Monday, September 1, 2014

Pulling Weeds

September 1 2014,

OMG, I answered an ad on Craig's List today. It said, "Help doing yard work needed in XXX town today 10-1 (weeding, yard cleanup).

This was the next town over, approximately 10 minutes away. I wasn't doing anything exciting, hubby was still asleep, so I answered the ad. Emailed hubby telling him that I went to the next town over to weed. Told him to look at my email in case I don't come back home in a few hours (hey, you never know what crazy people are out there).

The next thing I knew I was on my hands and knees pulling out weeds.

I can't believe it - I am actually getting paid doing something I enjoy doing. For 2 hours I weeded and overdosed on Vitamin D. Unfortunately it was hot and muggy. Fortunately we had a good amount of rain the night before, so it made weeding easier.

Fast forward to six hours later, I get another email from the guy asking if I was interested in helping him with yard work 6 - 8 hours a week. I crazily said yes.

It's a small gig, I'm a pro at weeding - I can set my own hours - knowing me, the weeding will be done in a week - and he won't need me till next spring.

Call me crazy - but have you ever heard of someone actually enjoying weeding?

Quilt & Bitch

Yet Another Wedding Quilt :: Part 3

September 1 2014,

So the front of "Yet Another Wedding Quilt" is done, company's gone, I can now make a mess in the living room, I started on the other side of the quilt.

Below is the progress over the pass week.

Slowly but surely.

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Yet Another Wedding Quilt :: Part 2

August 11 2014,

So one side of the quilt is finally done, right on schedule. This piece measures 84" x 97" - but will be used as the back of the quilt. So the finish size will be apporoximately 78" x 91". You don't really see the whole quilt in the picture below, there is 20" that is tucked behind the quilt so that it fits the wall and the wood that this piece is draping over.

We are having guests the next few weeks or so. That means I can't get started on the other side of the quilt until everything settles down. I hate putting things away when I am in the middle of a project, it's a waste of time to have to "hide" everything from guests and then bring everything back out and restart the project. It requires too much thinking and energy.

Five of my quilts will be going to shows in the month or so, and this wall will be bare. I decided to just hang this piece while waiting for the quilts to return.

I've yet to name this piece. Any ideas?

Quilt & Bitch

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Show + Tell :: Mosaic Art II

August 10 2014,

This wood art was finally assembled this weekend. The pieces were sitting around and it was suppose to be done with the other Mosaic Wood Art but I was not motivated, so it sat.

I finally sold the other wood art. The next day, another person asked if it was still available, and I told the person that it had already been sold. So I decided to finish this this project.

This measures 20" x 18".

This is my method on how to put weight on the pieces while the glue settles. I did not have enough clamps - so the next best thing was a package of soda that I had in the garage. Note - that Coca-Cola, Dr. Pepper and Sprite did not provide these sodas. This was bought by me at the supermarket.

What projects are you working on?

Stay tuned for a bench that is approximately a year in the making. :)

Quilt & Bitch

Monday, July 28, 2014

Yet Another Wedding Quilt :: Part 1

July 28 2014,

Friend's of ours son is getting married next May, nothing like getting an early start right?

Here is the start of one side of the quilt.

This quilt consists of 11 blues, 3 oranges, 6 greens, 2 grays, 1 purple, 1 yellow, all solid Kona.

The bride is in the fashion industry and is one of the sweetest person I've every met (even though I've only met her once before for a few hours).

Stay tuned for the progression of this quilt. This side should be done in a week or two.

Quilt & Bitch

Friday, July 11, 2014

Show + Tell :: A Wedding Quilt

July 11 2014,

I just shipped out a quilt this afternoon. This quilt is for our friends who moved to Osh Kosh, Wisconsin from Cambridge, MA.

This quilt measures approximately 84" x 84". This is not a bed quilt, but a "lap" or couch quilt. The reason why I made it so big was because the guy is 6' 4" or taller - and I wanted to make sure he was able to fit his long lanky legs under the quilt while he snuggles with his honey.

Below is the back of the quilt. On the left side is a fabric that has pool balls. He is a pool player, so I thought it to be appropriate. From afar, doesn't it look like peanut MM's? On the upper right hand side are the left over fabrics from the front of the quilt.

Back of Quilt

Detail of Back of Quilt

I would like to thank our next door neighbor for lending her trees and front lawn so that we can take pictures of the quilt. Her trees are situated in the perfect spot so that we can hang the quilt with the proper outdoor lighting.

Quilt & Bitch

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

When Life Gives You Lemon...

July 1 2014,

When life gives you lemon... you suck on it.

I had a scare last week with my cheek. I woke up with a swollen cheek. That morning, I happened to have a dentist appointment. The dentist took a panoramic shot of my mouth and sent me directly to the surgeon / doctor. I went to the doctor's office, dropped the disk off and made an appointment for that afternoon.

That afternoon - the doctor checked me out and said that it may be a salivary glands being blocked. His solution - suck on sour lemon candy and come back and see him in a month.

Yesterday, I saw a alternative medicine who is a rolfer for my so-called undiagnosed TMJ. This is not for my swollen cheek but for the pains on my jaw line under the ears. The dentist thought it was TMJ, hubby and I don't think it is TMJ. The dentist wants me to try appliances, I said no, because it would just be a waste of money.

This alternative medicine dude - said it was not TMJ, but instead related to the blocked salivary glands. He sent me home with no suggestions but to google home remedies to ease the pain.

So we went googling. We found out that the most effective solution to unblock the salivary gland is to suck on a lemon.

So I'm sucking... literally.

Quilt & Bitch