Archives for the month of: May, 2015

& by that I mean healing up after being ill for like forever!  I still slept 10 hours last night and I could actually breath through my nose!  A novel experience! I wanted to sew last night but was so quickly exhausted I only did 6/8 corners (practising for the star quilt) and then for some reason Chris sewed the two rectangles together?   Well I was planning on using them on the back anyways so no big deal! I worked at it for a bit today – sewing the scraps into a string block:    I keep making blocks that are scrappy – one day they will be something scrappy 🙂 Overall I haven’t done much at all this week – and I am still very tired.  I have been easily annoyed all week – and I still went to work everyday.  I feel like there is so much housework to do – and prep for moving at the end of the month and it sounds like the current tenants are leaving early so we can get the keys early and stay painting before we move in- in which case I need to get painting supplies and pick out colours :S Always so much to do 😉

I’ve felt terrible all day – sore throat and horrid tummy earlier.  Came home and died on the couch for a while.  Chris went fishing – thank God for a little silence aha 😉

I finished cutting fabric tonight – even though I just want to sleep – probably just need to sleep!



I can’t wait to start assembling! 


Yay!! New Project!  The new quilt is inspired by this quilt I found on Pinterest:

I’m going to somewhat re-create it with the tools that I have, 9.5″ square – 5″ strip (from the sizzix).

The far right row is going- then it can be symmetrical with the rest.

I cut out the pieces for the stars- yellow!!!! 35 5″ squares- 308 2.5″ squares.

Then I started on 9.5″ squares (need 42 – cut 18) and 5″x9″ strips (need  77 – cut 36)

There’s a whole ton more awesome fabrics!  It’s so exciting!! 

Partway through cutting – this happened!!!

Area Stark!


Pest – the word sends shivers down my spine!  I have had the unfortunate luck to have been invaded by carpenter ants (trees came down in a storm – ants moved inside), rats 😬 (dug up the street behind us and the neighbour kept dog food outside so they moved right in), and if course what pet owner has never fought with fleas? You talk about pests and I shiver because I know it can be an uphill battle.   My advice is always get professional help – and get on top of it fast!  Never hesitate!  Act!

So I made good ish progress with the lice but I hired “lice squad” to come in in Thursday.  I was worried that I had them too (sympathy itches ugh!) wow what a difference the right tools an info makes.  I have done so much laundry!  Tonight is the first day in a week I didn’t throw the pillows in the dryer for 20-30 minutes and change the bedding and flip the mattresses.  I am very tired and also very thankful.  Thank God it wasn’t bedbugs or roaches or something harder and more expensive to fight!  But I still view this as a week from hell – holiday Monday followed up by 2 days off (Tuesday and Thursday) and today I worked but they got me a new computer so I watched software being installed all day by Eugene!  Nice guy (very soft spoken – I keep thinking he is talking to himself but no apparently he is talking to me? Oh haha hello!!)

This whole week I have been living moment to moment – lists of things to be done in the next 2 hours – barely making it through those lists and collapsing.  My mom has been helpful – I don’t know what I would have done without her!  I wouldn’t have been able to work Wednesday and would definitely have been late today.  My boyfriend had been as helpful as snails on a rhino… Well no surprise there!

Tonight I did things for me!  I finished the novel I began a few days ago.  I finished Robyn’s pot holders and oven mitts!!!!


I watched a BBC show about Caligula and then one about scandalous women of Victorian times.  I guess we have come a long way – but not bloody far enough!

I feel like I have stayed up 3 hours past bedtime…oh wait- I have done just that. Bf is snoring, that’s 2 nights in a row I have come to bed far after he has.  Last night was deliberate / he told me to go to bed. So naturally I couldn’t!

Yay for some victories ~~~~~!

I have to admit that although I was looking forward to this weekend there was a certain feeling if unease that I couldn’t shake leading up to it.  That turns out to have been ‘foreshadowing’ and I guess there is no way to fix the wrongs that plagued us.  Firstly though I got a new nephew and he is perfect and he is the greatest part of my weekend!  Here is my daughter with him:


Isn’t he the cutest thing ever?  We actually had a great Friday night and Saturday – right up to about 8:30 Saturday night when I realized my 5 year old had lice 😮 and also everyone else?! How the frick?! Oh my God – Sunday and Monday have been laundry laundry laundry an bag bag bag clean clean clean shampoo shampoo pick pick pick.  Still onus a couple live ones this evening so the war ain’t over yet.  In the up and up the weathers been awesome!  Blue skies and hot sun.  Currently it’s really hot inside, cool 🙂 

I did say fuck it this morning and watched Captain America and made the second oven mitt.  Silly pattern!  The thumbs are too stubby and missing quite a bit of  


 length – I’ll note that in the event I ever make more. 



I swear using the home dec fabric was a nightmare.  9

Well – it ain’t perfect:



I took my mom out for breakfast, not sure if I ever did that before!  We had a great morning together.  It’s hot as exploding volcanoes here – was crazy hot all weekend – and while it’s nice outside right now – not so much in my 2nd floor apartment!!

Kids and me had fun today – played monopoly jr (my 5 year old won!) and went for a nice walk!!




I can’t ask for better kids!!  

Home dec fabric has been messing with my tension.  It’s still not right but I have just been moving forward.



So I am trying not to be pissed off…but I am really really not succeeding at all. I don’t want to air my dirty laundry – but I feel like screaming.  I did do a lot of yelling/crying/freaking out already.

And I was so excited to go home after work.  Now I wish I could go back in time and drive my car clean through Chris’s car before any trouble could start (I think that would cause trouble).  Don’t get me wrong I am not the “I wish you were dead” type- but I am a smart woman who has so much more practise at being a human.  Seriously – my boyfriend is an alien robot sent from fuck off land expressly to back me into a corner occasionally and bully bully bully till I can’t not hate him.

I asked him to leave a month ago – he is still here – I like him but I hate seeing him every day.  Gods he never stops talking – and being negative – and just trying to control retarded stuff.

I was excited to come home with books to go through with my son – we would find the perfect book for him to he reading!  But dickhead Magee had to stand over us commenting commenting commenting that nothing  is appropriate blah blah blah – to the point my kid threw down the books and ducking left the room 😡 I hate him for that.  I will not get this back – how will my kids respect me if I am not treated with respect?

I also got a shipment of new pretty dresses – and they fit (thank God) I just finally found a minute to try them on.

It’s midnight- I just want to cry- I put some stitches in potholder 2 – first sewing in like a week & a half!



The zigzag was accidental but I like it so it stays – a remnant of the scraps I was stitching together for fun (specifically the rooster)



Time to shut this pity party down