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Friday, October 05, 2012

Promises of things to come

The last two weeks have been exhausting. Unfortunately, I was not able to ease back into a regular work schedule because of a project we have going with a hard deadline of mid-December. My first week back in the office I worked almost 60 hours entering information in the new system to get it ready for users and helping prepare the training for those users. This week was the first week of training for those users, with another full week of training to come next week. I worked over 60 hours this week. Each night I came home and barely had the energy to get dinner and then fall into bed.

Needless to say, the creative side has been nonexistant. Just before all the insanity, I was able to finish binding placemat 3 of 10, but there hasn't been progress on anything else since then.

A couple of things to brighten my week, though - I picked up the Pineapple Blossom quilt from Ruth Donnell, my quilter (her daughter, Pam Thorne, has also quilted many of my quilts), and I have a sneak peek to show you - I'm hoping to have the energy to bind it somewhere around the end of October. The quilting is absolutely beautiful. I asked her to choose a pattern and thread color that she thought would match the quilt, and what she chose was perfect!

About mid-week, I received my first promise of things to come - my new Kindle Paperwhite cover (Royal Purple - it's not really clear in the photo). I decided to go ahead and try it out. The non-backlight lighting looks intriguing! I should receive mine later this month.

And then yesterday, another package arrived in the mail - the first of my new block of the month, Fall Frolic! This is one I wrote about a few weeks ago, organized by Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop, using wool felt. I am so excited to start this one! But it will be a few weeks before I can get there, with work being so demanding at the moment. I need a vacation! :)

I'm going to try to work on another placemat binding this weekend, if I don't fall asleep first. So glad it's Friday night!

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