Thursday, 6 July 2017

May/June Pattern Haul

Hi All.

Still no luck as yet on the job front - although I attended an initial interview on Monday morning  for a part-time reception position at a local lawyer's office and received a phonecall yesterday -  they want me to come back for a second interview on next Monday morning. Here's hoping and fingers and toes are crossed!  I even contacted the CEO of the previous company I worked for - had nothing to lose.  Unfotunately nothing available as yet due to waiting to hear about contracts gone out to tender, so I'm hopeful I might hear word at the end of the month/mid August.

I've been ironing - the family are yet to recover from the shock!  Totally dislike ironing, so I let it go until it's of Mt Everest dimensions (or so it seems to me) before I tackle it.  Anyway, I'm pleased to say I'm now down to only 3 baskets to go.  Have been rediscovering my clothes and have piles for tossing, donating and mending.

I've acquired more  patterns - What's new?   I bought the McCalls patterns from Spotlight last week - I bought 6 patterns for $21.  Have just noticed that one of the patterns, missed being catalogued.  The new Look, Threadcount and Butterick patterns came as extras with the UK sewing magazines I bought.  Really happy with the Butterick #5488 as it has a larger size range than the one I bought some years ago - I seem to have grown a tad, unfortunately not heightwise.


Tuesday, 25 April 2017

April Pattern Haul

I'm still madly buying & stashing patterns. I still maintain that if there were ever a pattern supply shortage, I've got it covered for decades!

Thankfully, Spotlight now has very regular sales and totally enables me in my addiction. My resolve is weak  and I'm so easily led...
I have also downloaded 5 patterns from the Stylearc range - 3 dresses, a skirt and a cardi. I've also downloaded a couple of other patterns from other sites that look great made up.  I've never used pdf patterns  before, so I'm hoping that there won't be any dramas.  Just need to make sure that I've got plenty of ink and paper first.

No luck on the work front as yet.  I've been out of work for now nearly 11 weeks.  Lots of rejection emails. I've had 2 interviews so far, but was not successful - didn't have the required experience. I've still got about 6 applications pending, and am trying to be hopeful......but it's hard to be rejected.                                                                                                                                                              Neale's got this week off work, so  hopefully we can do something/go somewhere (anywhere!) together.                                                                                                                                               In about 3 weeks, I've got my English penfriend coming out to see us during her traveling aroung Australia and new Zealand.  Sue and I have been writing to each other since we were about 10 years old.  This will be her 3rd visit to Australia nad I'm really looking forward to seeing her and Steve again!                                         
 Jen x

Anzac Day 2017

Lest We Forget

Sunday, 23 April 2017

51 - How did that happen?

A quiet day at home spent with my family.  I had a birthday lunch yesterday at the Churchill Pub as 2 of my children were working today.  We all had lovely meals and it was great to all be together.