Since I finally have my laptop up an running, I can finally update my blog!
Things at work continue to go well. The Morale Committee presented all the employees with May Bowls filled with popcorn and M&M's in celebration of May Day. We had our usual birthday day treat day. Since we were only given 2 days notice as to the date, I didn't have enough time to make something -- I bought OJ and mini cinnmon rolls for my contribution.
I had my 90-day review. I've been at the company almost 120 days, but they just got around to my review.
The comptroller (my immediate supervisor) and the CFO marked Exceeded Expectations in every category they had on the review form! On one hand, it's fantastic they think so highly of my work so far. On the other hand, I feel it's all down hill from here, lol. I can't get any higher marks.
In my last job, management made it clear that they give everyone "met expectations" unless an employee did something to really blow their socks off. But, I digress...
In addition to receiving a good review, I have been asked to be the new "face" of the tax department and take over sales tax preparation while I get up to speed on taxability issues. I will be the tax liason... dealing with the sales staff, billing, and other staff that have tax questions.
STITCHY STUFFI've worked a bit on the Welcome Banner. I have the top of the lamp post to do and the cardinal. I think a finish is on the horizon!!
Here's what it looked like before:
Look how far it's come:
I also had a couple of finishes while I was away. This one was my first try at a finish of this sort and thought it turned out pretty well.
Designer: Camile Colje-Camps and Jardin Prive
Fabric: 28ct Purple Hand-Dyed Monoco Evenweave
Embellisments: Vintage Crocheted Lace
What I did was turn this little freebie into a lined totebag. It could also be used as a lunch bag.
Designer: Bent Creek
Fabric: 25ct Hand-Dyed Linen
Fibers: DMC, Anchor, GAST
The Black Cat was a quick stitch. I found a piece of hand-dyed 25ct linen in my stash that works really well with the design. I don't know where I got it, or who the manufacturer is. Not sure why, but the photo looks more red than it is in real life. I swapped out the called for threads for ones I had in my stash.
This week, I'm going to try to do more backstitching on Yuku. (I think she's feeling lonely!)