Friday, June 26, 2009

Finally some photos to share

Well, I finally have some photos to share of what I've been up to. 1st are pictures of a RR I'm in. Barbara's theme is snowmen, so I stitched the one holding the birds. I enjoyed doing this in the summer heat, plus I changed things up a bit and choose my own colors for the vest, scarf and bird. I think it turned out nicely. The snowman was taken from a design by Lois Winston called Some of my Friends that was published in the Feb. 2009 issue of The Cross Stitcher. The snowman RR has now flown from my house to the next stitcher's.
2nd- These are the round #13 F & S squares I stitched for Kathy A. I picked a CCN chart from The JCS 2006 Ornament issue. Once again I changed the colors slightly by using some GAST colors I had, as well as DMC.

And finally these are Lizzie Kate squares that Jayne stitched for me for another F & S round. Somehow they got lost in the shuffle and I forgot to post a photo of them. Thanks so much Jayne I just love them.


School- On the school front I started my 2nd course for the medical billing certification. Am doing this as quickly as possible, with the hopes of starting a new career in the next year...since both my children will be in high school and don't need me hovering as much:) The 2nd class is Intro to Medical billing and I'm taking it over 3 saturdays from 9am-3:30pm. I have completed the first 2 classes and have my final one this coming saturday. So, far so good..it's very interesting and I'm "getting" the material quite easily. My 3rd course starts 2 weeks after the 2nd one ends. That one is called Computerized Medical Billing and also runs for 3 saturdays from 9am-2:30pm. Another marathon day. After that I'll just have the HIPPA and Intro to Coding classes to take. Unfortunately, they aren't available till the Falls session at the college. But I feel good about my progress and hopes for a future job that I'll work year round versus the part time job I have now that I only work for 9 1/2 months and only get paid when I work/no holidays or insurance.
Family/Fun- Last friday we[my husband and I] took our 2 teenager down to Wolftrap, VA for a concert. We kept it a surprise till the day we went. We went to see The Rain Experience. A Beatles tribute band. The kids had a great time, as did we. They were awsome and we'd definetly go see them again. Next week we have tickets to another concert, but we haven't told the kids who yet, so I can't share till they know. But I know the kids will be excited, as are my husband and I.
So, I quess that's all I have to share for now. Till the next time....
Susan