Sunday, March 30, 2014

Rocks in my head

The rocks in my head are loose and making me dizzy.  I turn over in bed and lose my balance.    Actually it's the calcium crystals in my inner ear.  Anyway, I said something to my supervisor today and she said her hubby has the same thing and she told me about some exercises to do to make it go away.  I'll try it and hopefully it'll help.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Gramma workin?

I'm sooooooooooooooo looking forward to the end of tax season.  Since the first of January I've worked any where from 55 to 67 hours a week.  I had one day off in February.  On the plus side I've treated myself to two new watches.  One super nice watch from a jewelry store and one Fossil from Amazon.  I'll get tires and a new chair in the next month or so.

I haven't sewn a thing since last fall. I'm saving my vacation time for the guild retreat this fall. If I have enough time built up I may take the whole week.

On the plus sides I don't see the ex hubby all that much right now.  He has finally started giving me more space.  He was here almost every single night after I got off work for at least two or three months.  I have no idea what he's doing.  From what I can tell he lives in his car and hangs around a convenience store all the time.

I also haven't heard from my ex "bff" since I moved my stuff out of storage in Denver in November.  You'd think that after emailing someone continuously for that many years you'd miss them.  I actually don't miss her though.  I thought I would but I don't.

I'm also looking forward to having the time to finish getting my apartment in order.  There are still things that I need to go thru and rearrange but for the most part I have the time and energy to get my laundry done and I'm done.

Oh and I've lost a good 10 pounds since I started working in October.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Well that's a lot of water...

Sooooooooooo much has happened since the last time I posted to this blog!!

I moved to Denver to stay with my "bff."  I had been friends with her for over 30 years.  I was there just short of 2 months.  A whole lot of crazy happened in those two months and at the end we ended our friendship.  Well, I should say she ended it and I didn't object.  I would have remained cordial with her if she had wanted to stay in contact but I would have never stayed at her house again or visited in person again.

She paid for the U-Haul truck and we discussed for about 2 months the things I should bring to her house.  While we were unloading the truck into storage I was sorting things out to go to her house but after looking at the available space half of what I sorted out went into storage.  I was supposed to set up a "creative" space in her den.  After I got the things that I needed to set up a sewing space in her den it was so full there wasn't room to create a damn thing.  So part of that went back to storage too.

At the end she said I disrespected her house.  From the beginning I never felt welcomed to her home.  She had stayed at my house three times in the previous two years for a month at a time and I did my best to make sure she was comfortable and had everything she needed.

So after I left her house I went to my mother's for about a month and a half.  Gawd she's a pain in the ass.

While I was at my mother's I started tax class where I used to live.  It's about an hour and a half between the two towns and the classes were twice a week on tuesday and thursdays so I stayed with a friend on tuesday and wednesday nights and then went back to my mom's right after class on thursday nights.  During that time I was job hunting and had interviews for several jobs and finally got hired.  After I got a full time job I moved from my mother's to another friends house until I could find a place to live.

I finally got approved for an apartment in "senior" housing and went back to Denver and moved all of my stuff out of storage there.  Most of my things are still in storage but at least it's just across town instead of in another state.  (I'm pretty sure I'm the youngest person in the building.  I think everybody else is over 65 and retired.)

This apartment is really small though and I don't have room for much of my sewing stuff.  I'll get the machine I use the most from my girlfriends house and find places for the things I use the most and the rest will just have to stay in storage for now.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

A life chapter closes

My marriage is coming to an end.  There's a whole lot of bullshit under the bridge and I can not and will not put up with being lied to anymore.

The part that really breaks my heart is leaving my guilds.  I'm on the executive boards of two guilds and a member of two more and they mean a tremendous amount to me. 

I was at a guild meeting today and had a bad morning and the dam sort of broke and I told one lady I had made the decision I was moving this morning and before the morning was out everybody in the room knew and I had sympathy and a tremendous amout of support.  I told several of them what had happened recently with the hubby's jobs and the lies he told about quitting one job and having another job and not a single one of them thought I should stay and work it.  And these are almost all women in their 60s and 70s.

I'm half cat, I can see in the dark and I *always* land on my feet.  I guess I have a new landing to stick.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

little red bird

I saw this kit in the Keepsake Quilting catalog.  It was $99 bucks.  Too much.  But then they put it on sale for $79 and I'm thinking I might could do that.  Then I got to looking at the kit and to start with the size was just way too big plus it had elements on it that I would leave off.  So I decided mainly what I liked about it was the branches and the bird.  So I hunted for a nice sky background and cut strips for branches and drew my own bird.

I'm going to send it off for fancy quilting.  He'll get a button eye when he gets back from the quilter.  I have a black button just the right size and I'll add a dot of white fingernail polish to it.


My web store is up and running.  It's www.cottonwoodcreekquilts.com

Saturday, January 5, 2013

arrrrrrghhhhhhhhh

It appears blogger has changed things and now I can't upload pics from my computer.  Now I have to go make a picasa album and then upload from there.  What a hassle.

When I eventually get a picasa album done and all my pics uploaded to it I'll show you the next few wall hangings I have done. 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Finally!!

I have tried off and on for the last 10 years or so to either buy or start a quilt shop.  The first time I even went to the bank but because of the way the shop owner did her taxes she only showed a profit of $6500 for the whole year.  No bank is going to make a loan when the business doesn't show enough profit to even make the payments on the loan.

Since then three other shops have either sold or gone out of business at totally the wrong time for me to buy them.  Plus there were all those moves we made that would have made it impossible to have a shop.

When we bought this house my girlfriend and I both figured she'd end up living with us at some point in the future.  That's just not going to happen for several reasons so now I have an unused room in my house.  It's really too small for much more than storage space and too funky for a guest room, especially since there's a nice guest room upstairs.  So it's going to be the fabric room.

I have purchased book cases to store the fabrics and I've started buying fabric.

Because of the way blogger works instead of just adding another blog to my list of blogs here I started a wordpress blog for the shop until I can get a proper website built.  I'll get the website started after the first of the year.

It's http://cottonwoodcreekquilts.wordpress.com/

I hope you all will follow the store and make a purchase once in a while!  Let me know on the shop blog if you're looking for something specific and I'll see if I can find it for you!