As many of you know I retired at the end of July. My thought was this would be “turning over a new leaf”. Learning how to enjoy staying home and working on all of the unfinished craft projects. Not working has been difficult – I miss being in the middle of all the crisis and especially miss the people, however, I am adjusting and working on all kinds of projects. I am serving on two boards and will be the treasurer for the EBHQ VIC 2012 quilt show. But most importantly I want to work on quilts and other craft projects.
Working for 47 years you knew what to do each morning – get out of bed, get your clothes on and get out the door by 7:15 am. Work at your job for 8 plus hours, come home, fix dinner and if you don’t have any meetings veg out until you go to bed so you can get up tomorrow and do it all over again. But Aug 15 after my grand niece left I could not figure out what to do – what happened to all of those plans I made while waiting to retire? Here we are in Jan and I think I am getting in the groove of what I want to do in my retirement. I am taking a class learning how to set up my blog and hope to post some of the happenings in my life periodically. If you are interested to know what is going on in my life you can check the blog.
Also I am hoping to increase my quilting knowledge. I have always been a traditional quilter, but I want to try my hand at doing art quilts. I also want to do more dyeing and of course, I am learning to bead. To help motivate myself I have signed up for two different things for 2011 – 1) a UFO (unfinished objects) website. I have gone through all of my unfinished objects and made a list. Then I numbered most of them – on the first of each month I will pull a number and must finish that project that month. Unfortunately I have more than 12 projects to finish – I will let you know more about that later. 2) I have signed up to do a bead journal page each month that will be posted on a website.
So if you are interested to see what I am up to just check my blob periodically. Encouragement will be appreciated if you see that I am slacking off in getting those old projects completed.
Also, I want to let you know the quilt I posted the other day is not my design – I took a class in August from Jan Krentz, it is her design. I just followed her pattern and even used her colors – it was a bit difficult at first but I am so happy with the results.
Stay tuned for further updates.
Love you all, SUZI