More Patterns Posted

I’ve spent the entire day working on the Patchwork Times website. What would take someone else 10 minutes to do, has taken me the entire day because I mess up everything, have to go back and figure out what I’ve done; get that fixed, mess up something else . . bottom line is — I know nothing about web pages and should stick to quilting.

(1) I got the Gratitudes instructions posted. For those who are newer here, this quilt started out as one of Jeanne’s quilts and with her permission, I added some borders and we used it for our October, 2006 Quilt for an Hour project quilt. It’s listed on the left side of the web page as “Gratitudes”.
This is a variation of the Gratitudes quilt and though I didn’t post the instructions for it, you should be able to figure it out easily enough if interested in making one.

2. I added “Bloom Where You’re Planted” which was our February Quilt for an Hour project.

3. A few weeks ago when I posted this quilt on my bed, several of you asked for the pattern. It’s now posted and the name is “Sisters by Choice”.

4. The Spinning Star quilt is also posted on the website.

5. Last, the EQ6 file is available for download for the Patriotic Stars quilt. There are no instructions for this one at this time.

And, finally, about the job — I didn’t accept it. It would have been a great job except I have so much scheduled in the next six months with traveling and teaching and quilt shows, it would have been hard on myself and the family, and not really fair to the employer. It would have involved lots and lots of traveling and being away from home at least two and maybe four nights most weeks. They offered to hold the job open for six months and talk to me again after things have slowed down a bit with the book and all, but I told them I’d rather they not do that because then I’ll feel kinda obligated and I don’t like that feeling.

So, it was really nice and made me feel really good that they sought me out and tried to make it work but it also makes me feel really good to be able to evaluate everything going on in my life and decline the job and not feel bad about it.

Thanks to all who sent advice, thoughts and suggestions to me about the job.

Judy L.



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    Jeanne says

    You day was well spent with the website. It looks terrific and I’m sure many stitchers will appreciate having the patterns to use. I’ve had two on my to do list for awhile now.
    I think you made the right decision about the job. No matter how great it was, if it was going to stress you or cause guilt feelings, it wasn’t for you.

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    Evelyn aka Starfishy says

    I just took a peek at the website and I think you did a great job! I have a hard time figuring web stuff out too – which is why my poor blog is so plain looking! And – maybe the job offer was just a great morale booster because you did just post about how great your life is and how much you like everything right now! Sometimes it is just nice to hear someone acknowledge that you have talent that they would like to hire! So, congratulations on the offer and congratulations for saying no and feeling good about it.



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    Anonymous says

    But Judy, you didn’t tell us what the “job” was. It would be nice to know what your dream job would have been!!!!

    Karen L

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    Vicky says

    The patterns and the site look wonderful, Judy! There are a lot of them I want to make. Now just need to make the time to make them!

    The decision sounds like a good one for you. We sure would miss you if you were out of touch during the week!


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    Mrs. Goodneedle says

    The website is fantastic. Definite “wanna dos” there for me, thanks for all the hard work. Congratulations on the offer, it’s nice to be needed, you can breathe again knowing that you did the right thing by making the proper decision for YOU!

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    Nan says

    Judy, the website looks wonderful! I can tell you put a lot of hard work into it.
    Congratulations on the job offer and feeling good about your decision not to take it. It’s good to re-evaluate your life once in awhile, isn’t it?

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    Jane Ann says

    I’ve always told my kids: interview for any job that you hear about, even if you’re not really looking. You may find you ARE looking for a job like that, or at the least, you will learn more about a different job and what it pays. It’s an education to interview. Sounds like you had just that experience–you learned about a different job, but best of all that you were sought for it–and they want to seek you again in six months! Gotta feel good to have that kind of information.

    I have to say it’s nice too to be in a place in life where you can pick and choose, and know what it takes from both work and personal life to make you happy. At the least, you reasserted in your head that your life right now is satisfying. Good for you.

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    Mary says

    Thanks for adding the patterns Judy. The Bloom where you are Planted quilts is one of my favorites.