Friday, January 22, 2010

Finishing Details

I've been busy the past week. I started my Anatomy and Physiology I class on Tuesday and I've been failing miserably at keeping the house in a respectable state. However, I did manage to get some (crafty) work done despite it all!

I finished my first quilt topper on Monday afternoon when DH was home for MLK day. He was a huge help keeping the bugs out of my way so I could get this worked on. I'm almost finished with the back and then I hope to baste and quilt it this weekend. We'll see how that goes.


Cuddle Bug went to Ironton, MO with his great aunt to spend the night at a little get-away cabin they have, so I had one less bug to manage today. That meant two naptimes all to myself as LadyBug still takes a morning and an afternoon nap (it's a sad day when they start taking only one nap a day). So i got to work finishing my pieces for Lady Scarlet's Secret Garden from Just Nan. This is a very special piece indeed! I have fantasies of LadyBug wishing to take up stitching and sewing one day and passing this sweet piece off to her :)



And for the record, those are my prized Piecemakers in the needle book. Vonna has changed the way I look at needles forever!

Wonderful Catherine (who doesn't appear to have a blog of her own but is a follower of mine) asked me about my adventures in school and how that works out with the bugs. I just started back to school in the fall of 2009 so this is only my second semester back. I'm trying to get some prerequisites completed right now to hopefully get into the nursing program at my local University to get my BSN. Last semester I took two courses online and one at night that met twice a week. This semester I'm only taking one course - Anatomy and Physiology I - that meets twice a week at night. I enjoy the chance to get out of the house and have some adult conversations for a change. And DH is a true gem! He takes fantastic care of our bugs while I'm away. He's the reason it's even possible for me to go back to school! I think he treasures his alone time with the kids as much as I enjoy getting away for a while. I do most of my school work while the bugs are napping or after they've gone to bed. So far it hasn't been as big of a juggling act as I had expected it to be. But since I just started A&P, there's no telling what this semester holds for me! This class is looking intense so far! :)

Thank you all for your sweet comments and all your support and friendship! I hope you all have a blessed and beautiful weekend! Happy stitchy wishes :)

18 comments:

BeckySC said...

Kim, your quilt top is just as lovely as can be!! LOVE IT :) Can't wait to see the finished quilt :)
You did a fantastic job on your ladybug :) BEEutiful needlebook :)
Have a most wonderful weekend :)
(((hugs)))

Cari said...

Kim, your quilt top is beautiful, just beautiful!

Oh and the ladybug by JN - she is a favorite of mine - is truly a unique piece.

I am in the same boat (minus the bugs). I work fulltime and am attending school fulltime. Though all my classes are online. I prefer setting my own pace vs. the classroom setting. This semester is the mega-semester as I am taking numerous courses. I am praying my way thru these next 16 weeks.

DaisyGirl said...

What a great quilt top! I hope your class this semester won't be too hard! Good luck!
DaisyGirl

misprez1600 said...

Love the quilt, Bert! I can't wait to see it in person!

staci said...

Look at your amazing finishes! That quilt is gorgeous...I am so jealous, lol ;) I really must learn to sew. Love your ladybug too...that will be such a sweet keepsake for your little ladybug.

Kim said...

A&P kicked my butt!
the professor only taught it at 7am....I was pregnant and that was my prime barf time... it was a challenge and I won!
Get yourself that great anatomy coloring book that is out.....it is wonderful for memorizing the body parts. And damn is there aren't a lot of them!!!! :0)

Happy Sewing.....but how do you have time???

Catherine said...

That quilt top is lovely! I really like the colors - could be that having three boys really makes me admire pinks!

Thanks for sharing more about taking classes! I still admire you - I am so worn out at the end of most days, that I don't know how I would even attempt to do classwork!

Your ladybug is amazing!

Valerie said...

Your quilt is stunning! The colors look wonderful together. Best of luck this semester...it will be over before you know it! I know how hard it can be. I went back and finished college while working full-time but I did not have children...you are a strong woman to be able to be a mom (a full-time job!) and go back to school! Keep your eye on the prize! Good luck!

Teri said...

Wow! Love the quilt top and how quickly this project is coming along. The color choice is wonderful. The ladybug finish is outstanding!

Cheryl said...

Your quilt and that needlebook are both gorgeous! I am amazed you can get all this done and study and look after 2 kids! Way to go!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Your quilt top turned out wonderful, I am sure that it will be much loved. The JN Ladybug is a gorgeous piece,well done on finishing it. Congratulations on getting such great grades at school.

Michele B. said...

Just beautiful work, Kim - such a pleasure to see what your hands have wrought. Your giving Lady Scarlet to Lady Bug one day is a lovely image.

Susimac said...

I adore the colours of your quilt topper so fresh and lovely. Talking of lovely your JN Ladybug is just so wonderful, - I love it

mbroider said...

You have your sweet way of impressing any one!! The quilt looks good - the colors/patterns go so well with each other.

The lady bug will be loved by your lady bug, i am sure. Enjoy, dear!

Brigitte said...

Kim, I love your quiult top, it looks so beautiful with all those friendly and colourful fabrics.
The Lady Scarlet addition is just a little dream. Absolutely fantastic stitching and finishing. A little treasure.

Suzanne said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! Lady Scarlett is such a beautiful piece. I am truely envious. It will make a lovely piece to pass onto your daughter one day.

You are so lucky to have a DH as good as you do. It's great that he can support you while you pursue your studies.

Tracey said...

those lady bugs are amazing. such beautiful detail!

Sharon said...

Fabulous quilt top Kim! I wish I could do that. Love your ladybug.