Sunday, June 11, 2017

June comings and goings

Thank you for all the nice comments and likes on my Jane Austen Fabric Journal!
As you can see, Paul Simon gave me a lot of "help" when I was finishing it up.
Job Update: Dennis flew to NC for a job interview last week and we're waiting for an offer to come from them this week (the job would be in CO.)  It's not a sure thing as he's competing with three others for the job -- so we're holding out breath.
I interviewed for a local firm last Thursday, and should hear "early next week"; it would be a temp to hire job.  The "thanks but no thanks" emails keep flowing in from jobs I've applied to online.  I've been out of work for a month now.
Waiting, waiting, waiting.

But, it is FINALLY summer in Southern Colorado.  We've been enjoying some beautiful days!
 Before, during and after job hunting I am sometimes able to get Dennis to go out to enjoy our lovely area.
Hiking at Bear Creek, above, and a Dairy Queen/therapy run one day last week, below.
While Dennis flew off for his interview, I got treated by Rebecca to a night out of painting!
 I did a landscape with her, her daughter and another friend!
 I couldn't resist the chance to be Yoda.
As you can see, I didn't follow the color scheme -- but I really loved my picture and it looks great at home on the wall opposite a quilt of similar colors!
And we also took a day off to go up to our favorite shops in Castle Rock!
 Where we were inspired.

Before Ben left to go back to Greeley for the summer (and fall, and winter, and spring...not expecting to be living at our house anymore...he's MOVED OUT)
...we had a family project of painting the exterior of the house (it looks great.)
Afterwards, we had another (surprise! $$$) home project when the garage door broke.
Here are the kitties watching Dennis work on that.
Look at my scary Santa collection!  Why am I posting Santa in June, you ask?
This weekend, besides getting together with friends for some laughs and encouragement -- which we are needing lots and lots of these days -- I got out the Christmas things I'm ready to part with and had a marathon photography session for my Etsy shop!
I'm planning a big Vintage Christmas in July shebang for Indulge Your Shelf.
As always, Paul Simon was on hand to help.
And even Art couldn't resist getting in on the fun!
Even though I'm unemployed and have a lot of "free" time, I've been trying very hard to limit my shopping in the junk stores.  When I do go, though, I seem to find Vera out there every time!
 I also found this adorable little original squirrel painting in its cool frame; it's already for sale in my shop.
 And, this scarf is not marked Vera but I had to have it anyway.  I'm so in love with that era of fabric!
 Then -- I couldn't leave behind this Italian silk scarf, with its ballet dancing theme:
 I really love the drawings all around it -- and all different!

I shouldn't spend so much time looking at the 99 cent scarves!
I found a large piece of this pretty, pretty vintage fabric mixed in with the tablecloths.
It just makes me smile.
Thank you for stopping by, faithful friends!  I hope to be able to report back with some good job news very soon.
I hope you have a lovely Sunday, and week!


Kelli Davidson said...

Congrats on both of the interviews and I am crossing all my fingers and toes that one of you gets the job!! I have been thinking of doing a Christmas in July in my Etsy and Ebay shops and now you have spurred me on!

Claudia said...

Glad you two are enjoying life while job hunting. Hope something pans out soon. Your thrift store finds are treasures. I love to go antiquing. Love the landscape painting you did. Have a great week!

Linda said...

Comparing your painting to others in the group picture, I love the feel of yours. Seems to be all soft lines, sort of a 'relaxed' feeling to it. Colours be damned ~ everybody has their own interpretation of colour, and you seem to have painted what's in your mind's eye. Good for you.

...and, I agree, good therapy for both is having a Dairy Queen...yummie.

Cheers, Linda.