Monday, December 28, 2009

Saw this while blog hopping at Stop by with Di

Found on Di's Blog

Here are the rules: Bold the things you’ve done and post on your blog!

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea.
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person (from both sides)
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors (one side from England)
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant-- no but I have paid for a strangers fuel before
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie--does my highschool graduation tape they made count :S
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check/cheque
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy-but lsot it to a lousy roomate and I still miss it so much
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book--notyet but I have had poetry published
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car - will never do that again!
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88.Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous --lol Little Richard :S
92. Joined a book club
93. Got a tattoo--10
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee


Saturday, December 26, 2009

Valueable Lesson Learned

Never place your tube of icy-hot next to your tube of lotion :( :S :(((((((:SSSSS

Monday, December 21, 2009

What I got accomplished today

Well I am glad that I got more accomplished today than I thought I would or had planned to. I still have oodles that are really on my to do list though that I have not done, :P. However I did get this done...

I sewed binding to the charity quilt that I am like way behind on, will get it sewn down by tomorrow afternoon and mailed this week. Which is good. Will post pic when done.

I sewed binding onto a wall hanging that I have had AROUND FOR YEARS. I found it while reorganizing and playing etc. I plan on hanging it in the bathroom for it will create a theme and I have fabric for a curtain picked out already, also had it around or a good bit. I will post a pic and more on that when I hang it up.

I did laundry...yes yes FUN!

I bought tickets for the movie tomorrow night.

I got three more plastic bins of fabric reorganized and to be taken downstairs for keeping. That makes 9 so far and I need to purchase two more and I have three sitting in the floor in the dining room still.

Yes..while reorganizing, I picked fabric for a new project (sigh). It is going to be a New York Beauty, and I am using some perfect pastels by Robyn Pandolf. They are many years old now. So although a new project started, will be all fabric from the stash! :D

...I think that is all the major stuff. OH AND I BLOGGED :P

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Drop Spindle Class

I had a drop spindle class last month and made my very own yarn from wool roving. At the moment it is hanging over my sink in my was drying and I have yet to move it anywhere else. It actually looks nice there. :) I enjoyed it and am glad I took the class, I do not think I really could have got a handle on it on my own. I have not however done anything else with it since. I have a bit of wool roving left over, but I want to use it to felt over some handmade soap and try that out. So I need to get more roving, but I am trying to no overload myself with buying all this new stuff that may sit there forever, like so many things right. :) I have found in the last few weeks that there has been a lot on my mind and work has been seriously stressful and physically tiring. I have been left with little energy when I am home to even muster the strength to do anything. Which is very sad, which is a hard spot to get out of. With all the thoughts lately of whether to go back to school o try and have kids, it is very frustrating. And eh it gets pretty deep with past issues of trying and what nots etc so I will not get into that, but to say the least I am as of late, just not sure what to do. And my husband saying what will happen will happen etc attitude is all good and well, I know he means well but you know when you have hard time conceiving, well that just dos not cut it, you have to give it some help! Anyway, enough on that! I will share my pictures of the first yarn I made!

It is a bit clumpy here and there, and that is all about drafting, which defiantly takes practice to get it to go the way you want it to every time. I do want to practice on that because I would like to make a overall thinner yarn. The pink bit of yarn is jut where I had it tied together when I was soaking it so it would not fall apart.

Friday, December 4, 2009

a bit of an update

Well I really have been out of it. I do have a good few many things as far as quilting, and the yarn I made in my drop spindle class and some paper I made to post, but I just have not. I will try to do that Monday morning when I get off work. I could use the holidays as an excuse but that really only took abotu 2 off my days. I have been moving a bit of furniture and unpacking a bit more but really I slept too much and watched way too much tv. SO bleh. I was really trying to be more productive but it seems after two days of that I got stuck in a bad mood and found that I was happier in the bed or watching a movie. I so dislike it when I get like that but once I am there, it is indeed so hard to get out. SO I do hope to get some pictures up of the things I have been doing. Plus I have many things I HAVE to finish, on a deadline, that I hope to get all those done.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

and so I am left with telling you

So I bought a ring set from Zales as a present to myself for Christmas, because that is what I have ot do, but beyond that, this is the story so far and why I will never buy from Zales online again it seems. I messed up obviously and did not update my shipping address, I updated my billing address and thought I had done both, but no I guess not, so yes my mistake. However, you would think it an easy problem to remedy. NO, I called and asked them to change it and they said they would have to put in a request, well I called back to check on the request, and they said they are unable to change the shipping address because it has already been processed, HOWEVER, let me note there, they have not shipped the ring, nor have they even charged my card for it, SO why would it be unable to change! SO I told the lady if she can not change it then to cancel the order, and she said, well I can put in a request for that BUT I can not gurantee that it will cancel. WTF! SO now I am like ok what do I do now, i am just screwed here because I am not at the other address, which by the way is the former apartment ppl that I have such issues with. So if they ship it and it goes there I will not get it, and I will eb lucky if FED EX does not just leave it there or let whoever signs for it have it that isnt US! SO wtf to do RIGHT. SO she is like well if by chance it does ship you can call us back and we can call fed ex and request to reroute it to a different address. Well yeh that is real helpful because so far you have been little HELP! sheesh!!!!!!! SO I am way annoyed worried some random person will get my ring and I will have paid for it. I mean what if it does ship, go to the wrong address and someone else signs for it and gets it, YET I am still responsible for it even though I have tried as much as I seem to be able to at this point to get it fixed. A seriously jacked up situation that I am serious annoyed about. I do hope it gets rectified but at this point I have little faith!

