|Ricky, Audrey, Gail, Wendy|
|Virginia & Dianne|
|My CQd and tatted block|
NOW as for getting back to the grind, well work is still a mystery as the Dept. is once again undergoing major reorganization with some closing of offices, shuffling around of staff to fill required vacancies and realigning branches. The magic day is June 30th and those affected (me included) should be in our new positions with new responsibilities. Personally I'm trying to take one day at a time and keep an open mind but with many questions and rampant chitchat some days it's really hard. I'll survive but I can tell you this definitely is solidifying my retirement plans.
In the meantime I've tried to escape the sweltering heat in my apartment (AC still in the locker) by joining the Crescentwood quilting group at the community centre and actually went to their mini retreat day and stitched up my MPQ Bali Strip Challenge quilt strips together. WOW what a full day of sewing in a cool place. While matching up darks with lights of all those strips I only messed up 2 sets - not bad for me I'd say. Then the following Wednesday evening was their weekly get together and I actually squared off blocks and marked for HST stitching using my new Quick Quilter II ruler - thank you Ann!
NOW Friday evening Harold my awesome handyman came over and once again used his ingenuity (for easier and faster future in & out) and installed my AC so now I'm comfy and actually have some energy to do some work in here!!! Then we anchored my four plastic towers and set the gifted counter top (thank you Margo) and VOILA I'm in business. We then tackled the Harold designed movable Cork/Peg Board and even used the cutting table to trim the cork to fit and glue together. By this time it was midnight and I was afraid we were making too much noise and asked that we quit for today. Harold wanted to check the locker yet and see what he still needed to do in order to add the third shelf for more storage for me. Only needed one notch to be cut in one board and when he's got time he'll be back to finish that off! WOW then I can get some storage stuff reorganized and more out of my apt closets to the locker and then back to the apt reorganization full speed ahead. THANK YOU Harold!
SO today I'm actually doing laundry, reorganizing half of the sewing room and maybe take some time to cut apart the HST and press them ready for Wednesday's stitching together into the actual "Strip Twist" quilt top. Well maybe plan out the various twists before sewing blocks together!
|Entrance side of studio|
|Utilizing plastic towers and countertop|
OK enough for today! But hopefully more soon. Sorry no pics or stories as yet about Ireland.