, look forward to seeing your finish.

Maria said...

Lovely blocks you've made, Patty! That book of Kin's has some beautiful quilts in it :-)

Barb said...

That is so awesome...congrats to your dream and fulfilling it. Glad you are back!

Susie Q said...

Hi Patty Welcome back and many congratulations on graduating. I sometimes think that when you do something like this when you are older, you appreciate it more. Love the quilt blocks and the materials it will be a great quilt when you have done. Hugs, Susie x