A-Okay!

Alright!  Things have slowly been making progress over here!

I went back to the doctor on Tuesday and got the all clear, and she told me that my “spacey feeling” will go away soon, and it’s just a side effect of having a fever for four days.  I can understand that. 😀  What I’d like anyone to take away from this is that if you get a tick bite and it grows larger than what looks normal for a bug bite on you, go to the doctor ASAP.

My middle sister moved back home from Hawaii today!!!  -Okay, some people think it’s weird that I say middle sister.  What else am I supposed to say?  She’s not my eldest sister, she’s in the middle!-  I can’t wait to see her and my little niece and nephew the next time I get down there.  It’s hard watching family babies growing up through facebook.

So!  I have been doing some sewing.  I’m literally 3-4 steps away from finishing my sister’s quilted bag.  It’s going to be so cute!  I have got to get this finished by Saturday so I can take it to my guild meeting for show and tell!!!!!  I LOVE SHOW AND TELL!!! 😀  I’ve been sending my sister sneak peek pictures so that she can see, and the responses have typically been “OMG IT’S BEES!!!!” or “squee!!!!” so that’s good. 🙂  I also have a bag that I need to have finished and ready to go by next Friday (holy crap!), so I’m about to get really busy making up for lost time!  I also really need to get some new things in my shop soon.  I got all that cute pink fabric and I have barely done anything with it so far.

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Can we talk about this weather?  Just for a minute?  I have two fans going in my office to keep it cool, because our building is really old and the a/c just isn’t what it used to be.  Also, we got an email that asked us to keep our blinds at a 45 degree angle or less to keep the sunlight out…yea this is just completely silly and I can’t make this up.  (How am I supposed to see birds doing stupid bird things outside?)  So the past two days I’ve worn a skirt to work.

“It’s too hot for pants!!!”

My husband loves this.  He thinks I need to wear more girly things and just be more girly.  I think I’m plenty girly, but whatevs.  It just has been too hot for pants.  He also knows my disdain for shorts, (BECAUSE THEY’RE THE WORST!) so he’s just over the moon over there, while I’m just trying to deal with the heat.  Don’t get me wrong, I love warm weather, but, hey, this isn’t supposed to be here for like, 2-3 weeks.  Maybe I can use this heat to my advantage, and have an excuse to sew myself a new cute skirt? 😀

I hope everyone’s had a much better few weeks than I have!  Not boiling up with fever or with heat wave.

Until next time, happy sewing!!

Friendly Sewing

No danger here! 😀

So this past week I’ve been working on some projects.  Still not finishing up my rainbow quilt, or even the big brown ugly quilt….just little things instead!  I’ve basically got my fingers in my ears going “NANANANANNANANANANANA!” when it comes to finishing my big quilts.  How….sad.  I’ll get around to it, don’t worry.  I always end up back around.

I posted on instagram this wallet that I made from a pattern I found on BurdaStyle and I really wanted to make another one to practice.  Lucky for me my friend Meghan really liked it so I decided well I’m just going to make one for her!  And I did!  I am very happy with the second effort.  I can only post a black and white picture because it’s a secret!  I mean she knows about it, and it’s in the mail…and I only took a black and white picture…but the colors and things are secret! 😀

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My sister…yes that one that never reads my blog…liked my bag I made for myself so much that she sent me some fabric to make one for her.  Oh man, y’all.  It’s so pretty. Like hard to cut up pretty.  And it’s BEES!  CUTE LITTLE BEES! *screams and squeals of joy!*  (I really love bees….)

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BEES!!!!! Fancy bees!

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THEY’RE BEE HIVES OMG!

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It hurt me to cut them up they’re so cute and pretty.

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but I sewed them back together so it’s okay.

So I’ve been working on that.  I really should have gotten it done this weekend what it being 3 days and all…but I did not.  We looked at a house on Friday that was kind of out there and I got bitten!  By TICKS!  MORE THAN ONE!  Yea, so I’ve been an itchy mess, but I did get some of the sewing done.  Probably…have it done this weekend.  Hopefully….maybe.  I’m really just hoping that these bites are just itchy and not some disease.  The last thing I need is some tick disease.  Or any disease for that matter.  So now I have a doctor’s appointment on Thursday…which is postponing the sewing.  Stupid ticks. -_-

Anyhow!  I hope everyone is having a lovely tick bite free week!

