Saturday, 6 May 2017

making changes...

Well it's been an up and down week emotionally as I have made a big step and am moving jobs.
I have been at the same school for the past 16 years but things have changed beyond my control so I have taken control back and decided to be my own change. It was exciting to have to apply and then get an interview for a new job and then to get it too after so many years. I surprised myself how well I coped lol
Hopefully this will work out but you never ever know if you never have a go.
I am moving to a Primary school about 15 minutes from home so some adjustments will be made but I'm feeling positive and happy about the move. So roll on monday!
Lots of goodbyes yesterday but I know I will keep in touch with the girls I work with as we see each other out of work anyway. I was very spoilt and touched by all the kind words from the extended school community, students and teachers. Definitely felt the love!
the house looks like a florist at the moment so pretty.



Since the last post I have managed to prepare the last two blocks of Caswell.
Feels like such an achievement to have got this far. The last two have so many pieces! I can see why I have left them to last. Some tweaking on one of the blocks as it just didn't seem balanced to my eye and some minor changes on the other..

 At AQC a stall had the most amazing scarves made from DMC Pearl cotton. I was very tempted but knew I had a stash of different colours at home that I could use as a trial attempt and to get my tension right.
It will be multicoloured but we can all do with colour in our lives can't we?
 These pretties arrived this week and will be the next scarf made.
Surprise!! it will be in blues and taupes...


This was a lovely gift from a parent at work. I feel very blessed to have had such a wonderful send off.


Have a wonderful weekend!

Marina

26 comments:

Jeanette said...

Beatiful flowers. Good luck with your new job. The Caswell blocks look great. Love the look of the scarf, colours are lovely for both started & to start. Hugs, xx

sunny said...

Good luck with your new adventure!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Well done to you Marina. I wish you every success in your new position. How lucky are they to score you! Love your gorgeous floral tributes. Wow last 2 blocks...exciting! That scarf will be so lovely and soft....sometimes it is nice to have some pretty colours to brighten up winter outfits xxxx

Fiona said...

Big change Marina and I'm sure they will miss you very much - especially by the look at all those beautiful flowers. all the best in the new job, an opportunity to make more friends as well as new experiences..... they are lucky to have you.
More gorgeous blocks (does your new job let you take quilting to work with you?????) and I love the look of your rainbow scarf and the new threads that have come in. that seems very fine work - are you nuts?????
Hugz

Serenata said...

Well done you for making the change, going for it and getting it! I hope all goes well in your new job. Is it closer to home. 15 minutes away doesn't sound too bad at all. Beautiful flowers.

Loving the crochet, oh and mini sewing machine in the last picture.

Ondrea said...

I didn't know you had a florest shop! Hehehe. Loving your appliques. Great idea using the cotton Perle threads to crochet. Looks great so far.

Lin said...

Good luck with the new job Marina - what an amazing collection of flowers, looks like you are going to be missed. Pretty crochet - I love your collection of blues and taupes. The last two Caswell blocks are going to be lovely. Have a good week. xx

Karen S said...

Congratulations!! It is never easy to make the decision to change. It is a big step. But this just shows you can do it.
All the best for your new start!

Jo said...

I'm sure you will manage well. Things are different now in the workforce... I have surprised myself with how I'm coping...

Maria said...

Sew many beautiful flowers and gifts , I'm sure you have many happy memories from your old job...Good luck in your new position and have fun making new friends..

Not long and the beautiful Caswell blocks can be put together ..

Your Rainbow scarf will be pretty and sew will the one out of the Blues and Taupe's...

Marie said...

Congratulations! It's always better to manage your own situation than have others manage it for you (or mis-manage :D). Best of luck!

Helen said...

Good luck with the next phase in your life always exciting. Love your blocks and fabric choices.

kiwikid said...

Well done for taking control and making the move, the new school is very lucky to have you!! All the best for Monday. Those Caswell blocks look beautiful, any bumble bees making an appearance?? What size crocget hook are you using for the scarf? It will be so light to wear...colour is always good in the cool weather, it is cheering you are right. Those new threads are so you!! Looking forward to seeing your creation with them.

Sheila said...

Lots of luck in your new job , I am sure you will adjust quickly. Lovely send off for you , such pretty flowers . Your applique blocks are looking lovely .

Anne McAllister said...

I'm seeing lots of love with all those flowers Marina, so excited that you got the job, you know the lederhosen cheerleaders wish you all the luck in the world and can't wait to catch up next week and hear all your new stories. As for your Caswell blocks and crocheting - absolutely superb my friend xxx

Chookyblue...... said...

Goodluck with your big change....I had a big change after 14.5 years....... 4 months in things are going great..... Hope that is the same for you.......

Elyte said...

Congratulations on your successful application.
So lovely to see all the good wishes that you received from your school environment.
Good luck tomorrow and hope to catch up next week end.
Last gorgeous Caswell blocks - Yippee!

Christine M said...

Good luck in your new job, Marina. xx

moosecraft said...

Congrats on making a change! Wishing you all the best!
I would never think to crochet with DMC... looks so delicate!

O'faigh said...

I wish you well in your new venture Marina.Enjoyed seeing your projects

Helen L said...

So wonderful to see how much you were loved. I hope this new adventure will be a happy one for you!! Love your embroidery too!! Hugs, H

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

How exciting and congratulations.
I am sure you will be missed ❤️❤️❤️Love your blocks ❤️❤️❤️❤️

cucki said...

Wow
Good luck my dear
Love and smiles x

Lynda said...

I hope your first week is going well and you enjoy your new job. A big change for you. The flowers are gorgeous So many beautiful blocks.

Narelle said...

Good for you!
Hope your new direction brings many great new memories 🐺

Lisa said...

Congratulations on the new job, and well done for making the decision to make the move. I hope it's going fabulously. Beautiful flowers, beautiful quilting, beautiful blog!