I didn't have to go into the office today - as I am Clerk to the School's Governing Body I not only have to work occasional evenings (like last night) to take minutes at the meetings of the full Governing Body, but I also get one morning per term (three times a year) out of the office to attend a Clerks' Briefing.
There we are brought up to speed on all sorts of legal and procedural matters to do with helping to run our own school's Governing Body and also to have the chance to network with other clerks from around our region.
Today's briefing finished nice and early so I had time on returning home via the supermarket to have a bit of a play with some confetti blocks similar to the quilts I posted yesterday.
I thought as a trial I'd pull out some of my hand dyes to play with. I wouldn't bother about colour schemes, just use the fabric texture as a common theme.
This is half of the blocks I'll need for the project in mind.
They measure 4.5" unfinished and I will do an arrangement of them '4 x 4' and then put one in each corner of the border which I might make in a sort of piano key fashion but not all parallel if you get my drift.
The completed item should measure about 24" square and is destined, I think, for the new notice board above my desk at work when we've completed the office remodel that we've just started.
In some ways I begrudge every minute I spend at work - I'd be far happier at home playing with fabric. Sadly the playing won't add to the household budget so I, like probably most of you, have to compromise and go out to earn some money so I can supplement my husband's income and afford to play fabric at other times. It's not that I don't enjoy my job - I work with some lovely people and sometimes even feel like I have a bit of an idea what I'm doing - I'd just rather be doing something else.
A wallhanging like this pinned above my desk will help to remind me why I'm there when I wish I wasn't.