Monday, March 1

Where's Waldo?

Well, not Waldo, but I have been among the missing for quite a while. I just didn't have any news and felt quite uninteresting to be exact. Not that I'm any more interesting now, but Spring has sprung in Washington state and it always perks me up. I look forward to the first daffodil every year and this year it came up right in the middle of the grass. Not what we wanted, but I guess it didn't want me to miss it!

I've been trying to finish UFO's and got this one done and to the long arm quilter. It is 104" so it was a big one and IT'S A FINISH! I am not too happy with the quilting and think from now on, I will pay the extra and get custom work and not a pantograph. This one used all batiks and I chose a variegated thread for the quilting. I didn't like when the dark blues showed up in the light background. I did hear of one lady who ripped all of the quilting out when she didn't like it, but I won't go that far. Just chock it up to experience and go on. Kind of like life, huh?

My job has been so boring for some time. Not enough work to do, even though I work in 4 locations as a relief worker. Well, last week, I found out that "due to this lovely economy" I will be out of a job at the end of March. Not unexpected, I might add and I have been keeping my eyes open for another one, but so far, nothing. I have to work, so I will keep looking. I'll probably get to retire when I'm about 90 and I'm looking forward to it!

Today, I am working on my Thimbleberries 09 block of the month. I'm down to my least favorite part of any quilt I make, the borders, and this one has 4. I have 2 done and 2 to go. Hopefully, I will have a pic soon.


And they called it Puppy Love,