Monday, 26 November 2012

Start as I mean to go on

Well the day has arrived, I officially start my new job this week - I am very excited.

There hasn't been a great deal of crafting round here as I've spent the last couple of weeks juggling both roles. I made some cards for my close colleagues at work but haven't photographed them.

It's been an emotional few days, I'm really positive about my new job and am only moving to another office in the same organisation but I've worked with a great bunch for 7 years and there have been a lot of tears - mostly not from me funnily enough! I wasn't well prepared for other people's emotions - I just thought about keeping myself together.

I have today as my non-working day this week but from this point onwards I have Wednesday off. So I'm starting as I mean to go on, my precious day off is not going to be for chores.

Today I am working towards:

  • finishing a crochet baby blanket - I can't do the border as I'm waiting for one ball of turquoise yarn which is out of stock but I'm determined to finish the stripes this week
  • Finishing up a couple of crochet washcloths that I've carried round on journies. I think they'll be good stocking fillers
  • Making a storage bin for my brother, Han Solo. I taught him to crochet last Christmas and he's asked Father Christmas for a yarn stash! I'm using this pattern for Denim Do-it-all Bins using a pair of my husband's old Levis. I've bought some denim needles for my machine. Fingers crossed I can do it
  • Making 2 crochet hook rolls, one for Han and the other for my good friend S, I taught her to crochet in January she now has significant stash storage! She's stuck to blankets this year, I've promised to help her get her head round working to a pattern this year. I've not decided on which pattern to use for the crochet roll yet, might be this one from Sew, Mama Sew!
Right, I'd better crack on! :)


  1. Good luck with your new job Jacq! I bet you can hardly believe you're actually starting it after all the hassles.

    I love the idea of making your non working day a crafting day - or at least a day for you - rather than a housework and chores day.

    I'm lucky to work from home and have not been that busy recently so I've managed to sneak in odd bits of crafting during the week, but have felt slightly guilty about it. It would be fab to know I had every right to be at the sewing machine on a weekday afternoon!

    1. Hi Sam
      'The Guilt' and I are very old friends! However, I'm trying to be kind to myself and I know I'm actually more productive all round if I have some balance. For me that means I need time to do my things to keep me on an even keel.

      Thanks for your good wishes, the last couple of juggling weeks have been tough, I've been under quite a lot of pressure. But the days I've had to do my new job have been great, new challenges, interesting and I've already made a positive difference - frankly I don't think I could ask for anymore from a job!

      Right, one washcloth finished already this morning, I'm off to cut up some jeans!



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