Okay, so the retreat with LILYGAL is history for another year. The time flies but we do enjoy the time together and things we get to work on. This is the third year for me and hopeful I'll be able to attend next year however there is some talk about moving it up which may effect my ability with work. We shall see.
At any rate, we both worked on the same quilt but doing it with different fabrics. LG's is beautiful with the bright bold colors on the white background. I opted for batiks on what I thought was white only to realize that it is an off-white. Regardless I moved on. Mine will ALL be different with the manner by which I did my applique piece. She opted for matching satin stitch and I'm doing mine with a clear filament thread (not a good choice I might add) and some of the few I did originally I let go but my tension was clearly off so the bobbin thread pulled through. It looks like stitching on the umbrella. I have since corrected this and just the clear is on top. Not fun to work with. Lesson learned.
So here is a shot of a few I layed out so you can see the difference in mine from LG's. I opted for all black handles and did put the tip on the umbrella.
And here is just one closer and with the clear filament thread.
Now to keep working on them and getting them done so it can be put together. My goal is to take back next year to share. I took my orange/black/white quilt to share this year.
And LG made me the cutest wall hanging. I'll get it and take a photo to shrae as well. I think it will go right on my spark page to share with you all. She does lovely work.
Well I finally got this one quilted and the binding on so I thought I'd share. I ended up binding in orange as well. The name of the quilt if "Lady MaDonna". Found the pattern in Shipshewanna and thought it would be fun!
Now to get started on the next one. Retreat coming in a few weeks and hope to get the top done while there. Have been cutting and getting ready today so it should go together quickly. I hope!!
So yesterday was a day of staying in. More snow and cold here in Michigan so after a bit of exercise I treated myself to a 'me' day in my sewing room.
The goal was to complete the quilt top I started before my last grandchild was born. Well needless to say the goal now is his first birthday in April. He'll never know the difference. LOL
Just wanted to share. His mama chose a forest theme for his room and likes owls so I thought this fitting plus I enjoy working with colors and I got to try a few new things that I've not done much of at all. I'm pretty pleased with how it came together.
Now to get it to a friend who will quilt on her longarm and I can get the binding done and ready to move on to a new project. So many projects so little time.
My goal is to lose 5 lbs this round of BLC and how I will go about it is as follows:
Work to improve my veggie consumption daily. Shoot for 2-3 along with 2-3 servings of fruit. Cut sugars (no baked goods) and increase protein. Doing this also cuts carbs so will work to stay on the lower end of my calorie range. 1200 is the goal. I will allow 1-2 dark chocolate kisses on occasion but will count like all other foods consumed.
Since veggies is tough I will work to get a salad daily whether I must make it myself or find a place to buy one. I will also make a veggie with our evening meal and try some new recipes. Homework will be involved for this but I need, and must, do it. If I only loved them. Hopefully I can learn to love them.
Tracking is key for me. I will track my food and exercise daily. I will also post to the team tracking thread daily so it makes less stress doing it all at once at the end of the week.
I will continue to work with weights 2x a week for toning and tightening of these old muscles and hopeful it helps with the hip pain. Will pay attention and if need be, see a doctor.
Daily I will work towards at least 30 minutes of cardio and alternating upper and lower for toning and tightening.
My friend LILYGAL is my accountability buddy and we plan to talk via telephone weekly besides our daily texts on keeping one another focused especially when we are tempted to make poor choices.
My reward for making my goal this round will be to spend an entire day in my sewing room!