It's a wearying week at work, and it's only Tuesday.
There have been some slings and arrows. A side job I had been asked to do blew up in our faces today, after I had put a fair amount of work in on it. It was a library assignment, and I was working on it on library time, but had been told I'd be paid some extra shekels for it. The director and I were told unceremoniously that our services weren't required any longer. Frankly, I'm fairly glad to be out from under, but it had presented the opportunity of pulling in some extra and much-needed money for the library. And that won't happen now.
I'm trying to stay detached and not get as angry as I could get, on several levels, over all this. It's not worth it, and as I said, it's somewhat of a relief to be rid of it. I could see potential for trouble, and trouble was exactly what we got.
But enough about the illegitimati of life. Quilting is the thing, and there is weekend quilty brightness beckoning on the horizon.
Over this past weekend I made some good progress on the Ephemera quilt. Some of the blocks are actually sewn together, but it's a slow go due to the blocks' being wonky and free-form. And as I go, I'm still tweaking layout and figuring out placement of my photos and other objects.
Not much is likely to get accomplished the rest of this week due to the fact that I'm preparing for TWO weekend classes with the one and only Mrs. Mel herself, Melody Johnson. (Her blog is here.)
When the WQI class flyer came, announcing that Melody would be teaching, I knew that this was a stellar opportunity to get up off my saggy little behind and step out of the box I inhabit most of the time. Her approach couldn't be more different than mine: where I ponder, she already would have three quilts pieced. Where I dawdle and dither, she is action itself. Maybe a bit of that action will rub off on me.
I'm hoping to get loose from work a bit early tomorrow and head up to Brookfield with my supply list for the classes.
Right now I plan to sit and knit awhile. I've finished one sleeve for the Wonderful Wallaby and cast on for the other. I plan to get in a lot of knitting time during the Olympics. It would be lovely to get this sweater DONE and get on to more interesting things.