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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Exciting news and updates

Hi there! Well, it has been a great week. You know how a couple of months ago, I was incredibly frustrated with my job. I decided then to start looking for a new job. Over the past couple of months, I have gone on interviews sporadically. Several of the interviews were for case manager nursing positions. Most of them, you have to have your bachelor's degree or, which I don't have yet. Yet, I still did well enough at the first interviews to get called back for 2nd ones. Finally this week, I was offered a good job at the hospital my mom works at. I will be working on the cardiac floor on the weekends. 12 hour shifts, every Sat., Sun, and Mon. Then, I'm off Tues - Friday. Awesome $$$, too. I know it's every weekend, but to have 4 days off during the week is so worth it. I start on May 4th. Can't wait!!!! This is a picture of my youngest DD. She had her kindergarten music program on Monday. It was so cute! Our music teacher at the kids school does an amazing job.

There hasn't been a ton of actual stitching this week. I've been working a lot on the JCS piece. It's due back to them around the 15th. More stitching on that later today. This is what I have been working on. This is my progress on the Moda baby quilt. I think it's really turning out well. (Excuse the sleepy looking daughter, she really had been up for over an hour). This is going to be the backing for the quilt, and also the 72 prairie points that will go around the sides.

Well, after my last post, I decided, why am I torturing myself by not starting anything. So, I've decided to start a project or two. I started LK ABC lessons last Sunday. Not a lot of progress, but I don't feel so deprived anymore. I also received the threads to start either Beatrix Potter or Quaker Virtues. I think it will probably be Quaker Virtues. I received the threads from Vikki Clayton. The colors will be Old Maid of the Heart and Victorian Mint. I love those 2 colors.
Last, but now least, have you seen this new Plum Street Samplers design. It's called Still Waters. I saw it on the Shepherd's Bush blog, and just fell in love with it. It's not necessarily my type of pattern, but I do just love it. I called my new LNS yesterday, and it turned out they have it in stock, so I'm running over there today to buy it.
Well, I hope you all have a great week. The kids are off on Spring Break next week. It will tough on DH and his sleep (DH works midnight shift), but he'll do OK. He knows I'll be home with them more of summer break so he's OK with it.
Take care!


Melissa said...

Congratulations on getting the fab new job - well done! Shift work is hard work as you said having 4 days off is great too.

Love that moda quilt. It's very fresh and spring-like. I've seen that Plum St design too and now that you're showing it, I'm thinking along the same lines as you (but I gotta stop)!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your new job Melissa, that's great news!

Kim B said...

Congrats on the job!!! And that quilt is lovely! I am all about the sweet spring colors!

Anonymous said...

Melissa, congrats on the new job. It'll be so nice to be off during the week to be able to attend kids functions. and I feel for DH on th midnight shift; my DH worked that for years. He's finally on days!!
Hope the new job is wonderful!

Sharon said...

Congrats on your new job! Love your LK finish too.

Mary Beth said...

Wonderful news on the new job, Melissa!

I recently purchased Still Waters as well. Just something about it... Maybe we should do a SAL?

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on the new job, well done!

I love the new Plum Street.

CindyMae said...

You have a great blog! I love your quilt and your progress is great! You have a beautiful dd! That new pattern is to die for, that one is going on my wish list!!!