I was offered the local job, and I decided to take it. I’m a little nervous, but as several people said, if I didn’t take it I’d always wonder. Today was my first day and I’m pretty comfortable with what I learned. I picked things up quickly, and I don’t think I’ll have any trouble with the rest of the duties. My biggest concern is the pay, but I am looking for ways to supplement my income.
The ironic part is I thought by taking this job closer to home, I’d have a little more time available for sewing. It’s 3.5 miles from home instead of 40 miles, which saves me about 2 hours a day. So I get my schedule for this week, and I have two ten hour days! I don’t mind at all, but it is kind of funny.
On the subject of quilting, I’m teaching a friend to quilt and she finished her first top. The first time we met, I described fabric selection, fabric preparation, rotary cutting, and strip piecing. I showed her the basics of a Chinese Coins quilt, and explained how the same type of construction could be used to create Rail Fence blocks. She chose several fabrics from my stash and went to town. This is the table runner she made:
Isn’t it gorgeous?! She’s already chosen her second project, a sixteen block Log Cabin quilt. I explained the basics of log cabin construction, and she’s working on it now. We probably won’t get together again until the family quilting day on Saturday, October 11 (although with my work schedule, I’m not sure I’ll be able to attend!). I’m confident that she’ll have considerable progress to show.