Friday, November 20, 2009

A bit (or more really) of anger

Well I have been trying to deal with the apartment that I used to live and it was a big dump, and it was never move in ready for us and it had a horrid mouse infestation, and then the people who are suppose to manage the place, well they are not helpful, rude and never would really write down when I called to ask for things to be fixed, well ok they would od like 50/50. Anyway. SO upon wanting to leave they would not accept my 30 day notice and then claimed I owed them $2600.00!!!!!! Yeh and they had already taken the security deposit and still, ppft you think I would even pay that AND FOR A POS YOU NEVER FIXED.........ok soooo (sigh) so plus the the people who are dealing with the case you know asked me to write a dipustion letter so I did that and of course they said well it does not matter you owe the $2600.00 and we did always fix all the things. OH COME ON, (sigh) so whatever that will come back to you poeple. SO needless to say the lady who has the case, not very helpful and of course so blah. So I was really at least just trying to get the amount lowered although I feel I should pay them nothing. Well yeh right. So the case manager lady is like well I can do nothing with a verbal converstaion, and I am like well then why the hell do you want me to call you!!!!!!! So she said I would have to write another dispution letter, and wtf? this is going to help how, so they can once again say no blah blah blah, so at this point I am very frustrated because she just keeps telling me that nothing I tell her matters ?:??? Well then why do you exist at all?????? SO after some serious anger and talking to my husband, and decided that it would matter not if I wrote anoter letter and that we did not want it to get out of control and go to court etc or bite us later, he suggested we pay it!!!!!!! YES I WAS NOT aggreeing with that. But again what can I do because none of them were being helpful and I just wanted it to be over. (sigh) So yes I paid it...( But it is paid and I no loger have to deal with it or worry aorry aboutit. BUT WOW I AM still not happy about it and feel that they BY FAR DO NOT deserve it or much of anything. And sadly there were many people I met while there that this same thing happened to, so it is sad indeed. But it is behind us and I just needed to Thanks :D I must drop it and move on now that I voiced my anger.

Monday, November 9, 2009


Well I have not been feeling well. Age is coming up one me I guess. I used to never go to the DR and now it seems I want to go, bleh. SO I went last wednesday and my BP was way high, which is is always at work, but that is work so that is another story, but this was a day I was off and had been doing pretty much nothing, so that was no good. So I started a new BP medicine, and oh wow what fun that has been. It caused me to miss two days at work, well actually one then I went the next day and had to leave because I was dizzy and clamy and could barely stand up, let alone do anything else. So then we I finally made it back On Saturday night, I was feeling better, but I was super tired and could barely help my patients find their balance! So needless to say I am not feeling myself physically I feel like a huge bloated balloon that can not stand up right :S So that has also led me to feel bleh and sorry for myself I guess. So here I sit at work and the normal things that annoy me are only amplified. (sigh) I am really trying to fight my self defetist attitude but in the silence of my own self, I am having a hard time. So here I sit at work and have 5 hours left still...someone help me :(

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Not that anyone checks often lol

Well I have indeed few followers, which is OK since I am not here that often anyway I guess. But I do get a bit lonely. I have added though an inspirations lists, of logs I ponder upon weekly and etc. Places we all love I am sure as well. I hope those I have added and will continue to add, always a work in progress I am sure it will be, especially since at the moment it has like 4 or 5. SO I hope all those who land there do not mind, but if you do, of course let me know and I will of course remove you. I of course hope that is not the case though and I thank you for all your inspirations and freebies and love of what I too enjoy.


Saturday, October 31, 2009

Drop Spindle Class

I have been inpsired lately to spin yarn. I am not a knitter really, I taught myself once. But I have to always follow directions and I am very impaitence so I really do not knit. I do know how to cochet but again I nromally do not. So why would I want to spin yarn? Ha, no idea but I know I want to learn so I did online research and read this and read that, and most all things I am self taught so I was like well I think i coudl do this and maybe I can try the drop spindle method. SO after researching and reading and honestly I was having a hard time wrapping my head around it just through the little bit I did find so I googled for any classes in my are and voila found this place. Haus Of Yarn. SO i signed myself up for their drop spindle class the middle of next month. I am looking forward to it, one because I want to learn, two, I will obviously learn from a good instructor and three, I need to get out and socialize more with people who I have thing sin common with. I need to get those creative juices going and just be with people that I hope will accept me and teach me things and learn from me. So I am very much lookign forward to it. :) SO I will keep you guys posted on how that goes.


