Saturday, November 16, 2013

Autumn Update

I can’t believe that it has been so long since I have posted.  So much has happened that kept our family busy.  I have certainly lurked and am up to date on all the blogs. 
So the biggest news first…..I quit my job.  I work 2 more times and then I am done.  I have worked for the same company for 20 years.  I have 5 years of schooling and always wanted to put my education to use.  My husband has a good job and I do not need to work.  Because I have always enjoyed work and loved the stimulation, I have stayed.  In the last few months (since February), the work has become more monotonous and the schedule more unpredictable.  I did not sign up for concession stand duties for fear it would be one of the few days I might work.  I needed a change.
I need to find something to do…another job (Lola is disappointed I did not have a job before I quit my job.), volunteer hours or something to just keep myself motivated.  I am starting here!
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Here are most of the graduation girls and their quilts.  All were done before each arrived at college…Lola’s about 5 miles from campus.

 

I did some gardening…I had 2 of these.DSC02676 (1024x768)
And since you made it to the end of the blog….to celebrate the ending of an era…I am having my first giveaway. This pattern was used for my Brown & Turquoise Diamonds quilt.  The pattern, 2 fat quarters and a spool of matching Aurifil thread can now be yours.  To enter leave a comment for an entry and “follow” me for another.  The drawing will be on Tuesday, November 26th…my last day of work.  US entries only please.  Be sure that I can get to your email information.
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Happily Quilting on my own time.
Just Another Quilter

10 comments:

  1. That is a big step but I hope you find what it is that will really make you happy. Now you have time for volunteering or quilting or whatever sounds fun. Congratulations and enjoy this next chapter. The girls with their quilts all look lovely, hope they make the most of their college time.

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  2. Enjoy your retirement. Mine started 18 months ago and I am so busy I don't know how I managed to find time to work.

    Carolyn.briese@yahoo.com

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  3. I don't know how I had time to work either! But you'll find retirement, as busy as it is, a lot more fun than working! Enjoy each day! ---"Love"

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  4. Congratulations on this new chapter of your life. I'm sure you will find something fulfilling to occupy your time. The girls seem quite pleased with their quilts :)

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  5. Congratulations on the change in your life, hoping you find a fulfilling way to use your education!

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  6. You are on the countdown!!! Congrats and best wishes as you enter a new era. Cute girls with cute quilts by the way.

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  7. Enjoy your time! The quilts look nice!

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  8. I absolutely love that fabric!

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  9. I just added you to my RSS feed. Love your work!

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  10. Congrats on your last day of work! (gsmower{at}netzero[dot]com)

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