Wednesday, March 13, 2013

A Finish, and a New Start

First, the Picnic quilt top did get finished on Monday night and is crossed off the Getting it Done list, hooray!

 A few California poppies--our state flower--add a pop of orange to the scene.

I used mostly medium scale prints, medium tones, and one background fabric.  No idea yet what I'm using for the back but the binding will be a red print I've already picked out. 

And now for the New Start:  After being mostly unemployed for the past six months, I got a full time job which starts tomorrow!  It is doing my favorite thing, medical transcription, and is of the orthopedic type--in which I have 15 years experience.  The fact that I will be an EMC (early morning commuter) is a new wrinkle in my night owl world, but I will adapt and overcome.  Very excited to get going on this new chapter of my working career.  Thanks for all the crossed fingers and well wishes!

20 comments:

julieQ said...

Congratulations on your finish and your new job! whoop!!

Janet O. said...

Congrats on your finished quilt top, Annie, but especially for the new job!
I love the sprinkle of California poppies in the photo. Nothing around here is blooming yet--the snow is still melting, but I have always loved California poppies and it made me smile to catch a glimpse. : )

Andee said...

Congrats on the new job! I love your finished flimsy..I did one not too long ago. Love the pattern but if I ever make it again I will do a better job--several of my seams came undone where they came together..other than that love it. Love your fabrics too...can't go wrong with this pattern!

carol fun said...

Great looking quilt! And congratulations on the new job - good luck with the change in hours. As a night owl I know that's not always easy to deal with.

Quilter Kathy said...

Great news! Congratulations on the new job!

Joyful Quilter said...

Congratulations on the new job!

Lee said...

Congrats on the new job and nice quilt top!

Kimme said...

Great news Annie! So glad you got the job and even better that its something you love doing. Great finish with the quilt top.

pcflamingo said...

Congrats on the new job and the quilt finish! Transitioning from night owl to early bird can be rough. I used to work what was called Relief Shift which included 2 graveyard shifts, 2 swing shifts and 1 day shift all in the SAME WEEK. Driving home from work I always kept an apple in the car - you can't fall asleep while you're eating an apple. True fact.

Marg said...

That's fabulous news, congratulations on your new job.i really like the quilt top design, it's great you finished it before starting the new job.

Stephanie said...

The fabrics and colors make this such a cozy quilt. I hear California poppies -- their petals are so delicate but they are such hardy flowers. Congratulations on your new job. Safe travels.

Darlene said...

A delightful finish and a new job - woohoo!!!! It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood. :-)

McIrish Annie said...

Congrats on your finish and your new start! Welcome to the world of commuting.. the traffic rants will really start now!!

Shay said...

Congratulations Annie. The job news is wonderful news. Full time in one job will be fantastic (aside from that commute)

So happy for you!

quiltmom said...

Congratulations on your new position- I hope that you really enjoy your new job.
Your quilt is looking great. It is always fun to see your beautiful quilts.
Warmest Regards,
Anna

Kate said...

Congratulations on both the finish and the new job! Hope you get a chance to celebrate this weekend.

Julie in the Barn said...

Woop woop! Congrats on both the finish (great design!) and the new job. This probably means we won't be able to meet for lunch when I'm in your neck of the woods in April.:(

Karendianne said...

Great news! So happy to read you found the perfect fit.

Grit said...

Wonderful finish.

Greetings from Germany, Grit

Tanya said...

Your Picnic quilt is a beauty! And you got the flimsy finished just in time to start working again! Good planning! Hope you enjoy your new job.