Sunday, August 07, 2005

Pests & Proper Ladies

I got my order from Lunn Fabrics today! They are phasing out their mail order catalog, but I got some great handprinted B&W fabric from them. Besides the 1950s-style women running, yes, that really is a cockroach print you're seeing in the corner, as well as an ant print. I work at a trade association for pesticide and pesticide-related companies and I'm going to use the bug prints for a quilt as a way of saying "Thank you" for my time for the trip--and a very recent promotion!!! YAY!

If anyone's up in arms about where I work (and many people have been when I tell them), I have only these two things to say about it: a.) They hired me when no one else was despite my fancy degree, and b.) Until you have to take antimalarial medicine everyday and iron your underclothes (so parasites won't burrow under your skin) like I did in West Africa, you don't realize how your life is affected by them. Heck, my best friend was relieved that I shipped her a flyswatter, lol. This'll be a fun quilt to make.

1 comment:

Caitlin said...

Wow, people really don't GET IT sometimes, huh? My current work is all about beetles...and the more research I do, the more I'm grateful for research and development - and that I live in a privelged country where things like guinea worms and sleeping sickiness DON'T HAPPEN!!
Cheers and have a WONDERFUL trip!