Dec 17, 2012

Marvelous Monday Update 12/17/12

WORK UPDATE
My first week went pretty well.  I was given a couple of small projects to do.  As part of my orientation, I've been sitting with various people in different departments to get an idea of what each department does. I've also sat with other accountants to learn what they do. Every person I've talked with has said how much they like the company. A coworker today told me out of the employers she's had, this is the best place she's ever worked.  Every week, HR does a random drawing for the reserved employee parking spaces.  My name was drawn for this week!  How cool is that?  Tomorrow is the Ugly Christmas Sweater contest.  I did go thrifting to find one, but didn't score. *sigh*  On Wed, the company is having lunch catered in and does drawings of gifts provided by suppliers.  Then later in the afternoon "elves" will go around delivering Christmas gifts to each employee.

STITCHY STUFF
I still can't show the ornament I made a couple weeks ago. :( I inadvertently put the address incorrectly on the package so it was returned to me.

I did finish another ornament that I can show, though!  The photo really doesn't do it justice.  The fabric is actually an ice blue color (not gray like in the photo).  The fabric the ornament sits against is the fabric I used on the back of the ornament.


Fabric:  18ct Hand-dyed Blue Opalescent Aida
Fibers: Six Strand Sweets, DMC, Unknown Cotton
Embellishments: Snowflake Buttons, Handmade Cording
Design can be found HERE
 
I also finished Part II of Sampler aux Bouquets!  Here's an update pic:
 
 
Other WIP pics cane be seen HERE.
 
 

47 comments:

Gillie said...

I can't believe how the camera changes colours but a sweet ornament!
So glad the job is going well, it sounds like a caring place to work. Happy Christmas, Mearu!

Emily in NC said...

So glad work is going so well, hope once you get settled in it stays that way. Love that ornament, it is just too cute, you do such great finishing.

Vicky L said...

The ornament is adorable! The buttons are a cute effect to the ornament. Congratulations finishing Part II.

Sunshine said...

So glad you're enjoying your job. it's about time!!!. The penguin is Adorable!!!

Nancy said...

Glad to hear the job is doing well. That is cool that you already were picked for a preferred parking space. This company sounds like it might just be the place you were always looking for. Love the penguin. Reminds me of the saying that I don't need anymore but used quite a bit when living in PA. Walk like a Penguin!! Hopefully you won't need to do that much this season. Your bouquet sampler is looking great also. Merry Christmas!!

Faith... said...

Sounds like you really got lucky wiyth the new job! So glad you were able to get somewhere tat you will actually enjoy working.

I soooo love that Penguin ornament - thanks for the link to the chart; I have saved the chart to stitch up soon. Look forwrd to your progress on Sampler aux Bouquets.

mab3500 said...

Very nice progress, Meari. I am glad to hear that your job is working out so far. Everything is so much better when you actually like where you work.

Kay said...

I love the ornament, very cute! I try to make a penguin every year for my son for his tree. His favorite animal. Glad to hear the job is going well. Happy Holidays!

Denise SA said...

Glad you are enjoying your new job. Love your sampler I have cut the fabric for mine I just need to sort threads.

cucki said...

So glad your job is going well..beautiful stitching xxx

Melinda said...

Your new job sounds like a great place to work - so happy you were able to land there- I have a wonderful job (34 years) and they are harder and harder to come by

Thanks for your Penquin Ornament link - it is so cute, had to download.

Your Sampler is so beautiful
Thank you for sharing

Berly said...

Your ornament is beautiful! Great progress on Sampler! I'm so glad the new job is working out well, you deserve it after all you put up with on the other one!

Chris said...

SO glad that work is going well and sounds fun!
Love your sweet ornament finish. The quaker piece is gorgeous too.

Anonymous said...

Meari so glad that you love your work. Your ornament is darling!

Tara

MaryT said...

Meari sorry I haven't told you congrats on the new job!! So glad it is working out so well. Your stitching is really pretty and love the progress in the sampler.

Mary Louise in IN

Sandie said...

I find if I take photos of fabric in daylight I get better results than in artificial light. I've wondered about using a daylight bulb when I have to take a "night" shot, but haven't had to try it yet. Glad the job is turning out to be all you hoped for. Happy Christmas

Mary said...

