Yipee!

Apparently I needed some serious sleep, because I went to bed at 8pm last night and mostly slept the whole night!  I’ve been feeling a little crabby and had no motivation at all, but now!  Now I can take on THE WHOLE WORLD!  Okay, maybe just parts…fluffy parts.

I’m leaving after work to drive 4 hours to my parent’s house.  It’ll be nice.  I haven’t been down there since April and I’m hoping it’s not too much of an inferno.  I only have the plans of going to my nephew’s birthday party, and hopefully get some of my favorite local fast food.  I also want to hit up the thrift store and get some sports t-shirts on the super cheap so I can try to make this shirt scarf I saw.

I actually hate going to the thrift store, because it always smells like mildew and dust.  Everything in there feels dirty, and I feel like I might pass out from the smell.  I’m willing to take the risk to get some cheap shirts though.

I also need to stop by the fabric store while I’m down there to see if I can get some fabric for a little less than it is up here.  I feel like, in the big city of Nashville, they jack up the price on everything.  I just need some white cotton.  Is that so much to ask for?!  I also want to see if I can get some camo things, because one of my friend’s, who have been trying to have a baby for years, is finally pregnant!  She’s so excited, and I want to make her a little something special.

So depending on whether or not I stay the whole weekend or come back tomorrow afternoon will dictate whether or not I get any sewing done this weekend.  I want to, trust me.  I know that if I finish that chevron quilt top OR finish quilting that big brown monster, I’ll feel a huge burden lifted.  Last night would have been ideal sewing time, but I seriously needed some sleep.  My little helper has decided he needs to wake me up at least 2 hours before my alarm goes off…for about 2 weeks.  And my sweet husband doesn’t let me sleep in on the weekends.

The weather is looking very great!  I’m hoping to have a nice weekend and see my sister and nephew and niece and mommy…and even my dad.  Maybe, JUST MAYBE I’ll even see some friends!

Well I almost made it back to the quilt :)

I couldn’t help it.  I got a request for some comic book coasters and I had something to use this Captain America and Avengers fabric I’d bought, so that’s what I did instead.  I’ll get back to sewing on the quilts soon.  I may get some in tonight or tomorrow.  I’m going back home to see my family for a day or so, so I’ll be away from my sweet sewing room.  I will have you know when I walk in, those strips just waiting there, wanting to be sewn and make an entire quilt top, they haunt me!  They just look at me like hey…you were supposed to be done with us months ago!

But…little things distract me.  Here’s the coasters I made, and I think are totally awesome!

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Until next time!  Happy sewing!

The New and Improved Sewing Table!!!

A few weeks ago I ordered an extension table for my sewing machine.  Amazon said it would fit, and I mean, they can’t put lies on the internet, right?!  Wrong.  I got my extension table, so excited, then discovered it wouldn’t fit and returned it the very next day.  I was a little sad about it, expectedly.  So I tell my husband about my situation.

“What?  You should have just told me instead of wasting money on some crap.  I’ll make something for you!”

Three weeks later I was starting to wonder if he still remembered saying that.  Suddenly, on Friday night, he starts making out a list of things we’ll need to get at Home Depot the next morning so he can work on my table. Yipee!!!

So there we are, after fandangling the table out on the back deck, which was a lot harder than it should have been, he gets to work.

About seven hours later, I have a fantastic sewing table!!  And it’s just what I wanted!

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Giving Life

Well, I gave blood yesterday for the first time.  Any other time they came around I was either too small or I had just gotten over being sick or was on antibiotics or something.  But I did it!  And oh my GOD.  I got really, REALLY light-headed, then I was alright, then it was on and off, then any time I stood up I was really topply and somehow I managed to prep dinner and get it in the oven.  After dinner I decided a nap would do me good.  What was supposed to be 30 minutes turned into 3 hours.  My plans of sewing went out the window….but I had dreams about sewing!

Tonight I’m going to be all alone with my little helper, so maybe we’ll get the chevron top finished!  I’m hoping so anyway, I laid my two corners together just to see and I mean, besides the obvious size difference, they look so cool!!!  I’m also happy because my Instagram pictures have people asking me about my quilts.  Yippee!! *If you’re not already following me on there, my handle is sewfluffincute*

Anyhow, I’m off to make up for my woozy afternoon yesterday at work.  Until next time!!  Happy sewing!

Treating the Blahs

I didn’t die, I swear!  I’ve just been in a little bit of a funk lately.  I’m not sure what it is exactly, eating makes me feel more full than normal and I’ve been completely worn out.  (no, I AM NOT pregnant.)  I decided Saturday that maybe I was just getting a little stir crazy from only going to work and home, so I went to JoAnn’s.  To my surprise, the store is moving and they were having a sale.  I’m talking almost everything is 50% off sale.  I knew I didn’t need any fabric right now, but I did know that I wanted some thread…and maybe some scissors.  WHO DOESN’T NEED A NEW PAIR OF SCISSORS, AM I RIGHT!?? 😀

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I spent $58, so I saved almost as much as I spent. The only coupon I had was for 10% off the entire purchase. I feel like I made out like a bandit.

So there I was, just walking around, looking at thread…but then after I had a handful I decided yes, I did need a basket.  I got a lot…..A LOT of thread.  I’m just hoping that it pays out because I’ve gotten a great big spool of “fancy thread” before that wasn’t worth crap!  To it’s defense it could have been some sort of specialty thread and I was using it for a different purpose.  I also got a pin cushion that straps onto my wrist, which my  husband thought was funny and took hostage for a while.  I just happened to notice his wrist…and the little green and brown pillow that was strapped on it.

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Husband: You could have just made one of these!

I also got a big embroidery hoop which, I’m hoping to use and rig my machine into doing some free motion quilting and/or embroidery.  I know, big hopes. 😀

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Sew….we meet again…..

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helping with the decision process. “You don’t need to work on this one…”

I was hoping to rack up on some batting, but all that was left was by the yard, (there’s no way I was lugging that big roll over to the cutting table!) craft size and one or two crib sized.  Anyhow, all of that inspired me enough to go back into my sewing room at least for a little while.  I’ve made a few little coasters lately, hoping that would get me out of a funk, but it didn’t help much.  I decided to give the big brown quilt a break for a little while and go back to the chevron quilt.

I got another row sewn together and added to a corner.  I’m working with two separate corners right now, and there’s 3 rows left between them.  I’m feeling a little better today, and surely the gym will help out with this more, so hopefully I’ll get home and do some sewing, avoiding the lure of recorded tv.

Until next time!!  Happy sewing!

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This means business! And it’s evidence I did some sewing 😀