Thursday, April 16, 2009

A Bit Distracted . . .

Usually I don't let things distract me from sewing. But, this is bigger and more evil. My neighbors are crazy. I've been spending the last few days getting this protective stalking order against them. We have the emergency 20-day one right now but I have a hearing on the 29th to determine whether I get to have the full blown 6-month protective order.


They haven't actually hurt any of my family but they sure threaten. What is that Mad Eye Moody says in Harry Potter? I think it's, "Constant vigilance!!!" That's how I feel right now. I'm just glad my husband and kids will be gone this weekend. If they are going to do something it will be this weekend I bet.

Hopefully I'll have a Jalie top to show you tonight or Friday. Happy sewing and constant vigilance!

23 comments:

Eileensews said...

Sorry you are having neighbor troubles.
I was just in the Anchorage area for a week visiting my son. I found quilting stores but not a lot in fashion fabric.
I am guessing you must use a lot of Static Guard on the fleece projects as I was getting zapped the whole time I was there.
Normally I just lurk and look at everyone's projects, but since I was just in your state, I am commenting.

Gorgeous Things said...

Whoa, that is scary! Stay safe and keep your doors locked.

Boobah said...

No way! Who DOES that?

Sorry you have such creepy neighbors! That's horrible!

Take care!

Beth Conky said...

How scary. Please take all precations. Lock every window and door and don't confront them. Call the police if they come on your property. If your husband isn't going to be home have someone come stay with you. Better safe. Hits home, lost a sister to a stranger.

Susan said...

That sounds miserable. I'm really really sorry to hear that. Stay safe.

HR said...

That's crazy! Why can't neighbors just leave other neighbors be? X-x and why this weekend? Cripes! I hope it all works out for you. I love this blog and your whimsical spin on utilitarian sewing projects.

Martha said...

Oh please be careful. Will keep you in my thoughts. Very scary.

Kristine said...

Stay safe, lock the doors, and keep busy (aka distracted). Report back soon!!!

gwensews said...

Yes, stay safe. Creeps are everywhere. Too bad you have some next door.

Sewellen said...

Lordy! That's awful! Hugs to you, and so sorry to hear about crappy neighbors.

Marsha said...

Been there, done that, and believe me, I feel your pain. We had a similar situation--jerk neighbor threatened our kids, constantly harassed us, made our lives miserable. We tried to ignore it, but couldn't. Got a restraining order. We actually ended up selling our home and moving. I think some people have a mission in life to make everyone as miserable as they are. Watch your back--crazy people do crazy things with no logic.

laura said...

That's beyond awful, and I thought I had it bad when I caught my neighbor and my (ex)husband fooling around! If I were you I'd seriously consider moving.

Rachel said...

That is horrible. Keep yourself safe and your doors locked.

Sue said...

Look after yourself Dawn. I am really sorry to hear about your neighbours - life is to short to have to deal with people like that.

Vicki said...

Sorry to hear about that. I hope they don't know you have a blog! Keep safe.

Jessica said...

Very scary. Sorry to hear about it: stay safe. I really enjoying reading about all your sewing projects (first time commenting)-very inspiring.

Noile said...

Dawn, this sounds pretty awful. May I make a suggestion? (Couldn't find an email address to make it privately.) You might want to white-out your birthdate from the image on this post.

I don't know whether your neighbor(s) know about your blog, but putting your birth date online might lead to identity theft problems - whether via your neighbors or strangers.

I know that somewhere something on your blog leads to your real name (saw it somewhere, but can't remember where), and, well, maybe all of that is just too much information. You might want to whiteout that birth date.

Hope you don't mind my pointing this out. I don't want anything bad to happen to one of my favorite bloggers!

marysews said...

I'm praying for your safety.

stacysews said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your neighbors. Stay safe!

Amy said...

Hey! Do we have the same neighbors? My crazies finally moved 3 weeks ago! It's been really nice - no cop cars to be seen. Hope the same happens for you.

Nancy K said...

Scary stuff! We had awful, scary upstairs neighbors when we were first married, but stalking? No. I hope that it all works out for you.

angie.a said...

WTH have I missed???

Nancy W. said...

That is indeed, scary. I hope all is well for you this weekend.