Tuesday, January 25, 2011

WIP Wednesday -- ch ch ch ch changes...

Pin It I'm posting this a little early, and hope to get it linked to Lee's WIP Wednesday sooner rather than later!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

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First up -- 

You might be sick of seeing it by now, but I finished my Urban Lattice quilt top.  

completed Urban Lattice top

I've been talking emailing with Wendy, and she mentioned Greenfield Hill for the backing.  I was thinking this plaid print, with maybe a little of the chevron pieced in???






This week, I also got eight of these blocks made for my niece's quilt (she's due March 1!)

Sunkissed WIP

I'm toying with the idea of writing this quilt up in to a pattern... what do you all think?

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Somewhat sadly, sewing has slowed down in my world. 

This week, I went back to work *gulp*

I think I've told you all that I live in the middle of nowhere?  Well... in that middle of nowhere, I used to work at the very tiny high school where I also happen to be an alumna.  A few days ago, they asked if I'd be interested in taking back my old position as English teacher, as the person who took my place got a job in a much bigger place than out here.  

I'll now be there three days/week until the end of the school year (I'm not planning on going back full-time any time soon).  

Of course I already miss Steiger (and sewing) like crazy, but he gets to stay with Grandma or Daddy, so I feel pretty good about that.  

I also feel pretty good about the fact that my vocabulary adjusted quickly from topics of trains and milk and pee-pee to things like persuasion, and paradox, and context.  

Please don't forget about me if I can't be in blogland as often, and believe me that I'll miss you! 

33 comments:

Michele said...

Congratulations on going back to work :) How nice that you can have the best of both worlds by working three days a week :) What a good deal :)

Katie B. said...

I was wondering where you've been! Congrats on taking the job. It does sound like a good compromise!

Jennifer said...

welcome back to the world of teaching!

Sarah Craig said...

Welcome back to the world of adult (or semi-adult!) conversation! I know you'll miss Steiger, but think how much he'll appreciate you when you are there! Your lattice quilt is great, and I like the two fabrics you're looking at for backing.

Megan said...

Good luck transitioning back to working outside your home - you'll be awesome! I can definitely tell you have a teaching background with your rockin' tutorials/quilt-alongs.

Megan said...

That quilt is just so peaceful to look at. It may sound silly, but that is what I feel when I look at it. I LOVE those chevrons, please include them!
Congratulations on the new-old job!!!

Vesuviusmama said...

The top looks GREAT and be firm in that "not going back full time anytime soon" idea. I went back part time for a year and somehow I got roped into full time and I've regretted it ever since! It took 6 years to start to whittle my hours back down a bit, and even so I only whittled them back 1 hour/day. Now where's that lottery ticket so I can tell them they have to accept my drastically reduced hours or say goodbye to me forever?

AllieKatMom said...

Im here to chat via email whenever you are bored at school :)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Urban Lattice is wonderful.
Love the diamond quilt blocks - YES pattern!!!
Best to you on work return! You'll be great.

Tara said...

Good for you! You'll appreciate this space so much more! I Know with my 4 year old in preschool 2 days and day care one, I relish the creative talk! Love your quilting and love that you're new to it!!

holly p said...

The Greenfield Hill will look great on the back of that quilt! Congrats on going back to work...although you know we'll miss you here :)

Kelli said...

Congrats on going back to work mate, It is a hard adjustment huh? You won't know yourself using big words again! Don't know that you'll be able to use the same discipline techniques on the older kids :)

felicity said...

First, I don't think I'll ever get sick of your Urban Lattice quilt. Love. And yes please to the chevrons.

Second, I'd love to see those diamonds in a pattern. I've got diamonds on the brain lately.

Finally, "congratulations" on going back to work. The quotes are to acknowledge how tough it is to make the decision, and to be away from one's kid and quilting. But try to enjoy the ability to eat lunch (more or less) uninterrupted and to go pee without an audience or having to leave the door open. :)

Cathy said...

welcome back to school land. I am a elem. principal. Sewing is a weekend pursuit for me. : ) Love the quilt top. Love the girlie quilt.

Poppyprint said...

Wonderful news about work, especially that S gets to hang out with his grandma or his Daddy! Jay's quilt is incredibly manly in all it's gorgeousness (LOVE the mixed neutrals look) and your niece's quilt will be so pretty - are you making a lonestar with those diamond sections?

Ducks and Rabbits said...

Firstly, definitely not sick of that quilt - it's stunning!
Secondly, you'll be forgiven for any lapses of posting - I'm back to work (3 days a week as well) as a high school teacher on Friday, after more than 1 year maternity leave. I know my sewing and posting and even reading blogs will suffer!

Best of luck adjusting to your new routine.

Stormy Days said...

Good for you for going back to work. It will be good for all of you. You're lucky to have family to help you out and Steiger will still be surrounded by love. Even if you don't have time to blog could you just put up pictures of Steiger? We will miss all of you.

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

We will miss you to. Those kids will be lucky to have you though. seems like a fair exchange :)

debbie said...

Wow! It must be the english teacher in you, lol, being able to change language sets so easily. Working a few days a week will be good. Just think of all of the inspiration you'll get from your students! You and Steiger are lucky to have family to step in.
Congratulations, Good Luck, and I may never write another comment here now that I know you're an English teacher, just kidding.

Lynda said...

I think your Urban Lattice quilt is my very favorite. Love the 2 backings you've shown but a little partial to the chevrons. At least it is only part-time teaching right now and your little one is with family when your gone.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I know; I said it before; but I love the colours of your urban lattice...best colours I've seen...

Candace said...

Your Urban Lattice quilt is beautiful. I can't wait to see the final project.

Elizabeth D. said...

Good for you, part time sounds like a good compromise. I adore those chevrons, they will look great on the back of your Urban Lattice quilt, which I adore :)

Mandy said...

Good luck at work! I'm a high school teacher, too, and I know how hard (yet rewarding) it can be!

Becky said...

Your urban lattice is beautiful! And I love both choices for the backing. I would love a tutorial on that diamond block. Very nice! Good luck with the transition back to work. It's so hard.

Jennifer Rutherford said...

Oh my goodness the urban lattice quilt top is gorgeous! Good luck with the job....

Amanda Elizabeth said...

your quilt looks GORGEOUS!!!!!
also, lets get together soon, I'll teach you to paper piece...I think we are only like, 20 minutes apart!!!!! And we can talk rice! haha ;)

Karen said...

Your creations look gorgeous. Good luck with settling back into work. I work 3 days a week. I love the balance I have. I really love the stimulation work gives me.

Lee said...

I will never be sick of seeing that Urban Lattice quilt. : ) And I say "Yes please" to the diamond quilt pattern.

Congrats on being back at work! I'm sure you miss Steiger, but it sounds like a very good situation.

Thanks for linking up with WIP Wednesday, have a wonderful week!

The One and Only said...

I would love to see a tutorial of that adorable quilt...It looks like you used Sunkissed from Sweetwater, is that right?

Angie said...

Beautiful Urban Lattice - I will be doing my soon. It looks awesome.

Regina said...

Wow back to work!? What's that like. I love being home with the kids but sometimes I really miss work. I miss getting a paycheck and I miss being able to make friends easily. It has been nearly impossible since I stopped working.

Xandi said...

Yes, a pattern please.

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