Well looks like the kids get another free pass… I don’t think the adults are so lucky ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ’ช

And its gross already (theres a wet old dog on my bed who braved the elements ๐Ÿ•). I took a day last week when it was freezing rain so I dont want to take another day off haha… although I would rather sew ๐Ÿ˜

They resent the attention I bestow upon the hexies ๐Ÿ˜‚ last night I made a couple flowers.

And listed to a podcast:

โฌ†๏ธDan Carlins Hardcore History. Its a good podcast!

I dont know… guess I should finish my coffee and prepare for whiteouts on the commute ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

Weeeeee! Stay safe out there ๐Ÿ˜€

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So… I dunno. I been thinking lots about what to put in this blog (the way I think about it I have enough material to be doing this daily) but then I’m not sure who my readers are. For a long time I wouldn’t share my blog on facebook or with friends and family in case I was pissed and said things that I might regret… or maybe not regret but sometimes you avoid making life *more uncomfortable.

Not the greatest selfie ever haha. I have been non stop making Hexies. I think I even maybe have the beginnings of a plan for a quilt top ๐Ÿค” I was origionally just make it all hexies and all random but now I am thinking not. Gonna add a whole lotta solids ๐Ÿค— ok maybe not as extreme as you think lol lol lol

I saw this in my ig feed and found it inspiring. I think I’ll run a band of hexies up the left – have a transition the a solid with hexies flowers and then a few singles…

Not sure what size yet though. I dont have a song in my head this morning (yesterday was Ed Sheeran Perfect though so hum that).

I have to fly now. One other dradtsperson person quit working at my place of employment so there’s more pressure on me ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜Ž.

I wish I could just do what I want though and not have to work a real job ๐Ÿ˜‚ hmmm

Well I hope you are all stress free and moving towards goals. I’m putting myself on an extreme budget so I can pay off my credit card and move out of this hell spawned house (just shit between me and my mom ๐Ÿ˜œ). I have a great boyfriend so hopefilly can get into the next chapter of life quickly haha.

Happy stitching ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy bitching

Day 2 of waking up without a headache ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿด!! I really felt under the weather yesterday & honestly I’m surprised I feel better today. It is good news (even though I wouldn’t mind having a day off work to pursue my own selfish desires – which is sew in front of the boob tube all day haha).

All I’ve been working on is hexies. I am not even sure what the end game is. Probably quilt top- probably big enough too. I thing I am unsure of is whether to add a whole bunch of solid (panels or pieces). I’m also just inclined to do whatever the hell I want- don’t ask questions ๐Ÿค— because basically I just need to practice and get my skillz all honed up!

cats โค quilts

I was stressing about this weekend so I cancelled all plans and focused on being home- being rested & just being! I am really glad I did too! Some of my friends might be mad at me for backing out but ๐Ÿค” sometimes you have to go with your gut – even if it makes you look like a nutbar ๐Ÿ˜!!

Okay I have to go to work now ๐Ÿ˜‘ & the snow is coming so the commute home might be hella sketchy ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ˜… damn.

Goodmorning. I find myself trapped in the same cycle of go to bed too late and get up too late and be late late late ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜… but if I didn’t I would go mad. I am not 1 of those people who just does work and chores and climbs into bed! If there is no reading or sewing or whatever I feel like for satisfying downtime than I get pretty out of wack. I am definitely not a robot or a martha stewart. My house is messy- things half done or waiting to be done (and plans to do are always getting pushed back!). That’s just how it is when you are 1 person trying to think for everyone.

I been listing to a lot of classical music trying to stay calm cool and collected ๐Ÿค— nah bruh I just listen to it cause I like it haha.

I felt awful yesterday. Woke up under the weather and pushed through work. Just literally counting the seconds until i can go home and do all the other shit ๐Ÿ˜

Was loving this playlist for doing yoga๐Ÿ˜ My body always feels better after some yoga ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธโค

Shit I am late… have to get on the rat race train!!

Back to hexies the last couple nights… would rather do this than go to the office hands down!!!!!

I originally put sewing on the back burner when I moved in with my mom late in 2015.ย  I thought I would get it serviced and other things (I probably blogged all about it).ย  Fast forward 2 years and I started sewing again.ย  Ultimately my sewing machine was being a horrible creature (cause it needs to see an actual technician) but I keep thinking I don’t want to credit card this repair and I don’t know if that machine is worth dropping money on… … … So I have been fantasizing about buying a new machine for many moons now haha

WANT #1

I guess the next logical want is a sewing space. Not as easily accomplishedโ€ฆ If I were to buy the machine honestly I want to be able to use it in my room (might not be conventional but I aint so meh).ย  Iโ€™ve been thinking my room would work better if I swapped out the bed for a futon and had a folding table that I could store beneath itโ€ฆ Well these things are less likely to occur. I have zero intentions of actually buying a futon.ย  Whatever I decide to do remains a mystery.

AND- TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! God don’t we all need more time?!

I have so much on my plate right now, always 20 things onย the list, like tonight I am not going to go do a much needed yoga with the girls- as Helix desperately needs a haircut and the household cannot function another day without groceries.

Do or die!!!!

So tonight I will set myself a very small, very tiny, very manageable sewing goal: Get out the hexies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! As long as I touch them its a win!

 

First off, EPIC 2019 SUPER BLOOD WOLF – FULL MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE!!!๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎโ„

๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚ so that was the dramatic end to a chilly ass blizzard weekend.

Except it wasn’t because (drum roll please)

I finished this replacement mug rug. The corners are fucked. I debated trying to fix the binding but for 1, I am not a perfectionist & 2, I wanted to make it done now and doing it a bit better would have required some research, probably some youtube vids, and as I was watching The Expanse with Gary I couldnt really do those things and like I said- Getting it donesky was the goal.

