Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Work, work, work

I've been working almost nonstop lately.  I get up and go to work, I come home and work long distance for the Tulsa office until I go to bed so I can get up and work some more.  I have really liked working from home for Tulsa.  I curl up in my parents' living room on their oversized chairs, pop in a movie, and enter donor data to my heart's content.  That's the way to make a living! 
They won't need me much longer though, and my job here will start to need me more.  Our department shrunk by a couple people, and I'll take over their duties and get a promotion of sorts.  I'm quite pleased about it, but enough about boring work things.  All of this busyness hasn't left much time for crafting, but I do have plans.

I got a couple books for Christmas that I'm excited to try things from.  First, a cheese making book.  It's fantastic, and I'm going to be a cheese making machine one day.  Second, I got Elizabeth Hartman's Practical Guide to Patchwork which has some absolutely wonderful patterns in it.  I chose an applique leafy pattern for my next quilt, and so far all I've had time to do is practice a little:

 And choose the fabrics for my leaves:

Once I've got a block put together, I'll post it.  Unless it's ugly.  And then I'll post about my new ideas.


nikeathena said...

I'm super curious about the homemade cheese! Applique is pretty.

Laura Reese said...

We should have a cheese making day with the girls! I've made mozzarella before, and it was pretty easy (with experienced help) and tasty.