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Down in the Dumps

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Yep. I’m down. If you don’t feel like reading this one I don’t blame you. Skim past, leave me a smile in comments and I will come back in a few days and be happy again. For now, I am in such a funk! And I just don’t know what to do with myself!

I internalise a lot of my environment. And I am desperately unhappy at my ‘real’ job right now. It’s spilling into my personal life and I dont know where to go from here. I would give almost anything to not have to go to work on Saturday :( I have, this week moved to my 3rd store {in the same chain} in the last 5mths and I feel so disjointed it’s not even close to amusing. I am considering begging my original boss for my original job back. Just until I decide what I want to be when I grow the hell up. I’m sick of treading water in a dead end job. Dead end for me anyway. Others seem able to make a career of the place. I can see why. It is quite stable and not always a bad place to be. I just guess I’ve never seen it as a long term place … Tho I have been in the company for 3.5 years now. So it’s not like I move from job to job.

Ugh! Whinge over. If you got this far you must be my sister {haha Hi Boo, love you long time! xoxox}

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I feel like kicking my own ass! I am struggling to find motivation to do anything! I have been participating in the most lovely Quilting Bee I could have ever imagined for myself. My block was November and I had just found the mojo to get cracking on the 8 extra blocks I need to turn it into a quilt when I lost steam again.

Kate's Bee Block!

Remember this? Yes? It still looks exactly the same!!!! I have completed all the extra scrap strings and am half way thru putting the white strips round them. So not too far to go :)

I tried my very first paper pieced block – a star! – in the last couple of weeks and decided since it was scrap/white trim/black background too that I would use that on a plain black back for this quilt … so that is even half done! This is the Star block :

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{Dont look too closely, it’s far from perfect. But I think for my first time it’d pretty cool!}

Anyhow … I am very much enjoying the sewing I manage to get done right now. I am being a good girl and have reined in my spending on fabric lol I am determined to put a dint in my stash in 2014. A friend wants me to go to Spotlight with her tomorrow.
I plan on coming out with only some plain white quilters cotton and a 1/2m I need to purchase for one of my swapping Bees. And!!! I have my birthday voucher from Spotty to spend so hopefully those won’t even cost me anything! :D

How much fabric do you have in your stash?

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My spectacular babies went off to school last week. My big boy is in grade 3 and my baby has just started Kindy. He goes 5 days a fortnight and I miss him dreadfully!!!! We both had tears {2 days of them!} But I managed to not let him see them and he really does seem to be enjoying himself! Which is a relief.

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Here are my Two Little Rascals! How handsome they are!!!!!

It’s so scary sending your heart off every day. I feel empty and count down the hours til I get to collect them.
I know I am probably silly, but I really worry when they aren’t with me!! Do other Mums feel this way?? I’m sure I will grow out of it. And I am starting to enjoy being able to do something by myself for a couple of hours a week now tho :)

How are you guys doing? I’d love if you left me a comment and tell me what’s new in your world!

Catch ya next time! <3

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Author: manicmumdays

I am a SAHM, who works nights and sews and am trying to get a petminding business off the ground ... My boys are my life and I love my life. Sometimes I just like to ramble and I reckon this will also be a good way to improve my writing skills :) Please feel free to comment, I love feedback and to have a chat :)

3 thoughts on “Down in the Dumps

  1. My stash is pretty small in comparison to others that I have seen. I’m slowly working on building it up but it seems like I use it faster than I can afford to replenish. I have a bit of fabrics that I should get rid of because they just aren’t my style anymore but it’s hard to give them up! Hope your day gets better and the funk goes away. We all have days like that!

  2. Thanks for stopping by Chelsea!
    I know what you mean :) I seem to have too many fabrics that aren’t what I want to use but can’t bring myself to part with lol
    I am slowly rising out of my funk, thanks :)

  3. Your paper piecing looks awesome! I totally get what you mean about the kids being at school, i hate not being with them and me and my husband have joked about putting a little camera on them!! I hope you can find some joy in your job and thank you for your nice comment on my blog! :-)

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