Saturday, April 21, 2018

#unemployedandcrafty (and the Death Star)

Well, first things first... I finally finished my patchwork Death Star quilt and sent it off to its new home!!! Getting a good picture of this guy was impossible... the wind kept coming up just as I was about to snap a photo (of course), so the perfectionist in me insists that I point out the Death Star itself is actually round on the quilt, it's just the drape of the fabric that makes it look a little misshapen ;)

Death Star front

AT-AT back
That's no moon on the back, it is actually another little Death Star and the AT-ATs are from QuietPlay's paper piecing pattern. I should have taken some more detailed photos of it, but I was in such a hurry to get it in the mail, this will just have to do ;) The title of the quilt is "What does it do? It does death!", and if you don't know what that's from, you should watch this:

So, in other news, my dull office job of more than a decade has been outsourced to the Philippines and at the beginning of this month I found myself abruptly unemployed. Yeah... still processing that one but I am trying to look at it as a positive thing. Not sure *how* it's positive just yet, but I'm sure I'll figure it out! ;)

The job had become very stressful over the past few years, so a part of me is very glad to be done with it... but it paid the bills, so another part of me is understandably freaking out about finding something else. Yet another part of me is saying now is the time to start a creative business or learn a new trade and get into something I enjoy doing. It's exciting to have so many paths open to me at once... and terrifying to not know what's at the end of any of those paths. Failure? Success? Another bland dead-end job, or the career path of my dreams? Anyone have a crystal ball I could borrow?

If nothing else, this gives me plenty of time to catch up on some of my work-in-progress projects!!! I have a long list of partially done or needing to be started projects, so hopefully I will soon have lots of finished projects to share with you here. But first, coffee...

1 comment:

  1. I love the quilt!! I don’t have any words of wisdom about the job situation - but I’m a true believer that things happen for a reason. :-)