Friday, November 13, 2009

Yes, I am Still Alive!

Seems I am having a hard time finding time to blog these days.  The semester is in full swing and keeping me busy.  I have not even been doing any quilting....so I guess that does not leave me a whole lot to talk about.


Mostly I have been focusing on losing weight and getting healthy.  Since mid June I have lost 20 pounds.  People usually ask me what my "secret" is.  My answer to that is, "just a lot of hard work!"  I have been exercising like crazy and seriously watching what I eat.  I belong to a free online weight loss site called Spark People.  It is absolutely great.  You can track your exercise and your food consumption as well as join groups and get tons of support and inspiration.


At any rate I have been forced to buy new clothes since mine are getting way too big.  So that has been a lot of fun.  Tomorrow we are going to a anniversary party for my BIL and SIL.  I will be giving them my "California Dreaming" mini landscape quilt.  It was made based on a photo my daughter took of a stream on their property last Christmas.  I hope they like it...although I am sure they will.

This is the quilt I am talking about…

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The main part of the quilt is only the size of a sheet of paper so many of the pieces are very small.  In the future I will keep my landscape quilts larger than this.

I still have to sew a sleeve on the back of the quilt and add a label to it.  I guess I will do that today while we are being bashed by the Nor'easter that is hitting the Atlantic coast.  At least I will have plenty to talk about on Monday in my Meteorology class!

Chris

4 comments:

Janet said...

Good to have you back! Congratulations on your weight loss journey. It sounds like it is going well for you. I can't imagine anyone not liking your quilt, it is beautiful.

Shirley said...

I really like your little quilt. You did a really good job.

I' bet you feel very good about losing the weight- I have lost 20 pounds too but it is mostly from stress and no appetite. So nice to visit your blog .

Shirley

Margeeth said...

Congratulations on the weight loss. I had to calculate how many kilos it was (pounds just don't speak to me) and it is impressive.

The quilt is beautifull, but I can imagine why you want to make your next one bigger, such tiny pieces!

Carol said...

I think it turned out very well. I've been losing weight as well. Gone down two dress sizes :)