Thursday, March 4, 2021

Looking Green

 Good morning! Why isn't it Friday yet?

Yesterday I went into the office and spent the day printing and filing things. I feel less stressed about how much of that I need to do. Although I still have all the payments I've done in almost the last year to print and file. That's going to take a couple days I think. I need to put myself on the calendar for another office day.

We are supposed to be in a room by ourselves with the door closed. When I got to work someone else was in the room but she relocated and then like about 10 people walked through that room while I was in there. I'm like uh is this the same thing as being in a room by myself? Probably would have had less contact with people if I would have sat at my old desk.

It took me forever to get home since the freeway was not moving so I did not get on it. I was picking up dinner for us and had to backtrack, then I took a back road and kind of had a brain fart because I shouldn't have went the way I did because then I had to backtrack AGAIN. So here is the sun setting on my way home.

Last night I watched Murder Among The Mormons. A bit of a "who done it" story and I was surprised on who it was! There sure are some crazy people out there.

While I was watching/listening to that I finished off the "green" mug cozies. Some of these were already cut out in my "to do" box and some I cut out of small pieces I had stored in my cabinet. I had so much green in there it was taking over. Oh and a little bit of new St. Patty's fabric. Now to take some nice pics to add to my Etsy store (minus the Sports ones, I don't put those on there). 

I think I might work on some keychains next. I have a bunch of "green" ones that are started.

While I was at work yesterday I didn't do any regular work so I have a bit of that to catch up on today. Should keep my busy for a little bit! 

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Sad Movie and More

Yesterday after work I took the dogs for their 1/2 a mile walk and had to carry Snookie 1/4th of the way home. Such a diva. Then I went and met my friend and we walked down to the mail box so I could mail a couple packages and then she wanted to walk the "Island" which is more of a peninsula. I won't walk out there again the ground had been tilled and then left so it was so uneven and hard to walk on. Plus we were giving the poor geese a heart attack. They aren't used to people coming out there.

Picture is my neighbor's tree which is a pepper tree. They are enormous. I have seen them topped off several times over the years but they just come right back.

I watched 2 movies last night. The Most Hated Woman In America about the woman that got prayer banned from schools. Interesting move and don't want to give away the ending if you don't know it. True story.

And this one was a bit shocking since I didn't know the true story. Took me a bit by surprise.

Mug cozies are ready for their top stitching and buttons

I looked over and Rusty actually laid in the bed for a little bit. Look at Snookie she's like MOM!! He's in my bed!!! She went in with him for a little bit before he left again.

At work today, staff meeting through Teams. Joy! 98% of what we talk about has nothing to do with me so it is so boring. Just here to print things out and file. So far the printer is being slow as usual so not sure how much I'll actually get done.
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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Cats, Fabric, Sewing, Netflix, Repeat

Good morning! I have already spilled coffee on myself is that a warning on how today is going to go? I hope not haha. 

I went for a little walk after work yesterday. I took the dogs for their 1/2 mile walk (Snookie walked the whole way this time!) and then walked to the mail box and back. My hips were hurting so bad it was ridiculous. They have been hurting since Sunday but feel better today (so far). My friend was busy pulling carpet out so she didn't go. We are going to go after work today I think. It is so nice to have someone to walk with. Makes the time go by so much faster. I swear we never run out of stuff to talk about.

Here is the fabric I bought on Saturday, bunch of cute prints

Tina and Lucy both love this spot up on that box. Lucy is usually the one that is there but Tina beat her to it and I was just waiting for Lucy to give her the smack down here. Lucy is about 8 1/2 years old and the kittens are about 2. Wonder if we'll always call them the kittens haha.

I'm so glad I got a dog bed big enough for Rusty so everyone could sleep in it BUT Rusty. Snookie loves it. I was surprised that Lucy got in it too. 

Last night I pulled out all my green cut pieces of fabric and the St. Patrick's Day fabric I had to get some inspiration for something to work on. I decided to start with some mug cozies. I have a stack all cut out now just need to cut out the batting next. It's a bit late for those to go into my store but I can just put them in there for next year. Someone asked me if I was going to make masks out of it. How many masks do we need? 

