I also post on another blog about work, and I think what little writing energy I have goes into that one. I’m pretty sure that blogging about work is specifically mentioned in the employee handbook as an offense that will result in corrective action up to and including termination. So I don’t cross-reference the two blogs, to avoid that whole firing thing. Yes, it is highly unlikely that would happen, especially because my work blog posts are things like “I hate the kitten calendar on that supervisor’s cubicle wall” and not “here are some corporate financial secrets I learned while engaging in sexual acts on premises with various high level executives. P.S. They’re both married, planning on jumping ship for a competitor, and one said some racist things during the coital act”. What an exciting life that would be, indeed.
Let me tell you about the skirt. It’s a JCrew skirt I bought at a used clothing store for $15. I kept drifting back to it on the rack and would say to myself, “That’s ridiculous, don’t buy that, when would you ever wear it? Don’t be silly. $15 isn’t even that good of a deal.” I picked up it only to hang it right back up. Finally I grabbed it as I was heading to the dressing room and it hung nicely on my hips and I decided I would get it, especially because I don’t own anything like it. And now I wear it to work and usually get at least one compliment on it. This story’s lesson: I should trust my first reaction more and not waste all that time debating.
Apparently I can’t even dress myself. Notice how far the buttons are from being properly aligned in the left picture as I attempt to button my cardigan.
I have successfully pieced together the top of the Tetris quilt. It looks really good in general. The falling red piece has one of the biggest errors and unfortunately it’s right in the center. Nothing a little black marker can’t even out, though. The next step is choosing a border fabric and then figuring out how to stitch it together. Then comes choosing and buying the backing fabric and the batting, then assembling the quilt sandwich of all three layers. I haven’t yet decided how I’m going to secure them together, probably machine quilting in the seams around the edge of each shape.
I had forgotten that I made each finished individual square 4 inches instead of 3, so I was pleasantly surprised at how big it turned out. In the picture above I’m standing on the futon. With the borders it will be about 6′ x 4′.