Sunday, October 28, 2007

My latest crochet

I finally got around to taking pictures of my newest pieces this afternoon. I even updated the ole' resume and got together a cover letter for another job. I have almost finished the 4th strip of the Charity blanket. I have attempted two different designs. One is the Annies Attic Mile A Minute variety and the other is a Make it Quick. Both style are made with several strips that are created seperately, then stitched together to create the blanket. I like both versions, but I will most likely stick with Mile A Minute since I have more strips completed.

Version 2 - Mile A Minute

Version 3 - Make it Quick

This is the Spiral Simplicity Doily I finished weeks ago. I blocked it but since it has been stored on top of some other stuff, it isn't flat anymore.

Saturday, October 27, 2007


I decided earlier in the week that I would quit my job on Friday. I realized that with an "end in sight", work was much easier. I wrote a letter of resignation Wednesday afternoon. I decided (with a little help from Mother of Purl) to go ahead and just finish out Friday and leave the letter and all my stuff on the Supervisor's desk after I clocked out. I knew that if I told her Friday morning, one of two things would happen. Either they would be rude and mean to me all day, or she would try to talk me out of leaving. I am not very good with confrontation like that and I knew I wouldn't be able to deal with a conversation like that. Luckily we were slammed yesterday afternoon, so when I clocked out, the supervisor was still in the main office. I didn't have to deal with her. I hated that I had to leave my new work buddy, but she understood my decision. She is really in the same boat I was in except she had an even longer commute! We exchanged email addresses and I hope to keep in touch with her. It certainly feels good to be away from that place now. I feel so free!!!
BUT, I am jobless again. I applied for a job here in town Wednesday and am going to keep my eyes peeled. I don't expect to find anything right away, but I hate being the unemployed member of the household. We are just gonna have to tighten our belts for a little bit.

The charity blanket should move along quicker now. I started another strip this afternoon and have made quite a bit of progress on it. I keep forgetting to take pictures!!! Must do tomorrow.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Charity Blanket #2

Since it is the time of year that it starts getting cold, I decided to get started on another charity blanket. I started a little late last year and only got one finished. This year I am doing a "Mile a Minute" version of a blanket and hope to have it finished before it gets too cold out. I am also going to donate the blue/white ripple blanket I did last year that I never "turned in".

On a sidenote, does anyone here use Ravelry to keep up with their projects? I have seen other blogs where their ravelry "project progress" is added and can be viewed on the blog. Anyone know how to do that?

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Happy Anniversary to me and the SH

Well folks, three years ago today, SH and I tied the knot. It seems like we have been married for eons though. I guess that has something to do with the fact that we dated for about 10 years before deciding to stop living "in sin". It really only seems like yesterday that I was knee deep in wedding planning, choosing what kind of flower arrangements to have, what to use as favors and all the other necessary wedding vomit taking up housekeeping in a corner of the office. The wedding was beautiful and I couldn't have been happier with the way everything turned out. Thanks SH for sticking by me through the thick and thin of our lives together. We have plenty more to come. :)

Friday, October 12, 2007

Almost holiday time!

I can't believe it is already The 2nd week in October. Normally by this time, I would have already figured out what I will be doing for Christmas gifts. I haven't even thought about it yet. I tend to do things that I can make and buy my supplies in bulk. I don't remember what I did last year, but the year before I did solid perfume lotions for all my girlfriends. A few years before that I did a trio of herb mixes in little aluminum tins. I am drawing a blank for this year. I have absolutely no idea what to get family either. The only gifts I have are the two wraps for the mothers. Looks like I need to get pondering!

My MIL has asked me to make some beaded ornaments for her. I don't know if they will be gifts or if they will be for her own tree. I made about 24 of them last year to sell at a craft fair. I thought for sure I had pictures of them, but can't seem to put my finger on em. Anyway, they were a huge hit. Many were purchased to give as teacher gifts. That will be another fun project to get started on.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Faboo news on the home front!!!

I called SH while I was on my way home from work and he was out shopping for steaks and Champagne for dinner. I asked why on earth were we eating so high on the hog on a Tuesday evening. He told me the good news. He has finally been hired on as a full time employee (WITH BENEFITS) at Troy. We both worked there for ages and they never really wanted to hire us on full time. Lord knows, that would have taken away from their football budget!! Apparently with a few threats that would have meant closing the department, they agreed to hire him!! I am so happy this finally worked out. This makes me a little happier about keeping my crummy job. This week has been bearable at work and I know I can soldier through if I really want to. I am still going to look for other job opportunities though! I would love to be making more money for the work I am putting out.