February 18, 2014

Angela ~ Still! Writing

Yup, I'm still writing names on my quilt top.  I had a bit of a set back, I changed the way I was working about half way through and managed to get 5 squares I will need to rip out and replace as the names were duplicated.

I've also been using the warm, nearly 80 degree weather to work on the next raised garden bed I'm building and do some yard work.  That and job hunting has put me behind in my quilt top top schedule.  I also managed to damage again my left knee.  I hyper extended it several years ago and if I do too much bending over or lifting it pulls that tendon again.  Yesterday I did absolutely nothing and it is feeling better but it will be slow going for a few more days.

Still no luck on landing a job and unemployment just ran out.  I can go a couple more months before I am totally out of funds.  I did apply for one that would be really nice to get at Halliburton here in town.  Keep your fingers crossed.

12 comments:

Debra Spincic said...

Well, you certainly have your plate full. What kind of job for Halliburton?

Pace yourself with the gardening. It's hard physical work and can be very strenuous, as I am sure you know. Not unlike starting a new exercise program.

Suztats said...

It seems that every year I forget I'm no longer 20 years old when we finally get our spring. We have a short growing season, so I always feel rushed to get it all done.....and I forget to pace myself.
How upsetting about the quilt's duplicated names. I'd probably be gnashing my teeth.....
Hope you get the job at Halliburton and your knee is better soon.

ladyhawthorne said...

The job is admin asst, plain office work, perfect for me. It's through an employment place so I keep hoping, the pay is high for here too.

I screwed up my knee so I am moving slow. I need to get the seeds started and put in the greenhouse, I can sit down to do that.

ladyhawthorne said...

We are still in winter even though the last couple of days have been in the 80's, it is going to get below freezing again. The knee makes me pace myself.

It's not too hard to rip out the squares and sew new ones in as it's all handsewn.

Debra Spincic said...

I hope the job comes through for you. Any good sales with your necklaces?

Deborah McLaughlin said...

Last week, snow and ice; today it's in the 60s. But, that's typical for this time of year. Good luck with the job! Fingers crossed. I used to be able to work all day outside - but no more! Not if I want to be able to move the next day, anyway.

Cyra said...

Is there no such thing as Tippex (White-Out) for fabric markers, lol. Someone needs to get inventing it I think.
Bad news on the knee, hope it mends soon.
Fingers crossed for the job.

Moira said...

I hope you get the job at Haliburton's - and soon! Take care of the knee. Am hoping it heals quickly.

Judy S. said...

Hope your knee feels lots better real soon, Angela. And I'll have my fingers and toes crossed for you and that job! Sorry about the quilt set-back.......

cq4fun said...

Praying you get that job at Halliburton. I guess hand-piecing the quilt made it a little easier to replace those squares? I want a picture of your new raised bed. I think I saw some blog pictures last year. I want to do something in my backyard, which slopes in two directions, and raising beds is the best solution I can imagine.

QuiltingFitzy said...

We're wishing you success in your job hunting. We've done raised bed gardening, and loved it; very successful. You might research "Square Foot Gardening", though the author has passed, you might be able to find the book at the library. Waiting to see your piece after the repairs.

ladyhawthorne said...

http://canterburycottageherbals.blogspot.com/2013/12/father-daughter-project-for-garden.html
That's the blog post on the first bed we made. The 2nd is half done and both are painted now. I highly recommend painting before you put them together. For slopes you might want to think about terracing. Take a look at pinterest, I get lots of great ideas there, including this particular garden bed design.