Wednesday, September 22, 2021


Good morning, happy Wednesday! I woke up with a sinus type headache this morning but not really coughing. Go me! I used the nebulizer yesterday which made me feel all kinds of funky. I'm glad I waited until after work to do that.

Yesterday I got that big box of scraps I bought off someone ironed and wound onto my little cards. There are only a few pieces that were to small to do. Now I need to figure out where to put them haha. My drawer organizer is full. Must sew faster ;)

Stole this from Jess, they are so cute.

This is a drive by picture from when I went to get us some lunch yesterday. They are harvesting pumpkins down the road from us. There was a ton of cars so I couldn't just stop in the road and take a good picture. 

After I was done with those scrap fabrics I came across this little quilt top I had started way back in February.

I decided to turn it into a tote bag! I ended up finishing it late last night (again staying up too late haha). I love it so even if no one else does I'll just keep it for myself.

Inside is 3 pockets, 2 little and 1 big one. 

Today I think I will play with the extra squares I had in the bag and make them into zip bags. No scrap left behind ;) I have a few emails to do this morning. Everyone trying to shove stuff into 6 days left!

Tonight I'm planning on going to bingo with Melissa. Not sure if any of the other kids are going, I'll have to see if they want to go. Melissa is excited she has the evening off so we can go. This will be our first one since everything shut down. I missed the last couple weeks since we were sick.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021


Good morning it's another coughing morning. Hopefully this gets better soon. I might have to call and make a dr's appointment and see about getting some antibiotics soon if it doesn't. Kind of getting that bronchitis type feeling I always get after being sick.

Yesterday we got an email saying that they are projecting that we will all be back to work March 14, 2022 (and everyone will have to be vaccinated but we know how well that worked in my situation). That's kind of hilarious. Like why even bother by that point. Meanwhile my friend who works at a school wasn't even notified that the girl who sits next to her was positive for Covid. She said at this point the only reason they would quarantine is if they personally get it.  Kind of disgusting.

I stayed up late last night working on my keychains. I was like oh I'm almost done, then it was after 11:30 when I actually was. I was still wide awake in bed at like 1am and woke up around 6 and didn't fall back asleep. My body forgot how to sleep correctly apparently.

I still need to finish my "black" pile of keychains but I'm out of interfacing. I will probably run to Joanns at some point today. Part of me wants to go through and make up ALL the keychains I have started but that would be a lot lol. I'm sure I'll be sick of them after I finish the black pile.

After my last show I went through and cut off a bunch of keychains that I had had for a long time and hadn't sold.

Not sure what I am going to work on when I finish those yet. I should make some more wine bags since Lodi is a big wine area. I'm almost out of stock of those. I think when I have my show I am going to make all the mug cozies $3 or 2/5 so I can clear them out a bit. I've had some for a really long time. I have them on sale in my Etsy shop right now too.

We have 9 days til the end of the fiscal  year for work. Woohoo. I'll be so glad when this "year" is over. They have tried to jam so much into the last month it is ridiculous. 

Last night I saw a Tik Tok of this nurse talking about how this woman got Covid from her sister. How they spent an hour working on this woman trying to save her and how she still died and then the sister came in and asked them why they killed her sister. She was like girl you killed your own sister (basically). Super sad. I'm sure the sister was just grieving and probably didn't really mean to lash out at the nurses. But I also think it is really sad how they blame the sister for killing her. Like anyone really MEANS to get Covid and pass it on. I know everyone feels horrible if they accidentally got a family member sick. She'll live with that for the rest of her life. 

Everyone assumes they are all unvaccinated but they don't know. Obviously you can be vaccinated and still get sick and I'm sure pass it on. No I didn't die but who knows if I'll have lasting effects the rest of my life. Maybe I'll even get something funky from the vaccine that we don't know about until 20 years down the line. We've all seen those class action law suits for those "safe" drugs we took in the past right? I also feel horrible for the nurses and what they have to go through so I'm not putting any kind of blame on the nurse either. Like who signs up for that when you think oh I'll go to nursing school so I can support myself and my family.  The whole thing is just fucked up. Is it ever going to go away or are we just going to keep getting variants and new boosters and live with people around us dying. 

