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Halloween hexagon quilt in progress

Halloween hexagon quilt in progress

I got paid today so I’m buying materials for dyeing fabric. It’s been a struggle to find non-iodized…

I got paid today so I’m buying materials for dyeing fabric. It’s been a struggle to find non-iodized salt but i’m finally just forking over the ca$$$hhh to order it online with some other stuff I need. (i’ve been using iodized salt and using iodized salt means not all of the dye gets taken up by the fabric because it’s lost in the chemical process so I’ll be wasting less basically by upgrading my materials). I’m basically dyeing at home in my bathtub and I’ve also wanted to invest in clear buckets (instead of opaque colored buckets) because you can see the true dye color more easily. Overall I’m trying to slowly equip myself with the materials to have a more organized art practice despite the limitations of not having a proper studio or dye lab

my coworker is having a party and I love her BUT1) she invited one of our supervisors2) which means…

my coworker is having a party and I love her BUT

1) she invited one of our supervisors

2) which means we can’t talk shit or be ourselves because our supervisor probably has no chill and we have really strict policies at work so it makes me wary because i have never been comfortable with being too friendly with anyone in a higher position of power than me (it feels unprofessional and imo the power imbalance is unhealthy). also, one of our other coworkers was going to call out of work today so she can go, but now she can’t because our supervisor will be there

3) she wants us to dress formally and I have formal clothes but I suffer when I wear them because formal stuff is not comfortable for me

4) there won’t be any vegan options

5) so now I have to buy something I can share with everyone and i’m broke and now I have to provide food for a dozen people

6) today is my only day off for the next 7 days and I don’t really want to be social if I don’t have to because I get burnt out from working customer service and this feels like it’s going to be an extension of work

7) I still have to get my coworker a present because it’s her birthday

Bedroom update: New sewing corner

Bedroom update: New sewing corner

My cat sleeping on hand-dyed cotton

My cat sleeping on hand-dyed cotton

i’m getting cross-training at work for a busier position that pays 50 cents more. BUT with getting…

i’m getting cross-training at work for a busier position that pays 50 cents more. BUT with getting cross trained/just starting out, when I come into work, I have no idea yet if it’s a training day or a more relaxed usual day. and their style of training is to throw you into it and encourage mistakes so you can learn from them. which can be stressful because there’s no one helping you and it’s all very fast paced and you have to immediately find someone who can help you fix stuff. yesterday was a training day but coming into work I was already really tired from cleaning at home, I hadn’t washed my hair in days so I just washed the FRONT of my hair in the sink before showing up. and i feel equally tired today so i’m worried it will be another training day while tired

Recent quilts in progress. 90% of the non-patterned pieces are…

Recent quilts in progress. 90% of the non-patterned pieces are hand-dyed

i’m trying to grow pumpkins in my yard but I need to buy more compost asap so I can make the spooky…

i’m trying to grow pumpkins in my yard but I need to buy more compost asap so I can make the spooky pumpkin patch of my dreams

I recently started bullet journaling and I love it….

I recently started bullet journaling and I love it. Traditionally it can be used as a daily or weekly planner but I mainly use it for creative lists and tracking progress and it’s helped me feel a lot more organized! I like to have one place to keep everything otherwise I end up with a disorganized stack of paper scraps with random lists. I’m making my way through three books right now so I’ve been tracking my progress on those to make sure I’m consistently reading more. I work full-time hours now so I don’t have as much time to sit down and read for long periods but it helps me complete my goals if I can break them into tiny parts. So the idea of 10 page increments feels much more manageable than the task of simply finishing three books.

Pansies from my garden on the halloween theme quilt I’ve been…

Pansies from my garden on the halloween theme quilt I’ve been working on…i’m hoping to finish it this week so I can begin another quilt before halloween