15 Dec. 2008

Great news and some wip pictures.

First of all I would sincerely like to thank all of you who stop by and leave a comment, I always have a smile on my face as I read the comments, you are all wonderful.
The first wip picture is of Faery Tales with the third of sixty pages completed. I am really enjoying this and will continue on with it as of tonight.

Next up is my progress on VOHRH, these are blocks eight and nine, having already completed ten, eleven and twelve. Not much more to go on block nine but Faery Tales is screaming to be worked on LOL.

Now for the great news, I HAVE A JOB!!!

You all know the difficulties that I have had in the past with my previous employer, well on the off chance I decided to lodge my resume with other major financial institutions, not really thinking that anything would come of it. Well to my surprise this particular bank contacted me and asked if would like to come and have a casual chat with them. That then turned into another meeting, this time to meet the area manager, which turned into another meeting today, which resulted in them offering me a position. So on the 5th of January I will be starting with them for two days a week initially as a teller, to learn their computer systems. The manager was very impressed with the experience that I have had previously and said that he can see great things for me in the future. The bank is currently looking at re-structuring their branches and there will be openings for me to move on to other things. I am so excited at the prospect of improving on my career and believe that the opportunities will be wonderful.

On Thursday we are heading to our beach house until the 4th of January, so I would like to wish everyone in blog land a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful and safe New Year in 2009.

21 comments:

mainely stitching said...

Woohoo! Congrats not only on the great stitching, but on the new job! :D

Marita said...

Beautiful stitching. Congratulations on the job, that is great news. :) Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Cheryl said...

Lovely stitching! Big congrats on the new job, what great news!
Have a lovely Christmas. Sitting here in cold icy Scotland a beach house sounds sounds devine!!

ausxser said...

Congratulations Jo - what wonderful news - just in time for Christmas :)

Stitching looks fabulous as well :)

I do hope we can get together sometime soon...

Much love and many blessings
Tannia
xx

Jenny said...

Great stitchy progress as always! Congrats on the new job! How's that for an early Christmas pressie. :)

Anna van Schurman said...

Congratulations! And Merry Christmas to you too.

staci said...

All of your stitching looks wonderful! And congrats on the new job!!!!

cathymk said...

Your Fairy tales looks amazing!
Congratulations on your new job!

Cindy F. said...

Your wips are amazing!! So beautiful!
Congrats on your job! That is awesome news!!

Pumpkin said...

First of all, CONGRATULATIONS on the new job!!!! You must feel SOOOO good about that :o) Why do some employers have to be such dolts anyway????

FT is amazing and I can't believe that people actually stitch this stuff. LOL!

Have fun over the holidays :o)

Squazi said...

HAED never cease to amaze me as they are so detailed. Your fairy looks fantastic. The VoHRH is also looking good.

Congratulations on your new job!

AnnMcD said...

Great News! What a way to start a Christmas vacation!!!!!

Mary said...

Great job on your WIP's. 60 pages!!! Wow!!!

Congrats on getting a new job as well. It sounds like you will have more room for opportunities. I wish you good luck!

Enjoy the holidays at your summer cottage.

Mary

Karoline said...

Congratulations on the new job and all your wips look lovely

Sharon said...

Congratulations on your new job! Sounds fabulous. Wip's look pretty fabulous too.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wahoootie! Congratulations on getting a new job with lots of promise!

Bronny said...

Congratulations on a new job! Your HAEd looks wonderful...and there's a light at the end of the tunnel...well done! Looking forward to the finish!
Merry Christmas

Hazel said...

Congrats on your new job! Well done on your progress too. xx

Lynn said...

Congratulations Joanne! It sounds very promising. You must be very excited!
Your progress on Faery Tales is great and VOHRH is coming along nicely too!
I hope you and your family have had a very Merry Christmas. Enjoy your holiday!

Beatrice said...

Yippee congrats to you, that is such good news this time of the year.
Now I know you will have a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!
The stitching is amazing by the way. WOW!

Mel in Dubai said...

Happy New Year! Congratulations on the new job and Faery Tales is looking wonderful!!

An Aussie girl who loves to cross stitch