Friday, September 19, 2014

Finally Friday.

Have you ever had those Fridays where you get to work and the first 4 or 5 hours seem like about 10 and you keep looking at the clock and it is only like 9 AM. Forever. Then 9:10.. for like 30 minutes before it is finally 9:15?

Yeah, that was today.  I would have sworn I had worked for at least 5 hours and it was time for lunch but I looked at the clock and it was only 8 and I had only been there 2 hours.

This is going to be one of those rare complainy posts from me.  I am usually such a positive person but the last couple of days.  I tell you what.

Ever notice how certain people who you've known for years and years, or even if you've only known them a short time sometimes, don't really want anything to do with you if you are not in their social or hierarchical "sphere"?  Until they find out that you have a skill that they would like you to use on their behalf? 

Yeah that is really annoying. 

Without going into detail, I quoted them the highest price I would ever charge someone for a queen sized quilt and I'm sure they decided to go to Walmart and get a bed in a bag.  Crisis averted.  I would never make a quilt for someone who is bound to be as difficult as I'm sure this person would be.  I don't need the headache.

Also missing the little man, my grandson Korben.  I got to see him for about 5 minutes today, for the first time in weeks.  When we are not busy, the kids are busy and vice versa.  Hubby hasn't seen him in about 3 months. That pretty much (excuse my French) sucks, or bites or whatever you wanna say.  I do get to watch him this coming Wednesday for a while so the kids can go to the dentist so that gives me something to super look forward to.  I can hardly wait.  Hopefully hubby actually gets off at the time he is supposed to and he can get over there for a little while too.

The house right next to them is for sale.  WAY to much money for me to even dream about it, but I did anyway.  Of course our place is practically paid off now so it wouldn't really make sense, plus according to Zillow, and what I personally know about the neighborhood, they have it listed for about $40,000.00 to much.

Anyway.  Tomorrow we going to the State Fair.  Hopefully this weekend I can get some sewing done on the Memory quilt.  I really wanted to get it done by the end of September but that is looking like a far fetched idea, unless there is absolutely NO overtime this next week, but I looked at the weeks work for not only myself but everyone else and I am pretty sure we have overtime for the foreseeable future. 

Nice on my bank account, not so nice on my sewing machine.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Sometimes.....

..... I wonder about me!

So today I reserved and made the payment on a table space at the craft fair at work.

I figure between the three people who live here who do crafts that we can come up with enough stuff in the next two and a half months to sell at a craft fair.  Right?

If nothing else maybe it will motivate my daughter to start selling some of her bracelets.

I will get a few things done (after I finish the Memory Quilt) to sell also and hubby is a pretty crafty guy too so I'm sure he can make some stuff to sell.

Should be fun!  If nothing else it will be a family activity and get the kiddo out of the house.

In other news, no sewing happening around here.  Tomorrow is another day though.... even though I have to work a 10 hour day at work.  We'll see if my brain can take sewing when I get home.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Midmonth Check In

A week of vacation really cut into my plans, and today at work they sent the usual "overtime!!!" email, so that's gonna cut into sew time as well.

On the memory quilt, I need to piece 3 of the 8 blocks I still needed, then I need to embroider all 8, join them to the quilt body and then do the border/borders.  In my mind it is one very cool border about 12 inches wide.

I still have one paper pieced Stash Bee block to do.  Likely that will happen this evening, or at least part of it will.

I have 2 non-quilty finishes to report.  A prototype "utili"kilt.  By prototype I mean first one that is good for around the house wear.  No belt loops or pockets.  A learning kilt if you will.  He likes it well enough to wear it around the house and in the yard and such.  It is Khaki and I have enough fabric to make another one still.  And I made a black one which he wore almost all day yesterday, yes, to town when we went grocery shopping and everything!  I think it turned out really good and he loves it!





If I can manage to get enough accomplished through the week when I get home from work then I'll make the other Khaki one on Saturday, if not then he'll have to wait another week for it since I have to get the memory quilt done by the end of the month, or die trying!!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Vaycay, Day 2

Yesterday was the first official day of Vacation.  I spent the first part of the day getting started on my Stash Bee blocks.  3/4 of one done.  Even though the paper piecing is super easy, it is still paper piecing which means I am struggling. The blocks are going to be awesome though.  I'm making 2.

Then yesterday afternoon we ran around, dropping fliers for my hubby's new project at the music store. South Sound Acoustic Instrument Jam and Sing Alongs.  He also made some fliers for his coworkers upcoming Baby Shower so we had to drop those off. Then we had to go buy a ton of food so the two kidlings (they are 23 and 21 and one of them drives and has a car, but I'm Mom so... you know) wouldn't starve while we are gone.