Friday, September 7, 2012

It's been awhile...

Wowzers, has it really been 16 months since I last posted?  Talk about being a major slacker! 

A lot has happened in that time, so I’ll just give you the 3 second version.  After months of searching and interviewing for an internship, I finally landed one last November at a facility that treats offenders.  This is a PG blog, so I’m not going to say what kind of offenders.  After the mandatory background/fingerprint stuff, I was finally able to start in January and interned there until July.  I got hands on experience doing group therapy, assessment, and psychoeducational classes.  I officially graduated in May, but stuck around the internship a few extra months because I enjoyed the work so much.     

Fast forward to now.  I’m currently looking for a position in my field, so I can get the experience hours needed to get licensed.  The economy is making this a bit of a slow process, but I’m being patient and hoping that something great will pop up soon.  In the meantime, I’m still at my regular job and enjoying life without research papers or late night classes. 

Seems like Pi is on fast forward mode too.  She started 7th grade yesterday!  Insane how time flies. 

I didn’t craft much while in school, but I managed to finish a few small things and even though I wasn’t blogging, I took pics of everything.  I was hoping to be back eventually.  Since school has ended, I have been on a roll.  I can’t craft enough, it seems.  Let’s see how many Christmas gifts I can squeeze in before I slow down again.  :)

I’m obsessed with sewing right now and have even gotten Pi into it.  She went to sewing camp for a week and has become the queen of patchwork squares.  My scrap stash was raided and I helped her cut 3 inch squares, which are slowly becoming 16 patch squares.  She plans on making enough to make herself a quilt.  No small goals for that one, but  gotta give her credit for confidence.

And because no post is complete without a picture, here is a little Owl Coin Purse from Michelle Patterns (formerly known as KeykaLou).  It was made with the teeniest of scraps and was such a quick project.  Perfect for an instant gratification fix. 

So, I can’t promise I’ll post as regularly as I once did, but I’m around.  Hope the last 16 months have been good to you too!   


Snap said...

There you are!!!! So nice to see you. I've been thinking about you and wondering how things are going. Love the little Owl coin purse. I do love all things owl. I'd say Pi is taking after her Mom! :D :D

Caroline said...

Welcome back!!! Sounds like you have been busy! Best of luck to you in your search for a job!

T. Joi said...

Glad to see you have returned!!! Welcome back. It's been a long 16 months. No inspiration from my fellow bloggers. LOL. Looking forward to seeing all things crafty. :)