Firstly, let me get the bad news out there……The airline I was booked on for my holiday to Hawaii went into voluntary receivership!
The good news is that having 4 weeks before we travel gives us time to get the flights re-arranged, and our travel insurance should come to the rescue, due to the early payment of our flights. Apparently an email went out sometime in November saying that travel insurance companies were no longer insuring insolvency for flights booked with this particular airline…..??
We are now booked on Hawaiian Airlines flying out three nights earlier, via Sydney, flying home two days earlier. The travel insurance claim is in and so far our extra cost will be the accommodation as we need an extra night.
So that’s the Bad News & Good News, the Better News is that as I had reached the point of no return at work and feeling I had nothing to lose I emailed my supervisor’s supervisors a letter of complaint. I laid it all on the table and as they were visiting our unit the next day, my timing was perfect.
Not getting into the “I said she said” details, I now have the hours I wanted. I feel as if the weight of the world has been lifted off my shoulders.
That brings me to the Great News……I’ve started to find my stitching mojo again! Between my work issues and Pinterest I had been doing lots of looking but very little doing….
I stitched a pair of wrap around pants from this tutorial I found trawling Pinterest, Seeing them from this angle I’m thinking Pyjama Pants?
While I was on a roll I started a Carpenters Star block also found on Pinterest.
These 18” blocks were simple to cut and piece, using the instructions from the tutorial. I have allocated a few more fat quarters to make at least four more blocks, so I guess there goes my thought I was done with making quilts???
It’s been many years since I received a Valentines Day gift, and I was both surprised and thrilled to received this lovely pen from my ‘Bestie’ Sharon, she’s a darling and very thoughtful too! Thanks again Sharon.
The latest project is a makeup bag from the You Can Sew Girl book by Nicole Mallalieu. I bought the book at the Melbourne craft show I attended with Sharon in 2011, and this is the very first project from the book, and it won’t be the last.
Here are the ‘neighbours’ coming to visit…..both lovely visitors I must say!
Thanks for visiting,