Well there is Julie's mind for the morning. Time to refill the coffee cup!

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Monday, September 20, 2021


Good morning happy coughing Monday! Ugh am I ever going to be back to normal again? Well as normal as I can be haha. 

Friday night I went to play darts for the first time. Melissa subbed for Scott and Eric came along to hang out. It was so much fun visiting with all the neighbors. I totally suck at darts though. See my new glasses?  After darts was over I went to my friend Traci's house and hung out for a bit until she started dozing off while we were talking lol. 

Saturday was my niece Adrian's birthday party. I had asked her what her favorite color was so I could make her a little scrappy zip bag to put some cash in. I actually got it finished up with some time to spare in the morning.

Trevor went with me to the party and we picked up little Daniel to go with us too. Jessica had to work so couldn't go. He was super interested in all the other kids.

This is my brother's daughter Stella she is 4 months younger. 

He was playing with this little wagon so Melissa put him in it and pulled him around

Then my nephew Joey wanted to take over (he just turned 3)

That's Joey's little friend Oliver in the background

Kids hanging out. Adrian is like I was growing up in between the big kids and little kids ages. Trevor is the closest to her in age and he is 6 years older. They spent about two hours playing the piano together. I should have got a picture.  Well I guess Ava is closer in age to her now that I think about it, but they left early.

PINK frosting woohoo lol. (Emma, Adrian, Ava, Dad in the background, Oliver and Joey)

I brought Joey's birthday present and he LOVED it. This cute T ball stand. He whacked the ball for a good half an hour straight. That's my brother Joe behind him.

My mom & Melissa with Daniel. They made such a nice porch area with these curtains going around the sides of the porch covering. Just need something to hold them down when it gets windy.

and here is Fancy who used to not be allowed on the couch lol. She is the cutest little dog.

I pretty much went to bed when we got home. My chest was hurting from breathing which sounds funny but didn't fell that funny.

Sunday I worked on finishing the rest of the Halloween mug rugs (I made 2 of everything)

and then a quick one for my friend Carolyn

I started working on black keychains for my upcoming craft fair (October 3rd). I thought I was out of interfacing but I found some the other day so used that up. I'll have to get some more to finish up the pile I'm working on. Need to get those sports teams done.

and I bought some scraps off of someone on a destashing site. I can't believe how much she got squished into a box and it just kept puffing up after I took it out. I spent a little bit of time ironing some pieces and wrapping them on the little cards but I have a ton more to go. Just been doing like 10 pieces at a time. So far lots of fun stuff I can use for little bags and keychains.

Ok guess I'll go do some work. So annoyed they are still selecting more people for funding. Everything shuts down in 10 days. Good luck getting it all done that quick. I took off the 1st and the 4th for a mini vacation. Plus I have that craft show on the 3rd so I'm sure I'll be wanting a day of nothing lol.

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Friday, September 17, 2021


Good morning it's FRIYEAH!! 

Already caught up with the morning work emails.
Yesterday I cut out all the batting and ironed it on for all the mug rugs.

So far I finished two sets of this grouping. I love them, so cute! I need to get some coffee tables so I can use my own stuff haha. I started looking for some when I first got my couches and then kind of forgot about it. Eventually my house will be furnished and decorated again ;)

I think Trevor has a phone appointment with the doctor today but I can't remember what time. I'm thinking around 11. He is doing a lot better now just needs his stamina back.

Poor Scott just came home and went to bed after work last night. I need to work on getting some dinner foods to cook we have like weird crap that I don't want. 

Tonight I have my first dart game! Scott and I signed up to be in the dart league down at the bar. Melissa is going to sub for him tonight so it should be hilarious since neither of us know how to play really. Hopefully our partners don't get too serious. I don't think they will. It's all for fun as far as I'm concerned, just don't want to embarrass myself too much haha.

