January 19

Well, I haven’t written in a while, as you probably know. A lot has happened lately.

First of all, I was let go from my job in early December. My department was eliminated and I was eliminated along with it.

Second, Cookie started walking when she was 10 months old. Now, at just over a year, she’s pretty much running! Keeping up with her is sometimes a job and a half, so, it’s a good thing there are so many helping hands here. She has also learned to climb up the stairs, on chairs and the couches so the blinds, curtains, lamps, DVD’s and pretty much everything else is all within reach of baby hands!

I’ve been using my time without work to work on some other projects. So far, I’ve crocheted Sand a blanket, crocheted one very heavy duty large basket, one smaller basket for my tabletop in my bedroom, organized my files, deep cleaned my bedroom, and I’ve started making Mario a quilt.

His latest obsession is watching Dr. Who, so it’s a Dr. Who themed quilt. For those of you who are interested, here’s a link to the webpage I got the patterns from! (www.fandominstitches.com) The ones I am doing are the embroidered ones (not all of them, but a healthy 41 of them!). I’ve printed all the images, copied them over to the fabric (by hand!), researched the colors that all the doctors wore, assembled a little packet for each square including the paper images with my color notations, the cloth squares with the images drawn on, and the skeins of embroidery thread needed for each. That has all happened since Friday of last week! So, I’m finally working on actually embroidering the first square now. I may post pictures as I finish them. We shall see.

 

And last but definitely not least: I got a new job! I will be starting at Cox Communications tomorrow as a Tech Support Rep!

Talk to you all soon!