Lonestar – Reloaded

Well I’m really excited!!

I will be getting some fabric soon to start a new Lonestar quilt.  I am pattern testing for a friend, so not only will I be using some hand dyed fabrics, but I will be putting it together per their pattern.  And all I can say is, the pattern is STUNNING!  So I will talk more about the specific project, etc once the pattern is published.  But will give you some sneak peaks on the fabric and construction as things progress.

I’m still on the job hunt, but have settled into the idea more.  I’m a worrier….so the first month was REALLY hard, now I’ve accepted it and am looking for new opportunities.  Other than that, I can’t wait to get back to the Quilting Studio and get some sewing done!

Happy Quilting!

Hire Me!

Hire Me!

hiremeYes, it’s another personal post.  Sorry we will return to our regularly scheduled quilting posts soon.  🙂

So my hunt for a new job continues.  It’s a strange process, having only 2 jobs in 20 years makes me rusty at the art of the interview.  I have had several promising interviews, however once everything is out on the table my skills and their need don’t match up, and that’s ok.

Being a long term employee is a good thing, it also makes you REALLY evaluate the place you want to work.  You want to be an asset, but at the same time, work in an environment where you feel comfortable and like your part of the team.  So, the search continues.

It’s stressful being in a partnership where your lack of job could hurt things you have worked years to achieve.  Karl (my spouse) has been nothing but supportive, but it’s just that feeling where you don’t want to let down your other half.

Now separate from my job hunt is our foster and adoption journey.  Which is wonderful and scary and frustrating all at the same time.  It’s a Labyrinth to navigate at times, and I’m getting advice for how to go about various different things.  But not knowing whether the advice I’m getting is sound, or if I should ignore it.  So add that to my job stress, and you have one heck of a ride.

So today I’m choosing to be positive and know that the right opportunity will present itself at the right time.  Until then I just need to trust and stay in good spirits, and with that….Christmas might come a tad earlier this year, as that always puts me in a good mood.  🙂

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman

So yesterday I was having a particularly though day.  My cat needed an emergency visit to the vet, and I’m still on the hunt for a new career opportunity.  Needless to say, my normal cheerful disposition has been slightly stressed as of late. So after getting back from the vet (Thank goodness it wasn’t anything life threatening for my cat name Chicken) I went back to work, and was just in a foul mood.  I hate being in limbo and not having a clear path forward, but it is what it is, and there isn’t anything more I can do to hurry the process along.

wwSo yesterday afternoon I get a text from my friends at The Fabric Patch and the text immediately turns my frown upside down.  It read “Wonder Woman is in the HOUSE!!”

Now I am a LONG time lover of Wonder Woman, ever since the series starring Lynda Carter aired.  Love, love, LOVE me some Wonder Woman.  So needless to say I have some of this fabric on it’s way to me.  Then I thought, what do I want to do with it…and I think I will make a travel bag.

Just amazing how you can be having a terrible day, and then a fond memory from your childhood and turn your day around.  So  big thank you to Cindi and Brianna at the Fabric Patch!  My day was made!   😀