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9.05.2006

back to school

Well, these past two weeks have been very busy. School is back in session and I am excited about the semester. I am taking some interesting classes this semester: Clothing Construction 1-this will be mostly review probably but I couldn't test out, Textiles-burning fabric is the first thing we did! sweet pyromania!, Flat Pattern 2- hmmm, little worried about this class, and Fashion Design and Illustration 1- this class is going to be fun. I am taking 12hrs this semester, down from 16 last year, so I think I will be a bit more sane this semester.
Last weekend I was out of town helping a local children's company show/sell their line at the Atlanta Apparel Market. My sister has been working for Mary James for the past couple of years and she is the reason I went and helped out. Their line is very traditional and does really well in the south. I think I'll probably go back in October and help again at that market.
It was great to spend time with my sister and we had fun, although it was tired fun, eating out every night after working the show. We hit our favorite resaurant in Atlanta, Buckhead Diner, the first night we were there. It was great!
So, I mentioned a few posts back that I had news I waiting to share. Well, people have been told so now I can tell you.
I was accepted to California College of Arts in the spring (which many of you already know) and my husband and I spent this summer discussing, fretting, and discussing some more the idea of moving so that I can transfer. Well, we finally made a descision. So at the end of the year we will be moving to San Francisco so that I can finish my degree at CCA. We are very sad to leave Nashville and our AMAZING community of friends here. But we are also very excited about the school and the adventure of life in a new place. I have a lot of extended family in the area and a couple of friends out there as well. Hopefully that will help the big adjustment be a little less traumatic :) We will probably begin our search for an apartment there in October so please pray that we find something affordable (I know, it's impossible) and not too tiny! So if you are in the bay area give me a shout and any tips for bay area life!
Oh yeah, here's a pic of the school I found on the net...
cca
Most of my classes will be on the SF campus, which this is a pic of, but their main undergrad campus is in Oakland.
We will be having a major yard sale in a couple of weeks while the weather is still nice and come december we will be selling our car. Not only are we having a real yard sale but I will also be having a blog yard sale!!! So check back in the next couple of weeks for a slew of craft/art supplies, fabric, books and more amazing stuff!
On a creative note, I am working on that nursery and can't wait to post some pics. Probably will by the end of the week.

9 Comments:

At 5:29 PM, Blogger Harv & Nat said...

Its like they say the beauty and horror of God...bla bla.. Well i feel beauty and horror in your transition and Im so proud of you two for jumping off (wheeeeeeee) and doing it!
We will keep Nashville weird for you, or try in case you have the desire to come back.
At least i can pilfer all your stuff at the yard sale so ill have something to remember you by.
ha ha ha.
Cant wait to visit SF!

 
At 5:30 PM, Blogger Harv & Nat said...

oh yeah and as promised - im gonna tivo all the PR's that you have missed - so that if you want you can come over and catch up one night.. perhaps this weekend if you are free!

 
At 11:08 PM, Blogger Sara said...

Wow, moving to Cali!!! And here I thought the big news was going to be that a BABY was on the way, what with you decorating a nursery and all!

Much luck with your move preparations, and your new semester! :-)

 
At 12:23 AM, Blogger Flibbityflu said...

wow and wow. congrats on that, A.

 
At 12:01 AM, Blogger Sally Gulde said...

Congratulations! That's awesome news. You should definitely talk to Katherine and Tom. They lived out there before moving back to Nashville. They have a ton of artsy contacts, etc.

Couldn't be more excited for your new adventure. And congrats on getting accepted to CCA...

 
At 2:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, I love your quilts and came across your blog by searching for quilting blogs. I particularly like the quilt you made for your sister and am wondering what size squares you used for the nine patches.

 
At 12:55 AM, Blogger Pam said...

hey, alexia,
we got your black yarn in - the Blue Sky Organic Cotton. Tried to leave a message, but I bet you're really tied up with the move. Please call if you want us to ship.
Pam at Angel Hair Yarn Co.

 
At 11:35 PM, Blogger Grunge said...

how strange... i was just browsing random craft blogs and saw my school in the first post of your blog! welcome to cca :)

 
At 1:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey-this is George.
Are you guys in cA yet? You haven't posted since August!

 

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