Wednesday, August 28, 2013
It’s another Wednesday, time for another Hodgepodge! Interested in checking out everyone else’s answers? Just click on the button above.
1. Labor Day weekend (in the US of A) is approaching...what's something you've labored over this year?
I’ve been laboring on my storm at sea quilt. I’ve got all my blocks pieced into rows and am now piecing the little finishing pieces into a row. I had to rip out and restitch two pieces that I didn’t get lined up right … and evidently my needle has gotten dull as the threads of the fabric have been pulled out … all across where the seamline was … it looks like the needle didn’t pierce the fabric but poked/pulled threads as it went through the fabric. I was determined to get all the rows put together yesterday, but I quit when I saw that I’m going to need to make a new finishing block. It won’t take long to get the rows finished and then it will be time to sew the rows together to create the quilt top. Then comes the fun part - removing the foundation papers! ha! There’s still light at the end of the tunnel … I’ll be there eventually.
2. What is one word to describe your 'job' or career?
OCD. When I worked outside the home, I was an accountant, and I think you need to be fairly OCD to be a good accountant.
3. What was your worst or least favorite job ever? Why?
Oh dear, I had a loooong story about the BEST job I’ve ever held … then I reread the question. Ooops! The worst or least favorite? My first position at the University was as an accountant in an office where there should have been at least two, if not three of us. While I didn’t dislike the work, I disliked the work load, especially in the summer when I had to work huge amounts of overtime in order to prepare for the annual audit.
4. How do you measure contentment?
I’m not sure that contentment can be measured … contentment is having a peace and serenity that all too often in today’s crazy world can only come from God.
5. Pickles-like or dislike? What is something you eat that requires a pickle? Dill, bread and butter, sweet gherkins...what's your favorite kind of pickle?
I’m not a fan of pickles.
6. In your current house-town-state, what is it you like living close to?
I being no more than 10-15 minutes from DD and my Ts. I also like our subdivision … on the outskirts of town, so it almost feels like we’re living in the country, and it’s just small enough to feel cozy and to get to know our neighbors.
7. What is one thing on your 'want-to-do' list before summer draws to an official close?
Since summer doesn’t officially end until September 21, spending some time on Hilton Head Island is at the top of my “want-to-do” list. Thankfully we’ll be there for the last few days of summer (and the first few of fall).
8. Insert your own random thought here.
When I was at DD’s yesterday, I happened to look out the window upstairs and saw something that just tugged at my heartstrings. (Forgive the blurriness … I took this with my iPhone, through a tinted window with a screen … you can click on it to get a better view.)
Have a wonderful Wednesday!