Friday, June 26, 2009

Uh oh, another new start...

*sigh* I tried to talk myself out of it but I just couldn't. That old sewing machine I bought recently is to blame. Check out my new WIP (work-in-progress):

That is Stoney Creek's "Repair Shop" from their October 2007 magazine. The fabric is 28 count aged ecru hand-dyed fabric by Stoney Creek. I love it! Well, not the metallics. Ewwwwww! Thank goodness for Thread Heaven!

We have another new addition to my sewing/craft room. It's a Clark's spool cabinet. :) Okay, so it's not totally original but I don't care...we got a great deal! The top drawer is original and so is the cabinet shell...and I think the pulls are original, too. Regardless, I love it and think it's a great piece for my sewing/craft room. Now I just have to find two perfect chairs for either side of the cabinet:

And just for fun, here's a silly picture of Freddie checking out the drawers to my sewing machine cabinet while I had them out for cleaning:

Now for job news...I got the 911 dispatcher job! It's official -- I start Sunday at 6 AM. My schedule is 6 AM until 2 PM, Sunday through Thursday for the next 60 to 90 days while I'm in training. Our benefits will start September 1 (WOO HOO!) and the pay is higher than they advertised. (Can I get another WOO HOO?) Get supervisor told me that he's been on the job 37 years and he scored my interview higher than any interview in his entire career! Yep, it's WOO HOO time again! *patting self on back*

Okay, so enough WOO HOO'ing for a moment...this will take away from my stitching time. *sniff, sniff, pout, pout* But I think it'll all be worth it. :) Also, I'm way behind on e-mails, responding to people who have been so wonderful to comment on this blog, and checking out other people's blogs. I'm sorry. Maybe I'll be in a routine soon and can catch up or at least check out what y'all have been doing on your blogs. Once I'm through training in 2 to 3 months, I can stitch and surf the internet while on the job when it's slow. (I'm trying to refrain from another WOO HOO!)

Meanwhile, count your blessings and keep the frog away from your stitching.


kimstitch3 said...

cute one LoriRay

Cindy F. said...

WOOHOO!!! Girl! That is the best-est news!! I KNEW you'd get that job!! Congratulations LoriRay! I'm so happy for you:)
I'm really liking the looks of "Repair Shop"! Can't wait to see more! and what an awesome cabinet!
Love it!!!

Olive said...

Congratulations on the job!

I can't wait to see more of "Repair Shop." I like what I see so far!

Bronny said...

I'll ad another one! WOO-HOO !!!!

Congratulations - and although it will cut into stitching time, soon you'll be able to spend more on STASH !! ! !!!


Pam said...

I'll WOO HOO right back at you! Congratulations on getting the dispatcher job! That's great news. I'm happy dancing right along with you. I love the sewing machine start. I'm looking forward to seeing it when it's completed.

Julie M said...

Love the new start! The spool cabinet is awesome and looks great in your room! And....Congratulations on getting the 911 job!! How exciting for you. Darn jobs do tend to interfere with stitching time though.

tkdquintmom said...

Love the new furniture addition...kitty looks like a loaf of bread that overflowed! LOL
Congrats on the job! That is fantastic. I miss doing that job and often told my husband that I was the highest paid cross stitcher in employment!
....ROTF...your word verification today is: emeat

Gloria said...

Congratulations on the new job! I know you will do well. Don't get so busy that you forget to call your mother. ;-)

Repair Shop is looking great. That will be perfect for your craft/sewing room.

Love the cabinet. What a find!

Robin said...

WOO HOO! Way to go on the job!

Rachel S said...

Love the spool cabinet. It's great!

Congrats on the job. I am so happy for you!

Kellie said...

Hi LoriRay,
WHOOHOO! Congratulations on your new job. That is wonderful!! I love your new start and your new cabinet! Hope you are having a great first week of work. :)

WildcatGrrl said...

Cute WIP and congrats on the job!

I love the cabinet and sewing machine for your craft room. My Granny has an old sewing machine of some sort in her attic. Dunno what kind or if it works, but it looks neat. :)

Daffycat said...




I am so happy you got that awesome job! Big congratulations!

ROFLOL at Freddie in the drawer. Cats and boxes are such a hoot!

Vicky said...

Whoo Hoo about the job, happy dancing all the way down here in Australia (Can you feel it LOL)

kimstitch3 said...

uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhm , where is your new pics?????????? I see you havent updated since July. what's up girlie girl???? I want to see pics by this Take care,Kimberly