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I've Been Dreaming

I've been Dreaming Big this week!  I took classes on Thursday and Friday doing both Free Motion and Ruler work on the Hoffman Dream Big Panel this week with Debby Brown at Bits and Pieces Quilt Shop in Pelham, NH.

Saturday night, I put the free motion panel on my home machine and started quilting more on it.  I was using the Fabulux Neon Orange thread on the orange panel, and I thought, I wonder what it would look with my machine's UV light on.  Answer?  Totally cool.  The thread glows under the UV light!  I will be honest, disappointingly, I didn't quilt with my UV light on, but I did snap a couple of pics because it looked so cool.  I did buy one new panel (I only had the orange one that I had won a few months ago, so I bought the Graphite one for the ruler class, and I am going to put that one on my machine next.  I have got to tell you, I am SO PSYCHED with how that one is turning out.  Pictures will surely be posted when I get it finished up.

So, fabric report for the week:  I only bought the 1 new panel, and I took out 2 panels and 2 backings, so the numbers look like this:

Fabric in this week:  1.25 yards
Fabric out this week:  6.401 yards
Net Fabric this week:  -5.151 yards
Net Fabric 2018:  81.576 yards

This is the eleventh week in a row that I have either had a zero or negative net number for the week!  I am definitely making some slow but steady progress on the stash pile.  That seems to always be the way of it, I buy buy buy at the start of the year and I use over the summer and fall. 

Speaking of fall, I, with the support of my husband, have decided to not just go back to school part time in the Graphic Design Certification Program at UMass, but I have enrolled FULL time.  I made the decision because I was also looking at some Master's Programs, and found one that I just fell in love with.  The problem with it is that I missed the application deadline.  So, I decided that I want to definitely make a move to go next year.  The Certificate program that I was already enrolled in is 9 courses, so I decided to pack them into the year before the Master's Program so that I am geared up to jump into the Master's program head-long, used to being in school and with some knowledge base.  I'm both incredibly excited and terrified, I think in equal measure.  In the end, though, I KNOW that "I've got this."  I'm not exactly sure what my blogging life is going to look like over the next 3 years, but I will be blogging for at least the next month.  So we shall enjoy each other heartily now and the future will hold what it will.  Until next time, my friends, 

Piece!  And Long Arm! 

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