Well, the first day of my internship was today. In all, I'll call it a success. Lots of paperwork and training stuff, but it's that way with any new job and this internship is basically that.
The hour drive each way went well (thankfully no construction on my route, though I come very close!).
The other intern from my school is my age, has similar interests (she crochets and alters clothes, but knows how to quilt!), and though her interest is chemistry and mine microbiology, we've taken similar paths to get where we are today, so I think we'll get along well.
Everyone in the lab I met was friendly and the overall feeling was friendly and relaxed, though of course everyone knows their job is important, too. That alone is a big relief!
But I'm tired! I got up at 4:30am! I'll be heading to bed very soon.
But I wanted to show off a little of what I did yesterday. I decided to quilt the kids charity quilts and managed to do all 3 in about 2 hours, including prepping the machine, loading, unloading and actual quilting! The hubby supervised, which suprized me, but I think he's truly curious about the whole process, even if he'd never admit it.
And I think I gave chain sewing a new definition...
I quilted the first quilt and rolled it and put the second one on and kept going! The quilts take 1.5 yards of fabric and I bought 3.5 yards and didn't cut it - this was such a time saver.
I hope to find time to get binding on these soon, but I'm not holding my breath. I plan to sew them down by machine entirely, so first I'll have to do some research into how best to do that. Once they're done, I'll contact the charity, but for now I don't want to make any promises.
I also worked on the June UFO, so I'll try to get photos of that soon.
Time to go relax and snuggle kitties and then get a good night sleep because the hubby wants to go fishing again in the morning.