Here is a picture of my rug. It looks like it has dirty spots in the pictures but it is kind of like a velour where you can change the color by running your hand over it. It doesn't seem quite so white in real life.

I watched this movie The White Tiger last night on Netflix. Holy crap. Good movie but you need to be able to read subtitles sometimes when they speak in another language (not the whole movie).  Definitely different and interesting.

I want to be like Tubby today and just lay around and be lazy. She's loving that the couches aren't covered up. I need to cover them up again before they get them all furry. They just come out for company haha.

Ok off to find something to do for work today. I got through all my emails yesterday and haven't got anything else to do for today. Going to have to make my own project I guess! Tomorrow I am going into work for the day so I'll be printing and filing all day. 


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Monday, March 1, 2021

Trevor's Birthday & Weekend Stuff

 Good morning, it's that dreaded Monday again. She sure comes around fast.

I spent the weekend mostly sewing with some shopping and Trevor's party mixed in (and a little cleaning of course)

Here are all the zip bags I got finished this weekend. I've been pecking away at a box of fabric I had cut into zip bag sizes a long time ago. A few months back I had went through and matched up all the zippers I had to fabrics that they went with so these are part of that round. Basically all ready to go just had to be sewn. I have another handful set up with zippers. Not sure if I'll work on those next or do something else since I'm kind of tired of them ;)

I watched a few movies! I think my favorites were The Founder and Molly's Game. Steve Jobs wasn't good at all, I didn't like the way they made that one. 

On Saturday my friend and I ate in a real restaurant! It was so amazingly good. We got the fajitas for 2. We split the left overs and there was enough for 2 more lunches (gave mine to Scott). We went to Joanns so I could use my coupon off the calendar I bought. I forgot to take a picture of the fabric I bought so I'll do that for another post. We went to Costco to finally order Melissa's contacts. She gave me her prescription forever ago and I had totally forgot about that. So got that done and bought a rug for the living room! It's so pretty. Now to do some little curtains I think. (I'll take a picture of the rug later)

Finally got that free table out. Down to the 2 plastic bins which are in my car for donation

And last but not least Trevor's birthday dinner. I look like an Oompa Loompa but hey if I ever lose weight again it will be a good before picture right? haha

Daniel was helping his dad who has been ill so he got there after the picture. That's my friend Cassi there too.

So weird not having any minor children anymore. I'm like I'm freeee but we all know that is not really true.

and of course the star of the show who was a little bit cranky for most of the night but had a good nap on Grandma :) He was all happy when it was time to go home haha. I think he was mostly just tired and probably a bit overwhelmed with all of us oooing and ahhhing over him ;)

Ok my boss worked on the weekend so I have an email full of stuff to work on today. Hope you all have a good day!

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Friday, February 26, 2021

More Organizing

Hello Happy Friday!! We started off the morning by having the internet out but I think it is good now. It went on and then off again for a bit there.

Yesterday I binge watched this show Ginny & Georgia. It's a bit teeny-bopper but I still thought it was good. Had some good mystery stuff added in.

So you all probably think I'm crazy I keep reorganizing this drawer. Yesterday I went through all my fabric on the top shelf of the tall book case and rerolled them onto smaller boards. A lot of them had just a bit of fabric on them so I couldn't really see them if I was just looking at the shelf. So I cut the boards down for most of them and the smaller pieces went into the drawer and the bigger pieces went on the shelf.

Some day soon I will paint that green wall back there. So the stuff on the top of the shelf has all been went through and cleaned up. I have a few things in the pink basket I need to list on Etsy (some felt stocking kits that are worth some $$) but I think I want to wait a bit closer to Christmas to list those. I think they sell for more then..

I am thinking maybe I'll get some kind of baskets/bins to put the fabrics in so I can just pull them out from the shelves.

Still need to go over the rest of the shelves too but I'll do that another day.

I was able to get back into the corner area by the closet and get to these 2 boxes that have not been rolled up on to boards yet. This is my project for today. Maybe I'll be able to get them all into one box and into the drawers.

