Archives for the month of: September, 2020

It was a very busy day, fraught with technical issues and barely a moment to breath…. which means it was past 11 before I had a moment to myself…

Which turned into a lot of moments πŸ˜πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸŒœ

I cut templates, sewed a few hexies and enjoyed not being bugged.

Got to wondering about the future of my self neglect πŸ€” my habits are not sustainable I fear lol

They say we are now in second wave of covid19 and our cases have shot waayyy up πŸ™ no one is happy about this.

Everyone likes the fit of these so far πŸ‘

And now I sleep lol

Happy living πŸ€™πŸ‚πŸ¦

Good evening friends,

I’m completely brain obsessed with fabric & quilting right now. I watched a cool documentary on youtube today.

Craft in America, Quilt episode

It brought up sooo much for me.

My love of history and how things are connected. Objects like these old quilts provide a glimpse into the lives of people. Both everyday and special occasion. πŸ€™(Paranormal/Ghost stories also hook me in with tons of old stories, old architecture & a connection to the present πŸ‘»

So many huge concepts to expand upon! Colonization, slavery, hope, freedom, war, unity… and the day to day. The utilitarian needs of the people πŸ€” These stories touch me, and it is so incredibly easy to make me cry πŸ˜₯

And of course I started thinking of who my family are and where they come from. I got to wondering if I should try to map some of this out in an artistic format πŸ€” + nature + animals +music πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦πŸŒ²πŸŽπŸŽ΅ the problem is that I want to do too much lol lol lol

Unlike so many of the people I see lecturing or discussing quilting, I had no quilter in my family growing up. My Baba cross stitched. My mom could sew I knew but I dont really remember her sewing. When I think of my earliest quilt related memory, I think of a picture I drew in an old journal of a horse. I wanted to turn that into a quilt. I have no idea where I got the idea from. I feel like I was maybe 12 and maybe in BC when I drew it.

These 4″ squares came in the mail (100) cause I ordered them πŸ˜€ I have no plans. I will get to make some πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜‹

Finally getting somewhere with these masks. I’m waiting for some elastic to come in the mail to finish them off. At first glance you’d think- there’s enough here and I am done making them.

There is enough for kids and I to have two (my mom said she wanted some though too I think… I’m not sure what fabric she would like πŸ€”πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ) I have a cute bunny print I want to use too but it hasnt been prewashed so… not committed. Some are tighter pleated than others, I’ll get the full experience of how and who they fit shortly lol.

I screenshot this one today. I like the forward fold & button πŸ˜β€πŸ€™maybe I’ll try 1 like that next round.

I am loving this audiobook soo much πŸ₯°

Now I need to beat myself into bed even though I feel like I have only scratched the surface of what I am trying to say lol


This work week hasnt been too busy (*so farπŸ™„πŸ˜πŸ’ͺπŸ‘πŸ‘Œ), but my personal life has gotten thicker needs & as I am working from home these challenges fill in the work blanks. It used to be that we would be slow in the office and I would be all bent out of shape knowing so many things need my attention at home. Now that I am here I love that I can wear my hammer pants and silk skirts and random fashion mashups without fear! I can throw on laundry or lunch and if I get a bad tummy no one notices lol i do miss some of the work interactions and stuff. I miss a couple of my coworkers too. Others are just as frustrating to deal with from afar haaaaaa πŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈπŸ˜¬

Being on top of the kids remote schooling (gr 8 and gr 6) and remote/minimal 2-3 single class school for my gr 11 is a whole nuther animal πŸ…β˜„ I have to be tech support and scheduling and motivation and cook lol πŸŒ‹ I cant tell you the amount of times Ive suddenly exclaimed “shit!” Realizing I missed making sure we all friggin brush our teeth and stuff like that πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈπŸ˜¬πŸ˜πŸ˜‹ Yesterday I managed to make a buncha phone calls and do some important emails and felt pretty good about the amount of productive I had achieved. But yeah~ realized I forgot to brush the teeth in the morning πŸ™„ bah. I mean to set myself a bunch of alarms but also and quietly pushing back… I can only guess its because I’m difficult and dont like to follow directions when given authoritatively. Ha.

I laid my partially done blocks on an old sheet. My splurging with the pink and purple really hijacked my plan πŸ€” I’m going to bulk them up with the neutrals & see what it looks like then.

I’m not sure about greeny here though πŸ€” when I see it laid out I think I should trim it out. Or cover it with like applique butterflies in the neutrals or… put it on the back or … maybe thats my very centre square… the nucleus so to speak πŸ€”πŸ‘Œ

I need to not have that much suture like stitches showing I think. And I might like it maybe but I’m not sure. I think I’m afraid other people will think I’m lazy (I am and am not to both extents randomly so πŸ€—πŸ˜ŽπŸ’ͺ).

So I proved to myself I could stitch em less obviouslike πŸ€”

I have so many things I want to do I feel paralyzed by indecision 🀯πŸ€ͺ I guess I should make more masks first though.

I am really super interested in whole food plant based eating right now. We are a year in, or a little more actually. I am super interested in nutrition, and in growing things. I want to know more about permaculture, food forests, organic growing, soil culture/structure/biology/ecology gahrgleblah. I do not need or want more student debt. I’m looking for free online things to start (of which there are a plethora) and I know slow and steady… but I am

Fast as fast can be πŸ˜πŸ˜‹πŸ€—πŸ˜Ž

And prone to spontaneity 😁

I am consistently pushing the limits of bedtime and I know I shouldnt but I just love it when the house is quiet and no one is bugging. For some unknown reason I signed up for a 10:30pm online lesson entitled Food for Health. I settled in to take notes but realized it was basically review for me so I stitched together the hexies happily until I stitched one on the wrong way lol.