Its for Chris. I was supposed to finish it a coons age ago ๐Ÿค” but nope it needed a long ass break and a EPIC 2019 SUPER BLOOD WOLF – FULL MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE!!!๐Ÿ˜ฎ

This page of the book I’m reading fit right into the spirit of things ๐Ÿ˜

Sewing by hand is going to take me a bit to get good at. I want to work on the garden quilt next. I’ve decided to go with a pieced back ๐Ÿ˜ฎ because theres already a whole backs worth of scraps layered in so as that was the intention so it shall be ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

Now its cold as balls and my alarm is gonna go off in like 5 hours so ciao for now ๐Ÿบ๐ŸŒ•๐Ÿบ๐ŸŒ•๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿบ๐ŸŒ•๐Ÿบ๐ŸŒ•๐Ÿบ๐ŸŒ•๐Ÿบโ„๐Ÿง๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคจ

THIS IS HOW IT IS:

I’m a scattered mess a lot of the time. I have too many interested & responsibilities that I juggle poorly. More like a dog who is running from window to window overwhelmed by the squirrels and sparrows and turkeys with no ability to stay focused on just one thing for any proper length of time. FIRETRUCK

music jan 17I have been indulging in the classical music of late.ย  It seems to go good with life! So much drama! So much excitement!!

Classical Music Clangย Playlistย on spotify

Now that I am back (Guess who’s back? Back again-) I have been seeing all these posts concerning finishing old projects.ย  Well let me tell you I have a few I definitely want to finish!!

 

  1. The Narwhal Coaster that I was working on in my last post (see hereย Lazy poster)
  2. The Garden Quilt (see here Its an ity bity)
  3. The Star Quilt (see here It took 2 years!) I did end up cutting out all the pieces but I have to put the entire top together still…
  4. Another Apron (like this one It took 2 years!) I know a person who deserves a decent apron!

Oh my gosh so much has changed and hasnt changed in the last year and a half since I have been posting. The kids are all bigger – MUCH BIGGER – Why are they so BIG bigger lol!!!!!

So yeah – They all got considerably bigger. Hayden is taller than me know & Hazel is like an inch shorter than me ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Everything has its ups and downs living with mom but we have been doing the best we can ๐Ÿ™‚ Also Gary is the greatest boyfriend โค He makes me really happy!!ย  All in all I am very blessed to be surrounded by good friends and family.

THE PLAN:

I guess I have a lot of goals to set. I dont want to get overwhelmed So Goal 1 is simply to finish the Narwhal Coaster by mid February. That seems do-able.

I have also started another blog about Fish Keeping Freshwater Aquatic Adventures

Anyways if the photo of me and my mom there is The Garden Quilt all balled up on my bookshelf. I see it every day.ย  I still don’t know about what to do for the back of it. I really wanted to piece the back with random scraps as I mentioned in previous blogs but the truth is I havent been sewing because I think my machine either needs a major maintenance or to be replaced and single mom of 3 kids on 1 income means all the extra crap goes on credit and I try to limit that. So I just sort of put everything on the back burner but the problem is too much time goes by wayyyy tooo damned fast.ย  Ai karamba! So I guess the easiest thing to do is hand sew and use the big stripey fabric for the back.ย  I mean come on we aint getting any younger here ๐Ÿ˜‰

Well I hope everybody has a positive day!

Lin Manuel G’morning

 

I keep working on this coaster

Started it last friday or saturday or… one of those ones!

iย Should have cropped that๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค—

I have probably made 1000 mistakes so far. Many of them very evident and its a very satisfying kind of learning!ย  I did not expect to get so much bunching of the fabric in a couple of places.ย  And I have next to no experience with hand quilting so the desire to pull it all out and start over is high.ย  But I will not.ย  Gonna bind this bitch and love it for its learning flaws. โค

I really need to make these entries earlier… who am I fooling? We might like ’em short!!  [And sweet]

So I made the bowl work:

(can we see the themes in the colours & designs I use?!๐Ÿ˜) Sorry about the chalk marks too… well not really.

and the final reveal,

I suppose I could explain what I did… but I mean I looked at a picture and then used common sence and trial and error to get there… why would I deprive others of that? ๐Ÿ˜‚

I suppose I should touch on things other than sewing… like this handsome daggone who was being super cute:

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While I was sewing! Lol

I tried to come to a desicion about how to do the back of the garden quilt.  I really dont know if stripes is it tbh.  I just ๐Ÿ˜ฌ … just am not getting excited.  I am more inclined to make it scrappish but I dont want a million pieces to arrange… tbh wasnt so excited yesterday while I was lying it out.  Felt a little like Iwas being rushed and was not yer able to devide haa!!! 

I went thru the majority of my fabrics today.  I could get a bit excited doing that.  You know what i was wondering? If i shouldnt just find the szizzix die i have that does strips… could go fo that actually ๐Ÿ˜€ I might need to make a coffee sleeve too.  ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด 

Hi. Its stupid late. Again. ย Well maybe its just regular late. ย I have a feeling trackpants for ๐Ÿ˜ด is too hot. I dont wanna wear tights or anything staticy soooo…fan. All the fan.

Feels like all I have been doing (last few days) is chasing my tail. ย Friday night I pulled out every stitch I put in. ย I guess I should mention I am attempting to make CB a collapsable bowl.

Last couple days my sewing excitment has been eclipsed by indecisiveness & doubt. Oh well, I will get over it.

(Am falling asleep)

Def couldnt decide much with regards to garden quilt back.

I don’t know if I should this, that or the other thing. ย The below fabric is the only one I have enough of to cover the entire back.

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๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ดhappy 254th day of the year.