However, so far so good and I have not yet been escorted from the building. My new colleagues seem quite friendly and my new boss seems nice. My surroundings aren't as comfortable as they were at the charity but they're ok. I'm pleased to have a new job and it even pays a bit more than the old one, but I am struggling with my usual lack of enthusiasm for sitting at a row of desks for 8.5 hours a day, day after day. The commute is a bit shorter but the working day is longer, so no change really in craft time apart from I'm not getting a seat on the train now in the evenings, which is cutting into my commuter knitting. But I'm pleased to be back in work after such a short break.
I shopped my stash to pull together fabrics for a different wall hanging, which I put together today. I found this great Debbie Mumm border print of small town shops, and used it to make a square in a square design. I fused a single house into each of the setting triangles. In this picture it is now pinned up for quilting. The reason the middle is blank is that I will be using it to display my accumulation of pins. I got the idea from a quilting book called 'Memorabilia Quilts' by Rita Weiss and Linda Causee, a great book that shows several innovative ideas for displaying collections in quilt form. The book includes a baseball themed quilt for displaying a collection of pins collected at stadiums. I don't collect pins as such, but you get given them so often at quilt shows etc. that I seem to have quite a few anyway. I didn't use their baseball pattern but came up with a similar shape using my border print.
The small amount of commuter knitting this week has been on units for the Ginkgo Counterpane Shawl. I'm now up to 12 completed units, so nine more full units to knit, then seven partial units after that.
Hope you've had a good week!