5


Seriously.
Five months folks. That’s how many months are left in this year.
2018.
Who can believe this??!!
Well, here we are.
HAPPY AUGUST EVERYONE!
You could start surprising me by turning off this heat from hell!
Triple digits. Ugh.
Our “cooling trend” of 89 degrees arrives this weekend.
WOO HOO!

That being said, I am hoping, wishing, praying, dancing naked maybe, maybe not for an end to the wildfires, especially in California where people are not only losing their homes but also their lives.
1. Staying cool
2. Errands
3. Crocheting some gifts.
*** I’ve gone as far as I can go on 3 of my blankets because I ran out of certain colors of yarns and none of my go-to yarn stores, Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, Joann’s nor the freak store Walmart had any of the colors I needed.
The search will continue this weekend…
Aaaanddd nobody cares about my yarn struggle.

I think I might be able to squeeze at least one hat out of this yarn.
I used this type of yarn, not the same colors, once and only once for a blanket I made “Miranda” last year.
Never again.
Super challenging to crochet with again nobody cares about my yarn struggle so I tend to stick to smaller projects now when using this type of yarn.
4. Cricuting.
***LOTS of projects to get printed and cut!
5. Christmas cross stitch.
6. Organize, organize, organize!!!
I really dig this guy.
What are all of you up to?
Anything thrilling and spine-chilling to report??
If you’ve got some cooler temps, rain or snow you could send some out this way!
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
See? I’m nice like that.

SPIDERS & GNATS & WORMS! OH MY!

1.) It’s been raining for two days and I have no complaints. Ya’ wanna’ know why??? 3 words.
Winter Storm Toby.
2.) When you read that meme up there you sang the ‘Pina Colada’ song in your head, didn’t you?
3.) If you didn’t then you did just now.
4.) Now the ‘Pina Colada’ song is stuck in your head.
5.) You’re welcome.
SIDE NOTE: I lied. I do have one complaint. With all of this rain comes all of the creepy crawly flying things! Holy hell. My back patio is like a worm morgue with all of the jumping spiders playing leapfrog over those stretched out skinny shriveled wormy bodies!

And these little gnat things?? A couple of warm days and these things come out in droves! Seriously. You can’t go outside without sniffing one of these things up your nostrils! And then comes the coughing and the gagging and the eeewww-ing. It’s just not pretty.
So there. That’s my one complaint about the rain. Still, better than snow.
Rainy days are great for staying inside, drinking pots full of coffee (or tea) and getting crafty.
Let’s see..
SEWING –
I can’t seem to stop making these. They’re super easy and sew up so quickly!
They’re microwavable bowl cozies. They are microwavable safe. Put your soup or your chili in your bowl, put the bowl into one of these very cool cozies, nuke it and pull out your soup/chili by the corners of the cozy and straight into your hands. No more burnt fingers or spills! They’re also great for holding freezing cold bowls of ice cream! My family and friends LOVE these so they also make great gifts!

CRICUT –
Latest cut..
Well, this one isn’t really my last cut but I didn’t take pics of those yet so here’s another shirt I made for my daughter because she is the Queen Bee.
Speaking of my Queen Bee daughter..
She’s pretty crafty herself. This is just one of the many awesome platters she has done for her beautiful kiddos school parties.
#shegetsitfromhermama #slayingthemomlife #supermomwifedaughterfriend #shesgottheworldbythetail
CROCHETING –
Currently on the hook..
I have no idea what the stitch is called but it’s super easy and I think I found it on YouTube.
I’m just using up some scrap yarn in shades of pink. NETFLIXING –
Finishing up my binge watching from 2016. Seriously. Apparently, I only got thru 2 seasons TWO years ago. What the hell? Such a great show. I’m on season 3. I’ll be sad to see this show end.
Pulling this post full circle I thought I’d share that “worming” is a thing out here. People dig for worms or use electric prods or probes. The electric prods/probes are much easier. Just stick ’em in the ground and up come the worms. Why do they do this??? They sell them for up to $24.00 a pound depending on the worm. Seriously.
You can read more about it, here.
Okay, well, time to wind it up. I’m trying to post every day and I’ve got about 15 minutes to get this published.

I want to know about your crafting or “must watch shows” or if any of you have wormed or have worms. That would be interesting. I’ve seen dogs scooch their buts across carpet when they’ve had worms. I wonder if that’s what people do.

Leave your answers in the comments, especially if you or someone you know has worms like that guy who had the 5 1/2 foot tapeworm. Soooo disgusting.
You can read about that and see gross pics here.

