Archives for the month of: November, 2014

So quilt is still in hold – I guess the next step is to cut the backing. I can do that as soon as this semester is officially over. Other students be like – I’m gonna go get sooo drunk- and In my head I laugh and think I’m gonna get my quilt on!
The job searching is going well – I’ve made it through to a couple interviews and had a couple call backs – I just have to trust that in order to end up with the right job I may have to wait a little. The problem is with 3 kids you stress mega if you are running short on funds. (Hence why batting for my quilt isn’t a thing yet, priority sequence of groceries and winter boots and good gravy it’s almost Christmas)
So that’s me – still too much homework – still working with idiots – still haven’t done the dishes – but put away a ton of laundry and sent a ton of emails and managed to call the cost analysis finished (it’s about $100/sq.ft. Too low in my opinion but you can’t get blood from a stone and this group of tards is rubble.
I dream fabric.
I desire sleep.
Catch y’all on the flip side!!

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I was honoured to receive a One Lovely Blog Award Nomination from CreepingThyme’s Blog.

one lovely blog award badgeThis is a really interesting, pay-it-forward type of thing. The rules are simple, all you have to do is:

  1. Thank and link back to the person who nominated you
  2. List the rules and display the award
  3. Include seven facts about yourself
  4. Nominate around 15 other bloggers and let them know about the award (their About page is a good place!) (I’m not sure I have that many to nominate…it seems excessive)
  5. Follow the blogger who nominated you

Seven Facts About Me

  • I have 3 children and 3 pets (for a total of 4 boys and 2 girls)
  • My house is a huge mess because ummm, school! kids! pets! homework!
  • I consider my neighbourhood a ghetto and cannot wait to move
  • I love my dog as much as I love my children
  • As soon as I have a job I am going to quilt like a maniac (plus will have no homework so will have time to quilt!)
  • I got a giant horse head in a recent secret santa…LOL
  • I like to brush my teeth while I am in the shower

Nominations

And I’m going to nominate:

  1. Lucie the Happy Quilter
  2. Vine Lines Quilting
  3. Rosemary’s Blog
  4. A Thousand Quilted Cranes
  5. Zibergirl Sews
  6. Gretchen’s Little Corner
  7. Kit Dunsmore
  8. Wombat Quilts
  9. Kathy Nida
  10. Tim Latimer

it seems that the harder I try this semester the more stuff happens to stop me. So I actually had my dad offer to take the kids on Sunday- and guess what – Hazel ended up with the
most painful case of pink eye EVER. Oh and Saturday was a write off cause the boy needs shoes (and what a fiasco that turns into lol) and me mate needs a gal for her bridal dinner & show. Monday was trips to the doctors office the next town over and
Multiple trips to the kids school.
I’ve come to the conclusion that as long as I want to do homework my life goes nuts. This morning Chris realized the muffler strap fell off the car. \o/ yay!!!
So I assembled my blocks:

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56 blocks for my first ever quilt

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My poor girl was feeling much better today and was really excited to help arrange the blocks!

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Even Area Stark & Pumpkin Pi came to help!!!! Meow!

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And the finished quilt top!
I can at least sleep feeling like I accomplished something – maybe not all that insane homework oh wells…

So- as much as I want to work on the quilt top- I chose having tea with a very good friend & doing the dishes (oh my soooo many dishes!)
Handed in assignments today for life safety (sprinklers and fire alarm drawings) and yes I cried a little (a lot yesterday). Nothing is as perfect as I want it – the software isn’t user friendly – the teacher is an idiot because the assignments have idiotic aspects to them -grrrr- but whatever. What’s done is done and only onward and upward from here!
So I took some me time (even though I shouldn’t) an watched Ghost Adventures (while setting up the Business Plan assignment) and I have an interview tomorrow and no idea what to wear. I also don’t remember where I put my portfolio (shoot had it been almost a year already?) and I didn’t get a hair cut…

So I sewed some little squares together to finish my scrap block (and keep the scraps down).
None of t was very straight – AWESOME – cause it’s character!!

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All that mattered is it had fabric enough under the square!

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Little wonky panda!

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Funny enough unicorn stayed pretty square lol

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Here it is all squared up! Looks good I think. (My half hour to finish this block worked into an hour but that included my 9 year old needing a goodnight tuck in and the bobbin running out.)
My plan is to use up all small scraps as quick as possible into the scrappy postage stamp squares. I suppose in a year you can ask me how it is going 😛