Saturday, January 8, 2011

New Yellow Hexagon Table Center

I want to start posting in 2011 
by hoping all of you are having a pretty good New Year!

New Year resolutions..?, sure! Don't we all...?
But I've learned quite a while ago
I need to take one step at a time, and that's what I've been doing.
I did finish my latest project,
another hexagon table center.
This one's a bit different
from the ones I had made for Christmas gifts.
I have just been playing with whatever I can do with hexies,
experimenting new finishings, backgrounds, backings, 
colors, final composition and so on.

For the runners and table centers backings I have been using felt, for the simple reason it gives it a good, sturdy and "clean" finish,
and plus felt backing it's just perfect for a table.
Also I've been using applique stitches
to secure and at the same time quilt the top to the backing.

It's snowing again today
and believe me,
it's not very normal here in East Tennessee to have this much snow and this often, specially so early in Winter.
The beauty of it is only overcome by the hazard it brings,
our area is not as well equipped
for this kind of weather

as for instance the area where my son lives, in Canada.

I've also been busy getting ready for my new job,
lots of studying and updating on specific industry terminology in both languages (English and Portuguese).
As you might remember,
 I took an over-the-phone interpreter job
and will start working next weekend.
I have been on training and will finish it early coming week.
Still feel a bit nervous and anxious,
it's definitely a completely different professional field from my special education teaching career,
but hopefully everything will be alright.

And for today this will be it.
I'll see you all soon!