November Recap

Once again, I have let an entire month pass without posting; I guess I really suck at blogging lately. I’ve had good intentions but I’ve heard that they pave the road to hell. So, without further ado, let me tell you a bit about what’s going on in my life.

First off, I found out recently that my position at my company is being eliminated and, I suspect, outsourced. No one has told me that specifically, but it’s the way things are going in my company lately, so I’m not that surprised. A little angry, yes, but not surprised. But I probably won’t be leaving till sometime in the first quarter of 2016, so I’m not really looking for another job just yet. I have applied for a couple of things internally, and I hear there are some jobs that will be available soon that I might apply for, but right now, I’m sort of in a holding pattern. Between the waiting to find out if I have a job, then finding out that I don’t in fact have one, it’s the primary reason I haven’t posted in the last month.

Secondly, I’ve been working on this jacket, which is nearly complete.

Jacket

All that’s left is the binding, which I had hoped to get done on vacation last week; sadly, I ended up with a pretty horrible chest cold and felt bad all week, so I didn’t get a chance to focus on this at all. I have been playing with doing some embroidery on black Kona cotton for the binding but at this point I really just want to get this finished, so I might skip that for this iteration. I plan to make at least one more fleece jacket in the next few weeks, so maybe I can do the embroidery on that one.

Next, I’ve been working on some Christmas gifts. A couple I can’t share at this point, because … well, I don’t want the recipients to see them yet!  But I can share this adorable Minions quilt I’m working on for my 18 month old grandson.

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Sorry for the bad lighting; it was late and it isn’t finished yet. LOL

I’ve been working on my crochet skills, if they can be called that. LOL I made this scarf, which is just double crochets that I made a width and length that I liked.

Crocheted Scarf Folded

Crochet Scarf

Yes, I know it looks sort of goofy with the fleece jacket, but hey … dare to be original, right? 😉

So, in a nut shell, that’s what I’ve been doing the last month. And I promise to at least try to do better in the future on posting more often …