Yesterday was hard & stupid. Queue the blah-blah-blah ๐Ÿ™„. I legit got up happy (I posted a puffy face smiling selfie with the doggo) and then it was confrontation time ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ 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 ๐Ÿ’ช

Usually I try to avoid vegan cheese (its processed) but this version of cheddar was bomb with the meal ๐Ÿ˜‹

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…. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคจ 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 ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ I guess thats normal when you work full time and have a buncha kids to take care of ๐Ÿค”…

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 ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜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!
Oohhhhh

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 ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜œ some night hawks never learn ๐Ÿ˜‹

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 ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ

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 ๐Ÿ’ช and I missed sewing soooo much!!

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

Happy stitching ๐Ÿ™‚

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˜€

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