Monday, October 26, 2009

Food :)

I tried this recipe, with a change, that I found here at Ree's blog. The shortcut to the actually recipe is here. I love red potatoes so I was looking forward to this. I added purple onions to mine and did not use any wine, since we do not drink and it would be a waste since I do not cook often enough to keep it around. It still came out delish I loved the garlic, I ate almost a whole clove, and my tummy hurt so be careful! :) Here is my picture of the finished product.

So thank you Ree! Be sure to check out her website, it is full of stuff. SO much I have yet to see everything! :)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The sewing room is near done.

I can say it will probably never be DONE, it is just one of those kind of rooms. :) However it is mostly sorted. 97 percent of my fabric is still in the bins in the dining room though, which is OK. It will not fit in the sewing room so I am trying to figure out a creative way to deal with that as is. But here are some pictures of what is going on right now. :)

What you see when you from the door.

The sewing area.

The cutting area. Also I will make a curtain soon. I found some nice fabric in the stash for it.

The ironing area and design wall. And funny bit yes, it is a circle :S Now I had found while browsing someones advice to use one of those vinyl table cloths, brilliant idea so I went to Wal Mart searching for one. And my husband went to, well all we ever do is disagree in Wal Mart so hence while we are disagreeing and looking at the cloths I grabbed the first one that sad vinyl! And got home to find a circle. (shrug)It will work so that is OK. :) I should by now know not to go to Wal Mart with him but sometimes I just dislike going by myself.

And the closet, which had this shelf system in it already when we bought the house. Not really organized, I have just thrown this and that in it for the moment. I am still doing a lot of organizing around here anyway so not sure how ot bes use the closet at the moment.

Now I hope to get some sewing done today!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Yay, we have a new cord.

I finally got my cord in the mail this week. And so all the pictures have been uploaded, now I am sorting them out and taking some more since I actually got the last room painted, which is the sewing room. Now if I had furniture to put in it, that would be great lol. I have a bit to move in there but not much. I have to buy a new cutting table, which I hope to do in the next month. Then I want to keep an eye out for a sewing table, or something that I will like. For now I am sewing on an old sewing machine cabinet. It is not very room on top or for my legs. And for now the dining area is working well for my cutting because it has a spacious counter top. Here are some pictures.

Sewing Room waiting to be painting.

The current work area where I have been sewing, the dining room. :)

Where I have been cutting. :)

I will update a bit more later with some more pictures. :) And the finished color for the sewing room, which is AWESOME!!!!!!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Camera cord update

Well it has to be rather sad that all I can update on is my silly camera cord or really LACK of! However after much research and annoyance with the Kodak website, I have discovered that they no longer make the cord, sell the cord or will give technical support for my camera. Well how nice is that, but oh they will be very happy to upgrade it for me, pfft. So bleh. I have however found a website that sells a bunch of cables and they say they have the one I need. So I am going to order that one as soon as I can. Sheesh! And I already made a camera my want for Christmas anyhow so I guess that will help too since mine is fairly old and is missing the zoom button! :P Only other thing to update on is that I got a washer and dryer yesterday. THANK goodness. It is very hard to live without those you know! Sad that so many do. It is the Maytag Epic z series, in red. LOVE IT!! I tried to find a pic online but I did not find one suitable enough. :)

Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

still no pictures

Well still no cord for my camera, Best Buy did not have what I needed and said I had to order directly from Kodak, but Kodak does not have my camera listed on its lists for the USB cables so I did not want to spend 25 bucks and then not need it. At an impasse I am for the moment. I will hopefully get to the old place where I use to live sometime next week and have a look around for it and hopefully I can find it. Otherwise I don't know what to do. SO sadly still no pictures and I actually got a quilt top finished this weekend! :P More on that later then I guess

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Whats on the countertop!

Well sadly I still have not found my cord to my camera so I can not upload all the pics I have on it! :S But I have to venture out tomorrow on errands and then some so I think I shall go by Best Buy and see if they have one. So with that aside I thought I would share what I am up to as I now get a bit more settled into the house! :)

I saw this quilt a few months back and rarely love the simplicity, and yet it is exquisite so I thought I would give it a go and make something similar. Here at Beckys site is the quilt she made. SHe does some amazing things with just the simple use of color. I love what I have seen so far. ALl her quilts are dynamic and well done and yet simple structures. It is amazing! I love the triangles and thought I would give it a go. However a few differences, one I making my a queen (hopefully :P) and I did not use all solids, I have two Moda marbles and two other marbled looks with dots on them. I have pink, blue, orange and green, which go with my backing fabric which is a floral print with bright colors on a dark chocolate background. I will post pics as soon as I can!

