Friday, February 22, 2008

Happy Dance!!!

WHOO-HOOO!!! I'm OUTA there!
I spent 2 hours with my future employer this morning, and we had a great time. She and her DH are just like me, and this is going to be a real good gig. Better hours, better $$, better office, 1/8th the workload and next to nuthin' for stress. Her quote - "This is going to be a cakewalk for you and a godsend for me" She has actually seen me in action over the last 6 months or so and she knows what I can do. It took us a long time to work out the timing, and it looks like it will be sometime in May, and I'm actually going to get about 3 weeks off in between. Three weeks in a ROW! Can you imagine? I never even get 2.... So I still have to face the resignation scene in about a month - aarrghh.... meantime, things look so good. **VVBG**
Last night the guy who wants a 'special' quilt for his girlfriend came over with ideas and holy cow this is going to be AWFUL!
It's not Strawberry Shortcake, it's Hello Kitty.
And Jeeps.
And the Beatles.
And pictures of them together; her baby pics and his baby pics and her mother's pic.
And some kind of Hawaiian colors thrown in to commemorate their vacation.
With a snowy white background.
And lots of pink.
60 x 60 wallhanging to hang over her bed.
Gag a maggot! This guy was all over the place with bizarre color combinations and subject matter -- Jeeps and Hello Kitty? And I tried as tactfully as I could to explain composition and continuity and balance, but he wants what he wants. Oh man -- sometimes I'm dumber than a box of rocks and I'll never do this again. Eeeewwwww....... this is gonna stink.
Tonight my sweetie is taking me out for champagne and tomorrow I get my new Janome - it's gonna be a good weekend! I hope yours is everything you need it to be!


Bren said...

Please forgive me, but EWWWWWW!!! That quilt sounds UGLY! Buuuut the customer is ALWAYS right! Let's hope his girlfriend has awful taste or she will think you do!
Congrats on the new job. The resignation should not be as bad since you will be there a while longer. So glad you are doing some thing positive for yourself and your household.

Elaine Adair said...

Congrats on the decision, AND 3 wks time off to boot!

Hello Kitty? Jeeps? Wasn't this guy in his 50s? Oh boy, we are ALL going to want to see what you come up with! Well, challenges are GOOD for you. LOL

Pam said...

I have been waiting all afternoon and into the evening waiting for your post! whoo hoo SuBee has a new job and a vacation to boot! whoo hoo whoo hoo!!!

The quilt...get it done before your vacation, you don't want THAT nightmare ruining any free time! And besides, it might take a day or two of vacation to recover from getting Hello Kitty to play well while sitting on the beach in Hawaii listening to a bad tape of the Beattles while all the family looks on from generations ago...WOW I would have told him NO WAY!!

Congrats and again ~ YOU GO GIRL!!

Ms. Jan said...

Yay!!!! Good for you Su!! I'm so happy for you....except for the commission quilt....bleech.

Kim said...

Congratulations! Well, you know life just can't be ALL GOOD, so fate or a higher power had to go and throw Hello Kitty under the wheels of a jeep and deliver the whole mess to your doorstep! ROFLOL! Hey, why don't you get him to take a couple photos of the bedroom where he wants it to hang--maybe it would be all wrong with the color scheme and you can convince him his GF would just HATE it! ROFLOL! You know, there are a lot of things that I like, but I sure wouldn't want some of them incorporated into a piece of art in my bedroom!

Kim said...

P.S.: Maybe you can tell him that a custom quilt of the size and design he wants will cost an extra $200. Hey, it's worth a try! LOL!

Linda said...

Congrats on the new job, and my gosh that quilt sounds like something from a horror

Carol said...

Congratulations...that is just the best news...great job plus 3 weeks off! YIPPEE! It all worked the way it was supposed to.

Rosy said...

Oh good,it is such a relief to hear your good news! Thanks for the quick update!! Was that guy "tiiiipsy" or what?? This "quilt commission" should be a interesting adventure!

Mar said...

Oh Girfriend, I'm so happy for you! and I am LMAO about this comish, too funny! Just remember... beauty is in the eye of the beholder! and the guy with the wallet! xoxo

Darlene said...

It sounds like the right decision at the right time! A new chapter in your life. :-) And, time off to look forward to. :-)

I'm not sure about the Hello Kitty, Jeeps, Beatles, etc.

Pam said...

Congratulations on your new Job!!! It sounds like you are going to have a new great job. Good for you!!!

Oh what a quilt!! Beatles as in the band from England? Jeeps? Do you have any computer quilting programs like EQ? Maybe you could draw one out for him to look at and he could see how dumb ( err - unflattering)that would look. Sounds like this quilt will be more of a challenge then resigning from your present job -LOL

julieQ said...

Good girl!! I am glad you are outta there!! You are worthy of some peaceful days without such stress. Your BP will be much better!!