Friday, September 24, 2010

Randomly Creative

I finally put pictures in this cute coaster set....I only got it for Christmas 3 or 4 years ago. Yep, that's right....I've had a terrible time cutting up perfectly good images to fit it. I've bought cards more than once intending to use them, but wasn't able to do it. These images are part of a set of Kort cards I picked up in Ikea when we were in Austin. I like the outcome. I'm glad I conquered this phobia.

While watching TV, I finished this baby sweater. It was supposed to be a 6 months size to fit grandchild #9, but it turned out being closer to a 12 month size. It won't be the right size for baby #9 this winter or next, so by default it will be for baby #10. It will fit her just right next year since she is due in November. And now I get to start over again on a sweater for grand #9.

When the "girls," my beach buddies, came for supper on Wednesday, one of them brought a basket of supplies for card making. We had a good time stamping, gluing and being generally creative.

I even did a little sketching, which I haven't done hardly any since I was laid off.

Speaking of laid off, I'm still looking for a job. So far none of my applications or contacts have turned into anything. I'm okay for now, but will really need to find a job shortly after the first of the year. Hopefully something good will come along before that point. I have an appointment with a personnel agency Monday afternoon.  So keep your fingers crossed. In the meantime, I'm having fun having plenty of time for friends and hobbies.


  1. You are very creative Stevie! I like the coasters, sweet baby sweater, greeting cards and fox sketches very much! I hope the personnel agency will have a few good job leads for you! I wish there were a way for you to find a job that would utilize your creative side. Fingers crossed!

  2. I think that sweater is beautiful. Good job!! I hope you get a job soon. I will keep my fingers crossed for you.

  3. Your post is abuzz with creativity. The baby sweater is a beautiful colour. No 9!! How lucky are you!? Good luck for finding the perfect job, Stevie.

  4. keeping my fingers crossed for you - have you put applications in with the state too? or the dept of industrial relations? they do temp work there for claims processing.

  5. I'll also keep my fingers crossed for you...but it is good to see you enjoy yourself while you are able. How wonderful to have a group of friends that not only go to the beach together but also craft together...that is priceless!

  6. Ah, you have surely been very creative, I love it all.;)
    Sorry about your job, but hopefully you will look at it as a new beginning.
    Have a lovely Saturday dear friend,

  7. I can't stop looking at your chair and ottoman! I lurve it! And you did a GREAT job with the coasters!

  8. You seem wonderfully crafty, I just love the crocheted baby sweater - it says done with so much love and care! Good luck with the job hunting, we'll be holding thumbs.

    Take care


  9. I love the coasters!

    I'm glad you're enjoying your lay really needed a break and how fun to spend time doing fun things! Hopefully the perfect job will turn up just in time!

  10. Glad you are able to enjoy your current 'freedom' Steviewren. Good luck job hunting. I liked your sketches - Dave

  11. I remember a few weeks ago when you mentioned that you made a comment on my blog and poof, it was gone. The same thing happened to me! I had a great comment going!!!!Then gone! So with that said here I go again! I love the baby sweater. I wish I could crochet! The coasters look great! It must be very nice to have a group of friends named "beach girls'. I bet you have a fun time when you are all together! I hope you find a great job! It would be nice to find a place where you can be creative! I would love a job like that!
    Have a great week!

  12. Stevie, you are so talented. I don't knit or do anything like that. I haven't even been writing many poems lately. I did do needlepoint at one time in my life and I really loved it but that has gone by the wayside as well. I spend so much time at my computer.

    I pray you find work. I still am hoping but I'm not sure I'll be actively nursing. I never dreamed I would be a year and a half out of forensics and there is no other nursing speciality open to me at this stage of the game. I can't believe I will be 66 next Sunday. Last year, at this time, I was packing for Rome...and a Mediterranean cruise. Good thing I had paid for the whole trip before the job ended!

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