Sunday, November 04, 2007
Out on a limbo...again
It's a little known fact that I have a bit of a thing for reptiles. Incidentally, New Zealand has practically NO nasty venomous biting stinging thingies. We have a native spider that can bite fatally but it's so rare, most people wouldn't see one in a lifetime. The Aussies have donated some red back spiders that bite but again, these aren't common. We have no snakes, enormous centipedes, scorpions or other nasties. Anyway...I digress...when I'm in limbo (happening a bit lately) I like to do some soothing hand work (I chew my nails too, but you don't want photos of that) and what I have is blocks of lizards and frogs:
They were made some time ago, all on the same background fabric that I can't find any more of. I'm making some more lizards at present (yes, I'm in limbo AGAIN) on Blended fabric, but I'm just not sure what to do with these guys. Any ideas?
As for the Current Situation......as you know, I have recently sold my house, bought another, left my job, found another, moved and all that. Yes, thank you, I'm settling in nicely in Rangiora, it's a very pleasant town. However, I now find myself unhappy with the job I have. I won't bore you with the details, but I don't do a job where I get paid just for turning up. Oh no. I live on commission which can be a hard, hard way to earn an income, but when all goes well, it 's also a good one.
This week, I've been offered the opportunity to buy my own financial services business, MINE ALL MINE, something I had never considered before as I thought it was beyond my means. I have already decided to proceed, but first, I need finance, and quite a bit of it (by my standards). This is what I'm waiting to hear about, and why I'm chewing my nails. But that's not all I'm doing.....inspired by the latest Quilting Arts magazine, I've made (but not quite completed) this book wrap out of rust dyed fabric. Ahhhh......if only someone would pay me to do this sort of thing all day!