Ohhh Happy Day…and the Hand Quilt Along

I got annoyed with the scales on the fish on my last block and had to set it down.  The Octopus was much more fun anyway.  This is part of the someday under the sea quilt I have planned…..in my head…..

Please visit all the lovely ladies of the Hand Quilt along and see what they have been up to.  They never disappoint.

KathyLoriMargaretKerryEmmaTracyDebConnieSusan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrin, and Gretchen

So, why happy day?…well, I got a job.  It has been 5 long months of me feeling sorry for myself, which does you help you get a job.  And…I got a job I wanted.

You would have thought that I would have spent 5 months off sewing up a storm, but I did not.  I did sew, but I did not get much accomplished, and I mostly ignored my blog.  Now I look back and feel stupid.  Kevin (AKA man friend),  never wavered.  He said I he always knew I would get another job.  He only wanted me to have one I liked, not one I took to pay the bills, like last time, and then I was miserable.  It is a good distance from home, but that is OK.

I am up to a 25 lb. weight loss, but am currently celebrating, so I don’t plan on losing anything this week.  Hopefully the weight loss plan will get back in swing with the new job.  Having a routine will make it easier for me.

It is birthday week at our house.  My oldest daughter had her birthday this past Thursday and my youngest (and my late husband Derrick) is on Tuesday.  We had a lovely birthday dinner , champagne chicken and red velvet cake.

I hope I am on my way back to myself.

Happy Sewing

Happy Quilting

Treasure your Family


29 thoughts on “Ohhh Happy Day…and the Hand Quilt Along

  1. Hi Lori! You got a job you wanted – those are the best news to read and I’m sure for you to type. Happy Birthday week – yum to red velvet cake. Welcome back to blogging – I can’t wait to hear about your new job. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  2. Congrats on the new job! It is better to work at a job you can enjoy rather than one that pays the bills. I understand about the not sewing up a storm as I just ended a three month job finding hiatus myself. Though I leave for grad school in six months or so, so this time, I’m taking the jobs that pay the bills, which I can enjoy some times.

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  3. Hi Lori, Congratulations on the new job! It’s hard to find one that is a good fit and Im glad you did.
    Your octopus is adorable! Don’t be hard on yourself, you’ve been through a lot and I’m happy things are going better for you 🙂

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  4. Your octopus is wonderful! The perfect blue thread, too. Congratulations on the new job, AND on the weight loss. 25 pounds is a big deal!


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