SO until I get the camera cord :)

ignore my negative moment, please

I really have been trying to not drag work out to this blog to talk about. Sometimes so hard though. So with that said, comes the complaining, :(. I know! I try so hard to be so positive and my husband says I am way negative but really I am just a realist, on the cynical side mostly though, I guess. However I digress, point being, it is so frustrating to try and be good at what I do everyday when so many people are so negative, complaining, and downright mean. We all know people like that and worse, etc. Just I guess today, at this moment, I am having a moment. (shrug) Just haivng a day where I am tired of listening to someone complain about ALL the work they do and ALL the pts they get and how weekends are SO easy and it is just horrible all the other time and how they just HAVE it so hard. And it goes beyond all that, beyond work and beyond life and how it is always worse for me than you, and it is sad to think that you are over 40, have kids, and more, and had a rough life, AS YOU SAY, that you would have grown and just learned that pain is inevitable but suffering is optional! And sometimes I wish I was still my 20 year old self where I could flat out look at you and just tell you to STHU! (sigh) ok so yeh ignore all that because I could really keep going.

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Well while trying to get my printer to work on my wifi on my laptop I guess omehting major went PPOOOOeeee. SO I had to reformat and lost all my bookmarks lol, yeh I know big deal but argh at how i forgot to try and safe them. I save most all things onto my external drive because of these things BUT no not those, I really need to do that this time! :S (sigh) SO here I am installing software and ho humming, bleh. I had so many good sites saved and blogs, so I am like ack how will I ever remember them all. EH anyway. I also somehow have lost the cord that goes from my pc and camera so I can not get any of my pics off atm. So off to get a new cord I guess after I work these weekend, so another week without pictures. It feels like I have got little done these few days I have been off. I dunno! Eh anyway. I hope the work weekend fairs well.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

and then the idiots!

SO good news WE HAVE OUR HOUSE...bad news they wont turn our gas on which powers our hear and water no hot water! SO after a $1500.00 estimate from the AC guy :S I have got my dad and brother to try and help redo the gas piping from the heating unit and the water heater to the outside of the house. I am like RAWR, one because it is a serious safety issue and does not meet codes as is still not sure how an inspector coud miss this but I have been informed that it is not "Really" there job to look for codes..WTF ??? anyhoo! SO now $300 bucks later, listening to my dad and brother argue like 5 year olds in Lowes, and then listening to them throw metal and curse eachother for a couple of hours... we are still not finished lol (sigh) I am hoping that later this afternon they will be but we shall see. I am just hoping this works so I do not have to in the end get the AC guy to do it as well, lol. I am thankful my dad and brother are helpful but phew yeh you have no idea....but enough on that. Other than that we are planning on moving most things today and tomorrow. I hope the gas gets turned on tomorrow so we can move in officially tomorrow night since I have to be back to work Thursday night. I did get our bedroom painted, all by myself I must say and I am sore as heck but it is awesome and looks alright as far as painting goes, a few boo boos but I think I can live with them. I got the office trimmed out with paint but have yet to do he main painting with the roller, I was in the middle of al that when I had to deal with the gas issue and then to Lowes etc etc...I tried cleaning a bit too but was coughing and sneezing too much so I just gave up, lol. SO I have to clean some more later when I go. I was hoping to get started early but Jes wanted to nap after work and before we got started so I am just sitting here kinda doing whatever, like this. I think I will go and load up my car with some stuff here in a bit just so that will be all done before he does wake up. I am going to try anyway!

Wish me luck with the gas people whenever they come back!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

In limbo

Since we are still at the mercy of underwriting, we are still in limbo and I have pretty much done little. I have been infected per sinuses pretty bad and have not felt like much either the past two weeks! :) However I did manage to mail off my finished DQ for DQS7 and I also finished a block and mail it off to it's home in Australia. I also got my DQ from a lovely lady in Australia not New Zealand :P ! :) It is very me since it is a fairy! :D SO at the moment most things are still half packed not packed, no idea if I will have to pack more or unpack what I have packed, frustrating! So I have not started on any new sewing since space is still very limited and everything is all over the place. I hope that my next post brings very merry news of a move :S

This was my first attempt at a wonky log cabin. You would think it would be
super easy to just make it all wonky, but I had more trouble than I thought.
I think it looks more wonky on the pink side and not wonky enough on the other.



Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Well now that I have had a day to calm down about. I am sad that I have nothing sewing like to post. I am half packed and half not packed. I have no sewing area at the moment and a doll quilt to finish! I just have to sew on my binding and sew on my label and then I can have her ready for mailing. I am hoping to finish the binding tonight, I have to move a few things about and find the ironing board, :P. I also have to unpack the camera so I can get a picture.

SO on the note of the house, we are just back to square one. Our mortgage guy is awesome so he is trying another program for us since we do not have down payment money at the moment. So we have an extension for the house and hopefully will now something in 3 weeks.

And since I am mostly packed I have no idea what to do with my time when the doll quilt is done. I had started on a new quilt but I do not have the space I did have before so I am not sure I want to drag it back out. I may just leave it for now and continue with it later. SO that leaves me again with, I am not sure. I do not want to try and start anything new so I might devote my time to reading a few books and just relaxing. I have some hand quilting I do as well.


