Friday, May 31, 2013

Art to attend

Oh what a weekend! Tomorrow, June 1st is my husband's birthday. We are off to a Quilt Show in Watertown, MA. Yes, that is the city that the Boston Marathon Bombers fled to and where captured. So this morning I am checking out some of the sites for quilt show info and I came across this one Studio Art Quilt Associates, Art Quilt News which points out that there are some amazing things to do over the next few days and months.

So I am off to work this morning and FIUF this evening :) So looking forward to FIUF as I have not been in a while!

Ciao for now!
Take care ~ J

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Working ... for a little while...

I think the hardest thing about being over 50 is finding a permanent job. I have come to the conclusion that I am 'Too old to hire, and too young to retire' and will be forever in temporary positions.

So that is where I am presently, working at another temporary position. Should I admit that I am not doing anything? I don't have access to any of the software that I need to be able to do any of the Account Payable or Account Receivables. I can't create any purchase orders, order supplies, or do anything! So, I bring my iPad and read... I really wish I could have my sewing machine here! I would be able to do so much!

I am working on a thank you gift of a pixelated version of Bob Marley from the album cover One Love.

It is a lot of 2.5" squares and half-square triangles... This is the mapping of the fabrics and placement of the squares and triangles...

So this is where I am up to as of last weekend...

So now all of the rows have 28 blocks sewed together... Now I am sewing the rows together and it is slow going... The disadvantages of having to work to support my quilting habit.

Thank you for joining me for a cup of coffee... Ciao for now!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Follow my blog with Bloglovin You know that Google is doing away with the Blogs... A major bummer, so I need to download all the old stuff and switch over to another Blog site. Come Follow my blog with Bloglovin so many other Blogs are there and it is easier to be on the same platform.

Ah yes, I have been gone for awhile... Since last seen, we have had another tragedy in my home city and state! I was not at the marathon finish as I had to work that day, but I did have to stay home due to the "stay in place" order that was given. Seems that I choose to live in a scary part of the state. So glad my parents where not here as they live within a mile and a half from the shoot out and the final capture.

In the mean time I have finished my temporary position at the manufacturing company (the Monday after the "stay in place" order was lifted) and I have been DESPERATELY looking for a permanent position.  Have you ever heard the saying "Too young to Retire, Too old to Hire"? That would be me... bummer by true.

So, as I started this posting out, I am moving to Bloglovin and I'd love for you to join me there!

Take care,