Friday, June 25, 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

back again already!

Well, I am feeling a bit free. I just turned in my last paper for my accounting class. Whew! This class kicked my butt! At any rate, its just about over. I have one last 6 month term and I will have my MBA! I am so looking forward to finishing this program. I started it before our son was born and it has been so hard to keep going at it. And believe me, I have been whining the whole time. Its been like pulling teeth to get me to finish my work. I have a great mentor who continues to encourage me through this program. I owe him a lot.

I felt so free that I wanted to bake something for my girlfriends who I was going to see tonight. So I found this great blog while internet surfing several months ago:

Mennonite Girls Can Cook.

They have some great recipes and I cannot wait to try more of them. Tonight I made this:


It was a total hit with my girlfriends!

Check out my version. I did it with peaches.

platzMy Platz

Its very tasty. THis recipe is a keeper for sure.

Other than studying and caring for my family, I have also been crafting. I started my second Crazy Shortcut Quilt and am considering joining this quilt along:


Clearly I am a bit delusional about my time!

Anyway, I am planning to blog more about my crafting, my cooking and my progress in school. Bye for now!

oh, here is a pic of the baby boy mentioned above. He is growing and changing everyday. Its so hard to believe that he is 14 months old already!


ok seriously this time: Bye for now!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Its been a while!

I have not posted in while but I am happy to say that things have been going well. My son turned 1 in April and we had a great party to celebrate. Tons of people came including my mother and sister all the way from Chicago. Its so hard to craft with a toddler in the house( Yes, he is walking! He started walking about a week after his 1st birthday.) So as far as projects go, I have 1 crochet UFO, 1 knitting ufo, and two quilting ufos. I can only craft every so often and most of the time its late at night. I did find and join this great crafting group and I did manage to finish one of my 3 quilting. The women in this group are so fantastic! People do all kinds of crafts. There were quilters, crocheters, knitters, scrapbookers, one cross stitcher and an embroiderer and a papercrafter! Wow, all I can say is wow. 24 people came to this meeting and I am so encouraged to have found these like minded women. I brought the quilt that I have been making for my son. It is not perfect, but with the help a fantastic quilter in attendence, I got it done!

A Quilt for my Son

The pattern is from this Book:

Crazy Shortcut Quilts.

It was very doable for a beginner like me.

I am so dang proud of myself and I am looking forward to making more of these.

I met so many great women, one of whom is the author of this Blog:

The Quilt Engineer

This lady is a true artist. Check out her work on her blog.

I think I am getting better at mothering and balancing all the things in my life (who am I kidding?!) I am hoping to find time to blog more and craft more, even if I have to stay up until midnight to do it!

I am still working full time and going to school. Hopefully, things will slow down a tad once i complete my masters!