Friday, April 22, 2011

Rose and Butterfly Quilt block 11

Here's another update. I'm cruising along now that I've hit my stride with the piece. I hope I can keep it up!

And on to the good news! Matt got a job! The offer wasn't spectacular, but it's pretty good, and he really likes the place. He thinks he'll enjoy being their quality engineer. We're going to be moving to Austin as soon as we can sell the house. Of course that means we need to work on the house first. Ugh. I'll keep my current job, but I can't be a supervisor or get a promotion if I'm not in the office (I telecommute). Bummer. I need to figure out what I want to do with my career now.

Matt has a competition in Albuquerque next week, and then he has two killer weeks of school and finals left. It will be nice to see my husband again someday soon. Imagine me married to an engineer. I've joked that the engineer is the natural enemy of the technical writer. We do tend to think of things a little differently, but we also have complementing strengths. He's a good writer, but he's not artsy like I am (finally something he's not good at). And me...while my brain has to be able to organize information logically, etc., in order to be a technical writer, science and math have not been my strong points for a long time (yes, I used to be good at math a long, long time ago). Let's just say we make the perfect team. I know I couldn't imagine a better partner.

(Might be nice if he cross stitched with me...but at least he gets it.)


TeresaB said...

I keep waiting for updates on your R&B piece and each time it just looks more beautiful. Congrats to Matt on the job offer! That's good news and having a job is a great blessing right now.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Congrats on Matt's job and on the stitching. I'd be fine with the motifs but all that border might drive me mad!

Alice said...

So glad about Matt's job! Good luck with the house. Love the stitching!

Giovanna said...

Beautiful new block, and major congrats to your DH for his new job - what great news!

Michelle said...

This piece is looking gorgeous! Glad you've hit your stride with it. Congrats to Matt on the job - that is fantastic!!