I have like 2 work things to do so far today. That won't take long! I need to work on doing some house cleaning today and tomorrow. Trevor is still deciding what he wants for his birthday dinner on Sunday. I think there are some places we could probably go to eat at now, although I kind of like doing it at home now.  I have several friends who have got the 1st and 2nd doses of their vaccines. I think I'm still several rounds away. Are you going to get the vaccine? I'm hoping they don't find out it causes something harmful down the road since it was pushed through so fast but at the same time I'd like to be able to have a normal life and hug my friends. Time will tell I guess! 

Hope you all have a great weekend! I haven't sewn in almost a week, we'll see if I do any this weekend. I need to run to Joann's and use my February coupon from the calendar I bought ;)


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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Trouble Maker

Well my smart ass has got me in trouble again. I spent a lot of yesterday going through this big bag of lace I got from my neighbor and organizing it.

I went to put it on the group I've been selling on and WTF! I can't post or comment on anything.

So then I realized it was because I commented on someone's post. They had said "is it even worth selling stuff with the paypal fees?" I said yes just work it into your price. Someone comment to me that NO YOU CAN'T DO THAT. I was like why not what difference does it make. IT IS AGAINST THE RULES. And then I responded with a horror face emoji. Yeah so that caps call was a moderator. I guess they didn't like my comment haha. But really, any business person knows you have to work that all into your pricing. You can't sell something for fifty cents if you are going to get charged fifty cents for selling it so you'd sell it for at least a dollar so you are getting your fifty cents out of it.

So anyhow, had to find another group to sell the lace on and sold almost all of it to one person for $70. not too shabby for free stuff! I'm just about cleaned out of my misc stuff that I had to sell. Well on this side of the room anyways.

I pulled this picture up to show someone my Grandma's Pacer but I kind of feel like my neener neener is appropriate haha. 

In other news look how big my little munchy is getting! He is still just bottle fed (only 4 months old) but doesn't he look like he's ready to eat some waffles with mom and dad? They came over for a few minutes yesterday and ugh I can just eat him up, he's so cute! This is the first picture where I think he looks like Jess. Everyone always says he does but I could only see his dad.

When they came over she took the other car seat base so now Lucy lost her comfy spot. She is still sleeping on the blanket though.

It was so windy yesterday I never put out my free stuff. I think I'll wait until the weekend if it is nicer. I had to take a cold and sinus pill and some Advil yesterday my head was killing me. There was so much pressure in the air. My whole family was complaining so I know it wasn't just me.

Ok off to do some actual work today. Have a few emails in the que I've been saving up haha. The way we do things now is so backwards I have to sit and wait for them to pick people and THEN we have to make sure they have everything. Have a good day everyone!

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Cats and Cleaning

 This morning I woke up and realized my cat Lucy never came to bed. Usually she sleeps with me and usually ON me at some point. I went to check on her and she's still in the same spot as last night. I think she isn't giving this spot up because Tina likes it too. This is the baby's extra car seat base with my blanket my grandma made me on top. Perfect cat bed apparently haha.

Meanwhile here is Tina yesterday "helping". I swear between her and I we are the biggest clutzes around here. If there is something to knock over she has knocked it over and I dropped about 5000 things yesterday.

So I have made $200 off of misc sewing/crafting junk. Nothing was really big or of any significance but I have cleared quite a bit out! So nice to get stuff organized more too. Today I want to work on this huge bag of lace my neighbor gave me. It works nice to have everything measured out and put on a little card to list it.

I have a couple boxes of stuff to put out for free too so I need to get that table set up today. Anything left over will go to the Hospice Shop or Goodwill for donation.
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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Selling & Organizing

 Woo wee kind of on a whim yesterday I decided to put some random stuff in my sewing room on a sale/destash group on Facebook.

I have sold so much stuff! I love when that happens. Now if everyone pays it will be great.  I finally caught up on getting it all packed up and invoices sent so now I need to go back and do the shipping labels for the stuff people have paid for.

This is mostly just random stuff that I have picked up at thrift stores/marketplace sales/neighbors etc that came with OTHER stuff I actually wanted. So I of course now am like gathering more stuff to sell but first I need to get this other stuff going out the door.

So nice to clear stuff out and organize a bit more. Last night I was actually able to get into the closet area which has been barricaded with crap. Well part of the closet area, still working on that ;)

Tina was very helpful and knocked over my stuff like THREE times, huge messes. 