Okay. I’m out. Be well. Be happy. Be healthy and let your light shine!
MIMI’S QUOTE FOR THE DAY –

MY HOBBIES INCLUDE…

BLOGGING
Or at least it used to. I’m trying to find my bloggee vibe again. I think I’m doing better. I’ve got a 4-day streak going here. GO ME!
I’m hoping this gem of a motivation meme will help. However, I am seriously considering throwing in the blogging towel..
#RyanGoslingCrush  #GettingMyVibeBack
CRAFTING
I do all kinds of crafts and lately, it seems to be too many. I got a little burnt out on crocheting at the holidays but I still can’t put my hook down!

**Crocheting
This is what I’ve got going on at the moment.
A baby blanket for a boy. Go figure. I know no one who is pregnant and having a boy or anyone who’s just had a boy. I just grabbed some yarn and started in. This will go in my inventory for an online store I hope to open up sometime in the near future.

I made this soft n’ snuggly, chunky blanket for my friend for Christmas.
***Cricut
I tried a new to me technique using canvas, HTV (heat transfer vinyl) and my heat press.
It’s called reverse canvas.This is the video I followed.This was my result.

My trial run I used a small canvas to see how I’d like it. I liked it A LOT and I’ll do a larger one shortly.
This was a 10×10 canvas and when reversed gives you an 8×8 workspace.

I also did a few things for my kids a while back.
Socks for my son and daughter-in-law.
Super fun. Super easy.
Heat press and HTV.

Made my daughter a couple of t-shirts.
She loved them.
Oh. And I made this wine glass for my nephew.
Not intended to offend anyone because where we come from there are a lot of Jews. Some are friends or old bosses, neighbors, whatever and they never get offended by our politically incorrect humor because they all know the keyword is humor.
Say hello to Jewbacca!
So, those are some of my recent projects. I have some from a while back at the holidays. I’ll make a page up top so you can check everything out if you want to.

Today I’ll be sorting thru some fabric for a few sewing projects I have in mind.
I’ll post those pics as I go as well.
That’s it, folks. For the moment, these are my top hobbies.
I know some of you craft out there.
What’s your favorite “go to” when you need to release those creative juices?
Do you have more than one project going at a time or do you stick with one until it’s done? Clearly, I am not that person.
Our spring-like weather gave way to winter weather, complete with snow that, thank goodness, did not stick because it’s been so warm but wow, what a drop in temps! We went from highs in the 60’s and lows in the 40’s to highs in the 40’s and lows in the teens! Bbbbrrrr! But no! I’m not complaining because at least we don’t have a foot of snow and we can always layer up to stay warm out there! Okay, well, long post. I think I may be getting my vibe back! Yay!
To all of my Facebook and Instagram pals. I am so, so missing all of you! I still have messenger on my phone if any of you want to send a funny pic or just say hi. That may be a hint..

Happy, happy weekend to you all. Be safe, stay warm, have fun and I hope you make some really great memories.
MIMI’S QUOTE FOR THE DAY –

#6 – FACEBOOK FRIDAY – CREEPIN’ and trollin’

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Not gonna’ lie. I belong to a few Facebook groups. Okay, more than a few and then a few more since I got my Cricut for Christmas. Mostly sewing, quilting, crafting, writing and now Cricut groups and I gotta’ say. I didn’t think these groups would be quite so saucy.

I read this in one of my sewing groups…
“Make a crotch sausage when fitting.”
Um.. Okay…
Didn’t have a clue what they were talking about even after I saw the pattern.

And I found these gems in my Cricut groups.
Not even kidding.
Apparently, men’s underwear is a hot topic.
These say, “Give me those nuts.”
cricut-give-me-those-nutscricut-choking-hazardcricut-it-aint-gonna-suck-itselfAnd someone was making his and her superhero t-shirts…
cricut-batmanI think this Christmas decor is kinda’ funny if you’re a ‘Christmas Vacation’ fan.
cricut-griswoldAnd this last one. I just have no words.
Someone wanted some help with a project…
“I need help, bought this for the hubby. Do you think htv will stick to this? Very serious question, help!!!!”
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Very serious question. Are you joking me?? You need help all right but you’ll find that in the psyche ward not the Facebook Cricut group.
Dumb ass.
And really?? What kind of husband is going to strap a nut sack on his back and walk around???
He sure as hell wouldn’t be walking around with me.
What the actual fuck?? Dissssssgussssting!
2017-divider-line-blue-icyI had to order my vinyl for my Cricut and it won’t be here til next week then I’ll be able to make all kinds of fun stuff on mugs and wood and glass and such. In the meantime, I’ve been using it to cut some fabric appliques for some upcoming projects.