Until next time!  Happy sewing!

Earth Day week!

*NOTE*

Just for Earth Day, and just in time for Mother’s day!  I have added a 20% off coupon in my shop!  Use the key word KeepItGreen at checkout!  It’s good through the end of this month!


 

First, I would like to discuss Saturday.  This was my plan:

  1. Drop rings at jeweler
  2. Quilt guild – awesome paper piecing!
  3. Hair cut
  4. Pick up rings

This is what actually happened:

  1. Dropped rings off
  2. Car battery is dead (Completely out of the blue, mind you!)
  3. Trip to Auto Zone to discover my battery has to be replaced going through the wheel base
  4. Sitting at Midas for about 3 or 4 hours (Saturday is the worst at Midas)

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    This guy….

  5. Mexican food
  6. Picked up rings
  7. Hair cut

The girl who cut my hair pointed out that I have a gray “patch” of hair.  A PATCH.  I mean, at least I got the Mexican food or I would have just completely lost it.  Plus my rings look all shiny and new again, so…the whole day wasn’t lost.

So Pretty :D So Shiny!!

So Pretty 😀 So Shiny!!

So I went home and finished up the bag I was making for my husband’s aunt, and I forgot to even take a picture of it!!!  WHAT WAS I THINKING?! 😯  It looks really great.  It is kind of a combo of the jelly roll bag and the postage stamp bag.  I really am kicking myself over not taking a picture though.  It was super cute.  Also, Aunt Nancy really liked it, which is what’s important.

Easter  has really put me into a funk, because the neighbor kid had thrown an egg into our yard, and then Al ate it…and has been sick to his stomach ever since.  I’m really hoping that it’s out of his system by now.  I hate it when he’s sick. 😦

upset tummy for days....maybe it's the laundry?

upset tummy for days….maybe it’s the laundry?

*UPDATE* Al seems to be over his upset stomach 😀

Okay so Earth day!  I really like Earth Day.  I wouldn’t say I’m a hippie, but I do like flowers, trees, and especially bees.  Of all of the insects, bees are the most obviously useful, so they are my favorite.  I can very easily say that Bee Movie is one of my favorite of the newer kids movies (and, hello, Jerry Seinfeld, who doesn’t love Jerry?  And Ray Liotta Honey?!?!  YES!).  Plus they’re so cute, I mean look at them, fat little bodies, not ashamed to wear stripes.  They dance around like no one is watching.  So brave.  Without bees, we don’t have anything really, so in my eyes, Earth Day is kind of like Bee Day. Thinking bee!  Thinking bee!

THINKING BEE!!

THINKING BEE!!

Also, bees don’t sting you for no reason, like wasps, A.K.A. death flies.  I went home at lunch to check on Al, took him outside, and OUT OF NO WHERE THIS DEATH FLY STUNG ME!  Okay, I’m not dead, so that is a plus, but I don’t know if I’m allergic or anything.  My dad is supposedly deathly allergic to yellow jackets, but I don’t know if that is true 😕 …all I know is this hurt like the dickens, burned, felt like little needles going up my arm!!!  It was just as awful as I remember the last time was, except on my arm and not in my pants leg unidentified and ten times more scary.  Day two it’s still pretty swollen and sore, and itchy, but I think I’m going to make it to at least Cinco de Mayo.  Let’s not give these awful death flies any more attention than they deserve.

No sting vs sting

No sting vs sting

Anyhow….I am planning on doing a little paper piecing of my own.  I found the cutest little hexagon bee.  YES, BEES AGAIN! 😀  So I’m going to give that an effort.  I’ve watched about a million YouTube videos on how to paper piece, so I’m going to just suck it up and try it.  Please, wish me luck.

 

This is blown up 200% I figured the bigger the easier...right?

This is blown up 200% I figured the bigger the easier…right?

Until  next time!  Stay away from wasps!  And happy sewing!

P.S.

Finished last night! :D

Finished last night! 😀  I trimmed it kind of…wonky but hey, first shot!