Monday, July 12, 2010

Back Hopefully

Well I am back hopefully. Nothing major going on, just have been feeling blue for awhile about some decisions I had made.  In March, I accepted an on-call position at Kaiser as a transcriptionist.  I was told I would be called in about 5-6 times a month but I needed to be available when called.  I put myself as working part-time at my on-line transcriptionist position (which this company did not like I ended up quitting.  The Kaiser position, if they had let me work as first quoted would have paid me the equivalent of 2 weeks of working at the other position 6 days a week.  Well I trained for 15 days, I worked 5 days for a girl who went on vacation in April and a couple of other day.o.,  worked 2 days in May, and June 2 days.  This was a position working in pathology, where some of the doctors dictated under fans that were very noisy and I was having trouble with the dictation, plus the front office girl talking very loudly when she got excited.   My on-line is digital quality dictation, and the sound quality at this Kaiser is going back about 25 years, plus the addition of the fans.   So they haven't called me back.  I meanwhile accepted another on-line position that again the pay is peanuts, and put in for a bunch of Kaiser positions.  I think I am transferring out of Pathology, and have been accepted at another position, should hear back this week. 

But in the midst of all this, we do have wonderful news.  Katie, my baby, who will turn 31 next month, will be having her first baby, a boy, somewhere around September 17th.   This was a picture I took last week at her 7 month appointment . 

Friday, April 23, 2010

Wonderful squishie suprise

Several weeks ago I received a note from a follower of my blog, Michelle where she explained "My hands don't hand stitch any more.  I would like to send you my box of laces, threads and embellishments.  Would you take them and use them?  I don't want anything more than to know my favorite things are being used." 

Yesterday I received a large box and wondered what it was.  Upon opening it I saw that it was Michelle's gift of laces, trims, a bunch of exciting fibers and threads.  I will be able to use this bounty not only for crazy quilting but with my felting machine.  

I felt like I was having Christmas all over again.  Thanks again Michelle for such a wonderful bounty of materials and I will surely put them to good use!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Cathy's Giveaway

Cathy is having a great giveaway, celebrating her 200th post,  She has a lovely blog, Crazy by Design.  Go check it out.  You have until April 18th, 12 noon MST to enter.  

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Debbie's Having a Giveaway!

 Debbie just started a new blog and in celebration she is having a wonderful giveaway if you have not heard already.  Go check it out!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Flower Fairies-Cathy's

Wow, 2 posts in 1 day.  Going off in today's mail are Cathy's Flower Fairies. 

The fairy is sort of hard to see.  But I worked on the Lilac Fairy.  I added another sprig of lilac and a cloissone butterfly, and some fairy primrose silk ribbon flowers on the left hand side.

This was the block that Cobi worked on, the Willow Fairy.

This the the block that Ritva worked on, the Yarrow Fairy.

This was the block that Marci worked on, the Chicory Fairy.

And this was the block that Wendy worked on, the Apple Blossom Fairy.

These were all such lovely blocks, and a pleasure to work on.  I think Cathy will be pleased.

Summer DYB-Cobi's

Sorry it has been awhile.  We are still coping with the death of my DMIL on January 18, 2010.  We knew her death was imminent in December, and she assured us she would make sure it was after Christmas, and she did.  She was a dear woman and is sorely missed by us all.

In January, I did finish working on Cobi's Summer do-your-own-block RR.  Cobi requested a cottage garden-type theme.  This is the block I worked on.  

 It is sort of hard to see, but I decided to make a gazebo, with a roof that is leaf-covered, and lots of flowers.

 This is the block that Rita worked on.  I loved the way it appeared as if you were looking out the window.

This was the block that Lyn worked on.  

This is the block that Arlene worked on.

And this is the block that Rebecca worked on. 

I was the last person in this round robin, so they were sent back home to Cobi.