I am glad you are enjoying your new job. Your ornament and WIP is just beautiful.

Marge Bobo said...

Glad that the new job is going so well! I like the idea of the reverse parking! Glad that you got it. Your stitching looks great! Congrats on the finish! I love the ornie! Your Sample aux Bouquets looks great!

Vickie said...

I am so glad for you about work. That makes is much easier doesn't it? Nice stitching Meari.

Melody said...

Meari, I am happy to read that your new job is proving to be a good change for you. It makes life much more pleasant.

Your ornament is really cute.

CJ said...

Hi Meari -

The ornment is so cute. I am so happy to her the new job is working out. It sounds like a wonderful place to work.

CJ

Carolyn said...

Meari,
I'm glad to hear that your happy at your new job!

The Penguin ornament is adorable.

Your update on Sampler Aux Bouquets is beautiful. I really love those colors.

Anne Sans Tete said...

Glad to hear work is going well. Love the penguin- very cute!

- Lisa N.

Akila said...

I love the way your new organization sounds. Sounds like a very home-y place. The ugly sweater sounds new and interesting :)
Very pretty ornament. Very cute pattern

Pam in IL said...

Another cute ornie!

Your new employer sounds like a great place to work. So happy for you and your new opportunity.

AFwife99 said...

A pretty little ornament! Your finishing is a good as your stitching. Glad that the new job is working well for you!

Katie said...

So glad to hear. I gotta admit I was worried you would love it till the door shut and then it would prove to be horrible so I'm very very glad my worry didn't happen.

Your ornament is adorable! Isn't it weird that photos show up so wrong sometimes.

Anonymous said...

Meari -

Your stitching looks great! So glad that the new job is going well!

Marge

Carol said...

So happy to hear the job is proving to be all that you had hoped for, Meari--it does sound like employee morale is great and that is so important...

Love your little ornament finish! I'm sure the ice blue fabric is perfect for that adorable penguin. It is so strange how our cameras and computers distort colors, isn't it?!

rosey175 said...

Glad that you have a great job and hopefully the employees aren't brainwashed into saying how great the company is, LOL!

That ornament is ermahgerd adorable; those little snowflakes are great! That is a great design that I dutifully added to my SABLE computer stash, hah. ;)

Anonymous said...

So glad that your new job is working out for you, it does sound like a very nice place to work for.

Love the ornament and your progress on the Sampler aux Bouquets.

Marl

Mary Ivancicts said...

So glad you are enjoying your new job! Love the stitching!

Anonymous said...

Hey Meari,

i love all your little animations, especially the little frog....lol. ....but, there's always a but, keep him at your house! sounds like the job might be what you've been looking for. Congratulations.

sharyn

Lynette said...

Sounds like your new job is going well, Meari. I love that cheeky little penguin ornament - thanks for the link to the chart!

Anonymous said...

Sweet little ornament, Meari! Congrats on the finish.

----Bea--

Kathy A. said...

Happy to hear the new job is going well. Pretty little penguin. Merry, Merry Christmas!

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Anonymous said...

Meari

Congratulation for your new job
and I love your penguin ornament

Tinna

silentsgirl said...

The stitching looks awesome and I'm so, so glad that your job is going along swimmingly. May you have many happy, fulfilling years there.

Anonymous said...

It sounds like you found a great place to work, Meari! The penguin ornament is a cutie.

Karin in CA

Anonymous said...

Love the little penguin. He is really cute!

Debi

Anonymous said...

Meari - I'm so glad you are liking your new employer! That makes work so much better! Love the little penguin ornie!! He's adorable!!

Happy Trails,
Pam K. :o)

Anonymous said...

Lovely finish Meari and so pleased you are liking your new job xx

Sarah

glenda said...

Love the snowman! Had to go snag the pattern. It's not quite as awesome as that ornament you put the wrong address on, though :)

So glad work is going well. You deserve it!

glenda said...

Not snowman...penguin! It's been a long day, sigh :(

glenda said...

Holy crap! Those ARE some ugly sweaters...but a few of them were much worse than the others :)

Thank you again for the insanely wonderful ornament. We packed up Christmas today, but I kept yours out. I did take a pic and it will be on my blog next week :)

Hope you are feeling better, Miss Meari

Vickie said...

Glad your new Job is going ok..love the penguin ornament!