Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Project Time

Someone mentioned it's been awhile since I've posted any new crafts I've done, so I thought I'd share this one I just finished putting together (sans ribbon in this photo).

red peach and natural wool felt; stitch-witchery

Also, I found a picture I used to remember the layout of Evonne's baby blanket. It's cute, huh? I think I want to make another one. I just need to tinker with my sewing machine a little bit more and figure out my thread tensions. The last 3 times I've gone to sew up a quilt square it keeps being either too tight or too loose and it's driving me batty.

faux suede fabric (found at wal*mart), blue Peas & Carrots line by American Jane for Moda; not sure what the red one is, I got it from the Quilting Cottage in AF; Michael Miller's Lil' Cowpoke; white chenille; Warm & Natural cotton batting

Also, family related, Ryan heard back from Nebraska and wasn't accepted. I think I was more devastated than he was! Actually, possibly equal. I just can't believe he wasn't accepted. When we found out I, of course being the baby I am, cried and he was at work but I could tell he was totally bummed. I ended up taking the next morning off of work to hang out with him because I didn't want him sitting at home by himself being upset and sad. I think what helped was later that same morning he received a call from a different University inviting him to interview! and then 2 more that afternoon! Thus far, we've heard from 8 out of 10 schools and he's been invited to interview at 7 of them. Praying he gets accepted to 3 or 4 so we have a few options.

Over the next few weeks he'll be rigorously preparing and interviewing for these 6 schools. Luckily, one of them is local (UofU) and two are over the phone interviews (awesome on our savings account) so he'll be flying to Kentucky and Indiana on Valentine's day and my birthday, and then the following weekend we'll both be driving to Colorado for his last (known) meeting. Busy month and I get the raw end of the deal for both holidays - yes, my birthday is a holiday. take the day off of work, all!

Wish him luck!


Leah Marie said...

Good luck Ryan!!!

Jeppsen Family said...
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Jeppsen Family said...

I remember the traveling and money that comes with interviews! Be glad he has several interviews. Good luck!!!!

shannon said...

oh, i kinda hope ya'll go to Kentucky, i totally love and miss the south! good luck to him with all the interviews!

Rocketgirl said...

Phew! Good good luck on all the interviews, and I hope you get to go somewhere that doesn't suck!