Orientation was orientation yesterday. Nothing I haven't heard over the last 20 years of working. It's only part time, so hopefully it won't kill my personal endeavours. The hubby is helping out with the house work so I don't feel overwhelmed, and can get some quilty time in;) Good man;)
As for quilting....
I was spinning in circles on Monday with the girl in delivery mode, so I pulled out my stash and then laid on the floor. I couldn't figure out what to do....I didn't have anything I wanted to use as a backing for the green hippo quilt, not enough batting to baste any of the big quilts in the UFO pile, didn't feel like fussing with what to do with the specialty prints I've picked up, and too much of stuff that I had collected with no real initial purpose other than gathering.
The hubby sat down with me when he found me laying in the middle of my stash and tried to help me get a grip on something I might want to work with. He actually came up with some good ideas. I knew he threw a few out there that were practically absurd, but I think he did that to get my head working again. He calls it "twirling" when I get like this;)
So, what I decided to do was to take some colors/prints that I don't usually work with just to get them out of my stash.
I have a collection of browns that have just been taking up space. Brown is not my favorite thing to work with, but I came across a quilt that used browns as the dark (who would have thought!), with purples and greens and golds as the lights.....
This is the first block for the quilt. Those are 1 3/4" squares, with the block size at 11 1/2" or so. This is going to take a bit longer than I had originally expected, but I suppose that's okay. I'm just going to randomly put a brown print with one of the colors listed above.
And I still have leftovers of these fabrics enough to make another block or two of some other design!! And scraps that go in the scrap bin!!
That's a good thing;)
I don't mind going back to work. It's going to give my brain something else to do besides think too much about things I can't do anything about right now. Plus it will give us the money we need to get back into school. We've been looking at the job market a lot lately. Even something as simple as an AA, combined with our experience would put us in the market for jobs that would sustain our existence for a very long time. We are getting too "old" to be doing "grunt labor". And I will even be a little egotistical here and say that we are too intelligent to just push brooms and move boxes the rest of our lives.
Enough on that;) I have a clean house, a daughter done with delivery, and a quilt (or five) in the works.