Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Swaps

Quite awhile ago, Andrea and I decided to do a swap, making small quilts for each other and having them mailed by October. After several mutual delays, she beat me and her swap arrived first. I'm so glad it's here...I love it! Hand embroidered and quilted...Andrea does beautiful work! Thank you, I will treasure it.

The boss was busy making things for me too. My son needed an ironing board and iron because he has to wear dress shirts to his new internship. I gladly gave him my 25 year old ironing board and bought a new one. I looked at all the larger ironing boards, all the while telling the boss what I really wanted...a big board. He offered to make one for me...I think we spent more time shopping for a board I didn't want than he did making this one! I love it, it makes it so much easier to iron yardage and the top pops off so I can iron clothes. Not that I do much of that!
My Pfaff is in the shop, we took it to Fabrics on the Hill in the beautiful Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia. I'd never been there before and it was fun to shop in the little stores along Germantown Avenue. My favorite had to be Penzey's Spices...it smelled delicious and I had a good time in there!
Now I'm off to work...


Saturday, January 10, 2009

January Rush

Back in May, when I was hired by Weight Watchers, they told me that gradually, I'd get a few meetings to work, but come January, I could work whenever I wanted. And they weren't kidding! I'm amazed at the number of new members that have been coming through our doors and at the amount of extra help we need! I'm enjoying the extra hours...I love my job!
Unfortunately, a few things have had to fall by the wayside, my blogging and quilting being two of them. I did finally finish the quilt I made for my friend as a Christmas gift.
I thought I'd be binding it on Christmas Eve, but she was away. I had plans to meet her for lunch yesterday afternoon, so there I was, late on Thursday night, finishing up the binding!


She loved the quilt, so it was all worth it!


After my lunch and gift giving, I went to my nephew's new house to help clean. I'm so excited for him...he's 24 years old, did well in college and is now moving up the corporate ladder at a major retailer. He closed on his first house yesterday...an adorable cape, with a built in pool and jacuzzi. We cleaned the kitchen, dusted the walls, vacuumed the floors, cleaned the bathrooms and generally got it ready for him to move his belongings in today. This afternoon, the Boss and I stopped by with a case of Hoegaarden as a housewarming gift. Yeah, I'm a good aunt. :o)




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