Since I’m officially losing my mind at the Farm House, I decided to take some time to talk about another hobby I have in the mix. Baby Quilt or as it shall be used in my home CAT QUILT! I signed up for a class at the end of May with Lois and I am just counting down the days.
I have never taken a class at Fancy Tiger – but they do have a … well, fancy, set up. Here is the class info.
I have been hoarding quilting fabric for years, so I figured starting off simple would give me the motivation and interest to dive into real fabric piecing and traditional quilting.
Here is the fabric I got for my little baby blanket! EEEE PUGS! Fabricworm is a super cute site with TONS of quilting fabric. This fabric is high quality and I can’t wait to get started.
In the past I have also joined a ‘fabric of the month’ club with Pink Castle Fabrics. I really love their ‘Kawaii’ or Japanese fabric. They have a lot of different ‘fabric of the month clubs’ and they are really well priced.
Here is some past fabric I have received from Pink Castle:
Anyways! I can’t wait to get my craft room all set up and start sewing more than just curtains 😉
This is my current state of mind at the house:
My pug leopold loves to swim. And when I say he loves to swim it’s a gross understatement. This little guy has been swimming since he was about 6 months old and has always been obsessed with the pool. When we moved to back to Colorado, I found that there was an indoor dog pool literally across the street from our house so I decided to take him.
This must be what having a child and being proud of them is like, because I’m so proud of this little shit I could just cry.
I saw a turkey crochet hat on Instagram yesterday so last night I decided to make my own version. I think I’ll go ahead and just start making all these outfits/hats for the tribe for all holidays. Plus I’m already thinking about Boris as a Swedish opera singer with the hat and braids……
Plus fall pug!
Oopsy! With fall showing up I have been in crochet, cleaning, knitting, sewing and eating mode! Here’s some pictures to show you what I’ve been up to the past month!
It’s no surprise that I LOVE my bike. In fact, I’m pretty sure I’m in a relationship with my bike. I commute to work everyday on it, choose to ride long distances because it’s just so fun, and prefer to take a ride on my bike rather than use the car. From Memorial Day to Labor Day I managed to hit 1000 miles, despite one nasty crash (sprained the membrane between my ulna and radius), a car wreck, and three flats. Here are some funny/nice/awesome moments of my first summer cycling in Chicago.
Me and Yoshi right after reaching 1000 miles on 8/29/2014.
That time I wore this white Nike top and there was a surprise downpour on the way home….. AWKWARD.
Giant Bike Packs. Gotta be prepared I guess.
One Year exactly. 8.26.2013 vs 8.26.2014. HUZZAH.
On the ride air pumps. This was the first of 3 flats I encountered – all within the same week too!
Gorgeous view from my long University of Chicago Campus rides – total distance that day 35 miles.
Work is nice enough to have an indoor bike rack. Yoshi never has to brave the elements without me.
The aftermath of Yoshi vs. Car. Twisted handlebars… thank goodness no other damage was done.
Sorry for my butt… about a week after my first crash. It took two months for that bruise to totally disappear.
On the road with Yoshi and Leopold. If only that squirrelly little pug would sit in a basket… sigh.
Here’s to many more 1ks on Yoshi!
wow. Well I guess with labor day this weekend, the summer is officially over. I, for one, had the best summer of my life. I learned so much about myself, conquered some really big personal mind-blocks, and did a bunch of cool shit. Plus I let go entirely of the control I felt I had on my life and in doing so was surprised to find what I’d hoped and dreamed for all along.
I’m a fan of lists so I guess I’ll just do a little list of the things I experienced this wonderful wonderful summer.
1. Rode 1000 + miles on my bike – yep from memorial day to labor day. I hit the 1k. SO RAD.
2. Learned to brew my own Kombucha, make my own Kale chips, and can my own shelf stable foods.
3. Celebrated 1 year sober.
4. Joined Title Boxing.
5. Ran the majority of days during lunch – with awe inspiring views.
6. Let go of bad self-esteem and closed the door on relationships that make me feel badly.
7. Opened an Etsy Store! Weeeee!
8. Got tattooed.
9. Did the Whole30 Challenge with Lois.
10. Embarked on a new adventure with lots of motorcycles, antiques, and laughs.
It was a damn good summer. Now that it's over I need to focus and get it in gear for a productive and great Fall. That means, tightening up the budget, dedicating myself to 3 days of boxing a week, focusing at work and hustling for a promotion hopefully, and giving GFK + the etsy store my undivided attention.
lesssss dooooo this.