Thursday, 15 January 2015

Update

The day before yesterday was memorable for two reasons.
I actually made a start in the back panel of the Sampler Casket.   Here's a shot of the bottom right corner of the floral wreath.   There are words of a verse to go all round, while I decide what I will put in the centre of the wreath.   My initials and the year may make this casket less acceptable to nieces or nephews who I am hoping will treasure this when I am gone.   Any suggestions for alternatives?
Also I had an interview for a position with the New Zealand Department of Corrections and returned home after a two hour grilling on, among other topics, my cultural sensitivity(they seemed fascinated that I had lived in Japan and worked for 21 years for a Japanese company - strange when most of the Corrections clients will be of a very different ethnicity!);  a typing speed test and a test of ability with Microsoft Excel.   Somehow I felt as if I had sat a major examination and was certain I had failed. That night was a bad bad night!   And then last night I had a call telling me I was a preferred candidate and would need to have a Drug and Alcohol test and have my criminal record checked.   Considering my only drugs are prescription medicine and my last glass of wine was around 4 years ago I suspect I may pass these checks and so have high hopes.
This afternoon I started sewing another summer dress before it all got too hot in the house and the HD3QBEM and I took a cool drink to a local park and found a shady tree.   Now with dinner over I am about to take up my needle again.




7 comments:

  1. Beautiful start on the casket and congrats on the interview!

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  2. Oh Margaret, I had a good feeling about this one. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you.

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  3. Good luck with the job--sounds interesting

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  4. Lovely start on you casket!! And hoping you get that call soon!! Laura

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  5. Great start on the casket panel Margaret! That's positive news on your interview. I hope you pass everything with flying colors. Best of luck!

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  6. Personally I think that any family member would like your initials to remind them of their dear aunt.
    I have to ask, what is the Dept of Corrections? Is it to do with Law and Order?

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  7. I'm with Jo. The date and initials would make it all the more precious to any niece or nephew who inherited it, and whoever might get it after them as well. I have an overshot coverlet woven by a distant relative-by-marriage. The only reason we even know it is her work is because she took a triangular piece of cotton, cross-stitched her initials on it and sewed it onto one corner of the coverlet. I wish so much she had added the year; we know so little about her, even that shard of information would be valuable.

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