"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11 (NIV)

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Live from Phoenix......

This weekend is the first of the interviews for the alternative teaching programs that I've applied to. I'm out here in Phoenix this weekend and will be in the "Interview and other sessions" that are scheduled for tomorrow - yes on Sunday! Will be interesting to see how it goes.

Trip out here was good and the plane was not full - I'm thankful for that! Was glad to get out of the cold weather back in North Tx as well. Beautiful weather out here.....

Am scheduled for an nterview for the IN program on 2/26. Will spend a couple of days out there visiting friends who live in the Indy area.

And am also getting ready for the first of two tests that I am scheduled to take on 2/8. Should be interestng to see how it goes. Am more worried about the test I am scheduled for on 3/27.

Time will tell what the Lord does with the education possibilities. Both programs have pluses and minuses, so I'm torn about which one I really want. One of the biggest differences is the salary level..........major difference there between the two programs. Am still looking at stuff in Tx as well.

Have been doing some quilting this past week as well. Will be sending one off for quilting in early March, and will be finishing up 8 wallhangings and a lg lap quilt by mid Feb.

1. For both scheduled interviews for the Alt. Teaching Certification programs.
2. For the good flight today and beautiful weather here in Phx.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Quilting again.............

With the move last year, getting settled into the room that I'm renting and most everything I own (including 99% of my stash) being in storage I haven't been doing a lot of quilting since August 2009. And anyone who knows me, knows that is sooooooooooooo not normal for me. I did get Christmas gifts made, but that's not the same as quilting. =)

Well I can now say that I'm back to quilting and loving it. Have put together 4 tops for wallhangings from a group of blocks that one of the sunday school classes had done last year in church here in Tx. Got those quilted and the binding ready to be put on them. Have also put together a flannel quilt top for Sunshine (second one of a matching set), and three quilt tops from scraps that I inherited from an online quilt friend's stash after she passed away. The last three quilt tops will be donated to either Sunshine or Am. Heroes. Pics of the last three quilt tops and the Sunshine top are below.

1. All my supporting documentation made it by the Grace of God for the Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowship program that I've applied for.

2. I've got three days off from Joann's and have been having fun sewing!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

My dear niece gave me two awards -

The first is the Lovely Lady Award -
The rules are simple -

1. Thank the person who gave the award
2. Copy the award
3. Post it on your blog
4. Tell seven things about yourself that your readers don't know.
5. Link seven new bloggers as recipients
6. Notify the winners with comments on their blogs
7. Keep being awesome!

Hmmm, lets see 7 things that my readers don't know -

1. I owned a motorcycle for more than 4 yrs........(well most people don't know that)
2. I've been to the Holy Land (Egypt, Israel, and Jordan) during the time the plane was hijacked in Lebanon.
3. I nearly missed the flight back from Israel on the trip in #2
4. I loved living in Boston during grad school adn would move back if I had a job back there.
5. My stuff is in 2 storage containers - a Pod and a storage room. Think I need to downsize?
6.Am thinking about doing a pickle dish quilt in the same way I've done the double wedding ring quilt.
7. I currently own 3 laptops - but only one works at the moment.

And the Second award is - the Lemonade Stand award is awarded for being a blogger who shows great attititude and gratitude.

The rules are simple:
1. Do a quick post about the person that tagged you saying thanks.
2. Answer the 10 questions.
3. Tag 6 people
4. Follow 3 new blogs and list them.
5. Challenge one person to do something new or crazy.

The 10 questions -
1. Have you ever been to a rodeo? Nope, but I do watch it on tv.
2. Have you ever tried to ride a cow? Nope
3. Have you ever milked a cow or goat? Nope
4. Have you ever been to a Demolition Derby? Nope
5. What is your favorite Country song, the artist? Three Wooden Crosses by Randy Travis
6. Do you like to hunt? Never done it, but love to eat the results (esp. venison!)
7. Have you ever cooked your breakfast over an open fire in your backyard? Nope, but have on campouts!
8. Have you ever thought that the muck was shallow and when you stepped in it you sank knee-deep? Not literally.....but metaphorically I have.
9. What is the hardest thing you've ever done? Look for a job and deal with unemployment.
10. (This question is optional) What is one of your most embarrassing moments? At the moment I can't think of one....but that doesn't mean I don't have them.

And because it's late at night ( or more acurately very early morning) I nomiate the following for these of these awards:

1. Susan
2. Candi
3. Gail
4. Fran
5. Karrin

1. the weather here in N. TX is warmer than last week!
2. the results of the applications I've submitted for alt. certification programs are in God's hands and not mine.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone!

There is a train of thought that says what you do on New Years Day is what you'll do through out the entire year..........so I sewed to my hearts content and finished off the swap blocks I owe for two different swaps that I'm in. I'm not superstitious, but what can I say - I don't want to be looking for a job for all of this year after 2009! You can see pics of the Lotto and Fav Fabric blocks I made below -

1. For the safe travels back from Phoenix last week.
2. For the unexpected visit to urgent care this week being affordable.