Friday, May 9, 2014

Not a great week! But I survived!

It's been that kind of a week! You know - the kind when you'd like to go back and start Monday all over again, except the next time it would turn out much better.

First of all, last weekend I discovered that I didn't have the fabric to finish the quilt I was working on and was going to have to go buy more.So, I had to put that aside and work on something else until I could get to the fabric store to get some. Bummer!
Then, I got the news on Monday that I'm back at my day job full time again. Now, don't get me wrong - I don't mind my day job, but it takes time away from my sewing. And that's where my passion lies. Unfortunately, it doesn't pay the bills. At least, not yet, but I can hope. So, enjoyment takes second place to responsibility. 

Tuesday, I woke up to a blanket of snow. Too much snow, considering it was May 6th and flowers should be blooming. It's nothing new for Newfoundlanders, but it's still discouraging to get up in the morning and see 4 inches of snow on the top rail of your patio. 
Wednesday, I just don't care to repeat. Ever!!! It was a day that started off bad and went downhill from there. Nothing at work went right. Came home that evening and started sewing and took back more stitches than I sewed in. At least that's what it felt like even though I know that's an impossibility. I did manage after too many attempts to count to get this artist brush roll finished so the evening wasn't a total waste.
Thursday on my lunch break at work I started to draw out the pattern for a new quilt. I think it might be very pretty. I love designing so my mind is constantly whirling with ideas and my hand is constantly going with a pen. Sometimes it keeps me awake at night. (much to my husband's dismay. Imagine having someone constantly flicking the light on to write something down, then turning it off and five minutes later having them turn it on again to do the same thing) He doesn't ever complain though, bless him! This pattern is in the beginning stages now and I will post a picture later when it looks more like a quilt.

But today's Friday and it's a good day! Well, for the most part anyway. There was a glitch in what would have been an otherwise perfect day. It's my day off (this is my weekend to work). I started the day with a sale in my Etsy shop and I got fabric to finish my quilt. 
 I actually just got back from the fabric store and I can't wait to get started. So, it's off to the sewing room.

I've taken pictures of the process and will be posting a tutorial on this later for those who are interested. Stay tuned.

Until then, happy sewing!

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  1. TGIF! Glad to hear your week ending well! Sorry to hear about the snow. It does look pretty though.

    1. Thanks! Today was a pretty good day even though I worked, so the week is ending on a pretty good note. Hopefully, it'll set the tone for next week. :-) And yes, I have to agree, the snow does look very pretty!


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