Monday, August 31, 2009

frustration and kinda blue now

Well for the last two weeks every day these THDA people have wanted something else to prove on paperwork and now that it is the day we are suppose to close, they do not approve us because I make a shift differential. I am very angry and very very something, fed up I guess. I have no idea what kind of calculator they use to add up numbers but it is a bogus one.


Monday, August 17, 2009


Indeed I am behind on not only blogging but quilting, sewing my few swaps and I am sure many other things that I have forgotten. I have been so overwhelmed with getting things done for us buying our first home and work has been very frustrating to say the least which has left me drained and with very little momentum to do anything beyond what must be done at the moment.

Last night, today whatever, I did get most of the Doll Quilt quilted, I am however dissapointed with it, my free motion skills still need great improvement on different things to quilt. But we will see how it looks when all finished. I must get it done today and choose binding. I do hope my partner likes it.

Hopefully we should be closing on our house on the 31st, so I am at a loss for what I should start working on. I do not want to start a new big project so I thought I would try and do one of the UFOs I have at hand here. I need to also add borders to the pastel baby quilt I have and get pictures taken to post. I hope to have a few pictures posted by tomorrow. :D


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

So.......when it brakes get a new one???

Yes well I was almost done quilting the Bright Buckeye Beauty when bam the needle slams into the plate etc bleh. SO left a huge gnash that I could not file out and the thread kept snagging on it. SO i went and look online for new plates, not sure I found the right one but I ordered it. THEN I was like UGH I Have 3 more days off work and I will not be able to sew :( SO I called a store that is about 30 mins away and I knew it closed in an hour :S SO she said bring the plate and we will try and match it. ALL WERE EPIC FAILS!!! None what else to a new machine :S Yes I know, not the like best things I guess lol. But I got a good deal and the accessories I have for my Elna are interchangeable since I got a Janome and I got a 100 bucks off it and it is cute and I can sew and I have a backup for when one goes to service etc. Which I so need to send my Elna for servicing. So there you have it. I bought a Janome 2010. So far I like it. :) And I have finished quilting Bright Buckeye Beauty :)


Saturday, August 1, 2009

A little bit busy and a little bit sick

I had hope to post before now but I have been on the sick side as has my husband. Plus with work and house hunting and paper organizing for that. I am a bit overwhelmed. And I spent too much time laying in front of the TV watching movies when I felt bad. Not a terrible thing I guess but always makes me feel like I have wasted a bit of time. Anyhoos, so no pictures this time around sadly just want tot try and keep afairly steady amount of blogging done so I do not get behind. I have worked on a few things. I have the main parts of the Doll Quilt embroidered so that is good and I am working on a few small bookmarks as gifts, somthing new. We will see how they work out. Not sure just yet. I have started a daily journa, I journal a lot but I took some inspiration from some one else and am doing more organized daily one with goals and affirmations to start the day out with. One day down and will do todays later before I head to work. So speaking of work...must get ready.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Air Conditioning

:S I am not an outside kinda girl, I like night time better, I am allergic to the sun so with that said....there is no air conditioning in the room where I am sewing currently!!!!! YES IT SUCKS...Id rather cuss atm but I am trying to cut back on that. Ugh, all I can say is run an iron, and sew and etc is so tiring as well besides just overall crappy. There used to be A/C just none atm and it does not seem like there will be any in that room again for who knows how long!!!! :S Yeh so I am drained from the heat already and I have not even done that much!!! Sheesh. Anyhoo enough on that more on what I have been doing.

I have finished the Buttercup Bag. I am glad I made a trial run as I said with bits left over. I like the pattern, very cute and the construction is simple which is also good. But on the next one, I will change a few things among the few things I had already changed on the trial one. First I like doing my handles a certain way so I kept with that. They are sewn in when you sew in the lining. And on the next one I will use fusible interfacing on the bag because i do not like how flimsy it is. Now this has a lot to do with fabric choices I am sure, but I did use just 100 percent cotton so it is too flimsy for my taste. Other than that I think we are good. The only thing I wish I had done that I was going to on this one, is use the solid black on the top bit as opposed to the same fabric as I used for the bag.

I have also started on the doll quilt for DQS7 but I must go to the store and buy some more greens and some embroidery thread so for now it is sitting in a pile waiting to go to the store with me tomorrow.

Also tomorrow we am going with the realtor to look at houses. I am excited!!!! Going oto go make food for now, a bit hungry! I hope to get more sewing done but with an early morning and no AC :( will probably have to wait until tomorrow night when the day has cooled off.

