Saturday, September 21, 2019

UFO Busting #75

I've had a bitter sweet week; not a bad week or a sad week necessarily.  Three months ago, I started a new job at a place I absolutely love.  I have the best co-workers in the world.  I had three months to train with and get to know the lady I would be replacing.  After 23 years of working for the company, she decided to hang up the hat, when she found out she would be the grandmother to twins.  This week we hosted a retirement party for her with a theme...a grandma baby shower.  The party was a blast complete with shower games and a diaper cake we made for her.

I say it was bitter sweet because even though I knew I was hired to be her replacement, over a three month period we became fast friends.  I do hope she will stay in contact and will still stop by.  I do not want the shenanigans to end.

On the quilting front, I finally found time to write a post about the quilt I made for one of the Triathlon Gold athletes, Megan.  This was a venture Island Batik offered to the ambassadors and I didn't hesitate to say sign me up.

You can read more about this quilt and Triathlon Gold here.

Dear Island Batik,

I swear there is a September project happening at my house as we speak.  I'm not sure I will get it quilted by the end of the month, but the top will definitely be pieced.

Our challenge for the month is to create a child themed quilt to be given to a child.  I have the recipient already in mind and want to custom quilt this piece, so we will have to celebrate the quilting finish very soon, just not September 30 soon.  

Now let's check out who partied with us last week.  First up we have  Andree over at Quilting & Learning-What A Combo! and her finished Garden Pond piece.

You can read about the process of how this little quilt came to life over at her blog.  I'm just in awwe over all that yummy free motion quilting.  I absolutely love the texture in the water!

Next up we have DonnaleeQ bringing a snack to the party...or did she?

When you see a box like this in your sewing room, you know it's going to be good.  Now the question is, candy or sweet goodness of a quilting project long forgotten?  It's a win either way.  Make sure you hop over and find out the answer to this riddle.

Now it's your turn.  Link up below and show us what you've been up to this week.

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Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Tish! Aww, what a sweet cake for your retiring coworker. I'm sure it is quite bittersweet to have to say goodbye. You're happy for her, and happy for the time you had to learn as much from her as you could. But I can certainly imagine how hard it is to say goodbye. You'll have to make sure she doesn't become a stranger. I sure wish her well with those twins! They will keep her young like nothing else can. As far as your September IBA project goes, let me just say there is still a good week to go before we have to say goodbye to the month. Plenty of time to finish your quilt top and even to have it quilted! You can do it, Tish. ~smile~ Roseanne

Michelle said...

Congrats to your co-worker on her retirement! No doubt mom will appreciate her help with the twins. I can see why her departure is bittersweet.

I’m so curious about your new Island Batik quilt. Going to enjoy watching it take shape!

Thanks for hosting!

Rebecca Grace said...

Your September Island Batik WIP looks very intriguing! I think it's great that your company allowed you to shadow the retiring coworker long enough for you to become friends, and I'm sure that will go a long way to smoothing your transition. Wishing you all the best as you move forward in your job as well as with your quilting projects!

Sandy Panagos said...

A Retirement Party/Baby Shower - what fun! Your Island Batik quilt looks interesting. Can't wait to see it come together.

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