Friday, June 11, 2021

Hanging out with friends

 Good morning, happy Friday!

I started my morning by calling a collections company that keeps calling my work number. I'm like you're calling a business with like 30 people, any idea who you really want? The guy was super rude. Sheesh just trying to help you out since it's not MY debt. He told me the name of the person and they have never worked there so I have no idea why they had our number. I've been in that office for 15 years. Unless it was like an intern that only worked there for a little bit and didn't stick in my brain.

Anyhow! I finished the last of my these bird panel tote bags yesterday

After work Trevor and I went over to my friend Carolyn's again to hang out, have dinner and the kids swam. We had a bit of a cooler week so us old ladies didn't swim.

Carolyn and her puppy Daisy, she is such a cute little dog.

Dee and Daniel, he wanted to go back in the water, he is such a water baby.

All the kids in the hot tub and Daisy checking out Daniel.

We stayed until after 9:30 and Trevor drove us home. I was so tired and fell asleep quick but of course woke up some time in the early morning for awhile and then laid there dozing off and on.

Nothing exciting going on for work today. I'm going to meet my friend for lunch in Ceres. She is here visiting from Texas!

That is all my weekend plans haha. Should be a relaxing weekend (hopefully).

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Sewing Tote Bags

Happy almost Friday!

I've been having fun making these tote bags out of the bird and flower panels. 

I have one more to make out of these. There is a butterfly set also but I'm putting those in with my butterfly fabrics for when I get there.

Loved this picture I stole from somewhere. I was feeling pretty down for most of yesterday but sewing is a nice mental break from other stuff.

Today I'm supposed to go over to my friend's house again after work. I don't think it is warm enough to go swimming but we'll see. I have to figure out where I put my swim suit after last week haha. My house is a mess but I spend all my time in my little office/sewing room. I need to do some cleaning up soon but I am going to make the boys clean too. Not feeling like being the maid!

Trevor stayed home today and left a bit ago to go mow his grandma's yard. She doesn't have much grass so it will probably take him longer to drive over there than to do the actual mowing.

Hope you all have a great day!

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Sewing, Working, Babies and Graduates

Hello! Happy Hump Day!
I worked in the office yesterday so never got around to blogging.

Monday night I got all my owl stuff finished up and even put in my Etsy shop. My Etsy shop is dead dead dead. Almost thinking about not even having it. It is a lot of work to list stuff on there. Easier to just set up for a booth sale and sell that way.

The gal that does a lot of the shows I do has been doing some shows in Reno. Reno is like three hours away from here. They do Saturday & Sunday which is a lot but if it was turned into a little mini vacation... thinking it might be kind of fun.

Pretty sure scrappy keychains are my favorite thing to make besides string quilt blocks.

Look at this cutie pie, he is 8 months old now! Jess planted sunflower seeds all along the front and side of the cabin and they look amazing. So much fun. 

My dog just barked and my eye twitched. I swear their barking drives me nuts. One good thing about working in the office.

When I got home yesterday someone had been making a mess with my fabrics. Pretty sure this is Tina doing this.

I'm in to the "bird" section of my fabrics. I have quite a few panels. Here is the first one to work on. I asked my Facebook friends what I should make with these and tote bags won.

Here is the first one in progress that I was working on last night. I am going to do a flower on one side and bird on the other. The other side is put together just have to do the "quilting" that I did on this side.

My nephew Tony graduated yesterday. I watched it live on You Tube. I have to say I kind of like how everything is streaming now. You can participate without having to deal with driving there, crowds, etc. Although people were so stupid in the comments that kept scrolling through. I pretty much just listened until they got close to his name though.

I love how all the 18 year olds giving speech give advice about how to go out and live their lives. Ohhh if only you knew haha.

I kind of cracked myself up when I looked down before bed last night. Anyone else have this situation when they are done sewing for the night?

Today is the last application ranking deadline of the fiscal year (we start over October 1st) which usually would mean all kinds of crazy for me but since they have changed the order of how things are done it's not really anything for me to do with it today.  Looks like they will pick who gets contracts on the 23rd. THEN I'll be busy again for a bit. Sounds like there won't be a whole lot of selections so maybe not even then.

Ok off to catch up on some reading I missed yesterday! Have a good day everyone!

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Monday, June 7, 2021

Busy Weekend

Hello Happy Monday! We made it through the busy weekend.

I finished up my flamingo fabric projects I was working on. I've been trying to "sew my stash".

