Sunday, August 29, 2010

I Haven't Disappeared!

I have been working as a temporary employee in QC (Quality Control) at a local manufacturing company, Reaper Miniatures.

If you are slightly geeky, you might know about the company. They make pewter miniature figures associated with World of Warcraft, Dungeons and Dragons, and other fantasy games. The owners are friends of ours and they hired me on when they were swamped with two huge contracts for special edition pieces. I have been very happily busy for about two months and will continue for about another month. (Yeah!)
As the individual pieces are cast they are put in a bin which is handed to me to inspect for casting errors (soft spots, missing limbs, cracks, rough patches etc.). Apparently, I am very good at this. I have collected some components to use in jewelry -- wings and things. Stay tuned.
Everything happens for a reason. Perhaps my next career (#6 and counting) will be in Quality Control.
Here is a couple of questions for you:
How many careers have you had?
Which one has been your favorite career?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

My Little Landscape Quilt is Featured

My "Older Than Stonehenge" applique quilt has been included in the Etsy Team Blog: Quilts and Heirlooms . The image links to my Etsy Account. I am thrilled!
The post is the second in a series -- check it out.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Backyard Visitor

Almost every early evening lately, if we are still and quiet, we get a special visit from a young Cooper's Hawk to our bird bath. Sometimes he only stays a minute or two, recently he stayed 41 minutes.

We are truly touched by grace.

Isaiah 40:31
. . . but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.