|I challenged myself to write a paper pieced pattern. I don't like it as much as last year's row, but what can you do?|
- In late March/early April, my husband's job security was threatened.
- Recognizing full well that I can't support my family with my shop and that there wouldn't be other job opportunities for my husband in this area if he were to lose his job, in early April, I did what any responsible person would do when threatened with financial insecurity - I applied for some jobs. I focused my search on western Massachusetts since it is an area that we know and love, because it would be near the majority of my family, and because I knew there'd be a job available there for my husband if we moved up there.
- On April 30, I flew up for an interview at Deerfield Academy to become one of their college advisors.
- On May 3, I was offered this fabulous job, and that weekend, the whole family drove up to check out the school to make sure the whole family was on board. They were.
- For the last two months, I have been going through the motions of selling my house and selling my business. There have been lots of looks for both of them, and I have buyers for my business. I'll be transferring assets to them on July 31, and my new job in Massachusetts starts August 15. In the meantime, my husband and kids went up to New England as we do every summer for basketball camp and time with the cousins. The only difference is that this time, they aren't coming back home. I'm down here in Virginia alone, wrapping things up. My husband started his new job up there with the Amherst College basketball program on July 1.
|Yes, I'm a goofball, and yes, this photo was taken late at night in terrible light.|
|I am SO going to miss the views from my porch!|
|We made a no-zip version to cut down on time. The pillowcases were made using the burrito method.|
|I'm going to miss working with this crew.|
|She has since gotten it quilted, but I'll be darned if I can find a photo!|