Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Back to Life

Gosh, remember SoulIISoul?

Well, I've finished copy editing the last textbook chapter and wrote a quick preface for instructors, which is the only remaining element for our developmental editor to review. Done, done, done!!

Then, I spent a long, long, long four day weekend working and reworking my dissertation results chapter until I finally received an email from my committee chair with four magic words: "Chapter Four is fine." Then, quickly revised the last chapter to fit with all the new stats in four. And, with a very quickly beating heart and a full-on belief that I would be hit by a truck or struck by lightning or taken up by aliens at the very moment I crossed the threshold of the graduate school, I dropped off my dissertation for editorial review. Now, all that's left is the defense in late March, and I'm done, done, done!!

Somehow in there I also threw an unbirthday party for my daughter and 12 other screaming 5 year old girls, complete with a tower of Little Mermaid wave-frosted cupcakes and a sand castle bundt cake filled with strawberries.

So, after this crest of anxiety-inducing deadline crunchwork, I finally get to quilt again. Yee-haw! I'm even thinking up new projects (like a pirate quilt, aargh).

Oh, and the picture that's below is a response to questions I've had about how I'm applique-ing the BOAF quilt: machine blanket/button-hole stitch. I'm using a color called "milk chocolate" on all because I decided that switching for every color would make me loonier than I already am. You should be able to see the stitching especially on the pink and red trumpet flowers.


Carolyn said...

Congratulations on getting it done! I can't believe you've had time to quilt the background you used for your block!

YankeeQuilter said...

Take a deep breath and pat yourself on the back. Finishing is good! Sandcastle cake with strawberries...that is almost as good as a finish.

Shelina said...

Congratulations on a very big accomplishment. We're going to have to start calling you Dr. M. now.

Your treats for the unrthday party sound pretty and delicious.

Diana said...

What a time you've had! I'm so glad to hear that you are near the end. I'll keep my fingers crossed that the defense goes well for you.

The applique is looking great!

Finn said...

The block looks just great! I really like the milk chocolate thread as the applique color. Seems to set things off perfectly.