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Wedding Quilt

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

I have been busy and just haven't got back into the routine of daily blogging. I think I will wait until evening to blog about the day - and then I forget. Oh what fun having a foggy brain?!

Sunday...we had a church leadership dinner after church. When I got home (@5:00) I was so tired I just had to close my eyes for 10 min. I knew if I took a nap I wouldn't sleep well that night. That little catnap helped. youngest daughter came home. She had been on tour with the band Mike Mains and the Branches. She is the merch girl/manager. She will be home at least until mid July. It will be nice to have her home for awhile. My son and his family picked her up at the airport and brought her home. They ended up staying for dinner.

Tuesday... laundry day. My baby granddaughter's due date -- she still hasn't made an appearance. After dinner my husband and I went for a 2.1 mile walk. We are going to try to make a habit of walking after dinner.

Wed...a "breather" as tonight my 3 granddaughter's will be coming to stay for a couple of days while their parents put a new floor in their kitchen. and I'm still on baby watch -- when she comes I will have her older brother while Mom is in the hospital.

I have been struggling with following my trainer's nutrition plan strictly. I know that is a daily goal, but it has been hard the last couple of days -- with the leadership dinner, making my daughter's favorite meal for her homecoming, then making cookies (though healthy --Pumpkin Oatmeal). I am back up a pound from last Sat. UGH!

I haven't been to the gym since Sat, though I have been doing a lot of walking...I walk one mile every morning and do my calf stretches afterwards. One nice thing after this week, it will be easier to get to the gym on Mon and Fri as this Friday is the last day for my late pickup daycare clients.

Here is the picture of the wedding quilt I finished for my daughter and her husband. All of the fabric was from left over material from all the wedding sewing. It is very symbolic - the picture of the label explains the details.

DAILY -- 5/22
1. Blog emoticon
2. Follow trainer's nutrition plan strictly emoticon
3. Exercise minimum of 30 minutes a day allowing one day of rest a week emoticon
4. Achilles/Calf stretch routine - ice Achilles tendon emoticon
5. Made to Crave Devotional emoticon

WEEKLY (Sat-Fri) 5/18-5/24
1. Lying Leg Stretch - 3x's week (M-W-F)
2. Made to Crave - watch DVD, read book & do homework
3. Plan meals
4. Cardio = min 20 min a day, Strength (M-W-F)

1. 2003 pictures into album -- started 5/21
2. Bind wedding quilt emoticon
3. Bind granddaughter's baby quilt emoticon
4. Quilt/bind 2nd baby quilt emoticon
5. Make baby quilt for daycare parent
6. 2004 pictures sorted, labeled, put into album
7. Sort/put away stacks of material (leftover from projects)
8. Clean/organize quilting room
9. Start Mahan quilts
10. Finish cross stitch baby sampler for granddaughter

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DMSPEER93 5/25/2013 5:10PM

    Amazing quilt!!!

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GAILRUU 5/25/2013 9:48AM

    Very nice quilt.

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CARLANNIE 5/25/2013 9:09AM

    Lots going on in your life right now - blogging can wait! I do best in the morning, otherwise Brain Fog sets in and I just sit and stare at the screen, lol. What a neat wedding quilt, especially with all the symbolism and memories. Great!

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KIKIMAV 5/24/2013 8:18PM

    This is so beautiful!!!!!
And reading about all the things that you are doing is very inspirational!!!! emoticon
Have an amazing weekend!

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BESTSUSIEYET 5/23/2013 9:54PM

    Walking with hubby has added so much to my life! Health and strengthened relationship, too! Keep it up! Good for you both!

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TUTUNAN 5/23/2013 11:23AM

    Wow! That's a beautiful quilt, and so symbolic. I know the bride and groom will cherish it.

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READYBETTY 5/23/2013 8:02AM

    Beautiful quilt! So glad you're enjoying so many happy family events.

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SYCAMOREGIRL 5/23/2013 7:04AM

    Love that quilt. You are so accomplished. emoticon

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LKWQUILTER 5/23/2013 5:57AM

    Beautiful quilt Carrie. You have been so busy. ((HUGS))

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KALISWALKER 5/23/2013 2:28AM

    Carrie the quilt is amazing, so much beauty! 8 bridesmaids, you sewed all the dresses for 8 bridesmaids!! I am shocked, I did realize it was that many. You go girl!

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EJOY-EVELYN 5/23/2013 12:41AM

    Love the quilt - absolutely beautiful and wonderfully filled with such great memories.

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AGAPEJOY 5/22/2013 11:18PM

    Beautiful!! emoticon

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DIDMIS 5/22/2013 10:59PM

    You Have been busy and nice quilt.

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CHALLENGER15 5/22/2013 9:33PM

    Beautiful quilt!

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NEVERORNOW 5/22/2013 9:00PM

    Wow, you have been busy! I'm sure that lb will come off quickly, I think you've done great for all that you've had going on. That quilt is gorgeous and so unique, what a wonderful gift! You are so talented. I hope the baby arrives soon! Enjoy! emoticon

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    Beautiful quilt. So glad you got it done. It will be a memory for a lifetime.

Good luck with the grands visiting. Hope baby makes it here soon.

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POETICJUSTUS 5/22/2013 6:09PM

    Fabulous quilt, emoticon emoticon emoticon what artistry. Blessings to you & yours.

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4DOGNIGHT 5/22/2013 5:58PM

    You'll get back to it. You've done well.

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SUSANBEAMON 5/22/2013 5:11PM

  Lovely quilt. nice pictures.

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    I'm sure they will cherish this quilt!

Thank you for sharing the pictures and the symbolism!

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LOOKINGUP2012 5/22/2013 4:50PM

    You have accompliched quite a lot!

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