Monday, May 24, 2010

New Projects

So last night was the Lost finale and I was so super disappointed by the entire thing. This last season has not bee what I expected, but I was at a Lost party and had a great time even thought the show was not what I expected.

I began the Traveling Sweater from Blue Moon Fiber Arts, and this sweater is going to take me forever. I have one wedge out of eight done, and then I still have the sleeves. I love the color of the Woobu, which is called Stormy Weather, and I have another few skeins of Tumbleweed that I might use this winter for the same Traveling Sweater.

And finally in quilt news, I finished the label for the back so that I can identify my quilts better when I get old, and the entire thing is halfway done and I need to flip it again. But I am having problems, my jaw hurts like none other, I have some sort of sore in my gums and it is pressing on the nerves of my teeth. My right side of my upper jaw is painful so I am having trouble sleeping and just in general.

Monday, May 17, 2010


Si I have blown through the first 2 books in the Sookie Stackhouse collection. I have just began on the third book and I hope to get it done in time for the third season of True Blood, but I have a feeling that it wont be a problem.

So I have had my trigger shot for this month's cycle, and now I wait. I feel really optimistic and hopeful for this month, and I think my husband is too. He started at the new job already and this saturday is his last day. His replacement started work today, and I guess he is trying to train him as best he can.

I am still quilting, trying to get it done before the summer hits in full swing. I hope I will get it done, because I am already a third of the way done. So there you have it for now, nothing much different.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mothers Day

So I survived another Mother's day. I am not a mother, and although I have a wonderful mother and mother-in-law, I still feel like it is a punch in the guts. My mother, sister and I all went to the Blue Owl for lunch and pie, of course. We went on Saturday thinking they wouldn't be so busy, but we waited 45 minutes and the room kept filling up with at least half a dozen babies. It was hard, especially since my nerves were already fried from the wait and the stress of this cycle.

So My mom and us girls had a great time, and then on Sunday we had a brunch and cards and gifts and everything. Not so bad, I got my mom 2 Koi fish for her outside pond, and one is orange and white and the other is silverish blue and black. She loves them, so I am happy.

And finally last night we did my In-laws for mothers day. We went to see Cirque du Soliel, and then had dinner afterwards. We had a great time, and there were no small children. I know it really sounds like I have no use for small children at all, but it is all for the fact that I am not a mother, everytime I see my mom gaze at a baby it hurts because I haven't made her a grandma. It is had that everywhere I go I am surrounded by babies. But life must go on and I am living for Friday morning.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Nothing New

So today I don't have much to say, but making blogging a part of my daily life is what I want. The hubs got done with training, so whenever they call him in to work he can show up and make money! I am working on the farm everyday and hopefully have some time to quilt, I have totally fallen out of the zombie knitting I was doing before. I love to pick up an old craft and get so into it. I really want to make a quilt for my husband, and I think I have settled on a row quilt of a few different blocks. That is another quilt that I have waited to make for so long.

In baby news I am finishing pills tomorrow, and I have a doctors appointment for Friday, so now we wait. I am feeling rather excited about this cycle, which is strange because it is coming on 2 years now. How can I be so hopeful after so long? I have no idea, but I am doing good and the hubs hasn't lost hope. So I shall leave it at this.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Hubby got the Job!!

So my husband got the job and so I am on some awesome fertility meds that make me super mood swingy. So no mothers day for me, but maybe next year. I am super happy that my Amish Stripes quilt is on the frame, and hubby said that he would buy me a new quilt frame, and I am super excited. I got a new sampler blocks book and more reproduction fabric , because I love love love reproduction prints.

I am going to piece a quilt for my husband by hand and then quilt it because I need to do things especially for him. And with this new job he might be able to move ahead quicly, and we may have to move. I am worried about all kinds of things that moving entails, because it would be a wonderful oppurtunity, but we would be at least 3 hours from family. I would love to be a real grown up and own a house and decorate and be on our own. But how would I deal without my family? What if we had a baby? Would i need to get a job? How could I help my parents at the farm? We will see what happens a year from now. No worries til then. Living in the here and now. And now I feel hungry; dinner should be ready soon.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

New Quilt

So I am not going to put up the Double Wedding ring because, lets face it, my house is not big enough to set up a huge king size quilt. So I started and finished piecing the top of a quilt I have wanted to make for years, an Amish stripes or Amish Shadows quilt. It will be queen sized and I had to make it twice. The first blocks I made were with my 7 year old fabric from when I couldn't afford good cotton fabric. So I made up the blocks with bad fabric and laid them all out the same way. Not how I wanted it to look, I reread the instructions and found that I was supposed to strip piece in a random order.
Now I went and got nicer fabric, which will last a long time, and better colors, so I remade the entire quilt. I now have on the frame my top that I made and have started quilting. I really hope to get this finished quickly because this is a quilt I always wanted. And I am itching to piece another top, something fancy next time.