Friday, 17 April 2015

Growing


I decided that I would start a few seeds indoors after all. I was going to be a little lazy this year and skip doing it again, however last year the tomatoes were hit with blight, yet again. This seems to happen when I use store bought plants vs my own. So I am growing my own. 

I am cutting down on the number of plants I am growing this year to just 6 of each. I think it will give me enough for a couple batches of salsa and a few batches of sauce.

I will be seeding 6 roma, 6 early girl and 6 cherry tomato. I planted 2 seeds each so we'll see how well they do and if 6 of each becomes 12..lol

I also planted 3 types of cabbage, basil, melon, watermelon, pumpkin, butter nut squash, spaghetti squash and I think that its.


First bunch all planted


Lil pickles watching me..well eating while i work..lol


a few days later....we have signs of life!!



So far just about everything is up now. I forgot how exciting this all is..lol

have a great day!






Wednesday, 15 April 2015

WIP 15/04/15

Well the last month was a bust for sewing. I only entered my sewing room once to make this and that was it.
Everything was just iron on appliqué, which the little bugger destroyed with in a few hours of wearing it....but it was cute while it lasted...LOL

As I mentioned in my previous post I stressed myself out over being scammed and it really made me lose a whole month.

However, I am ready to get back on the fast track and pick up a snails trail...lol As you may recall I am at this point.

While in Palm Springs I picked up a few FQ's to make the final square for this quilt. I thought I would be a nice way to remember the trip.

This the square all done


All my squares done and i'm ready to start sewing the top together!! I am a little worried about how everything will go together since a few of the blocks are quite a bit smaller than the rest. So wish me luck with that!!


My Goal for next week is to have everything sewn together. What do you think I should use for borders..red..blue..grey or something else?

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Current WIP
We bee learning jan to june 2013: Snails Trail quilt: Goal to get quilt top done

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2015  Sewing Mission Statement
In order to try and get some UFO's done this year I am going to try and keep my current to do list small and just work on one thing at a time. I am going to try and not start anything "new" but instead take one thing off of my no progress list each month.
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No Progress List

we bee learning july-dec 2013: Goal to get quilts top done
Countless orphan "hop blocks" 20+
We bee learning 2012 group 2- I am still stuck on a second border for this one. I tried out a bunch of colours again and hate everything....Might just go with white
July 2011 BOM- I have made some progress, but forgot to take a pic!
Wonky Bee quilt: thinking
Bee Creative bee quilt: I only received blocks from 2 people so this quilt is on hold
International stashes: I need to sew blocks together and quilt.
Christmas qal quilt: sandwich and quilt
Fall Wall Hanging-I have started to do a bit of the embroidery
Sew Happy Geek QAL- Blocks  9,10,11 and 12 still need to be done
Table runner- I have pieced this sucker together. Now I just need to get the backing on and quilt it
We Bee Learning group one Quilt- The grey fabric for my sashing came in. Now I need to get to work
2011 BOM- Since it is 2013 you can see I am a bit behind on this one. July-dec still need to be done

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Completed Projects 2015
1. Baby Quilt: Finished Feb 4th 2015 Here
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Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Moving on

Sorry for the lack of posts I hit a rough patch in my life that threw me for a loop more than I care to admit. However, I think I am better now and finally trying to move on.

The rental owner of the condo we stayed at in Palm Springs is scamming us out of money. Although we have proof that we didn’t cause the damage to her garage door she is keeping our damage deposit and trying to get even more money out of us to replace the whole door. VRBO the rental site I used isn’t being much help. I did buy the extra insurance, but it seems that all they do it take the complaint forward it onto the rental owner and that’s it. The damage was there a whole day before we even rented the place and have witnesses so this whole situation shouldn’t even be happening, but it is and it sucks. I have spent a good part of the past few weeks e-mailing the rental owner, but she just spins things and piles lies on top of lies. At this point I am resigned to the fact we are losing our 500 deposit and praying every night that we don’t get sued. On a whole the situation has made me physically sick and taken over my life.

I haven’t heard from her in a week and right now I am just waiting on VRBO to do something if anything so it’s just a waiting game. I am trying to get on with my life, but to be honest I still am afraid every time my phone pings telling me I have an e-mail.


So needless to say I haven’t been up to much at all. No sewing, seeding, reading blogs and so on. But I am going to start moving on now and just put that awful lady and what she is doing to us behind me and hope that she leaves us alone.