Friday, May 10, 2013


Today my lamb arrived from Deborah. 
I am the winner of this dear lamb in so many ways.
After much thought and consideration I have bestowed the name Matilda to this handcrafted lamb.
Matilda means mighty and powerful.  And that is what she is.
Matilda is a lamb created by knitting and then felted by my friend  Deborah.  A mighty, powerful, intrepid knitter.  She has no boundaries. 
Matilda has had a bit of a fight to get to be where she has become.
You can read of her saga at Deborah's blog
Matilda is beautiful and I am so happy she is now a part of my family.

Matilda also came with a beautiful 2" x 2 1/4" lovely watercolor.
Life has its ups and downs but I am truly blessed with the people who have touched my life.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Job Hunting

Last August the yarn shop that I had been working at part time closed.  The owner decided it was time to retire and no one stepped up to buy the shop.  Since then I've been on the lookout for a new job.  Yes, I know the job market is competitive and I also know creative jobs are hard to come by.  After sending out countless resumes and taking online profile tests - apply to Michael's and see what hoops you have to jump through-I have gotten use to not getting a response back.  Recently I applied for a job in Washington to be the general manager of a store where I thought we were the perfect match, former yarn shop owner, quilter and general crafter for a creative mercantile .  Yes, I said Washington.  Jim was on broad.  I had a phone interview and was told there would be a decision in the next two weeks.  That was back in March.  I haven't heard back.   Yes, I am bummed I didn't get the job but what makes me a little more crazy is the fact of the lack of courtesy these days in the job market.  A simple" thank you but we've found  someone  that is a better match" would have been nice. 

What has happened in this world that we can't take a moment for simple courtesies? 
Maybe it's a southern thing.
Thank you for reading my rant.