THE NICHE OF A QUILTER, READER, PET LOVER, AND GARDNER

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Backing Finished

I was able to finish the backing for the Folk Art Star quilt top. It took a lot longer than I thought since I had to add to the width and length. I used another color flannel and am very happy with the results. Couldn't get another backing done due to it just getting too hot in the sewing room for me even with central air. I just realized I still have to draw the quilt design on the star top. Darn! Oh well, I'm just going 1/2 inch around every piece. My son Chris had a very busy week at his school. Got me tired just thinking about all he mentioned in his email. I guess it'll be non-stop work for the next two years for him. He seems very happy. In the picture he is with a team mate at a Flag ceremony. My 18 year old said,"Mom you know those long emails will stop once he starts meeting people and going out, right." Yes, I know kid. Well, Firday at the cafeteria wasn't bad at all. I actually had enough strength to want to go out somewhere. Slacker girl almost cried after having to scrub 125 potatoes that were to be baked, and then sat down for a break afterwards. I over heard her ask the manager if I could do some of it but the manager told her she had me busy doing something else. I made 245 salads for the kids then served tacos, chicken tetrazinni(sp?), and the baked potatoes. Big deal, you do what you gotta do. When I saw her sitting down I felt like throwing her one of the potatoes, but off course didn't. I tell you some of these young people don't want to work. They want money without earning it.

11 comments:

quiltpixie said...

glad that work is settling down a little for you.

Karen said...

Your son has the most glorious smile! And just love your star quilt.

Hedgehog said...

Those stars look great!!

ForestJane said...

I've seen that pattern for the star quilt... I'll have to remember it, I like it a lot!

I don't think I would have held back... that girl would have felt the tater hit the back of her head... lol

Ruth said...

Glad to hear that work is getting better for you. It sounds like the new manager knows what she is doing and won't put up with silly behaviour for too long.

Laurie Ann said...

Chris has a smile that just lights up the room. Very handsome!

Sandra said...

I'll have to reply to your comment on my blog here as it was a no-reply and I can't find your email. I have handquilted only a couple of quilts, and have three half done. I like the look of handquilted quilts but I simply don't have the time to do it (6 kids, 5 at home, one with very special needs). I machine quilt, usually doing in the ditch and stippling. I'd love a longarm, but they are just too expensive over here.

I love your folk stars quilt, what I can see. Looking forward to seeing the whole thing when it's finished. I really like the colours you chose.

Linda_J said...

Love that star quilt!

Chris looks very happy in the picture--good that he is keeping in touch with you as busy as he is.

And you hit the nail on the head about slackers--they have no clue how to be a team member but surely management is onto her antics. Pretty immature it sounds like.

Susan said...

Stars are great, Chris looks good, and you still have energy after working all week! What could be better? =)

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Your son looks very content!

Throw a potato at "slacker girl" in your mind and you'll feel better. LOL

Love that quilt!

Pam said...

Slacker girl has some really good examples to watch and gleen from, someday she will look back and realize where she went wrong and remember your hard work...examples, a lot of younger people just don't have good examples in their lives. I know that doesn't make your life better. If she is paid to do a job, she needs to do it. Everyone should carry their own weight when working as a team. Hang in there, as the year goes on she will either pull it together or be replaced.