Friday, May 31, 2013

first week!


Firstly, I am typing this entry on my new toy ...


Anita has been nagging me to get rid of my old desktop for ages ... since I received a payout from my old job, I thought I'd get a laptop.  I must confess, the desktop is getting slower and slower :(   I wanted a pretty looking laptop to match my studio - and boy, is she pretty!!

Anyway ... my new job!  Well, everything is going great - I do credit approvals for a company which rents out musical instruments, both online applications and in selected music stores around the country.  It's very interesting, and I'm getting to learn about a whole range of instruments, from orchestral to fancy electric guitars and drumkits ;)  I work with an awesome group of people ... and I'm a 15 minute drive from home - more time for weaving!  And looks what's a 10 minute walk away from work:


Nice!

I have been pretty busy - doing tapestry homework, weaving, going on foodie tours around Adelaide, etc.  And this is what's on the loom right now - it's hard to photograph, but the warp is turquoise and the weft plum:


It's looking gorgeous - I might have to keep the single length one for myself ;)

OK, back to the weaving - hope you all have a fantastic weekend!


12 comments:

  1. I've been thinking about getting a laptop, too. My desktop's seven years old and the monitor is even older. I have to switch it off periodically to get rid of the wavy yellow and blue lines ... And it takes up a huge amount of space. Plus I definitely want to get rid of my crappy computer desk when we move.

    The turquoise and plum are a lovely combination. You absolutely should keep one for yourself! :o)

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    1. Funny you should say that .... my desktop is 7 years old too! It's been 'pimped' by increasing the hard-drive capacity and completely re-formatted due to a virus - so it's been through a lot! But it's getting slower and slower now - it takes me so long to put the radio shows together, so it's starting to impact on my time. I'm just in the process of moving stuff over so I can get rid of it ;)

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  2. Glad that the job is turning out fabulous.
    So, where's the tapestry homework?!!

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    1. I should take pics, shouldn't I? I just find the samplers really boring ... but will make more of an effort ;)

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  3. I am glad too that the new job is working out, it can be so stressful to make these changes. Note of warning (from old(er) lady who worries) the laptop is bad ergonomically - the screen is too low if the keyboard is at the correct height. It is recommended to either get a keyboard you can plug in and raise the the screen or get a connected monitor so you can look forward and not down - and have your arms at right angles. Just a friendly, older bodied, (mildly) arthritic friend's warning.

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    1. Stressful at first .. but luckily I'm finding my feet very quickly!!

      Oh, and I have a solution for the laptop problem - have you seen these? http://www.ikea.com/aa/en/catalog/products/40165466/

      Perfect!

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  4. Now that was an interesting link. I see you could actually use your laptop on your lap, something I have never been able to do because it gets too hot.

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  5. Just tagged you in the blog challenge. Hope you are really enjoying your new job!

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    1. Thanks Laura, I'm honoured ;) Yes, I love the job - it's so different from being in a corporate office environment, much more relaxed. I'm much happier now I've found a good coffee shop within walking distance too, haa! ;)

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  6. Oooo, now that's a nice walk from your new job. sigh ... I keep telling Ed that I'm going to land a job in California -- a college next to the beach -- so that I can spend my off time digging in the sand. BLISS.

    Wow, that project is gorgeous! I've recently finished that damned dress that I've been working on -- what a pain in the butt -- and now I need to finish knitting Mom's blanket. After that's done I can take up some new projects. Hopefully by the fall I can start knitting some vintage patterns. WAHOO!

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    1. I'll have to keep posting vintage patterns to give you inspiration!! Just gotta get back into my groove again after all the upheavals ;)

      I can't believe I'm working here ... and you know what? It all stemmed from saying to myself 'would it be nice to ... ?'. If more people tried the 'wouldn't it be nice' game, then more people would get what they want ;) Saying that, I didn't think it would turn out *that* well, HA!

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