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Hi. Its stupid late. Again.  Well maybe its just regular late.  I have a feeling trackpants for 😴 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.  Friday night I pulled out every stitch I put in.  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.  The below fabric is the only one I have enough of to cover the entire back.

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😴😴😴happy 254th day of the year.

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It doesn’t get any easier- so dont let them tell you it does.  Fighting that ol’ clock again.  

Get up • Commute • Work • Commute • Eat • Parent (or just talk to a wall & follow that up with yelling, sighing, evil glares and #ALLTHECUDDLES 

Just using scraps tonight- I will likely add them to the back.  Its bloody time consuming fitzing with all the pieces!

-meanwhile time is apparently playing plague with me!  Sick again!  And the kind with horrid deibilitating symptoms that you can’t even blog about!  While actually you could but it wouldn’t make for good reading – unless of course you are a medical student intent on diagnosing a weird new disease – it’s just the flu btw.  I missed work today.  I woke up nauseous and too dizzy to drive – spent the majority of the day sleeping.  

I have been neglecting my sewing – not for a lack of wanting but we are moving in 2 weeks and shit needs to get done!  *try and tell Chris that 😳 he doesn’t even think we should pack 😁.  But my nieces birthday is coming up quick and I wanted to make her something cool.  I have the sizzix fox die so I thought pillow!  So this weekend I did up a practise pillow.  I was scared about putting in the lace.  Hahaha turns out I didn’t even hve enough and then I sewed it into the seam on the 1 corner so yeah 😜!

  

So next weekend I do the good copy of this – fingers crossed it comes out!

I made extra foxes with the rest of the die pieces- here’s one:

  
I used some adhesive stuff that’s heavy duty so we will see how well it holds up.  Debating whether it needs hand stitching to keep it adhered and give it that added touch.

I sat at the machine a couple times today for very short periods as I was having a lot of joint pain.  I started putting the points on the stars for the star quilt.

  
Cannot wait to really get into it!  I’ve been having tension problems – brought me to tears a couple times this weekend (it’s the flu damnit!) so hoping it’s sorted out now. 

A week or so ago I broke up with Chris  told him it’s over and GTFO.  Came home the next day and he claimed to be a new person and said he was never leaving.  Crazy much?!  I consulted with a strong independent woman whom I respect, she told me men are ruled by food and sex – true – and I should convince him to move out nicely.  So I through out words like adult playground – he is moving out at the end if the month.  I would like to say I don’t hate him, but sometimes I do.  I don’t think he is human – he treats me like shit – and is an asshole to the kids.  Constantly.  

I was in the park talking on the phone with a good supportive friend – telling him that I know the universe is telling me I need to change things & has been using hawks as messangers to do it.  As I was saying I need to be independant – in the park that has the same name as me – there was a hawk! In the middle of town trying to get a sparrow I think!  Confirmation. 

So hopefully I’m not in trouble at work – hopefully my move downstairs and his move across town all goes smoothly.   Hopefully I can be on here with more quilting updates soon!!!

  
This is my mean face – “just call me buck!”- is more silly though lol

  

& 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!

  
Goodnight!

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 ~~~~~!

Well – it ain’t perfect:

   

 

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

The binding didn’t kill me.  The workout at the YMCA this morning didn’t kill me.  Going to the market in my sweaty gym clothes also didn’t kill me.  & I got me a sweet ass T-bone steak!  Therefore I went home and made myself a spinach + salad and the steak with brown rice & onions & mushrooms and steak and eggs – OMG I needed that so bad.  It’s made my day.  It was also a days worth of food!

  

Got to go enjoy nature today – I don’t do enough of that.  Khan was so happy to go for a longish walk for a change.

We saw 7 deer doing deer things on the other side of the river.  Also a blue heron flew by overhead and there were cardinals, sparrows, robins, and woodpeckers making songs to entertain our meander.  I also needed that whole nature thing. 

  

We stopped at Starbucks on the way there – I don’t do Starbucks so had no idea what to order so I googled it – google said get a iced caramel macchiato with extra caramel layered. It wasn’t bad 🙂

I did it – finished quilt #3 before the kids came home!!!!  I put it on napping Chris:

  

Binding went well – I machine stitched it – too & bottom simultaneously with great results on 3 sides – there was double stitching on the fourth.  So it’s not perfect – sue me 😉

  

I am happy with it. 

I really hope Kim likes it –>> I guess I find out tomorrow!

So onward and upward!  I’m bushed – there will be no trouble sleeping here!!