Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sew In Friday a Little Late

Hey folks,

I didn't get any stitching done Friday, or yesterday for that matter, so couldn't post about the sew in yesterday.

I'm still jobless; all my hot prospects fell through. I was so disappointed. To top it all off, my unemployment ran out so I went down to the ESC to file for a two month extension I heard was available. Long story short, it wasn't a pleasant experience. Every time I go into that office, I get another piece of information I should have been told in the very beginning. It's like banging my head against a brick wall. Anyway, by the time Friday rolled around I was half sick from discouragement and didn't do anything but fall asleep on the couch.

Saturday I went to clean Gail's house and did a lot of thinking while I was there. I think I've come up with another plan of action to secure a job. At least I feel like I've got a goal to shoot for now. I always feel better when there is an action I can take to correct a problem...makes me feel like I have some control over the situation even if I don't.

Today I'm feeling better and hauled my trash to the recycle center and washed my salt covered car from the snow last week. Then I took care of the chickens and geese and was ready to come back inside.

My bird quilt I posted about is ready to be sandwiched together but I don't have any backing fabric, so couldn't go any further with that project. I was looking around at all my pictures I've been saving from blogland and wanted to make a bright a cheerful mini quilt for myself that included some little birds. There are so many talented gals in blog land and I save pictures for future inspiration when I come across something I really like.

This is the one I decided to use as my inspiration piece. I can't remember who made it but I just love everything about it. Mine will be a little different, of course.

The next step was to find instructions on how to make a zig zag quilt and wouldn't you know, Crazy Mom Quilts has a tutorial. I love how everybody is so sharing of information in blogland.

The instructions are easy enough but do you think I could figure out a design on point??? I wasted a little of some very expensive fabric trying to make a smaller version of the tutorial. Here is a picture of what I've gotten done so far. Now that I understand how to lay the pieces out, it will go a little faster.

I'm tired and going to work on my little project some more before going to bed early. Like Scarlet said, "tomorrow is another day!"


Kas said...

Goodluck in the job hunting. I am only working a bit at the moment.

Diane said...

hope the job hunt perks up and the zig zag will be a great mini.

Laura said...

Sorry about the job prospect falling through, but it sounds like you've got a new plan! Good luck!

acornmoon said...

I hope that things look you for you soon, thanks for taking the time to vote for the bees!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

I am sending you good thoughts !!! I am praying for you!!!! I am hoping for you!!! I wish I could help you!! I really want the very best for you!!!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

I was just talking to Tom about you at dinner.
I said that I sure hoped you were not going to get all this new snow!!!! That would be all you needed!!!! Something just has to happen that is good for you soon. It is TIME!!!!!