Tomorrow is my niece Adrian's birthday party so I will be going to that and maybe taking little Daniel with me so he can have some cousin time. Jess has to work so she can't go.  Not sure if my boys will be going with me, probably not Scott, he's probably going to want to sleep all day tomorrow. I want to make Adrian a little bag but need to get busy with that if  I am going to do it. I asked her what her favorite color was and she said light green.

We'll see how I do going out and about again!

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Thursday, September 16, 2021


Good morning/early afternoon! 
I just got finished up with all my emails from this morning. I was going to go into the office today but I just wasn't feeling it so decided to wait until next week. I am just going in to do some printing/filing and a few letters for new contracts. Nothing pressing.

Yesterday I worked on cleaning up all the scraps and fabric I had pulled out for the mug rugs. While I was at it I cut out a bunch of wine bags, make up bags and zip bags out of some upholstery/home dec type fabrics. Cleaned out quite a few and have a stack of each to work on when I'm ready.

After work I went to Joanns. I ended up just buying a full bolt of fusible fleece with my 50% off coupon. I tried to use the calendar coupon of $20 off $60 or more but it  wouldn't work. That's ok though, still got a deal! They had their thread buy 3 get 2 so I got more white and 1 black spools. They were pretty much wiped out on those after I was got mine.

Trevor wanted Hawaiian BBQ for dinner. I've decided I don't really like their meat there so I tried the shrimp. They were good! This "mini meal" was more than enough. That place is kind of expensive. $8.99 for this without a drink. 

I know my boy is feeling better when he wants food haha. This morning he did the dishes and made us breakfast! He said he was getting winded really fast though so had to take a bunch of breaks. Hopefully soon he won't have that happen.

Scott went to work again today (late). Yesterday he only made it a few hours so hopefully he can make it longer today. He is mostly just having a bunch of nausea. So weird.

And then there is me, still doing some coughing. Hopefully that goes away soon!

I am going to work on cutting out the batting for my mug rugs next and then doing the top stitching. Shouldn't take me too long.

Finally ventured out to the garage to work on laundry. Rewashing that comforter that sat in the washer forever. Hopefully it didn't get moldy! I really need to work on my yard it is so over grown. Daniel was going to work on it right before we all got the creeping crud and now everyone can't breathe lol. Not funny but we're all a little messed up. I should order another pull cord for the mower since it still has that shoe lace tied to it.

Well there's the timer off to go change the laundry!


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Wednesday, September 15, 2021


Good morning Happy WEDNESDAY! I thought it was Tuesday for about an hour this morning. I slept really well from about midnight to 3am when I had to get up and take some allergy meds so I could breathe. Now I'm like hung over and my head kind of hurts. Joy!

Scott went to work this morning. We'll see how long he makes it. He left after 8:30 so it will be a short day for him unless he stays really late. He's mostly been having an icky stomach. This virus is so weird. Today is his day 10 I believe so hopefully he is still working by himself. He really is the only one that does any work for his employer right now.

Yesterday I went to Costco and finally picked up my new glasses. They are pretty nice but I still ended up taking them off to sew. This morning I'm trying out the computer ones, they don't have as much distance as the regular ones and have the blue light lenses or whatever. 

After Costco I got Trevor and Scott Jamba Juice (they really should make those with a drive thru) and then picked up Scott's meds and came back to the base lol. I did want to go to Joanns but decided I could work on stuff before I needed to get the batting. 

I used heat and bond to put all the fabric pictures onto the base pieces and then picked out some coordinating fabrics.

and before I went to bed last night I got all the tops done! Now I need the batting to do the top stitching. I might just cut out the back pieces first and then run to the store later. I do have some cotton batting that I MIGHT just use. Debating. I really like the fusible stuff and that is not fusible. 

