Friday, January 01, 2010

New Years Day, A New Beginning

Starting the resolutions right out the first day of the year! I did do 30 minutes on the treadmill. And I did take the Christmas decorations down and put away my twig tree for another year. And then I spent the rest of the day playing. I zigzagged an edge on old practice quilt sandwiches and neatly stacked them for use under the longarm when it sits overnight -- Gammills tend to leak a drop or so of oil when they sit for a long period of time, so I always put the old practice sandwiches under the machine to catch the drip.

And then I loaded a panel I bought last week at the quilt shop -- just a simple Valentine's Day panel that I added borders to and then quilted it today with an old pantograph: Hearts A Flutter by Lisa Calle. I hope to get the binding on tomorrow and maybe stitched down by Sunday.

Plan for tomorrow -- another 30 minute walk and the rest of the day will be spent working on the computer.

Gratitudes:
The feeling of accomplishment even from something as insignificant as trimming practice quilts to make pads.
The enjoyment of quilting time at the machine.

3 comments :

Screen Door said...

Pretty quilting.... You are turning into a pro. I'm proud of you and the tread mill... I got my elliptical done and some snow shoeing....I guess with exercise, there is always day one right??

Connie W said...

Best wishes to you and yours as you begin the new year. xo

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love that panel! And congratulations to have gotten in that walk. Wish I could say the same. :) blessings, marlene