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A little time to sew

Sunday, December 4th, 2016


I can’t say that job-searching is going spectacularly well. A little disconcerting to realise at the age of 52 that the rest of the world in all probability believes I am past my best. I guess the most important thing though is that I don’t think that. There is still some life in the old dog. Maybe a change of direction needs to be considered, but not quite yet.

I have however had an important conversation with him downstairs. I will give myself a few months of looking for sensible, normal finance jobs. If I keep being dumped on the rubbish pile then I’m going to change tack – and that is probably going to involve retraining and doing something I enjoy. Various fabricy options are on their way to creeping on the table as is training to be a tour guide. Or maybe both. Together. If I can manage it. I’m only going to do something I enjoy. That goes for the sensible jobs too. I’m only going to work with nice people doing something I like. No more unmanageable commutes or sleepless nights either. It has to be a positive  step not a desperate one. Life is too short. So there. Rant over. Him downstairs understands and says he only wants a happy wife. (Which is one of the reasons he really is a keeper!).

The rather blissful thing about not having a job is that although still busy, I do have time to do fun things. It is, frankly, fab and I now understand retired people who say they don’t know how they every found time to work. (I hope this doesn’t mean that I’m actually retired and just haven’t realised it….)

I finally finished this quilt top which has been hanging around for quite a while. The pattern is The Simple Life by Camille Roskelley and the fabric an assortment of Bonnie and Camille fat quarters. So tick number one. Now onto the basting – most hated job…..

Little by little I’m having a sort-out too. One drawer or cupboard at a time. No plan. As the mood strikes me. One or two things sorted a week is starting to make a difference. We have way too much stuff, so I’m trying to simplify and get rid of things we don’t need along the way.

It feels good. Life is pretty nice.



5 Responses to “A little time to sew”

  1. Leanne Says:

    I am so glad to hear that you are doing well and yes, look for job that is more fun and is not so far away. Your quilt top is lovely!

  2. Susie Says:

    I adore this quilt. Good luck with job hunting.

  3. Sherri Says:

    Love these words of wisdom!

    And your Simple Life quilt!

  4. Swissrose Says:

    Go you!!

    Love that quilt top – those colours are so nice and fresh year-round and right now rather Christmassy 🙂

  5. Julie B. Says:

    I’m so glad you’re able to do things that feed your soul right now, Helen. Refreshing and resting are so important, and our world largely teaches us to do otherwise. And that quilt?! Oh my….looks a teensy bit familiar. 🙂 Beautiful as always. Hugs, dear Helen… xoxoxo