Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Back To School...

Well, it's that time of the year again... Back To School.  This past Sunday at church Pastor asked everyone who is going back to school to stand and come to the front of the church so he could pray over everyone.

3 of my 4 kids were with me and as pastor called up "Middle Shoolers, High Schoolers", they got up and headed to the front as pastor continued, "We have some starting college, and some returning, and we have two Graduate Students who need to come up here too", I started looking around to see who he was speaking of when my friend sitting behind me tapped me on the shoulder and said, "that would be YOU!"

Oh, Yeah... That IS me!  I don't know how I forgot considering I spent 4 hours Saturday night reading from "Introduction to Biblical Interpretation", my textbook for my Biblical Hermeneutics class which starts next week, but I did forget.  I was seriously looking around to see who was going to Graduate School.  I guess it still hasn't really hit me that I am going back to school.

I am still a little short on my funding for the first semester, but I am 100% confident that God will provide.  He has thus far, I have no reason to doubt that He will continue.

If you would like to read more about my schooling adventure, or if God is leading you to contribute you can find instructions for donating online as well as by directly sending funds to MVNU (Mount Vernon Nazarene University) on my other blog Paul's Ramblings.

I know this is my "quilting blog", and there has been very little quilting lately, but that will change soon.  Once I have settled into a new routine in a new environment (hint, hint...) I will be able to get back to sewing on a more regular basis.

And I will definitely be sewing this weekend, as my daughter needs a new Dance Bag.  She signed up for 3 dance classes this year and she needs a bigger bag to carry all of her gear.  We could have bought one, but she actually asked if I would make one for her.  Well, how long do you think it took me to say "YES, I'll make one for you!"?  So Friday night we're off to the LQS to pick out some fabric and then I'll be spending a few hours at the sewing machine!  Woo Hoo!  I can't wait!

Until Next Time,

Thursday, August 2, 2012

I'm Back... Kind Of...

Wow, I can't believe July 4th was the last time I posted anything here!  Life has taken a few crazy turns since last I posted... So here is a brief run down of all that is happening...

My wife and I listed our house.  We have had several lookers, but no offers yet.  We find it funny that the feedback we are receiving is all positive, but they didn't like one thing or another about the house that they could have seen on the listing.  For example, one couple indicated that they loved the house, but they would have to spend to much money carpeting the house because they really don't like hardwood floors.  Then WHY did you come look at a house which clearly states, "Laminate Wood Floors Throughout!"  Did they think we were kidding?

Another family came through and decided it was too small for their growing family of 5... Well DUH!  1,500 sq feet and 3 bedrooms should have told you that.  Did they really need to come walk through the house?

Frustration aside, we are having an open house this weekend and we should see some traffic...

We also made an offer on a house!  Woo Hoo!  I am too excited, but we are dealing with a bank so response could take some time.  This house has been on the market for a LONG time, it is in need of some pretty major repair, but if we get it, we will contract out most of the repairs and have it completely done by the time we move in.

Which brings me to my reason for posting today... I need some advice.  When we move (whenever and wherever that may be) I will be getting a sewing space.  It may be large, it may be small, but having a space where I can keep a sewing machine, iron board, and cutting table set up at all times was my only requirement for any house we looked at.  If we get this house, the room will be 145 square feet, on the main floor of the house, with two large windows!  (Now you all understand my excitement for THIS house!)

Here's my question.  What color should I paint it?  It will have an Oak Hard Wood floor and it will be open to the rest of the house, so it will be fully visible, which means I will have to keep it neat and somewhat clean, but I'll display my machines, etc. in there and our desk will reside in the room as well.  It is also Oak.  Oh, and I bought a white sewing machine table for "Lolita", my big Singer.

So, Give me ideas, help me design my sewing room... First step, Paint It.  And if you have links or Pinterest Boards for Sewing Space Ideas, PLEASE SHARE!!

Until Next Time,