Baby steps...

Most people who know me know that i’m not exactly “patient”... it’s no secret. I’m finding it hard to find my groove again since grandma’s passing. I’ve been out exactly *once* since her funeral, the rest of the time I haven’t left my house, nor have I bothered getting out of my pj’s. 

I don’t really much desire to leave the house to do anything at all. Thankfully we’ve been ok for groceries and everything else, but I know eventually that’ll need replenished and other things will need taken care of as well. 

Today I decided that I need to get a custom order done... it’s being picked up this weekend so I was at the cut-off point for procrastinating. I took things slowly as i’ve already messed up an NCW to the point that it needs completely redone. *sigh* 

So today I didn’t make it down to my sewing room until after 2pm... I pulled these beautiful Zuma fabrics and slowly went to work. 

 

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Two Slimline wallets on the go... I bought the entire line of Zuma in every single colourway, but this one was chosen so I just decided to keep things simple and use these fabrics for both wallets. One is custom, the other is available, but I haven’t listed it yet... 


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Take a close look at the quote on the flap... I love it.... 

“A Smooth Sea Never Made a Skilled Sailor”, this is true for many things in life don’t you agree?

 

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After about 5 1/2 hours of work, I finished both wallets without incident! Both turned out absolutely perfect, thankfully! Yay me!! I was so relieved and happy, it’s exactly the little boost that I needed today! I was able to concentrate on task and complete... it’s a good thing! 


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Tomorrow will be another story... I have to leave the house as a few months ago I purchased tickets to see “A Christmas Carol” at the Grand Theatre and the time has arrived. Pj’s are probably frowned upon at the Grand, so i’ll have to dress accordingly, and go out, in public, with people. It should be a wonderful show and the kids are excited to see it.

Next week my goal will be to get out and accomplish some Christmas shopping. I’d love to finish sooner than later as I find the closer to Christmas you get, the pushier and moodier the shoppers are! Finishing next week would be amazing actually... I really just want to be done. I need to purchase wrapping paper and all that stuff too... but can I find “Chester-proof” wrapping paper!? That’s the real question... 

He’s not always an angel... just when he sleeps. *wink* 

 

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Well i’m going to cut this short, eat some dinner and work on my English Paper Piecing project tonight. I’m not exactly even sure what that project will be, i’m just making hexies because it’s relaxing and keeps my mind busy in the evenings. 

So on that note, i’m off! Have a wonderful evening! 

 

Have you started (or finished!) your Christmas shopping? 


A final good-bye...

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‘Grandma’ Oct.21,1921 - Nov.29,2018. 

My November was devoted to helping to care for my grandmother (in law). I spent most of my days keeping her company. We laughed together, we read together, we played yatzee together, I helped her eat, I helped her get ready for bed, I washed her hair, I combed her hair, I trimmed her nails, I held her hand, we reminisced together, and in the end, we cried together. Her last words to me were, “I love you”, and for that I am blessed. And I know she did because she loved with every bit of her heart & soul. I am eternally grateful that I was able to spend my time with her, so much precious time, which at the same time will never be “enough”. 

Tomorrow I say my final goodbye to this amazing woman who easily accepted and loved me from the moment she met me, 26 years ago. She has always supported and encouraged me in everything I did, she helped me raise my children, she taught me so many life skills that i’ll carry with me throughout the rest of my life. She showed compassion and grace to everyone she met. There will never be another woman in my life like her... 

We have lost our matriarch and there will forever be an emptiness in our hearts that only she can fill. 

I love you, Grandma. xox


Sunday...

It’s actually, technically Monday now. Which means I should soon hustle to bed and try to get some sleep before my alarm wakes me up at 6am to do “life”. I’m hoping to get in 60-90 minutes of sewing prep before anyone is awake. I have fabric pulled for 6 NCW’s (I have *zero* ready for my upcoming show!) so need to hustle! 

I’ll be going to the hospital daily this week again to help, encourage and keep my grandma (in law, 97) company. Things go up, then they go down. It’s going to be a rough few weeks I think, we’re praying for the best! Grandma is an absolute warrior, inspiring and without a doubt one of the most loving and accepting women that i’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. She blesses my life. 

Today I had a photo shoot and have been working on editing images, but now that I can barely keep my eyes open, I need to load & run the dishwasher and flip the laundry. I missed these guys... so intelligent and funny! It was a fun & freezing afternoon. We all laughed so hard that we had to wait for the tears to stop before taking more photos!! 

 

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Sometimes you just see something that you know would make a great photo... this is one of those. Someone quite fashionable obviously lost these sweet little glasses at the park. Some kind soul picked them up and placed them upside down on a fence post, probably in hopes of being found. 

Let’s hope someone gives them a new home or they find their way back to their rightful owner... 


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For the record, I would be quite happy indeed to come back as a doted & spoiled housecat. Just in case anyone is listening... 


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And on that note, i’m going to get the rest of my chores done so I can crawl into bed to rest & recharge for hopefully 5 full hours before my new week starts! *crosses fingers* 

Good Night! Xox