8/06/2011

Two Saturdays and the Week In Between

Last Saturday, when I found the two-sided antique quilt in Cleveland GA, I stopped at this cute antique shop on the way:

Also saw these quilts at the same mall in Cleveland:

Have I shown this one before lol? It looks familiar:



I had so much fabric stacked on the stair railings. It was time to fold them and put them away in Stash, but I had so many good combinations and hated the thought of losing them. So I took pictures:






This Saturday's BB CW:


I have good news to report about Day Job. You aren't going to believe how good this is. Day Job resumed last Tuesday. I drove down to that school, wondering how on earth I was going to face even one more hour of its misery, let alone 190 days, leaning over the steering wheel, crying. Nobody was there. I was early. I decided to check PATS, the job listing, for a different position. My current job was listed. Uh oh. Did they decide to put me out of my misery and fire me? This would perhaps be a good time to check work email. Which I hadn't all summer. A terse HR email from a week earlier: "You have been re-assigned to --- School". Holy Sweet Rembrandt!!! Ladies, I grabbed my refrigerator like it was a box of popcorn and zoomed off to the new school. New School is two miles from my house. It is a wonderful location. Not only is there another librarian (so many of the schools have been reduced to one, which is not enough to cover the workload), there are two other librarians. Three??? I am so happy.

Very late for work at LQS, so bye for now.

18 comments:

Betty Lou said...

Congratulations, a nice way to start the school year. I miss the days of the start of school. Beautiful quilts.

Darlene said...

OMG, OMG, Karen, a new and better place to work is wonderful news!!! Enjoy!!!

Gretchen said...

I am overjoyed for you about your new job!!! You so deserve a wonderful school!! Love your CW block :)

Gail said...

Hooray for Day Job good news! So glad you will finally be somewhere you can enjoy the job.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

It's going to be a good year!

Taryn said...

I am so happy for your new assignement. Your relief comes right through. There is nothing worse than dreading Monday, week after week. This week was a nice filling between what looks like a couple of very good weekends.

Jo Morton said...

Karen,
So happy about your day job to a good school near you!
Looking at your pictures taken at the antique mall, you got the prize purchase!
The others are nice, but yours was top drawer.
Congrats!
Jo

Sharon said...

Great news! So glad to hear things are looking up with your day job...have a wonderful year!

The Little Recipe Box said...

So so so happy for you, Karen! Happiness in the workplace makes all the difference in your life. Congrats and happy school year! Love your quilt and fabric photos.

mereth said...

I'm so glad you don't have to dread work anymore. It feels awful having to spend so much of your life doing something that drains you. I hope the new position is everything you hope for and more. But you should have checked your email sooner, you could have been happy all the last week of vacation!

Libby said...

Yeah for the day job! I can only imagine just how thrilled your were to get the news.

Love the stacked fabrics, particularly one I spy with W. Atlee Burpee & Co. on it. They were one of the two large growers in my little home town . . . . back when the claim to fame was Flower Growing Capital of the World. Now folks don't care to grow from seed so much and all of that has changed (am I whining?) *s*

nancyc20 said...

Taking pictures of those color combinations is such a great idea!

Melisa @ Sweet Home said...

Fabulous news about the day job...savor the change!

MARCIE said...

Very happy for you! So glad to see good things happening for you!Love the looks of that antique shop! I would love to go antiquing with you.

The Calico Cat said...

YAY on the new job!

Lori said...

Great news!! What a happy way to start work;)
The fabric is really pretty too.

buttonsagain said...

karen...YIPPEE SKIPPEE...so happy for you...

Marilyn Robertson said...

Great news about your day job! The photos of fabric combos is a great idea too!