Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Just Why???

Just why is it, that when I have my feet to the fire and things that have to be done, I can manage to get side tracked at a heartbeat?

I know that I need to finish the McKenna Ryan quilt, and today would have been a perfect time to get to it, but... no, I find yet again something else to start!

Have you seen the Project House 360 BOM? Click here to check it out!  It knocked my socks off. So today I had to play. I enlarged my pieces and wanted to make sure things went together correctly before I cut into my quilt fabric. I just pulled a bunch of leftovers to play with for my practice run.


The pattern fit like a dream, but I did learn a couple of things. First off the secondary rays didn't show up as well as I had expected. Darn, it looked fabulous in my mind!  LOL!!  But it's good information to know before I make the same mistake with my "good" fabric. Second, is that while you can't see it here, the background had more of a directional print than I had noticed, and that does not make for great paper piecing fabric. I am so glad this practice piece paid off in knowledge. I threw some borders on it and will call it a free motion quilting opportunity, so all is not lost. What the heck I have a new wall hanging. Now where can I find extra wall space????

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 I got a phone call today that made my heart leap with joy!
You see, I have been contemplating retirement from the airlines for some time now. I have been back and forth deciding, but today I know it's May 1 for sure. You see I am going to work for .... ta ta ta daaaa...  a sewing machine shop.
Is that perfect for me or what? Actually its the place I have gotten all my machines from, and the people that I have done business with for about 12 years now. I am just delighted, they are great folks. In fact I will be starting training in the next week or so, just 1 day a week until May 1, the magic day.  Oh happy dance, happy dance!

Oh no, what do I wear??? I have been in a uniform for 17 years now. No one will know who I am in civillian clothes. Heck I don't even own anything else but jeans. Wonder if I can make this compass quilting into a new dud???? Second thought, rays across my rear would probably not be all that appealing to have to look at!    :-) :-)  :-) So as to not scare the public I won't!


Yeah haw, I get to go shopping. New wardrobe!!


7 comments:

  1. Congrats on the new job and retirement. Sounds perfect

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  2. congrats and enjoy the next stage of your life journey.xx

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  3. What a great start to the next chapter of your life. Yaa hoo.

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  4. Wow so many things goin' on there! First, congrats on your retirement AND on your brand, new, right-up-your-alley job! Yee haw indeed!

    Second, I LOVE your "practice piece" wall-hanging. That star just glows! If this is your practice one, I can hardly wait to see the one you sew up in your "good" fabric!

    Oh, and yeah, I suffer from the side-tracked-in-a heartbeat syndrome too. My family has taken to hollering "Squirrel!" at me (from the animated movie "UP") when I take off on a sudden tangent.

    Have fun with your shopping!

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  5. Oh, working at a sewing place would be a BAD thing for my pocketbook! LOL!! But congrats!!

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  6. Congratulations! "Oh, the places you'll go" with your quilting, now that you are an ARP (that's Artful Retired Person). Enjoy and create!

    Diane

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  7. Oh how lucky are you! You didn't even have to get an 'interview outfit'. As to the quilt block, I think it would make a smashing back for a vest, you know, in the new work wardrobe.

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