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Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Six and a half weeks in...


Just before I started my new job (love my new job!) I visited Yarndale with a group of lovelies from our Stitch and Chat (spelt B*tch really but you can't put that on the Church notices) group, and came home with a gift from everyone, which was very kind of them all.  Thank you lovelies!  Of course, it's a gift that requires effort, so I'm happily crocheting away in my spare moments (seconds) - not sure if I'll have the scarf ready for this winter at this rate! 

The new job is full time.  I believe I mentioned that would be the case in a previous post.

What do you know: full-time is busier than part-time!

However, I'm not exactly slacking on the making front.

Remember my using-up-scraps post?

Well, they're all used up...  Just need to get this quilted, and then our en-suite has a spangly new bathmat.  Which it desperately needs...

Two lap quilts quilted too, a Golden Wedding Anniversary gift and a little pink girly quilt on which I seem to have quilted drunken butterflies.  Oh well.

 More butterflies tomorrow evening, as we're having a mini-workshop: pictures soon!

So, six and a half weeks into my new job.  More planning is equalling (not quite) as much sewing and making, but I'm getting a balance.  Less dusting is happening though.  Weird, huh?


  1. After the first four years, the dust doesn't get any worse. (Quentin Crisp)

    My all-time favourite quote.

  2. Hi. All looks very good.. Like the bathmat, reminds that I need to finish my tree skirt. Have you received my emails?

  3. OOOh i love the dresden thingy, its lovely, knew a full time job wouldn't hold you back!