It would seem that I’ve been really, really busy…given the obvious lack of blogging, but I don’t have much to show for where my time is going. I have been being much more faithful about squeezing in some time on the Treadclimber, after I get home from work, before I prepare supper, and have lost ten lbs. since the first of the year. I’m very happy about that, but I’m also where I was when I got stuck last year, and then discouraged. I’m trying not to do that this year, no matter how slow it is coming off.
The dinner I am cooking tonight might not be conducive to weight loss. Here it is before going in the oven. Yum. I like some homemade pizza.
I have been trying to prepare more of our meals in the evenings. That eats up a chunk of my free time, along with the workout beforehand. It seems when I add a new activity, something else is sure to fall behind. Right now, it’s the housework and quilting. Isn’t is always the housework, though? Dust…where does it all come from??
I have been doing some reading. Even though I haven’t taken a single stitch in about a week, I’ve been reading about quilting. My Quilter’s Home issue came, and my OBW book, for the upcoming class at guild.
Mark has a pattern for a mini iron & crystal wand keeper, that I really want to try to make. I’d like to make one larger, also, for my curling iron or flat iron. There’s also a great scissor review in this issue.
I bought fabric for the OBW quilt. I mentioned it in my last stash report, but here’s a pic. I bought it from Knot & Bolts. I think it will make a cool OBW.
We aren’t supposed to start any of it til the class. At the class we are doing the octagon version. And once I break down and buy some new fabric, for any reason, that seems to be all it takes to get me started. I will have confessions for this week’s stash report. I bought another fabric that I thought would make a good OBW, but now that I have it in my possession, the pattern isn’t as large as I thought, so I’m doubtful that it will be successful, but I’m going to try it anyway. And I’ll try the hexagon version with it. I hope to work on it before I go to class. After reading over the book yesterday, I was One Block Wondering in my dreams last night.
And when I went to checkout, my cart told me I could get XX more yards for the same shipping price. (I’ll not tell how many yards til Sunday!) Well, I had already seen this cutie, and, promptly went back and added those XX yards of it to my cart!
Love those funky little chickens!
I also read a book that I loved…Same Kind Of Different As Me. I read it, then read it aloud for my DH. He loved it, too. It was a very emotional read, for me.
April will be an even busier month for me. I have to travel to Austin, with my boss, for a few days, for the Texas Probation Association annual conference. When I get home, I have some special company coming for the Easter weekend. The next week, we are off to Lubbock for my son’s district golf tournament, and while we are there, my DH has an appointment with another doctor for his ankle. Then, depending on how the team does at District, I could possibly be traveling back to Lubbock the next week, for regionals. I am taking a short break from customer work, til my life slows back down a bit. I have some quilts in queue, but they aren’t in my possession yet, and I think I will leave it that way til later in May, or possibly June. I haven’t even started the quilting on my 9P & Stripe quilt I have ready. I have to find my limitations, and learn to work within them, or I might implode.