Friday, July 24, 2009


I have my swap partner information and can not wait to get started. I have washed the fabric and have it sitting there with a few of the scraps I have chose to mix with it. I am super excited and have drawn out about half the quilt so far on paper. I wish I could go and get started on it but I have work later tonight so meh! But I will have a few days to get started after I get off Monday morning. It is going to be so cute, it is in my head anyway so I hope it relates well to fabric once I am finished. YAY! I am excited. I will try and make it through my days of work dreaming of fairies and butterflies!!! :)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

A week of being busy doing nothing :S

It feels as if I have done nothing since getting off work Monday morning. I know I have done a fairly good bit, but since there was family here again and I had two days where I could not get to my sewing machine and I was so itching to, leads me to feel I have not done anything.

However this is what has been getting done!

I have just the lining to sew to the purse outer and the strap for the buttercup bag I am making from Made by Rae. So that will hopefully be done tonight when I wake up.

I have all the rows sewn together of the disappearing nine patch,just waiting to be ironed and then sewn together. I hope to lay it out later and get an overall look at it before I iron the seams so I know which way to iron each one.

I went to the local fabric store because I needed some black thread and magnetic snaps and of course ended up buying more than I needed. :) Here is a little picture.

See as I said it feels as I have done nothing, besides all that fun stuff like cooking, laundry and family time and sleeping. But not enough sewing. And back to work tomorrow night. But I am very thankful it is only 3 12 hours this time around. I was thinking overtime, but I can not imagine they deserve that after the past weekend! :P

In the works are a handmade item for a FQ swap I entered over at Flikr (yup, it seems I am addicted to Flikr, oh well)! That lime green zipper is for that little gift. Also going to try and start a plan for a doll quilt for the DQS7, hopefully it will be one that my partner will like and if not I still plan on making it so it will go somewhere. :) And of course I still have to quilt the Bright Bukeye Beauty. However, I am very apprehensive about it since I have no walking foot anymore, it got lost and I have yet to replace it. Now I have done free motion and I am ok at it, but I have also not done it for a long time. And I was really thinking because of the block design maybe it woud look better with more staright line quilting, so I at this point really have no idea if I should try the free motion and just do a large meandering or large loops, or what? (sigh) I had hoped to get it quilted on these days off but I do not want to do it and it look funky so it may again wait until my next set of days off after I have thought on it some more and I may order a walking foot offline somewhere. Anyadvice would be welcome.


Tuesday, July 21, 2009


I am now an official part of the doll quilt swap over at flikr. I am very excited. Here is a link to the blog the parents have made!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tiring Tusday and what all got done

Ugh is all I can say because I strained my back pretty good yesterday. I believe it was me basting that quilt on the floor after having already strained it at work with patients. :S SO yeh bad idea to try and baste on the floor. But the quilt is basted, lol. So what all did get done yesterday.

we had errands to run so I got to see Melissa and pick up the Avon I ordered and then after that we went and met with a mortgage broker. Which went well, missing a few pieces of paper but that will be taken care of tomorrow and then we should hopefully hear something within in a week. SO hopefully we will be house hunting for our FIRST home soon :) Very exciting.

I got my fabric from :) New yummies. Oh I also made Jes take me to storage to get some fabric but he only let me bring one bin, such a downer :P

I got all the nine patches cut up into their smaller counterparts to start re-piecing for the disappearing nine patch.

I got the bright buckeye beauty quilt basted. I normally baste a certain way but I was browsing and saw someones idea and thought I would give it a try. Now it is not that it did not work well, I just still prefer my way. I sadly do not remember where I was at but kudos to whom evers blog is was, there was still helpful advice in all I found and I know I bookmarked you.

And to mention it must be one of those days because I burnt my finger while cooking a bit ago :S!!! So now I am off to watch the new Friday the 13th.

Pictures to be posted next time around! :)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Mondays and what we are up to!

Oh work was rough last night, and I was so happy to get home this morning and take a shower and crash. But beyond that :) Here is what I am working on...

Disappearing Nine Patch

Here are the colors I am using, the bottom is a white with pink polka dots, kind of hard to see.

~Sewing the nine patches~

~Little pile to be ironed~

I just recently found this nine patch variation while surfing one day randomly. I really like the look of it. I found it at Ouilts and ATCS and decided to give it a go for a baby quilt. So far we just have the nine patches cut, strip pieced, cut again and sewn and I hope to get back to ironing them here in a bit. Will of course keep you updated.

I also however have a hard time doing just one thing at a time, and I also can not post all the things I am working on but I will share this. I found this purse pattern at Made By Rae and am going to give it a go in some fabrics I have left over, one is the black from the skirt I made for Kayla and the other is a black on grey toile fabric I have had for years! Heres a pic of the two, kinda blurry it looks but I think it is just because I have not ironed the toile yet.

SO that is it for Monday, although now it has rolled over in too Tuesday am :S :P

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Back to Work...

