Just a quick shout out for Island Quilter. I want/need to build up my stash of solids..but was not sure if Konas were what I wanted. As it turns out, aside from being the premiere source for Kaffe Fassett et al fabrics, Island Quilter also offer a solids club. I joined it and get 5 luscious half yards of Free Spirit solids (imho they have a nicer hand than Kona) per month for a mere $17.49 (with domestic usa shipping the total is $21.99). While I am working this makes a lovely, useful and affordable, gift to myself. These fabrics will make some projects that I have in mind more easily possible. I may even consider yards rather than half yards. Anyway, I was so happy to find this great opportunity!
I hope to finish my colorful squares bag this weekend. I have auditioned background fabrics for front and back and will add quilting and embroidery to both sides. I got the idea for this from a Sue Spargo kit. I could not afford the kit but have managed to make something similar. It will end up being about 10"X15". The squares for the front are 4" finished. Next time I will scale the whole size back to make a smaller, and for me, more usable size.....maybe 3" squares. I am having fun with some smaller, and quicker, projects lately.
Work has changed my energy reserves and I am still adjusting, but the peace of mind that comes with knowing that I can afford my monthly bills without running up more "deferred" plastic bills (plus being able to have a treat or two) is such a good feeling. I truly enjoy and respect the veterinarian that I work for and I get to see so many great animals every day. I am so very grateful for the job and I hope that I will pass muster and be able to work there for a long time. I also figure that having to multi-task, and learn a new PC based computer program is great brain exercise (with Macs I don't need to consider "F" keys and right it left clicks...so that's an exercise in itself!). I know that age discrimination is not supposed to happen, but I swear that it can and does come into play....if not explicitly mentioned.
It has been a good week so far. My miracle worker hair stylist lopped off 1.5" of my hair and it looks so much better. I am really enjoying having my hair long again...it feels more comfortable to me. Awful image but it's the hair not the bare naked face!
Your hair looks gorgeous! You look so young! Mine was a little longer (think back bra strap) and when it gets that long it becomes a bird nest. The fabrics are gorgeous. I love solids. I still go back to Amish quilts for inspiration when I need to get out of a funk. The thought of having a job where you get to meet fur people all day long sounds heavenly. Have a wonderful weekend!ReplyDelete