I can't believe it's been a week since I last posted! I go through the blog ring everyday, but didn't even realize I hadn't post in such a long time. I worked at my new job at the LQS on Mon, Tues, and Thurs. Wed. night I pulled out my serger and was going to finish my secret project and was having trouble getting it even. I finally got it set right and my needle broke, so I quit. I cut out more fat quarters for my Happy Hour quilt. Thurs. night mom and our co-worker Daisy and I went to the rodeo at the Central States Fair. It was really good as a lot of the local guys were riding as well as a few of my former students were in the rodeo. Friday night I went with the same group and my dad joined us.
Sat. I worked at the LQS as we had a group coming in from MT. They were so much fun and we had a great morning. I ended up working later than usual and my MIL came in and picked out fabric for a quilt we are going to make together. I got fabric for a new Miranda bag too. I have a ton of bags made, but I want this new one too.
Does anyone else feel like they have too many bags or purses? What do you do with them? At the time I make them I love them and then I make something different and use it and the old goes in my closet and the cycle continues. I have a lot of bags and purses! I'm wondering if maybe I should start giving to my friends or as prizes on my blog. What do you think? Would you give a purse or bag to someone if you had already used it?
Paul met me and we joined my parents and Daisy Sat. night for the rodeo. I always have so much fun at the rodeos. Sunday I went to church and then we ran errands. I had a terrific headache, so I slept most of the afternoon. My little bro flew in at 10:30 PM, so Paul and I went and picked him up. It was a late night, but so good to see him get home from a fun vacation.
With starting my new job at the quilt shop, I've been exhausted at night. Thurs. afternoon I started my new job as an Assistant Registrar in our central administration building. It's going to be a challenging job, I think I will really enjoy it. We have 17 campuses and I'll be doing evaluations for them, instead of just the Distance Learning campus. So for a couple hours each week, I work over there getting acquainted with the office, until they find someone I can train for my current position. I'm really enjoying both new jobs and I think once I get more settled I'll be able to get more sewing done.
Tonight I finished up my secret project. I sewed over a zipper wrong and thought my machine was going to need to go to the shop, but I think it's still working correctly. I am so glad to be done with them. They are made with canvas and it's a pain to work with and the serger did not like stitching it together. i don't know how many times I sewed some seams. I have all the packages addressed and they are ready to go in the mail. I finished cutting all the fat quarters into three sections for my HH quilt and I'm ready to make the second cut. MIL and I are going to make her a quilt together, so I'm looking forward to that as well. I'm going to start the friendship quilt tomorrow night. I can't wait! Hopefully I'll have more to write about this week. Stay tuned for my Extreme Home Sewing Room Makeover next weekend!