From afar you’ll never see the small imperfections. I kind of love ’em. I’ve considered really highlighting them 😁 πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ˜ŽπŸ€”πŸ‘

Since this is on the warm side maybe I’ll pare it with cool dark purples… or? What do you think?

New england asters and goldenrod… gorgeous 😍

I’m dead tired tho so goodnight 😴🌠

So this week I have no focus πŸ€ͺ just waayyy behind and rushing from thing to thing to thing leaving the previous thing only partially adressed. Ok 😎

It attracts the lint πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ€ͺ

Its been a chaotic week. I got 2/3 kids school requirements sorted πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ‘ŒπŸŽ΅but dont be sad ~ two outta three aint bad🎢 lol she agrees!

Big changes are coming πŸ€™

I’ve been thinking I should aim to post at the same time everyday or on some kind of schedule… yeah I do that! Spend time thinking about how to get organized- run out of time, no organization in sight πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ

I have ADHD. Sometimes things that shouldn’t be overwhelming are hella overwhelming for me. Prioritizing and organizing tasks ppffftttt my tasks are in the tornado and its all spinning around out of control. Neat. Ooohhh wicked witch πŸ˜œπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜πŸ€—πŸ™„πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

Lately I’ve been wanting to say a lot more on here (but I’m writing this from the bathroom and my bfs waiting for me in bed lmao so I gotta go!!!πŸ€£πŸ˜œπŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ)

Spent time sewing in the sunlight today😍 it was well worth it 😁😎 the daylight is so much better than the useless lights I use at night.

Dont mind the mess 😁
New audiobook from library

Started listening to this while sewing- its good πŸ˜πŸ‘Œ

Beautiful vegetable barley soup i made from scratch 😍
My sweet Khan

Anyways I’m more than out of time 🌜

Keep smiling people!

I need a design board πŸ€” or wall… anything other than the floor πŸ˜œπŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ (espescially cause I cannot run the vacuum when the house is asleep)[well I can]{its just not recommended 🀭}

Excuse the grungy floor… too many hairy critters about to be sure…⁷

The purple cotton keeps bunching up… but since I didn’t prewash any of these cottons it won’t matter 😜 and crinkles will be here to stay.

Anyways… I’m going to use the dark material for the back.

I just need to decide what size this baby is going to be… I’m at a point where I’m feeling selfish about my hobby… I want them all for me lol!!! πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘ŒπŸ˜œπŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ but they cant all be queen size… or can they? Hmmm πŸ€”πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ so yeah what size is this one going to end up? πŸ€” we will find out in the future!

My garden rainbow🌈

Anyways its d&d tonight so I gotta get my head on backwards lol

Yesterday was hard & stupid. Queue the blah-blah-blah πŸ™„. I legit got up happy (I posted a puffy face smiling selfie with the doggo) and then it was confrontation time πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ I dislike confrontation. Spoiler alert: it was mom. Anyways that set me up for an emotional and exhausting day…

One of my goals for this fall is to get the kids making 2 dinners a week. Especially since the two younger kids are entirely remote learning and high school is alternating 2 and 3 days at school and the rest remote. Plenty of time to cut potatoes lol!

Vegan Chilli

Hayden & Hazel helped put this slow cooker chilli fries dinner together πŸ’ͺ

Usually I try to avoid vegan cheese (its processed) but this version of cheddar was bomb with the meal πŸ˜‹

By the time I perched up at he machine it was coming up on 11… so we know it was around 1:30 when I made it to bed… again…. 😐🀨 apparently I’ll sleep properly when I’m dead lol

The vision includes lots and lots of neutrals with a little splash of colour here and there. It might evolve. I got that really dark colour… I’m sorta wanting to maybe work in the occasional strip… just not entirely sure yet… maybe lots and lots of thin framing? Or do i want to sorta jelly roll strip jam the pieces together? Or some thin crosses and exes? I dont know.

Anyways I’m writing this from the fracture clinic, kids cast is off and we are waiting for the Dr.

It seems like this is the most excited I have been in months. I cant believe I waited soooo long to get my machine up and running. Funny how a year or more can just slip on by- and the plate is says soo full that addig more just knocks other things off πŸ˜¬πŸ€­πŸ€—πŸ˜œπŸ€·β€β™€οΈ I guess thats normal when you work full time and have a buncha kids to take care of πŸ€”…

So anyways, I pulled out most of the fabric I have and took a good look at it.

Theres lots of bits and pieces- but most of it has no plans πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ˜œ so after a bit of time on pinterest I thought I’d like to make something more neutral and muted with just some jabs of colour.

Cats immediately ripped through the piles lmao!

So I just want to make quilts but we all need a few masks so I have to make those too….

It was supposed to fit me lol perfect for Helix though!!

Anyways the only thing in the world I wanted to do friday night was watch Hamilton, eat pizza, and sew:

So I stayed up will like 4am πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ˜œ some night hawks never learn πŸ˜‹

I wanted to photograph them ironed out but it’ll have to wait till I am home!

At the bfs for the weekend…

I’m so glad I previously blogged about my plan for the hexies – as I had totally forgot what the vision was πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ

Anyways happy creating!

Hi, long time no see. Also, long time no sew. I just skimmed through a bunch of my previous stuff to see where I left off and provide proper updates but also I need to leave in a minute so why am I starting this now???

Just wanted to say my machines all serviced πŸ’ͺ and I missed sewing soooo much!!

The back for the last top I made
Remember this?
I made this mask

Happy stitching πŸ™‚