I've been working on and tweaking some patterns for the 2014 Bead-It-Forward quilt. Here is a fun little pattern of a beach scene!
Enjoyed a trip to the farm market earlier this week and made some fresh coleslaw! YUM ! Here is a color palette I did because I was so taken with the pretty cabbage and onions! I also started a color palette page!
And speaking of food....I have somehow found my way back into the restaurant industry. A long long time ago...when my son was only five (and I was apparently quite a bit skinnier)....I swore I would never work in a restaurant again...
...I had just completed 22 years in the restaurant industry. I was burnt out, tired, jaded, and stressed beyond my wildest dreams, working way too many hours per week and trying to balance that with being a single mom. I quit my job and went out on my own doing events and marketing as a private contractor and doing a few stints here and there with full time or part time jobs.
Almost everything I worked on over the last seven years has been related to food and/or beverage in some way. Whether it be working on a food and wine festival, on farmers markets, for food distributors, and more! I also worked for a bit with a whole food supplement company and learned so, so much about food and herbs and their dramatic effect on the body and mind.
So fast forward to this year when I was once again looking for another part time job to supplement my contracting work, and sent my resume to a local restaurant group who posted a part time job. The company is rooted in farming and conservation, and have exclusive catering contracts in some of the most delightful historic properties in New England. (Including this castle ruin that I've blogged about a few times in the past!)
After many interviews, and meetings, and emails...I got the position of marketing director for the whole company. It wasn't the job I applied for - but I am so much more excited about this job than the one I applied for! I am feeling unbelievably grateful and blessed and lucky to have had all this line up the way it has. So I can't help in share in my excitement. Also, I'm finally realizing how entrenched my life has been with food so I will definitely be
In the meanwhile - this weekend I hope to complete my first piece in the ZnetShows "Rings & Bling" challenge. Here's a sneak peek!
Wishing a great weekend to all!