Sunday, September 9, 2012


So, I bought some purple muslin to make covers for 4 outdoor pillows - a year and a half ago.  Started the covers last weekend and planned on whipstitching them shut this weekend.  Yeah, that didn't go so well.  Sewing is just not my thing.  I've made several things over the years.  Lots of belly dance bras and choli tops.  But every time I finish a project I feel more frustrated than fulfilled, and I ask myself why I keep trying.  So I gave up on the whipstitching and figured that I would install zippers.  Can't believe that I still had all the original stuff that came with my machine that I bought 20 years ago.  Even found the manual!  By the time the fourth cover had it's zipper I was a pro!  So, maybe I won't give up after all...  Some flannel jammie bottoms are next!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Life is not always fair...

Growing up was hard sometimes.  Hearing "life is not always fair", and knowing that I would eventually have to be accountable for myself was both sad and scary.  I truly believe that being told these things over and over is what pushed me to pursue an education and allowed me to attain a great career - even though I ended up in a field entirely different that I was educated for.  Who knows, it might not be too late to be a microbiologist, right?!

We all have our own personal issues with our upbringing and I'm sure that not one person has had a perfect childhood.  That being said, I'm actually thankful that I was not surrounded by people who enabled me to be helpless and tolerated my outbursts and tantrums.  I did not have problem avoiders in my life who encouraged me to blame everyone but myself for my problems and expect my emotional well being to be someone else's responsibility.

I can stand on my own two feet and pay my own way in life.  I am not emotionally or financially dependent to the extent that I would be homeless should something extreme change in my circumstances.  I hope to teach my kids the same things so that they will always be able to take care of themselves and that they can make their own way in life without leeching off of others.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

I said "NO MORE YARN!!!"

I did not listen to myself...again.

Ok, in my own defense, this is because of the half off sale that continues at Elegant Stitches.  I got some amazing Noro and pink kid mohair to blend into a sweater.  Also the yummy stuff in the middle (gold, rust, and red) is for my other son's blanket.  The big one (they're twins but always referred to as the big one and the little one) keeps asking for his to be finished first though.  Says he's "cold".  We live in Florida and the low temperature doesn't really fall below 80 degrees at this time of year so, I don't buy that.  But, I do buy yarn.  Lot's of yarn:

Luckily the holidays are coming soon, so some of this should be used up to make room for more.

So far it's been a relaxing weekend, other than kid drama.  This is how I spent my Sunday morning...  Coffee in one hand, phone in the other, cat between my boobs.  What more could you want?