I saw this yesterday and it make me laugh. I am in so many fabric destashing groups I have to keep telling myself NO YOU DON'T NEED THAT. But sometimes stuff is just so cheap or super cute and I can't help myself. Hey it could be expensive hand bags or shoes right? lol

I have a nice size Etsy order to pack up today! I like it when people buy a bunch of stuff at once :) 


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Tuesday, September 14, 2021


Good morning, Happy Tuesday! I am grouchy this morning. I could not fall asleep for anything last night. Scott kept snoring, the dog was panting. I got to the point where I thought about just getting up and doing some more sewing but just went to the couch instead. I don't think I slept all that much there either. Woke up and the bathroom was busy. For AN HOUR. Finally got in there to take a shower and then someone went back in there. WTF people can't even brush my teeth. TG finally got that done. One bathroom is not fun sometimes.  I am so ready for everyone to go back to work. I might go to work tomorrow or Thursday to do some stuff since I have like nothing to work on at home. 

Today I can actually leave the house so I want to go to Costco and pick up my new glasses and to JoAnn's and get some more batting and interfacing for my projects.

I got all the zip bags I had started finished last night. Here is the whole lot of them that I made in the basket. That is mostly from going through all my Mickey & Minnie small pieces and then a few others.

Finished these yesterday

Glad to be done with those for awhile and to work on something else. Next up is some Halloween mug rugs. I got the main parts cut out last night. I need the batting to get those done though.

A couple funnies

No one vacuums here but me but I thought this was funny. So hard to let the little pieces go.

and this made me laugh! It is nice when people comment but mostly my blog is for me. I should see about printing it off somehow. If I die and someone closes my bank account my blog will be gone lol.

My friend just told me her school is going to have a holiday craft show in December so that is cool. I was hoping it was inside but she said outside. I'm like well I've had covid and I'm vaccinated I should be good now. What are the chances I'll be the one person who is vaccinated that gets it twice? Don't answer that haha.


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Monday, September 13, 2021


Good morning! Happy Monday! Today is my last day of quarantine TG! Scott has through Wednesday. My boss asked up above for work and they said I wouldn't start over my time if someone else in my house got sick. Kind of weird but I'll take it.

For the most part I am fine now. I slept til 10 naturally both days of the weekend which is really late for me. My body must have needed the rest. Somewhere over the weekend I realized I can't really smell much which is weird. Most things still taste the same but a few things are off. Yesterday I had fries from Wendy's and they were spicy. Trevor said it's like they used extra black pepper and it was exactly like that. So weird. I just cough every so often and my nose is still kind of stuffy but they are also harvesting almonds everywhere around us and that usually makes me have allergies too. I'll be glad when my head is totally clear again.

At some point yesterday Trevor took his oxygen off and says he is ok without it so we'll see how long it takes him to be up and moving around more. I'll be so happy if he can go back to work and live life again. That was scary!

I spent all weekend hiding in my sewing room. Lots of zip bags finished! I am almost done with all the ones I had cut out way before I got sick. Just have to finish this one stack of Mickey & Minnies and then I have a bunch of Dr. Suess and a few misc ones to finish. Had to use some of my cotton batting since I ran out of my fusible fleece. It sucks not being able to run to the store. But I am using up some small scraps of that other stuff. Batting is great since you can just zig zag small pieces together to make them work and these zip bags are perfect for that.

These extra scrappy ones are my favorite, bottom left for sure.

When I get done with these I'm going to make my friend some mug rugs for Halloween. I was showing her what fabrics I had, she has a spooky potion decoration. 

Going to make a few of these too, they are so cute

and some fall/autumn ones

My aunt sent me a picture of Princess yesterday (kitten I bottle fed for anyone who hasn't followed along). She is getting so big. Her face got dark and look at her cute striped legs!

Here is Felix who lives with Melissa. He loves this scratching post top apparently.

My friend got her boss to send over some pictures of the ones he took. Here is Spots

and my little buddy Tiger. I cried to give him away lol. Definitely my favorite.

Here's my sewing buddies.

Tina's so funny

It is 9:30 and my boss has not logged in. I sent her a text but she hasn't answered yet. I hope she's ok!

Well guess I'll go find something to do. I was hoping my email was going to be full of stuff but nope, nothing! Might get those bags finished sooner than later ;)

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