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About animatedlibrarian

I am the Online Services and Instruction Librarian at San Diego Mesa College, I have a doctorate in Education Technology from Pepperdine University. When not quilty/sewing I like to do Muay Thai kickboxing :-)

The Graduate

…and there it is. Where have I been? Graduating. Dissertation complete, family in and out of town, celebratory parties partaken of. It’s been a whirlwind from my final defense on April 15th until last weekend, our first alone time together … Continue reading

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A Finished Market Tote!

In celebration of the completion of my dissertation manuscript (no that is not the end of the hell that is doctoral candidacy, I still need to defend the blessed thing)  I decided to sew something that could be completed. I … Continue reading

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WIP Friday…Where Did Wednesday Go?

Yeah, yeah I know the quilty blogoshpere posts their WIP’s on Wednesday. At this point in my dissertation progress I’m lucky to post anything. In fact, this morning I am using my post as a writing warm up. I have … Continue reading

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English Paper Piecing Progress

I am in the throws of finishing the rough draft of my last chapter for my dissertation (while I work full time) so time has been of the essence. Therefore…not getting a whole of sewing done. That being said I … Continue reading

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What? Another Project!

Okay, so here’s the story: I went to North Carolina with my husband to visit his family for  Christmas. While there I noticed my sister-in-law looking through etsy and the what not at quilts to purchase. You see, as a … Continue reading

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English Paper Piecing While Watching Downton Abbey

Back in September my mother and I took a trek to Las Vegas for the Riley Blake Fabric Fest! It was a great retreat and if they offer it again I would go in a heartbeat. One of the classes … Continue reading

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Super Secrets Revealed

As I have mentioned before I am a proud member of the San Diego Modern Quilt Guild. Not that my quilts are all modern but I love the way they hold a meeting. We have the general agenda where announcements … Continue reading

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23 Years In The Making

December was a little…non-existent…here in bloggity blog land. One could say I was busy and out of town and sick and okay there is no really awesome excuse but I have some super secret quilty stuff that I’ve been keeping … Continue reading

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November Under Cover

Where did the month go? By looking at my blog you might think…uh nowhere. Fortunately I was crazy busy and therefore neglected my happy little updates. Firstly, I worked on three secret projects, two of which I can reveal in … Continue reading

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My Best Friend Misha

This month for the Modern Quilt-A-Long we are creating the block called Best Friends from the Modern Blocks Book. This block is special to me. I found a fabric with cats on it and they looked kind of like they … Continue reading

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