Well I return to work tomorrow night for my normal 3 nights of 12's. I hope they go smoothly and we have plenty of coverage. We have had a light load of patients the past 3 weeks so I know now that will change. But all will be ok! :)

I did not get as much as I had hoped done the past few days, I had an appointment for a pelvic ultrasound (yes both kinds :S). Those went well though and the doctor has already called to let me know it all looks well. So we are going to try birth control for a few months to see if that will help with my irregular lady friend. SO it is good to know all is well in the lady land! We also had family up and did some house cleaning and yard work, along with all the nail painting, make up and hair doing I did! :)

But I did get a skirt done for Kayla and she is happy with it. There were a few things I did not like about it but that is always how it seems to go when you are the sewer! At least for me. SO here are a few snap shots. Mind the god hair, fan and doggie (baby) gate. :P

No she does not plan on wearing that shirt, I made her get out of her PJS to take the picture. :)

and a close up of the bottom

Back Slit

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and stay safe!!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Bright Scrap Quilt almost ready for quilting

I used left over fabrics from a triple set of Freddie's House quilts I made a few years back for my nieces for Christmas. The pattern is Buckeye Beauty, courtesy of Marcia Hohn. Here is a picture I took after the top was pieced and the final borders I chose.

Here we are after getting all the border on and using a few of the left over blocks I ended up with (so bad with calculations, I am). I will be using the same blue border fabric for binding, I feel that will make a nice finish. I am still however at this moment unsure how I feel about the finished top to this point. I am not sure I should not have gone with a more traditional border layout and I had some wonky blocks due to sleep deprivation and impatient during cutting, :P.

Monday, June 29, 2009

And now...

A new journey always I guess. That is a good thing though, right?

After discovering that the school I have been attending and paying a crazy amount for is not accredited, well they are but they are owned by those who accredit them, yeh fishy, and none of the credits will transfer to ANY other school, so with all that and more I have decided to not go back. I feel really good about this decision. I feel a fair bit frustrated about the $6300 I have already invested but that was a choice I made and have to live with, which will be ok. I just know that in the end $60000 will not be worth it. I already have been sewing for 11 years and have a lot of knowledge,I just have to motivate myself to get where I want to go without a shody degree I have paid way too much that no one respects. During the last 6 months I have been going I have learned little that I did not already know, excpet that one of the major instructors is very disorganised, gossips too much and sometimes very confused, :P. But so with that said. I am excited to have a little less stress on that end and more time to spend sewing and creating as opposed to doing homework.

I still have an internal struggle with the lack of having a bachlors in anything but as my mom said that must have been installed when I was younger from my dad, thinking I can not be a success without a degree. I logically know that is not the case. So I am trying to force that in my thick skull!

I just hope I can motivate myself enough :)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Monday Monday :)

Although it is 11 pm so almost to Tuesday :)

I had been dealing with a difficult person at work as of recent and still being the newest person makes it a tad bit difficult to filter through everyone's personalities etc. And since I am a hard person to get to know and normally the observer, my personality does not always show through, which in ways I think is good. But anyway rambling. So I was googling ways to difficult people and I particular likes this blurb on it. Sadly I do not remember where I found it so I apologize for not being able to cite that.


Management gurus and executives are constantly ranting about the importance of commitment, passion and giving all you have to a job. That is good advice when your bosses and peers treat you with dignity. But if you work with people who treat you like dirt, they have not earned your passion and commitment.



Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Well I figured I would try and update since I invited some new friends to the space. However I have barely anything here but me yammering on :P what's new, eh? I wish I had more pics to post, I need to work on that. I have done a few projects for school I need to take pictures of but again have yet to do that, and I just finished a bag but eh I am not that happy with it, as much as I had hoped to be. And I started a bright scrappy quilt. So anyway, I shall try and get those done once my final is over tomorrow and have a break from school next week.


Friday, May 22, 2009

And to where...

Well did not get some of the best news today. It seems to take such little to get into a spot and SO much to get out of it. Trying so hard to get out of the current mess, ugh, so difficult it seems we will never get to an end. (sigh) anyway! We will get there, it just seems so far away and so hard to get to. I just worry it will never happen. It seems I have been trying to get it back on track for years now. What will make it all work now, lol. Eh things are different and we will get there. Anyway, enough of all that. :)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Today and everyday I am thankful for those that love me and support me unconditionally!

Friday, April 24, 2009

and the little frustrations...

Well to say the least my week has been a bit full. My grandmother went into the hospital due to a broke hip. She has succesful surgery and is in rehab now though. So good news indeed!

My laptop lost its ability to boot, which caused me to have to reformat it all, which caused me to lose my English paper, which I had to rewrite! Yeh frustration major. Plus you can not imagine the time it takes to put WOW back on a silly pc! But all back on now and English paper rewrote and turned in. AND saved on the external hard drive. So I must remember to save everything on that hard drive from now on!

I had a kinda blue feeling last night which creeped into greater strength after English class and I got my home work back. I did OK, but again ok is not good enough. So I really wish there was a way I could become better at not being so wanting to be perfect at all things and beating mself up emotionally and mentally when this does not happen. To bad I can not strive for perfection in the manner of being unperfect, HUH!

