Sunday, 22 November 2015

Into year-end Freeze

I know, we are experiencing extremely warm weather. Actually we received rain and it has been delightfully cool here. The year-end freeze that I am talking about is at work, where no changes are allowed at the end of the year. This is always a goal post, to ensure that you have nothing just before hand that will cause chaos! So far so good. I have already started fiddling with things that will go into production in the middle of January. 

My brain has been in a bit of a whirl. I need to be a witness at a trial. It is 4 hours drive from my house and I will probably need to spend the night there. My husband and I have only spend a few nights apart and the only time that I did not see him for a day was when he went to a horrid Microsoft conference. We have now been together for 19 and a half years and this is something that I like. 

The place that I am going to is where my grandparents are from and this has sparked a wild looking around at the picture that I have of them. By the time I was born, only my paternal grandfather was around. I have been playing with the idea of having an Ancestor blog. Hopefully I will actually do this well enough to be able to have a decent record.

I have finished another block. So slow. This does happen when you lose the zen like calm needed to be creative.

Hope you all have an amazing week.

Monday, 16 November 2015

And then the rain came!

I took a video showing the rain. It has been so hot and dry. WHat a relief!

We have been waiting for rain. Yay for the moisture!

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Remember, remember it is only November

Poor November, it is the totally forgotten Month. Christmas has invaded our consciousnesses in all that we see and do. At this point of the year burn-out has occurred and the last six weeks before the year end break have to be gotten through.Though, today is the first day that I have had a permanent job since 1985. 
Today the three month probation for a permanent job has finished, and the company for whom I have worked for the last 10 year can't get rid of me without having to do a whole lot of paper work. The thing is: Have I worked harder being a contractor in the last 30 years? Being employed as a contractor, you have to prove that you are a necessary expense, otherwise, you soon find yourself looking for the next contract.
There is a certain symmetry in me now being employed. I worked for 7 years for a specific company, before going out and selling my brain on an ad-hoc basis. This company then left this country. It has now returned, I am now working for it again and I have 7 years work before I reach retirement age. The 10 years that I have put in here is the longest that I have worked anywhere. Hopefully I can make a few more years...

Maybe this is why I think of November being the worst of months. The year is almost over, people are running scared that if anything goes wrong now, their December holidays will be messed up. I love having the year end break. Even if we do not go anywhere, the time at home is amazing.

I have been chugging along with blocks for my quilt. I am currently lacking motivation. The heat here is of the ridiculous range. To stay cool I am hugging a fan. This is always fun when you stitch by hand. The thread flutters each stitch that you make and creates the most glorious knots every five stitches or so. Well that is how it goes trying to quilt in summer.

Happy Halloween for last night and happy Guy Fawkes day in 4 days time. Have a good one.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Welcome to the future

Well we have actually got here. The earth is still working the same and people are still people. We watch all of these movies last week, due to the date coming up and they really did last well. 
I enjoyed all three and they were fun to watch again. We also watch Star Wars and I think it must be that I have got really old. I found it hilarious. As they say, "What a load of malarkey!" I first watched it when I was 17 and thought the movie was profound.
The theme talked to the teenager that I was. I am no longer her. It was such a whiny piece of entertainment. And spiciest; Why didn't chewy get a medal. So shocking.

Well have a great future day, and be on the lookout for all of the cool gadget promised to us.

Have a good one.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Last Year's Birthday Present

It has arrived. This parcel started travelling on the 16th of August 2014 and has finally reached it's destination on the 13th of October 2015. This poor package arrived at a post office that was busy having a strike.
The package was sent back to the shop where it started it's trip. This then took 6 months to get back to Fabric Shack. Katie was a star and sent off the package for it's next attempt to get to my house. 

I think Kona fabrics are the problem. I entered a competition to win all of these splendid colours and they did not choose me. So sad. I then ordered them with a gift certificate my eldest gave me for my birthday. This has been an exercise in patients. Well they are here and they are beautiful. I will be including them in my current quilt.

The poor packaging looks a whole lot worse for wear. 
This is truly a well traveled package. Luckily the insides were fine. The outsides are rather horrid. Thanks again to Katie at the Fabric Shack. You are awesome!

Have an amazing day!

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