Several people asked about my going back to school.
For advancement in my job, I need 24 "business" credits. Those can be under several categories from accounting to law... I am starting with a Project Management class (because it fits the guidelines set forth by my job & the time period that I have available for a summer class. You see, our trip to Australia in May coincides with the first summer session) this July and in the fall I will take 1 or 2 pre-law classes. With the big plan being my going to Law School if I like studying law and if I do well in my pre-law classes.
A bit of Amy's college education History...
Way back in the early 1990's when I first went to college, I thought I would study computers, I got "C's" in my first two classes, so I figured that was not the career path for me. (Similar scenario in Psychology & Nursing - actually for the Nursing, I did not want to take chemistry - the anatomy & physiology on the other hand I loved!) I ended up with a degree in Elementary Education which was a great fit while I was in college, but once I was in a classroom full time by myself it was HORRIBLE.
So eventhough I had more than a few majors, I do not have any business credits... Also I want to know now if Law School is a good fit for me at the undergraduate level rather than while I am knee deep into it! (If I get C's in the pre-law classes, I only "need" 24 business credits - but I "want" an advanced degree.)
I also mentioned fabric... There was a quilter's yard sale in my area this morning $2 per yard. Her style was so not my style, but I did find a non-white light - white with green speckles & some go with greens, so that I can use even more of my novelties to do one of Judy Martin's new patterns - probably the one behind her that you can see on her home page. I really like that shadow effect - you can see it "similar but different" in the star quilt too. (There is yet another shadow pattern that is not shown on the webpage & 1 or 2 other patterns that I like in her new book.) You can see how you really "need" 1 background to help make the pattern work - I think I am "pushing the envelope" by using scrappy greens for the shadows, but then again, I am a REBEL! My backgrounds are mostly under 1 yard, so I "needed" a big background & at $2 per yard this was the way to get it! Besides now I am making a green quilt where as I would have done white with tan....
I also got a selection of plaid & striped homespuns.... I know, I know "buy you HATE homespuns!" I need to make a masculine quilt and nothing says masculine more than plaid! Besides they were only $2 per yard!