So this lead me to do pretty much nothing but fal asleep watching a film on the couch. So low and behold when I wokr up this am, I checked my email! Well, my new job that I have been working on since last Novemeber, yehte govt is indeed slow BUT when they are ready tey are ready. So they send me an email telling me I start MONDAY, sheesh! Thanks for the heads up I get to give my current job huh! I feel guilty r giving such little notice but that just the way it is. I feel unready to commit myself to a full time real job (I work for an agency now where I can dictate when I am available to work) because of school and how tired it seems I am because of what I am alreadydoing. However the experience and the benifits and the money are all better. So that haas to be good. And we have goals we much reach in order to be able ot buy a house next year. I have to commit myself to that and taking this job is part of that! So I have to look forward positivly! I am hoping also if I am more set on a reglar schedule again and working harder (since my current job is cheese) that I will sleep better and be more active, thus making me not as tired as I have been. Since it is a drained feeling, not really physical tiredness. So let us hope so!


Today and everyday I am thankful to have a supportive husband who is understanding, positive beyond all things and accepting of who I am, especially when Iam evil!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Today and everyday I am thankful that I have survived all my years of driving!!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


I wanted to put what I was thankful for today. That was indeed my main purpose during the week when I made time to blog again. And I still will at the end though I guess. Since I let someones words anger me. But how can you honestly just leave with no explanation and then have the nerve to ask how someone might be. Well let me see, since you did not even have the guts to be an adult and say hey were leaving for whatever your reason, then hmm I am thinking ye, you are not really worth my time. SO sadly that would indeed also me becoming angry is wasteful but it is human, bleh. But you can not owe someone money for one and two know they at least think you will be paying rent etc, then just leave while they are at work and think they will not become angry. Also you can not really think you are right in this. FIne you were unhappy or stressed, well oh waaa, were you the one working, going ot school and paying the majority of the bills and then some for a year, OH no you werent, you were th eone who all the sudden finally started helping and then just decides to be immature and not very nice, and run out. So do not say well were friends and I wonder how you are, or well yeh it was stressful so I didn't know what to do. BULLLPOOO, spare me the fact that you are trying to make yourself feel less guilty for just being a bad friend and well basically bad person in such a situation of being irresponsibly. OK! And yes I was stressed out and yes it was a lot to do with you, but did i put it on you or blame you to you, why no I did not. I made sure we all ate, and had water an electricity and never made aware the fact that obviously is now true aware that you will never be more than you are but living off my tax money for a feigned reason of bs health reasons because you just do not want to work. SO yeh we are way better off. However yeh I still get mad about because you had no right to be stressful because wtf were you doing all day, not much huh. GO to work, and school then and hey add on your job sucks and is stressful and then let all your money you work for go to paying for food for someone who does not work, does not want to make a difference always, thinks they are the center of it is all me I am the only one who gets upset unfairness etc blah blah blah, yeh then maybe you would have the right to just walk out, well no you still would not because it would be wrong. But maybe you get my point, bleh. Whatever yeh I was pissed and yeh the mention still irks me. I have to however from this point on let it go indeed. Because we are better off and then some. SO yeh!

SO on that note. Thank you one for letting me rant for a moment although I wish I did not have to feel that way or make it so apparent to you all.

Today I am thankful for being a responsible woman who wants to better her life and does not blame others for that which has befallen me.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

SO far...

Well I find it very hard to compress all the things I want to do with all the things I must do, into the amount of time I have. HA HA, I am sure it goes like that for many. :) However since my first set of classes have concluded and I find myself with a tad of time for myself, I wanted to update at least. Classes went OK BTW, I have a B in one class and am still waiting on the final say in the other class since I just took the final last night. I should have an A but a B at the least. So that fares well so far. I must just congratulate myself on those grades and move on and not think of all the things I wish I had done and should have done and etc. Very hard to do, however. Practice is key though! :D

Other good news is life is rather free and relaxing with many issues now out of my way and those issues having taken care of themselves. Sadly it only proved things I wish I had not been right about, but that is OK. Jes and I are better off and people always prove who they truly are in the end. So with that said, that is it!

Better awesome news. I am getting married...yes poor fellow :) But Jes and I are getting married on April 1st! Yes laugh if you must! :D But we are both very excited and I have found a very nice lady who is an interdenominational blah blah whatever to do it. She runs a local store which is super cool. I believe she herself is pagan, so it suits us both well.

Beyond that nothing else new is going on. I hope all finds you all well! :D oh and watch out for buses :D

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

On the journey

I have decided it is indeed time to let go of my old blog and move into another. Honestly I am not sure I want to delete it, but we shall see. However, moving into my thirties, continuing my education, working on a better me. Well all of that needs newness and to let go of all the things that have haunted me in my past. The things that have made me, shaken me, etc. All these things that of course have made me whom I am, which I am very thankful for, but not things I need to continue holding onto. :) SO here were are moving forth with out journey, which I am ever so excited about and I am in control! :D So I hope you stay in tuned, and please share your thoughts on how you are doing in your own journey in life.