Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I finally finished piecing the table topper. I wasn't quite happy with the way it turned out though. I had some problem with some of the material having more stretch in it, even though it was all 100% cotton. I continually ripped it apart trying to get everything lined up, I just wish a couple of places would have lined up better. Now I have to pick up some batting and then layer it and machine quilt it. Wonder if I can get that done by next Thursday?

Sew Long for Now!

Monday, November 17, 2008

I finally finished knitting a pair of hand warmers I saw the pattern for on Simple Green Frugal blog. They were easy to knit. I think I should have added a couple of stitches because the part around the top is a bit tight and hard to type in. Now, if I can get my brother's table topper done by Thanksgiving.

Sew Long for Now!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

I wanted to participate in the day in my life this month to show that life does not always go smooth and sometimes we have to do different things for a season. Right now my life is not in the place either my husband nor I want it to be. We are both committed to doing what we have to and get our life straight and back where we want it to be.

A few years ago some bad financial descisions were made. They snowballed out of control until 20 months ago I had to take on a part-time job. It was the first time in 14 years I had worked outside the home. As things got worse I took on a second part-time job. This summer we hit rock bottom and we cut everything down to the bare bones. God truly blessed us and has given us opportunity to work and fix things. It's hard though. Sometimes I get sad. I know though that I am not in this alone. God is watching over me and my family is all working together to get our life back on the path we should be. I just want to encourage other women that sometimes we go through periods we have to do things we don't want to, but to keep striving and have a goal. Keep praying and God will bless your efforts.

Friday I got up at 3:30. It was hard to get up as I had just gone to bed at 11:30. I pushed myself to get dressed and washed my face with cold water to wake myself up. Captain Kitty was helping with the paper routes today so I got her up and we were off.

It was drizziling. Thankfully, it didn't rain hard until after we got home at 7:00. I ate some breakfast and went back to bed.

At 10 a.m. I woke up and could not go back to sleep. Our little bee keeper was already up. I got dressed (again) and ran out to Sam's. I needed to pick up the General's prescription and a few items. When I got hom CK was also up. We ate lunch and I had to work on some paper work for the routes before starting my other job. We don't do school work on Fridays because that is one of the General's days off. Right now though he has taken on a part-time job in addition to his regular job and he was at work this day. The children now help do the housework I can't get done during the week on Fridays. I have such great children!

Before I went to my full-time job the General called and our eldest ask him if he would come pick him up from college to come home for the night. The General ask me what I thought. I told him it would be great! Then I walked the long commute to my full-time job, down the hall to my sewing room/office.

I love my new job. I work from home for a company taking calls and putting in orders on the computer for customers. I get to walk out of my "office" and join my family during the evening for my breaks and supper. It is an upbeat job and I just find it fun.

When my eldest got home he came in and hugged me and then the boys went off to work on the truck that had some broken parts.
During my supper break we all got to eat together and then our eldest went out to the movies with some friends. The youngest two went off to watch a movie. The General was watching some other show. I went back to work.
At 10:30 I got off work and went out to spend some time with the General and unwind before going to bed. Everyone else had already gone to bed. At 11:30 I went back to bed to repeat the day again tomorrow.
Pictures courtesy of our little bee keeper because I didn't have time to take any.

Sew Long for Now!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I haven't fallen off the planet. I have just taken a full-time job and am still delivering my two paper routes. I have been working 12 or more hours 5 days a week and 3 or more two days a week. At the end of November I will be giving up one paper route and then hopefully by the end of December I will give up the second one. I have squeezed a little sewing in some of my days. I am almost finished piecing my table topper for my brother. I have also been knitting a little. I have so many sewing projects running through my mind. I can't wait to find time to do them. I try to read a few of my favorite blogs every day, but some days I just don't even make it to my e-mail. The good thing is the new job is at home. I work taking calls for a company out of my sewing room. I will love not having to leave the house and being able to be around still for my family. Hopefully, I will have pictures to share this weekend!
Sew Long for Now!