Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Home Again Home Again... Jiggedy-Jig

The testing for the new job went very well.  I knew I had nailed it as soon as it was over.  When I got home last night (to an enthusiastic greeting by my lonely fat cat) there was a voice-mail message inviting me back for a panel interview next week.  Hooray!  Not that I have previously found submitting to a panel interview is necessarily something to look forward to with anything but trepidation, but at this point I'd be excited at running an obstacle course set up by the military if it meant I could get a good job.

That gives me a week to do a little catch up on my Modern Monday and Traditional Tuesday Sampler blocks, finish my pieced border on the Great HST Caper, sew the binding on a queen size quilt that has been languishing since it got back from the long-arm quilter, and generally surf all my favourite quilt blogs to see what everyone else is up to.  I'm glad now that I did not jump in on Orca Bay as it would have to be put aside while my life is in transitional turmoil.

Off to fondle my fabrics and make nice to my neglected sewing machine...

Friday, December 2, 2011

New Blog Home for Modern Monday & Traditional Tuesday

Jenifer Dick has launched a new updated fancy-schmancy blog.  It's bright.  It's cheerful.  It's got quick links to all the blocks for the two samplers currently underway - Modern Monday and Tradtional Tuesday 
If you follow her old blog, you'll want to sign up on the new one, cuz a little birdie whispered in my ear that when she's done transfering her files, pics, patterns and tutorials - the old blog is going to slowly fade away...
Meanwhile.... back in the mess that is the distracted quilter's home (and fat cat too), I am anxiously getting my crap act together to skedaddle out of town for a job interview (blogger really should have a sound effect - something dramatic or angelic would be appropriate here).  I'd love to be sewing, sorting, quilting.... but I need to land a job or I, my cat, and my fabric will all be homeless soon.  I have no illusions as to Lucas's fidelity.  He may be affectionate, but his priorities are food, some place warm to snooze, and catnip.  So I've been studying, drinking gallons of coffee, biting my fingernails and alternately laughing with excited joy and crying with anxious terror.
I'll be back next Tuesday, and will have time to do a little catch up then, while waiting for the results of the first round of testing.