Archive | June 2011

I HAVE INTERNET!!!!

After almost 4 years of not having a computer online in my home (ok, well we won’t count the 4+ months that I didn’t have a home…)…

I’M ON THE INTERNET!!!

Yes, it’s true! This is HUGE!!! Well, for me…

I created this blog from my iPhone. I also maintained it from there too. I did do some tweaking when I got to a computer from time to time, but I haven’t been able to see it up just right. I’m so excited about this!

I am just blown away at how things are coming together for me! I got all of my school stuff sorted out. I have internet. What’s next?! I do have an answer to that question, but I can’t answer it here… But it’s ALL good! One day I will elaborate. I do have quite a story to share.

This is so amazing. Closure. Moving on. Releasing those from my life that don’t respect me. New chapters.

And now, back to our scheduled programming…

Had a successful week this week with getting my OSAP documents in for school. Only 80 more days until school starts! (I apologize to those who like the summer…. I’m an autumn person, so I’d be pumped about September regardless of if school was in the picture or not!)

On a side note… Apparently my autocorrect isn’t working for some reason. Normally I would be cursing it, but I’m kinda missing it! Lol

So it seems I have had the urge to work on things other than what I’m “supposed” to be working on. I made some dishcloths for my brother. I also made a bag …

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I’m not quite sure why it is. I am in the process of tying up some loose ends from my “old life” and I think it’s possibly related. If I have the urge to work on something, I’m no longer denying it. Fortunately, my orders aren’t due until Christmas season. I still plan on having them done by the end of August. The last thing I want is to be rushing when I’m in school. So back on track I go.

I also have 3 pairs of socks to add to the three (four including Goob’s) sweaters I have on order. This is exciting!

One step at a time…

I heard my “song” this morning on the radio. I’m taking it as a sign. “I get knocked down, but I get up again. You ain’t EVER gonna keep me down!” I’ve been trying to clear up some personal issues and getting things lined up for my student loan application. I felt knocked down last week, but I got up again over the weekend with help from my family (they don’t know it, but they helped immensely… Parents, aunts, uncles and cousins. My family rocks!). I think every time I get knocked down, I get stronger from having to get up. It’s getting harder and harder to knock me down these days 🙂

So I finally managed to get some more of the paperwork done that I need for getting my student loan. Now I just have to find a letter somewhere in my house that tells me how much money has to be where and when, and I’m golden. I have to say that I’ve impressed myself with how I’ve kept most of my stuff together. Anything that’s been misplaced has been found with minimal effort. This is huge. Yay me!  Then off to the school I will go with the required paperwork and a cheque that OSAP needs. Apparently they need money in order to hold on to money for you until September. The whole OSAP process is so sickening. The hoops that you have to jump through to obtain money for school that you have to pay back. And it’s not like the gov’t can’t get their money… They’re the frickin’ government. You don’t pay, they hunt you down!

As for my stitching… I’ve been quite busy in that department. I have JD sweater number two on the go. The back is a couple rows from being done. I have 2 1/2 dishcloths done for my bro’s birthday. I have a third sun hat almost complete. I just have to put a little flower on it and we’re good to go. I’ve also done some more on my niece’s quilt. I just haven’t had time to take pictures of these things.

I really am loving every minute of this! It seems the more I follow my passion, the more the Universe opens up to make it happen. I think the OSAP fiasco is just a test. If this was something I didn’t really want to do, I would have certainly given up by now. But hey, I got accepted to school. I’ve won a bursary. I’ve got sweater orders. Today I ran into an old friend that was asking me about hemming stuff for her. I’m probably going to end up with my own business without even trying at this rate! The dream Kycave is looking more and more real!

Can you believe that just a year and a half ago, I was sitting in a women’s shelter with my baby? No idea where I was going, what I was doing, where I was even going to live. Someday I may share the whole story. If you took the time to read this post, thank you so much. One thing that I would like you to take away from it… Follow your passion. Follow your heart and soul. I’m doing it. There’s nothing more special about me than there is about you. If live out of love, ANYTHING is possible.

Now go follow your dreams 🙂

Sometimes Instant Gratification is All You Need

I’ve been working on cleaning up some personal residual crap. Needless to say, it’s taken it’s toll by sucking out my creativity and drive. So this is when I pull out the quick little projects.

I made a sun hat for my neighbour’s little girl. I asked him if it fit and he said it was a little tight. I told him I had no problem making another one. He said he didn’t want to be rude or hurt my feelings. I told him these are the kinds of things I need to know. He also told me how he and his girlfriend thought it was so cool that I can do stuff like this. Anyway, I’ve got a bigger one almost complete. Here’s the original one:

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Today’s Sew Resourceful was one of the best classes we have had to date. We learned so many things, particularly time saving shortcuts that won’t compromise the quality of our work. One of our assignments was a small jewelry bag with pockets:

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I am going to hop back on the sweater train. I just needed to remind myself that I am able to see projects through. The issues that have come up include a time where I was too broken down from an abusive relationship to take any joy in needlework, let alone finish a project. I think these little things are just me taking back my power (and maybe flipping somebody the bird a little bit too…)