Sunday, March 13, 2011

Last Week

I was very lucky this past week as I had 3 days in a row off and although I did some sewing unfortunately I had other things that had to be done as well. But I did manage to get Dana's quilt cut out.

Even though I am not a pink fan, this looks just lovely and the pinks are an assorted choice of lights and mediums, so I am looking forward to sewing this up.

I changed the pattern and have decided to us Barbed Wire from Scrap Basket Surprises by Kim Brackett.   I am making it longer and wider to fit an extra long double bed. The pink will be the burgundy in the pattern and the black batik will replace the lights.

I continued work on two or three charity quilts and also got lots of 5" squares and 2.5 inch lengths cut from my small scraps.

This is the box full of scraps and below is my cutting table while in progress.

I am now sorting them into containers and of course lights and darks. I have some mediums that I am not sure where to store. Depending on what they are used with they could be a light or a dark.

I am quite excited today as I am starting a new job tomorrow, and hope it will be the job I am going to retire from. My last two choices in administrative work did not work out, mostly due to workplace bullying, so I am hoping this is the one...It is going to start out part time- 4-5  1/2 days a week, and then morph into full time over the next year. It is administrative which is what I have done most of my life and it only takes me 10 minutes to get to work. How great is that??

Have a wonderful week and enjoy every moment.


Carol said...

Your quilt is going to be wonderful! Sending lots of good thoughts for your new job!

sunny said...

Love the pinks and black together! I hope your new job is everything you want it to be! We spend so much time at work, it needs to be a friendly place.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

The pink and black looks like a great plan! Good luck with your first day of work!

Sharon said...

Sending you best wishes for your new job! We spend way to much time at work to put up with a horrible environment. Can't wait to see your Barbed Wire quilt, it is one of my favs in that book.

Michelle said...

I love the pink!!!

Linda said...

Congrats on the new job!! I'm so happy for you. I like the pattern you have chosen for the pink quilt. Who knows maybe after doing this one - you will be converted into a pink lover! LOL

ButtonMad said...

Oh I am a pink fan and I think that combination is striking - lovely fabrics..

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