Thursday, 23 October 2008

Keeping busy

It has been a busy week. And only one day involved going to work. On Monday I had to go back to the job centre to sign on. This was quite straight forward and the woman I spoke to was friendly enough. She gave me some details which led to me phoning a new (to me) supply agency in Leeds on Tuesday and then spending a substantial amount of time updating my CV. Its not a very exciting CV as my spare time is spent doing stitchy things and I never had a gap year to go swanning off to exciting foreign places. My years between school and university were spent working and bringing up my family. :).

On Wednesday the phone hadn't rung by eight o'clock and so I was just beginning to plan what I could do for the day when it did ring and I dashed off down the road to a local school to spend the morning with year 1 and the afternoon with year 5. It was a good day.

This morning was spent in Leeds I had an appointment with the new agency, filled in forms and now I have to wait for them to get my references back. It will mean that now I have two agencies that might be able to find me some work.

In between all this I did find some time to do a bit of creating. I have stitched around the leaves on my autumnal hanging which makes them stand out a bit more.


It doesn't show up clearly in the photo
I am determined it will be hanging up by the end of the weekend. It will depend whether there is work tomorrow. I must have been quite busy with sewing because there is fabric all over the place up here


I have started other things that will remain secret at the moment. I pulled out Joy to the World to get finished so that it can be hung up this Christmas.


I ran out of Indian Summer thread with one letter to go. So I had to order some more from Sew and So

that came yesterday and so I can get that finished soon. I shall finish it as a hanging as framing will be too expensive at the moment.

I am feeling much better than last week. And although half term is meaningless this term it will be I won't be dreading the phone ringing/not ringing first thing in the morning.

its turned much colder here and windy again and although the morning was sunny its now raining.

3 comments:

Woman Called Joyce said...

So glad you were able to get work, even if it was just for a day. Hopefully, between the two agencies, you'll find a permanent position soon. Can't wait to see your autumnal wall hanging when it's finished!

Sally said...

Your autumn wall hanging is looking good and I love Joy to the World!

Keeping my finger's crossed that the angencies help you find something soon.

zoomcity said...

I'm glad you're feeling better. I hope the new agency brings work. I hate running out of thread with just a little bit to go! I'm looking forward to seeing finished pieces soon. Here's hoping for a close dyelot match with Indian Summer. :o)