Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Who am I kidding though? This is not going to get finished in February. Perhaps it could be my first WIP finish for March? I will have to go back and read AJ's rules about the 12 projects in 12 months challenge - not sure what happens if you miss a month? Still determined to get more than 12 WIPS done this year (but I did 3 in January so I figure I have a few already up my sleeve!)
Despite not meeting deadline I am feeling better about this quilt now that the top is finally done! This quilt will also be the last quilt that I do before our Apple Piecers Quilting course with Lorraine Cocker so hopefully all quilts from here on in will be a bit more exciting than stitch in the ditch?
I feel like February has been an emotionally exhausting month - all the dramas of getting the kids settled back at school and establishing a new routine with the thought hanging over me that it will all change next term anyhow!!!
As of next term I will be back at work 3 days a week. In many respects it is my dream job at my dream kindy and I will be working the way I love to work, with a set group of children over 2 consecutive days, but it does mean lots of BIG changes - lots of rethinking how we thought our lives would be for the next few years (I had not anticipated going back to work until Maddie started school) Thankfully, I have a super supportive boss, and the love and support of my inlaws, great childcare, and kids that are pretty easy going and flexible. I just know that I will need to be way more organised than I am naturally inclined to be and I will also have to overcome the "Mummy Guilt" of not being home with Maddie. Please don't think I am judging anyone who has had to go back to work while their bubbies were little - I am grateful that I haven't had to before now. I am also grateful that this is a conscious choice I am making to return to my pre-kids career more for the love of it, and the opportunity, than for the money but I am still grappling a little with the idea of not being around so much for my little Maddie! Enough rambling - I have a quilt to finish!!!
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