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Monday, February 23, 2015

February....What????

Okay, where did this month go?  Like really, it's the last week of this month!!!!!!!!  Here's a month-at-a-glance:
Sarah and Jacobs wedding on the 7th which I didn't attend because I thought I'd have the nanny interview.  Here's a little something I have made them and need to send:
It was so fun to stitch!!!  I hope they like it.
No nanny interview (the family left for holidays but the little guy had some medical appointments beforehand) but I did have an interview for two EA jobs (educational assistant).  One in Blackie and 
one at a school I can see out my back window!  Well, guess who is starting a new job 
tomorrow???????  ME!! and at the school I can see out my back window!  I will be working with two 
different little boys.  Wish me luck!  

Valentines Day and Family Day weekend came and went.  Hubby was up north and the kids were all gone here and there.  Son1 and Jenna couldn't make it down either.    It was just me and the animals! Hahaha!  But my friend Sue and I went to Cochrane on the Saturday and hit some shops there.....stitching shop, quilt shop and a wool shop.......it was a beautiful, fun day!!

I did get some stitching done recently.  I started a rug hooking project that I've had for YEARS and am thinking practice makes perfect so I will struggle along.

Sue had ordered some punches to use like needle punch but they are bigger and use yarn or strips of wool. They sounded like fun so I bought them too! I decided one morning to play with the small one and made this:

I have since turned the edges and backed it.  SO fun and quick!!!!  There will be more of these in my future!!!

I also finished the March insert for the Live Simply hanging...I really like this one.  The April one is cute too so I will start that one right away to make sure I have it done on time.

And block 2 of Buttermilk Basins block of the month is done.....can't wait for March!
The colors aren't quite so bright...cell phone picture!

I joked with my friends that maybe I will never sew/quilt again now that I'm so into this wool stuff....then I laughed!!!!!!!!!  

February 19th was this little spoiled dogs birthday...she turned 4!

Daughter2 is finished hockey with her Warriors team.  They lost last weekend to Medicine Hat.  She is hoping the Coyotes need her (senior women's team she is affiliated with)....they are starting their playoffs for provincials and the provincials are in Grande Prairie!  

So it was a month full of stitching, new beginnings, wonderfully warm weather, some snow, more warm weather, more snow, hockey.....and it's almost over.  Wow.  Blink!




Saturday, February 7, 2015

Jobs...and Binding

I mentioned in my last post about a job interview.....well, "backing the bus up", today was the wedding of a son of our friends up north.  Son2 is the bestman.  My intentions were to go up with my Ms Morgan (hairdresser) and her boyfriend (brother of the groom) Wednesday and come back here with them on Monday.  Well, last week I applied for a job as a nanny here in High River....two small children...fun!  Only three days a week so I thought a great way to re-enter the work force.  When I heard from the Mom, my interview was to be on Thursday.  Morgan and Jesse had to be up north in time to decorate Thursday so I decided I would drive myself.....then the weather changed and they were to get a ton of snow! (And they did!). So driving was becoming out of the question.  Wednesday Nanny Job Mom messaged me and asked if Friday worked as the little boy had a Dr appointment Thursday morning.  Sure, Friday would work!  In the meantime I hear about a job at a school in the area for an Educational Assistant for a three year old girl......four mornings a week.  Hmmmmm.  That sounded like fun too!!!  I'd love to get back into a school and maybe one day, once I had my foot in the door, I could get more hours.  Thursday night (11:30) I get an email from Nanny Job Mom saying they had more Dr appointments Friday morning and could we postpone the interview until after they get back from vacation....the end of February. I emailed back and said I hoped everyone was okay and just to let her know, I applied for another job as well and I would keep her posted.  She called my cell phone Friday morning (I need a new phone as this old one isn't holding a charge so I missed her call) and apologized and explained what was going on.  LONG (LONG) story short.....I hope to be an EA by the end of the month but if not, I may be a nanny!  Hahahaha!  AND I could have gone up to the wedding on Wednesday!!!!!!!  :-(  Hubby is representing us and making an appearance tonight for a bit.  I can't wait to see pictures!

Last night my neighbor Deb asked if I wanted to go to Lethbridge for supper.  Her son works as a bartender at The Keg and she wanted to surprise him....so off we went!  FIVE semi's were on their side in the ditch, blown over by the wind!  We didn't see any of them as they occurred but the wind was wild!!!!!  We got there with no problems, had a yummy supper, a bit of a visit with her son then home.  This morning she got me out for our long walk and then I came in and putzed around.  I decided to finish stitching the binding on a quilt I just had quilted....and tah dah, it's done!  Sorry for the bad picture/lighting!
Who's it for?  No clue!  Loved the fabric and the pattern!!  Fun to do and Kim did a great job quilting it!!  A finish.  Tomorrow Daughter2 has a hockey game in Calgary and I'm meeting up with Chris and Willi!  Yippee!!!!!!!  Go Warriors!

Friday, February 6, 2015

It's Friday!

Lol. Not that it means much to me....I'm excited for the people who work Monday -Friday and are preparing to enjoy the weekend!  I was to have a job interview today but it was postponed.......more on that another time.

Yesterday I wanted to get my Live Simply February hanging done and I did!  I re-decorated my entryway and took the frame down so I really need to find a new spot for it.
I don't know why I delay making these things....they are simple and quick and I could easily finish one in a day.  March is a nice one and so is April so I should prepare them for stitching.

Northern Alberta is getting dumped on with snow......we have wind warnings here for today and it's to get up to PLUS 11......this is what it looks like now:
Not crazy cold but very frosty....you could feel the moisture in the air last night while Deb and I were walking.  But +11?  Nothing surprises me in the weather department down here.......but.....  I'll keep you posted!


Thursday, February 5, 2015

Life Is A Whirlwind When Hubby Is Home

Life changes when Hubby is home on his week off.  I was on a roll with closet cleaning but that came to a halt.  It's all good!  The closets can wait.  I did stitch a new BOM Mystery block from Buttermilk Basin.....gosh, I love her patterns so I'm sure this mystery will be awesome!  Block 1:
I can't wait for the next one!
Here's my Ornament of the Month by Trish Harriman on our wool appliqué Facebook group.  I'm not sure if she will be an ornament or part of a wallhanging made up of the whole collection of them:

I have more wool stitching on the go and will post a picture of one I hope to have finished tomorrow. I haven't started a new needle punch project as first off I have to finish the last one!

Our dogs like me...alot.  I feed them, let them out, clean up after them.  But they LOVE Hubby!!  They are always surrounding him when he's home!
Especially when he's eating!
This one was from this morning.....I brought up an extra bed for when this happens! (Ignore the scruffiness of our old Daisy!)

And the last pic is of my after Christmas mantle.  It's simple....and the Love hanger and Be Mine is my ode to Valentines Day!
Nothing spectacular but I'm enjoying the simplicity of it.

I hope to get back to my closet cleaning now.  I did do some drawers in our bathroom today.
 Purge, purge, purge!