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the life of a ninja…

I started working on this fabulous welding hat pattern from Haley, The Autocrat earlier this week. I started by cutting fabrics… check it, I cut 6 pieces at the same time!

and then I got distracted.

Distracted by sleep – I was in bed by 6pm two nights in a row this week… I blame the medications that I’ve been taking.

Distracted by work – I put in 16 hours on my contract programming project in the last week, trying to get it finished so the hardware can be deployed on location next week… and that’s apart from my full-time job.

Distracted by fabrics… I wasn’t totally sold on the fabric that I chose for the inside of the hat, and then it came to me yesterday which fabric I really wanted, so I have to re-cut.

And distracted by love – I have a romantic Valentines Day weekend planned with my hubby! I won’t have time to work on it until at least Sunday, though I have a baby shower to go to on Sunday.

It ain’t easy being a ninja.

*sigh*

i’m going to have to pay the therapy bills for my sewing machine to get over her abandonment and neglect issues.

this is not going to be one of those dead blogs. as soon as i have time to do anything even remotely creative, i WILL be back.  but for now, i’ve been working full days at work and then coming home and putting another 6-7 hours on my contracting project. it was supposed to be finished at the end of october, but that would require the customer to stop changing the requirements… any time now.

so alas, this is farewell again for probably another month or so.  but let me leave you with one wonderful tidbit.  this is my gorgeous new laminated fabric:

it came from the the fabricland in lloydminster. if you don’t know where lloydminster is, look it up on a map, i think we determined it was an oil town of about 25k people. and i found a bin of rolls of laminated fabric. that’s right. of course there was a war of wills involved in the process of trying to obtain it, ending in my “mafia” flanking me for intimidation factor until we got what we wanted – them to either cut off the creased fabric or make it un-creased. well, they are joined with a womens’ clothing store that happened to have a professional steamer. as we were waiting (for quite a while) for her to come back, one of the guys said “if she can’t get the creases out, do you think she’ll ever come back?” HAHAHA

anyways, i ordered amy butler’s raincoat pattern, and i plan on tackling an umbrella recover. i got 5 meters of this stuff, let’s see what i can do.

ps, the card below it is actually from a different shipment of japanese fabrics! yay for kawaii!

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