Thursday, May 5, 2016
So with all the crap going on these days I needed something mindless to do. I wasn't really in the mood to start something new and reading just wasn't cutting it so much. So I went through all the stuff I had started already and while I was doing this my Kris asked about a quilt I started backin 2014. It was sort of an experiment really. I had quickly read on how to make a circle quilt and then tried it on my own with out the directions. Of course the original size was a lap quilt and being me I made it much bigger - twin size.
Basically I took scraps of Christmas fabric I had bought for practically nothing and used them to make this quilt. I thought it was a great idea. Thing is I have God only knows how many circles (of course I thought the more the merrier so I used all the scraps) that then had to be hand sewn to the top fabric. That's where iI was at a few sewn down before the whole thing got put away. I figured why not, at least I would have a few more sewn down. Well about 2 weeks later ( I worked on it in spurts) all of those blasted circles were sewn down.
I then made the quilt sandwich -backing fabric and fluff. Layer it all out and pinned it all together nice nice.
It sat for a week and last night I started 5 down many many more to go.
Saturday, April 16, 2016
I have arrhythmia. It's gotten worse since I found out 2.5 years ago. So new cardiologist whole battery of tests. Including this lovely monitor. 3 weeks of ekg monitoring. Thing is the little computer has my baseline so anytime it registers something abnormal it records and sends it to the monitoring place. Thing is it beeps when it records and honestly if every beep means something wrong it's freaking scary. Any way 2 more weeks to go lots of blood to be taken and a Sonogram and the best a stress test!!(sarcasm)
So very slowly I have made a few things
4 pairs of pj/ lounge pants. Yes only three are pictured. Missed MJs camouflage ones
It's a needle minder. There's a magnet inside that hold the needle for you.
Also when we bought our couch about 9 months ago it came with pillows that all managed to all fall apart
So I made new pillow forms for all four
Now I can change the pillow covers. Right now I made these
All together it cost maybe $20 to redo all 4. One pillow form costs more then that. Love when that happens.
Sadly that is all I have creatively made since who know when. But I am slowly making and hopefully The Doc can get my heart behaves I am sure I will feel way better.
Saturday, February 20, 2016
On February 20.
Which is causing slight cases of spring fever throughout the family
This was the scene two weeks ago
16.5 inches of snow with blizzard conditions
Humans have seriously screwed the planet.
Not much has gone on here other then the normal chaos. Crafting pretty much has been at a stop since the blizzard. Kinda in the doldrums. I've been reading, a lot of reading. I know I normally go through episodes of wanting to do different things. Usually I try to fight it but I've learned that it's just easier to go with the flow. I forgot how much I love to read and seriously have be reading for hours a day
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
crazy here as usual. So lets see what has happened lately
Sewing. For me more Pj pants. For Code and Mj (i did manage to cut a pair for me out now I just need to sew them) Need to take pictures of the finished ones.
Kris made a pair for herself with just the barest of help. Need to get a picture of those too
Ang was practicing sewing. My Ang is a boarderline perfectionist with little patience so it was interesting day for her. Dillon is just eating as usual. :)
We got a little bit of snow that Mj got to play in and made his first snowman. its about 7 inches tall
Finished a hat that was too small for me and was quickly claimed by Kris.
Which she then used in the Blizzard. She helped shovel and of course play in. Mj is enjoying the snow very very much. We got 16-18 inches. Hard to tell exactly with all the wind blowing it everywhere.
Mjs first snow angel
Other then that just normal chaotic life. I did start the hat again in a slightly bigger size. Its not knitted in the normal way hence you cant really try it on as you go to see if it will fit. Worse case Ang gets a new hat.
Lucky me woke up today with something funky going on in my chest (YEAH!) hopefully it does not become bronchitis. So rest fluids and maybe a little knitting is on the menu for today.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
A few days ago I was consoling my oldest daughter because David Bowie died. (I showed her Labyrinth and that was a gateway to his music)
Today I found out Alan Rickman died and now I have to be there for my other daughter because she loves Harry Potter and he was absolutely amazing at playing Snape. I also had a huge crush on him in Robinhood :).
Both were amazing at what they did and it's sad to see the go. Thankfully their legacies will live on. One good thing about the digital age I guess
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Mj asked for it when he saw the pattern. It worked up quick and yes Mousie is blue. Sadly Mousie is already missing (I suspect a certain kitten)
Speaking of Mj