What can I say - I LOVE my new job. Of course - the fit is absolutely perfect for me. Who would have thought that such a thing existed? I mean finding a job that is perfect! I am sure there will be days when I wish I were home, but for now - I am loving it!
I am finding the time constraints a bit tough - no more casual sewing days, but I try to drop in on Monday morning to see the early birds and then off to work. And I do "cheat" and take the 407 which is a toll highway. Everyone tells me that it is expensive and yes it does have a high cost. However I can easily justify this by taking my lunch EVERY DAY!!! I know - who would have thought! And I will save money by not buying fabric. First off - I don't need ANY fabric because of what I have in my stash and there is a whole warehouse of fabric that I can pet whenever I want! Second - the stores are closed by the time I leave work - leaving only Saturday to shop (and I'd rather be sewing) and I REFUSE to shop online. What's the point? and I would rather support my local quilt shops with what little fabric shopping I will be doing. Oh and let's not forget the magazines that I don't have to buy because it is part of my job to look at the magazines. So - I'm thinking it is probably cheaper that I work and take the 407 than if I stayed home!!!! Amazing how you can justify ANYTHING!!!!!
Oh and here is what else I have learned at work. I remember my very first day at work when I was a mere child. I was working at Bank of Montreal at the head office in Montreal. I was hired as a support person in a loans office. The office had just received a new photocopier and there was a "course" on how to use it. Well a training session let's say. Boy have photocopiers changed. Now our copier in the office allows you to scan documents and e-mail them as .pdfs to anyone and many many other things that I have no clue about yet. So imagine me at the photocopier yesterday trying to scan this document to send to myself so I could forward to a Northcott customer. Thank goodness I sent it to myself first because it took me about 5 tries before I got it figured out how to scan all five pages as one document. Oh yes - I am on a roll!!!!! I still haven't figured out how to put my e-mail into the photocopier address book. Maybe today!!!!
Nope - no time - got a meeting about Houston Market today. Exciting!!!!!!!!!!!
Anyway - life goes on!!!!!
Does anyone else have a crazy kid in their house????? M seems to be experimenting with all kinds of food. Some really bizarre stuff and because she doesn't follow recipes well - things don't always work out. Case in point - she made some peanut butter/chocolate muffin combination thing. Too runny to do anything with but leave in the pan and eat with a spoon. However when you want to take the pan with you on a picnic and it doesn't fit in the container - just FOLD the muffin tin. Seriously?????? I have definitely failed as a mother when your kid folds the muffin tin. It is disturbing because she just seems to think we will replace anything that gets broken, bent, ripped or torn. Nope - she is an adult now and heck - I never made muffins anyway!!!!
|Why cover the muffin tin with plastic wrap when you can FOLD it!!!!|
Another advantage of working is that I get to have lunch with Carol from time to time. Her travel plans allow her to be in the area that I work and when our schedules work - we can have lunch - which we did a week or so ago. We were exchanging fabric license plates and we have a BIG exchange to take place in a couple of weeks. I can hardly wait!!! Anyway - look at what she got for me!!!!!!!!!!! Now isn't that perfect!!! It is a business card holder!!!! And I have a feeling it is going to be well used as I already see e-mails floating around asking if I am going to be in Houston. We work with a lot of different people and Houston is going to be BUSY!!!!!! Thanks Carol!!!!!!
|Business card holder!|
Oh boy - I have plans to redecorate my office at work. Just see how gutsy I am to make the changes. Well - nothing earth shattering, but I do have to change those quilts.
Speaking of quilts - I did get some sewing done last night. I got one set of 6 blocks done and can you tell the difference??? The one on the extreme left is from the original batch and the six are from that new bundle!!! Identical fabrics.
|More blocks for Syncopated Rhythm|
|Current blocks made|
Can you believe - I found that blue square in the bottom left corner - in my stash. A 10 inch square and it is perfect. I found some reds - I think about 4 or was it five? So I need 1 or 2 reds and 2 purples and then I have enough to make 100 blocks in total (including those that are already made)
|To sew into blocks|
It doesn't take that long to sew up the blocks and I hope to get more done tonight. I have to say that now that I am more focused with my time - I am sewing MORE than when I didn't work! I also did some gardening last night and tidied up the house - a LOT!! Although there is still way more work that needs to be done.
I hope to get my schedule organized and list my classes in the next day or so. Stay tuned for that.
On that note - it is time to head off to work!!!! What fun awaits me today????? I do need to get some of these ideas out of my head and onto paper so maybe I will try that today. Also - and I am very serious about this - if you have ANY ideas of what you would like to see on fabric - send them to me. It can be just a concept - a thought - an idea. I am working with Deborah Edwards on coming up with new things so anything you have - let me know. Who knows - you may see your idea in fabric!!!!!
Have a great day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!