Sunday, March 26, 2006

Another weekend gone by

Managed to accomplish a few things this weekend -- well enough to cross off the to-do list anyway. Finished the baby quilt I was working on -- need to press it a little because I left it in the dryer too long. Managed to kill my iron, so have to wait to do that. I buy cheap irons -- none of them last much more than a year and I don't see the point in spending a lot of money on them. I did buy a Rowenta once and it didn't last any longer than the cheap ones. So, next week I have to buy a new iron - hopefully on sale and with my 20% off coupon from Bed, Bath & Beyond!
Finally finished quilting the pinwheel ufo from months ago. Couldn't sew the binding on because it hasn't been pressed yet (see above). vbg
Also wrote, printed and have ready to mail the final newsletter. That has been a big relief and the stress has eased somewhat.
Recommitted myself to losing weight -- I fell so far off the wagon that it went on without me!
Walk and water, walk and water!


This quilt is another I have decided to give to the kids. This was a mystery quilt designed by Deb Kauffunger at Quiltaholics.com a long time ago. The print fabric I used has all kinds of garden tools in it. This is a large table cover.

Gratitudes

1. Seeing large clumps of daffodil leaves poking through the mulch and leaves.

2. Spending an hour raking the leaves from the flower beds.

3. Taking our taxes to the accountant, finally.

4. Finishing the newsletter.

5. Finishing another audio book while sewing - so very enjoyable. (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, and The Good Earth are both excellent books, btw.)

8 comments :

JudyL said...

I like the quilt from Deb's mystery. Your colors look great! Congrats on re-committing to losing weight. I have to do that too but I can always find an excuse to put it off.

Judy L.

Mary said...

Pretty quilt. Good luck with the weight loss. I'm staying on my wagon and so far so good. My signing up for the 3 Day walk for Breast Cancer will keep me on track with all the training walks I'll need to take between now and October so I can walk 60 miles in 3 days.

Linda_J said...

Your quilt turned out beautifully!

tami said...

Beautiful quilt. Good luck getting back on the wagon with the weight. My husband and I both started on a diet a couple of weeks ago. He always loses faster than I do though so I find it hard to keep up myself. :>\

cher said...

nice finish on that quilt-good to decide to climb back on the wagon..I am right there with you on the water thing too!

Jeanne said...

I love the warm colors in this quilt!
Jeanne

Holly said...

That's a beautiful quilt! Lucky kids.

Dawn said...

what fun fabric with the garden tools! And another fun mystery quilt!