Most of the stuff I am getting rid of was actually from the other side of the room but now I had some empty boxes so I was going through stuff a bit more. Plus reorganized my shipping envelopes over there. I know this is a disaster. Still getting organized from bringing everything in here plus stuff from the shed over the last year. Getting closer slowly but surely!

Working on stuff to put out at the curb for free too, I need to go out and put up a table and get that going.

While I was working my light bulb in the room went out. I was like crap do I even have anymore light bulbs? Luckily there was some random bulb and when I put it in I was like OMG everything is a different color in here. Much better! I want to get a ceiling fan to put in here soon for when it starts heating up. 

Ok off to print some labels! Woooohoo plus this is like free money to buy more good stuff ;)

Hope you all have a great day!

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Monday, February 22, 2021

Weekend Recap-Animals Sewing & Netflix

 Good morning! It's Monday again ugh why can't we have  3 day weekends every week?

This is Trevor's last week of being 17 and my last week of having any minor children! Isn't that crazy? His birthday is Sunday. Not sure what he wants to have for dinner yet :)

Friday night I went for my walk by myself, stopped at Jessica's in the middle and got sucked into a movie they were watching and then walked home in the dark lol. Here is a picture of the river from the levee close to Jessica's house (my mom's cabin that she is renting)

I usually start my walks by taking the dogs around the block. Snookie keeps refusing to walk after a bit. This is her face while I'm carrying her. Smug little bitch!

She needs her nails trimmed. I got one foot done and went about my business and then I looked up and there was BLOOD EVERYWHERE. Apparently I cut one too short. I cannot believe how much blood came out. Poor thing I felt horrible. I'm probably just going to take her to the vet and have them cut the rest, they don't charge that much. She was super upset with me. Usually she is next to me like glue but she stayed in the other room and sat near Scott for the whole evening. This is the closest she got and took off when I talked to her. She forgave me by bedtime though ;)

Now that Buster is gone I can get a few things we couldn't have before. He loved to pee on things so I had to be really careful about what I left on the floor (I had him checked multiple times and he was just an asshole). Anyhow, I ordered the dogs a dog bed. I got the big one so Rusty could sleep in it. Rusty has not slept in it once yet. 

Tubby thought it was rather nice

and Snookie likes it! I think I will order another small one for her for my sewing room/office area

So that was probably a waste but maybe he'll decide he likes it later.

I was doing some cleaning and cleaned out a box of mostly fabric/vintage sheets I had in the shed. I found a pile of scraps in the bottom. I think these were left over from when I did my sister in law's baby shower all those years ago. So I had fun playing with those all weekend.

At first I was just going to make some 4 blocks with 2" squares but then I got that done and decided to start sewing them together (thinking I had enough to make something big enough). They are pretty all sewn together but it was too small to be anything other than a doll blanket. 

While I was debating if I really wanted to cut more squares I cleaned up the rest of the scraps I had on my table.

A few crumb blocks (will add these to my bag of crumb blocks that I have and then make something when I have a lot)

and then some 1" strips, look how cool they are when you put the same fabrics on the same lines. I might have to make some more strips and keep going with these, I really like them. 

and then I finally found all the fabrics that the scraps had come from with the exception of the pink gingham. All I had was a little bit bigger one so I just used that. I had to lay out the part I had done and then replicate the "design". It is now longer but needs to be wider so I will have to add to the sides. Crappy late night picture

I was on a Documentary kick on Netflix while I sewed. It was nice watching documentaries with music. 

I was never into Grateful Dead so this was interesting

Loved this one about Clive Davis. I had no idea who he was. Lots of great music in this one.

Who doesn't like Dolly Parton?

And ended last night with this one about Frank Sinatra. I had no idea about the stuff with Kennedy, him and the mob. Crazy!

I watched another movie too but lost my screen shot. "Big Miracle" with Drew Barrymore about some whales that got stuck in Alaska. That was a pretty good movie too.

ok Guess I should do some work now. Blah. Don't have a whole lot to work on at the moment but I guess I should do what I have haha. Have a good day everyone!
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