Monday, February 17, 2014

Still Around

Once again, it's been a long time since I have posted. The last few months have been a bit of a blur, with life kicking me in the gut. I lost my dad unexpectedly the week before Thanksgiving due to complications from pneumonia. Two weeks later, I was laid off from my job. Talk about kicking a person when they are down. Needless to say, the Christmas holiday was one of my worst ever.

The only thing I can say is thank God for my hobbies. They have kept my mind busy and helped to keep me from falling into a pit of despair. The job search is ongoing, but slow. In 25 years, I've worked for two (2) companies, so I do not have a great deal of experience in job hunting. Starting over again isn't a very exciting idea, but I haven't ruled out a total career change. In the meantime, I will keep searching and keep my head up, and my sewing machines humming.

Just a few of my completed projects:

My Tudor Doublet for Halloween.
Sewn on the Bernina Record 730.

Christmas towels for my cousin and her children.

Current project: The Kissing Fish quilt.
I'll post more about the Kissing Fish when it is completed. It is the first quilt made using the Accuquilt GO cutter system. I received it for Christmas, before the layoff. 

Also in the works: a 1948 Singer 15-91; another pre-layoff purchase.

Until next time, chins up.