Saturday, September 1, 2012

happenings

I'm enjoying a rainy Saturday afternoon today. There's a few things I'd like to share.

Bella

First up, I recently left my job. After working in the same field for eight years, I decided to make a clean break. It was never my passion. Not knowing what tomorrow will bring is scary, but I'm optimistic. This is the reason for my recent etsy endeavor. I thought dabbling with a shop might be a good thing to try. I also hope to share more tutorials in the upcoming months. And most importantly, I feel so grateful to E. He is such an amazing partner.

Timing is a funny thing, and during this past week (my first at home), we experienced a hot water leak at our townhome. There have been plumbers in and out for the past few days. There are something like six holes in the drywall in our living room walls/ceiling, but hopefully, this will all be past us after another week or two. I'm glad I was home to help arrange the work, though!

Earlier this week, I took this stack of lovely green fabrics, and now I've got this:

Plus pillow top

I'll be turning it into a pillow for my buddy, Rhonda.

It's making me want to make an entire plus quilt, though. Each time I make this type of block, I enjoy it so much!

Olias

Before that happens though, I've got two quilts waiting to be basted and quilted. The basting will happen today, and I hope to get lots of quilting hours in this weekend.

Brenda is having a storewide sale this weekend, using the coupon code LABOR20.
If you are in the US, I wish you a happy Labor Day, and for the rest of you, happy weekend!

22 comments:

  1. Congrats on the job change! I hope you find something you enjoy doing--whether a new job or a venture of your own. :)

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  2. wow, leaving your job is a big deal! congratulations! i hope you find what it is you want to do. i quit my job when i had ingrid, and it was so scary to leave behind everything i worked hard to build over the years (even though i knew i was moving on to something better).

    and i love your plus quilt! that is such a dreamy assortment of greens!

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  3. Wow! Congrats on taking the leap away from the job.

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  4. hooray for happy changes! i hope you get some good time to do what you want to do. those pluses are lovely. i always want to make another quilt of them too.

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  5. congrats on taking the big leap into finding a more exciting job. :-) it's never easy but always worth it!! take it from someone who worked retail for a year and half while waiting for the right opportunity to come along!

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  6. Wow! Good for you! That's exciting stuff. And I love the plus block, the color gradations are beautiful.

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  7. how brave to go away from your job! all the best for finding something you will love more - and you will find it, i am sure!!

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  8. Leaving a job you've had for so long is brave and scary, that's awesome that you did it, not many people have the guts! I hope you enjoy the break :) and I know that you are going to do great with etsy!

    I love the greens of the plus pillow you'e making!

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  9. Oh wow, this is big news! Congratulations on making that decision and striking out in hopes of something new. <3

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  10. I would be too scared to leave a job without having a new one. I hope you find what you like.
    Tell me a secret: how do you make all those squares line up? What am I doing wrong? I'd be happy for any advice.

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    1. To line up squares neatly, I use pins to match the seams before sewing. And part of it is just practice!

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  11. Congratulations on changing careers! You are so talented, you should pursue your passions. What's your etsy shop link?

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  12. p.s.- It's Labour Day weekend in Canada, too!

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  13. What a big change! Having a job you're not passionate about is really difficult, I know. Can't wait to hear more about your crafty business ventures!

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  14. Oh wow, Jacey! Congrats on making a change. That is awesome. I'm curious about what you are thinking re: your next move. Also, I love that wonky pinwheel tutorial. Thanks for sharing! xoxo

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  15. congrats! i envy you.

    love the plus pillow and those wonky pinwheels too.

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  16. Wow, I can't believe how similar your situation is to mine right now. I just left my job a week ago too. This morning my daughter started a new preschool, and my son has his first day of first grade. After getting him on the bus, I closed my garage door and the spring broke. I can't get my car out until the garage door repair guy gets here after 2. So I thought I could get some cleaning done, but now the vacuum just broke. I was kinda scared to touch the computer, but so far so good.

    I love all the greens you used for the plus pillow. Best of luck to you!

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  17. i am still so happy for you! love those plus's too. so pretty!

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  18. Yeah for you! Congrats on the job. I did that about 5 years ago and something fell right into my lap. Just keep up the positive vibes and get your exercise. ♥

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  19. Good luck taking the big plunge and starting something new. I'm sure you'll do great on your next endeavor.

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  20. Wow, Jacey! That is so exciting! We are all behind you 100%!! I'll look forward to hearing how this next phase develops for you!

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  21. Jacey, I'm so excited for you and I'm so glad you shared this big decision with us! I think that if you weren't loving your work then you absolutely made the right decision to pursue other avenues! And how wonderful that you have that as an option-- it's great that you acknowledged the support of your partner, that's exactly what they're for :)
    Based upon the few things I've seen in your etsy shop, I don't doubt that you'll find some success there! And I hope to hear more about this new direction you're headed as things unfold!

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