A bunch of zip bags

some keychains

and some mug cozies (a couple of these were already made up but I took new pictures for Etsy)

I finally dug out the little AC thing my mom bought me last year. It works really well! you can charge it up and then use it without it being plugged in. Seems to work for a couple hours on the charge.

Saturday we went over to my brothers for a little graduation party for my nephew Tony. He actually has today and tomorrow for school still and graduates tomorrow. BUT basically done. He got recruited to play baseball for a Cabrillo college near Santa Cruz so he'll be going there in the fall. I feel so bad that I have never went to see him play since he was tiny but no one ever gives me a schedule and then next thing I know he's all grown up.

I finally got to meet my newest niece Stella. She is so tiny! Her big sister Adrian is holding her here.

Sunday was our 28th anniversary!  We just went to dinner since we hadn't made any plans and I didn't feel like sitting in the car all day to spend an hour at the beach or something. 

This was the "Hungry roll"

Philadelphia roll

and the Samari Roll. Then we rolled back home haha. 

Next I'm working on some owl fabrics. Most of these I had already cut into zip bag size so that's what they will be. I am going to make a couple mug cozies out of the gray one. The rest already had cozies made out of them. Last night I got them all ready to fuse the batting and then sew up.

I spent some time working on adding my newest items to Etsy Shop yesterday too. 
I am going to go into the office tomorrow since I hardly have anything to do for work at home. More work makes the work day go by faster! 


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Saturday, June 5, 2021

Swimming Day

Yesterday we spent the day at my friend Carolyn's house. Both my girls came to swim and the baby :)
 This is the first time my 2 friends and I have hung out together since Jessica's baby shower, so it has been 8 months.

The baby loves the water

My friends finally got to meet him in person

Dee's boys and Carolyn's granddaughter in the hottub

Her backyard was so nice to hang out in, made me want to work on my backyard mess haha

Carolyn's husband ordered us an ice cream cake from Cold Stone to celebrate our missed birthdays. So funny

I'm dragging today, so tired. They are having a little thing for my nephew Tony's graduation so need to get ready soon to go to that. 

Life is starting to get back to normal finally. Soon we'll be busy all the time again!


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Friday, June 4, 2021


Good morning! Happy Friday!
I have the day off today to go swimming over at my friend's house later. I should have just taken 1/2 a day off but I had already requested it off before I realized they didn't want to do anything until 1 ish.  Oh well guess I'll bum around the house BY MYSELF. Trevor went to work with Scott again today so it is just me and the animals.

I went into work yesterday and did some file maintenance and letters. Still have some more to do for the latest contracts so I am going to go into work one day next week. I need to go back to going in like once a week or so. Honestly I'm kind of looking forward to going back to work in the office. Being at home is nice but after awhile the whole day just feels like a work day. You don't really get that transition of work to home life. Although I might change my schedule once we do go back since I don't have to get up to get the kids to the bus anymore.

After work I finished up the rest of the bee themed bags I was working on.

Then I made the masks Melissa wanted. I have made 1704 masks. I wonder if these will be the last? At work the people in the other department were not wearing masks. We have got mixed emails about if we have to or don't have to wear masks in the office. My boss said to be on the side of caution we should just wear them so I did when I was walking around (don't have to wear them when working in a room by yourself).

I am going to work on my "bird" themed fabrics now. Holy Moly I have a lot of bird fabrics. I decided to start with the flamingos first. I think I am going to make a couple mug cozies with the smaller prints, probably some zip bags out of the prints I don't have stocked already and maybe some mug rugs. I don't want to make too many things that are different from what I have in my craft booth since I know that things sell better if I have a lot of the same item but in different fabrics. That beings said I do get tired of making the same things lol. The 2 blue prints in the middle are pretty large so I might make something different with those.  We shall see! I don't have much yardage of any of them so whatever I make will be on the smaller side.

As usual I had my little helper supervising. 

Have a good weekend everyone!


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Thursday, June 3, 2021

Too Cute

Hello I made it into work today. Going to do a lot of printing and filing. Joy Joy.

Last night I finished a few "bee" fabric bags. I have I think 4 more almost done but I got too tired to finish them (at like 9:30pm lol).

I got another new iron from Amazon.

Hopefully it lasts awhile. The cats like to throw them on the floor. This poor one is in the trash now. It actually still worked but probably not too safe haha.

Tina has been enjoying her box our Chinese take out came in. She's so cute I can't be mad at her for throwing the iron on the floor ;)

That's all I've got for today, have a good one!


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