Saturday, October 20, 2012

InPsyD my Life

As some of you may remember, this August I entered into a PsyD program in Clinical Psychology.  In other words, I am on the journey towards earning my doctorate.  The first semester is going well, although the time commitment is immense.  Other events have shaped my life as well.  My step-mother, who cared for my children while I was studying and earning clinical hours, was diagnosed with acute myleoid leukemia about 3 weeks ago and remains hospitalized.   She is turning a corner now, and I hope she will be in the comfort of her home within days.  This horrible illness has meant a huge change for her and for me and my children as well.  They entered into daycare, but thankfully the pain of transition was minimal.

So where has quilting fit in with all of this?  Uhhhh, it hasn't, at least until recently.  Fall break has afforded me a little window of time to work on quilty things.  I am so glad that I started a new hand project in the summer.  Available time to sew has been fleeting, and this project gives me a small fix before I have to pick up a new assignment.  Here is my progress to date:

In addition, I finally finished a quilt back intended for Orca Bay.  I even pinned the quilt!  If I am fortunate, I will be able to start on some quilting tonight or tomorrow.  I am still not certain of the design I will use; I will likely stick to straight lines I think.  This quilt has me baffled.

Finally, here is an updated Stash Report.  I finally used some more fabric!  I am so happy that I am still in the black.  If I manage not to go on some fabric buying spree, I think I will meet my yearly goal of using more than I purchase.  Maybe, just maybe, there might even be one more quilt finish for this year!

Stash Report
Used this Week: 6.5
Used year to Date: 30.5 yards
Added this Week: 0
Added Year to Date: 21.75 yards
Net Used for 2012: 8.75 yards
UFOs (Charlotte's Baskets, Orca Bay, Hexie: Part Deux)

I leave you (for how long?  Who knows.) with this nice picture of my youngest son.  We may have started something bad here, lol!


  1. Prayers and blessing for your step-mom. Good luck with the doctorate.

  2. The photo reminds me of my brother when he was young. He ate spoonful after spoonful of peanut butter, and we called him "Mr. Protein." Funny thing is, my husband has recently taken up eating spoonful after spoonful of peanut butter! Best of luck with your studies, and here's hoping your MIL is home again soon.

  3. Good luck on your studies and prayers are with your step mom and you. Your grandmother's flower blocks look real pretty. Those are nice as hand work to carry around and don't take up much space in your purse.

  4. Your family has alot of your plates right now. Success with your studies and positive energy to your step-mom.