Goofin’ around with these birds on a “wire.” Not sure if it’s going to be a pillow or a tote or what. Maybe I’ll add some words or something. I dunno. I just play around until it feels right.
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I cut out these two little guys for a Halloween table runner I’m working on. I know. We just got done with all of that crap but another goal of mine is to have all this holiday stuff done before the holidays this year.
skeleton-dog-cat1And when my vinyl comes in I want to make this for
Father B.
catholic-priestAnd this for me.
catholic-perkatory2017-divider-line-blue-icyWell, we’re currently under a state of emergency and we’ve got two more storm systems heading this way. It’s supposed to drop over a foot of snow, along with rain, sleet, negative temps, whipping winds and we may have flooding. Our city is not at all equipped for this kind of weather. The National Guard has offered to step in and help and I know we’re all grateful for that.
2017-divider-line-blue-icyWhat’s happening in your corners of the world?
Oh, did you see the news?? Kim Kardashian is BATTLING psoriasis on her face!
Omg, the horror of it all!
All of the rag mags are yammerin’ on about her courage and how she’s facing this head on.
Seriously..
If 2017 is going to start killing off celebrities I know where it can start..
2017-divider-line-blue-icyMimi’s tip of the day –
Sounds good to me!
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#2 – MISSED CONNECTION MONDAY – Cart Full Of Babies

“Missed Connection Monday” is brought to you by your local Craigslist. These are real “love notes” that strangers leave for other strangers in the ‘Personals’ section of Craigslist.
Or as I like to call it –
‘Your local serial killer hunting ground.’
2017-divider-line-blue-icydaddy w flat bill hat and full sleves – w4m – Boise
**Yes. That is exactly as she titled and wrote her post.
“u are so fine omg u were at winco with a cart full of babies looking confident and sexy and boy ill call u daddy anytime. maybe u will remember me i passed u in the frozen section and said nice tats looks like u like pain u smiled and said? let me know i would love to see if u have any other tats on that body of urs.”
***Seriously? A cart full of babies and “full sleves” are your turn on?
You should probably check out the brother down below…
I’m sure he’s got a cart full of babies and a few tats…

need a penpal – m4m – Boise
“I am looking for a penpal for my brother please email if interested. Fun outgoing gentleman.”
***Translated this means his “brother” is incarcerated.
2017-divider-line-blue-icyIN OTHER NEWS:
The Lions blew it yesterday and gave the game to the Packers and just thinking about it makes my head want to explode. They play the Seahawks on Saturday. I have no comment.
2017-detroit-lions-just-one-before-i-dieOne of my goals this year was to sew my way thru my fabric stash and not buy any fabric until I absolutely, positively must. This is going to be beyond challenging but I’m going to give it my best shot.

After rummaging thru box #1, I picked out my first fabric of the New Year to start my first project of the New Year. I’m pretty excited to start because I’ll be doing the majority of fabric cutting on my new Cricut that “Santa” brought me. I LOVE this new toy.
Project photos to follow.
2017-1st-fabric-jan 2017-divider-line-blue-icyAnother one of my goals was to read more so I signed up for the Goodreads 2017 Reading Challenge and 2017 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge with Corinne over at ‘Everyday Gyaan.’ I committed to reading 50 books this year. I’m hoping it’s more and it’d be super cool if I doubled that! I love to read and I used to have a book glued to my hands. I need to get back to that.
My current read is…
2017-book-1-the-untellingSo far it’s super good.
2017-divider-line-blue-icyI jumped on the scale this morning just to take a lit’l look-see and immediately set another goal. Holy crap, there’s no way I’ve gained that much weight and yet, apparently there is… Back to Slim Fast and Weight Watchers, it is
2017-batman-robin-you-were-fat-in-august2017-divider-line-blue-icyWe’ve still got quite a bit of snow here and it’s super cold out so I’ll definitely be inside working on my projects and getting some reading done.
What do you do when it’s too cold to really go out and enjoy the day?
Are you working on any projects?
Reading any good books?

Also, it’s day 2 into the New Year. What’s the vibe?
Does it feel like it’s going to be a good year or one fraught with challenges??
Lemme’ know in the comments below.

Happy Monday! Here’s to a great week ahead!
2017-divider-line-blue-icyMimi’s quote for the day –
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