...A time of growth, renewal, of new life.....
All I can say is "I certainly hope so." Yesterday we were dealt a tough blow. After 19.5 years with Boeing the Bearded One, along with 1023 other fellow employees were given their 60 day layoff notices. At least 500 of these IT people are all from the Puget Sound area. A lot of these people have many more years with the company than the Bearded One has....some close to 30 years. Others just a couple years from retirement.
And, on a quilty note, I have actually finished something.
As you can see from the VW bus, actually a Syncro (AWD), this is for a fellow VW friend who is facing some tough times health wise. All of the fabrics came from my stash. And, even tho, 3 years ago, I swore that I would NEVER, EVER quilt another quilt with meandering pine boughs, I just had to for this quilt. A lot of the green fabrics are pine bough prints (this IS the evergreen state afterall.)
The pattern is from Mary Johnson's website, Double 4-Patch.
The Bearded One had some very specific input on this quilt. He said it must contain the VW bus and it needed to be climbing some rocks or a hill. He also was quite adamant that the block was NOT centered. He specifically wanted it off center and down towards the bottom. Whew! All that presented a few challenges to my stressed brain as the Double 4-Patch blocks are 8" and the bus block was 12". Easy, right, getting the correct placement of the partial lit and dark 4-patches was more than my stressed out brain could handle.....but, the 3rd time seemed to be the charm.
So, let's hope that this truly is the start of better times, and hopefully SOONER rather than later.