Saturday, January 30, 2010

Some good news!

Just wanted to share some good news from the Quilt Dad household ...


My wife was admitted this week to the PhD program at UNC-Chapel Hill! This is something she's been working towards for years, and I couldn't be prouder of her.

What does this mean for me? Two things:

First, it is likely that we will be moving some time this spring or summer to Chapel Hill. We live in Cary now, which is about 40 minutes away from Chapel Hill, but with our twins starting kindergarten this fall and with my wife having a more flexible student schedule, it seems to make a lot more sense for her to be close to the kids rather than commuting from home. Plus, we LOVE Chapel Hill, so no complaining here! We're very excited about returning to the "scene of the crime" (we both went to undergrad at UNC, met there, I proposed there, we got married there, yada yada yada ... and the rest is history : )

Second, her returning to school will most definitely put a bit of a crimp in my fabric budget. OK, mild complaning about that one ... {harumph harumph}. But it will all be worth it in the end!

So stay tuned for more updates as we begin house hunting, etc. You know that a dedicated studio space is at the top of my wish list!

And to keep this post somewhat quilt-related ...




I'm a bit smitten with this fabric line. I haven't gotten my hands on any yet, though. If you've made any projects with it, I'd love to see it! Let me know ...

Massive winter storm warning here in NC tonight ... should be an interesting weekend ... ... ...

41 comments:

  1. Congrats to your wife! I spent 6 long years getting my PhD. Thank goodness you'll still make the Heather Ross class in Portland!

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  2. Congratulations to your wife! That is fantastic! I wish your family the best.

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  3. Oh yes, me too. I love that fabric. Besides which, my dad and sister both keep bees - which makes me love it even more!

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  4. Congrats to Mrs. Dad.. Good luck with the move... Make sure your studio space has tones on light!!!! If you don't have room for yor stash, I'll keep an eye on it for you.

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  5. Congratulations to your wife ...is nice to finally get something you've been working hard for... So believe me, you will be seeing her biting her ears with that big smile for a while...!!jijiji

    Good luck on the house hunt...and last but surely not least...I looove that fabric!!

    Hugs,

    ^A^ngel

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  6. Congrats to your wife! I graduated from UNC and would love to move back to Chapel Hill someday.

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  7. Congratulations to your wife, and I hope you find the PERFECT quilt studio in your new home search. Have a great weekend!
    be blessed,
    Michelle

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  8. Congrats to Mrs QD - that's great news!!!

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  9. Well, I'm a bit partial to Chapel Hill ( being born there and all), so I think your move sounds wonderful! AND, Congrats to Mrs. Quilt Dad! I hope you all were not hit to hard with the storm. My mom called to say the grocery store was CRAZY last night!!!

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  10. Congrats! What is her program of study?? And does she hope to be employed in the Academy? I've got all kinds of advice for moms on the tenure track!

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  11. Congratulations!! Chapel Hill is my favorite town!

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  12. That is fantastic!! Congrats to her, lots of hard work ahead!!

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  13. Congratulations to your wife! Thanks for showing me that fabric. I know a bee keeper so I'll have to see if I can find some.

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  14. Congrats to Mrs. Quilt Dad! I'm a PhD student as well, what's her field?

    I too love Flora and Fauna. Did you see the giveaway over on True Up?

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  15. i am so jealous. i would love to go to NC

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  16. Yaay for Mrs QD. Education is a good thing!

    I hope the move is quick and easy.

    I am loving the Flora and Fauna.

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  17. Congrats to your wife! I hope the house hunting goes well!

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  18. Congratulations to your wife! How wonderful, it take such hard work to get there!

    A studio is a must have, I agree! On my wish list too!

    Take care!

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  19. Congratulations to your wife and family!

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  20. I know how proud you must be of your wife. Congratulations! Does this mean you'll have to commute to work everyday?

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  21. Moving??!!
    Did you see that the Triangle Quilt Guild has 60 members, wow!

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  22. congrats!! i wish you the best of luck in house hunting!!!

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  23. Congrats to Mrs. QD! That is some exciting news. As for the fabric budget, it won't be bad, it'll just make you more creative... LOL!

    Great news! And I adore that fabric line, too!!!!!!

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  24. congrats to your wife...i envy you moving 'home'. chapel hill will always have a home feeling for me.

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  25. Congratulations to your wife, John!
    I hope the fabric budget doesn't get cut too much.

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  26. Congratulations to your wife,
    and what a wonderful excuse to do some stash busting :-)

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  27. As a mother of twins who will defend my thesis in two weeks, I am curious to know in what field your wife will pursue her graduate studies. And of course, a big congratulations!

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  28. A big hearty congratulations to your wife. What an accomplishment!!

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  29. Congratulations to your wife! What is her major? Best of luck househunting. Love & blessings from NC!

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  30. Congrats! It sounds like a perfect time for change. Good luck finding the dedicated sewing studio. I finally have one, and I am absolutely in love with it. In fact, I'm heading down there now...

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  31. Fabulous news. How exciting for Mrs. Quilt Dad!! And, oh yea... Chapel Hill over Cary!!!

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  32. Congratulations to your wife! Good luck on the house hunting!

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  33. Congratulations on your exciting news!! All great really :) And good luck with the snow - you're lucky it won't last for long!

    That fabric line is beautiful - True Up is having a giveaway of it.

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  34. That is so wonderful. I know you are very proud of her!:)

    So how far will your drive to work be when you move?

    This is definitely the best time for all of this to be happening, while the kids are young!:)

    I'm sure that you will find some awesome LQS that has great bargains!:) How cool is it that you get to now search for a house with room for your studio!! Man...a room over the garage!! Bonus!:)

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  35. Congratulations to your wife. That's fantastic.

    I also love the Patty's new Flora and Fauna line. Have to find some!

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  36. Good luck and congrats to your family! A short move like this will go smoothly for you and there are lots of bargains out there. Look for good light in your new studio!

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  37. Fantastic...congratulations to Mrs. Quilt Dad :)
    Sounds like a great move for you guys! hurrah!!!

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  38. Congratulations Mrs Quilt Dad... thats brilliant news.

    I am meant to be on a fabric diet too on account of getting married in November this year... but is oh so hard to resist!

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  39. Congratulations to your wife, what a wonderful accomplishment. I am a great grandmother to 4-yo twin girls and 1-1/2 yo boy who live in Jacksonville, NC and they are like little sponges. Good luck on the move and your life adjustments.

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