Today is a really good day. For the month of February, I have lost 8.50 lbs. I struggled a bit with cravings. (The I wants, chocolate, pizza, bread.) But, I stayed on plan. The free calorie counter app Noom Coach and Noom step counter are really helping me to stay on track. (I have an android operating system on my phone.) I have lost a total of 23.50 lbs so for. I only have 51.50 lbs left to loose. I know I have not yet reached the hard part for me. Usually the last 25 lbs are the hardest for me to loose. That's when I usually slip back into bad habits. But, I really really am going to stay the distance and meet my goal weight.
Thank you sewblessed5, they are so much fun to make. And, after doing quite a bit of research, on how exactly to make them, very easy. Hope you join the Postcard Swap here on the QB. March 1st, the signups should be up.
These are fabulous Judith! So beautiful and creative. You have inspired me to want to make fabric postcards too!
Thank you Granchris, You are absolutely right. I am trying to make good life changes. Thank you for you good advice. Simple but affective.
Don't see it as a diet see it as a way of life. Ask yourself this question before you eat something, Does my body need this, if the answer is No, throw it away. Your life will be so much happier. Good luck and many blessings to you.
Why thank you Judy. It's hard to do that. But, will definitely take that advice to heart. After all, I'm in it for the long haul. And, permanent weight loss!
Sounds like you are commented .. Take it one day at a time ...the days go by quickly.
Judy in Phx, AZ
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Your welcome Marsh.
thank you Judith!!!!! You Rock
I think I'm becoming addicted to machine embroidery. (picture, label 4 July DQ)
I only have a 4 x 4 hoop size.
I also enjoy hand embroidery also. (picture, pretty valentine swap blocks)
I finished my July doll quilt. It's bound, and labeled. I also finished one of my suprises to go with it too. I finished so early that I decided to add one more little suprise to go with it.
I took a few days off. Just felt very unmotivated. The air conditioner at the house broke for a few days right in the middle of a heat wave. But, thankfully, it is fixed and we are moving in to the 80's for a few days. And, we have AIR!! Yeah!!!
I need to get my last set of swap blocks done. I have everything cut out and ready to go. So, hope the get those finished up tomorrow. I also need to finish a patriotic mug rug and get it out to my swap partner. I also joined another swap block group. So, I've started a set of pretty valentines also. I do like these block swaps. (So what if you get a few more UFO's. The more the merrier.
I received my June DQ from Birdlady today. It's beautiful. It has a pretty eyelet border. I know she worked very hard on it in at very trying time for her. This little gem is very special.
Happy 4th of July!! I hope you had a safe day spent with family and friends.
Today was a pretty good quilty day. Just spent the day at home with mom and the furr babies. Trying to avoid the heat. I have almost finished my little doll quilt for the July doll quilt exchange. I only have the label to add to it tomorrow. Quilting and binding are all finished today. I transferred my design onto 4 blocks (so far) for the Funky Valentine Swap. And, I fixed and finished one mug rug. (One more to go.) So, yeah, I kind of procrastinated a little today also. But, all in all, not a bad day.
I was going to post my picture of my valentine blocks. But, they are not showing the right size. I will have to retake the photo. And then post.
Oh, I forgot to tell you....I figured out HOW to get the patterns on my blank embroidery card. Oh yeah. It is major fun. I have discovered that mom's machine does better on the outline embroidery patterns. (As opposed to the patterns that have many color changes.) Thats ok, I can work with that. She has the Brother Embroidery Machine SE 270D, (PES Format). It's not a super elaborate machine, but, it really is fun to play with. And mom is super good about sharing.
I got my focus fabric yesterday. The print is a little bit bigger then I expected. But, I can enlarge my block to make it work. (I just have to find a new pattern.) Which I will. This is going to be great. It's also my last set of blocks for the Woman's Favorite Things block swap. It's always a little bit of a let down to be done and finished with a swap.
Upside, I think I'm going to join the crazy valentines swap blocks. Last year I joined the Valentine Swap, but, because it was my first swap, I only did 2 sets. So, I need a few more blocks to work with. I'm a lucky girl to be able to join again.
My fabric order came in. Yeah!! I can't wait for next week. I get to work on my blocks andddd my July doll quilt. Very tired today. I didn't sleep well last night. Going to bed soon.
See you soon....
This week has been a pretty good week. I went fabric shopping with mom. I got some Black and white Kona Cotton fabric and two... half yard cuts of magenta and yellow gold solids. Thats it, it was a light fabric day. I got the black for my Halloween quilt and the white for my stash (I like to hand embroider.) and the other two solids I got for my August doll quilt swap. (Maybe, I'm not sure If I'm going to sign up for August yet.) But, I am definitely going along with the August theme. Solids/Amish like. I have been wanting to work with solids forever. And this is a fun way to try something small scale. I am loving Krystyna's theme's.
I finished machine embroidery work on 11 of my crazy halloween blocks. These are addicting. I'm going to have to force myself to find a stopping place, so I don't go overboard and do to much.
I am moving along on my July "Patriotic" doll quilt. It is still sitting ready to be quilted. But, I am working on the suprise to go along with it. I hope I get a partner that posts to the board more in July. It's more fun to get to know your partner. I am still waiting for my June doll quilt. I hope my partner has been doing ok.
I'm thinking my suprise for July is coming along nicely.
I changed my mind on what block I'm going to finish up with for "A Woman's Favorite Things" swap blocks. I finally found a 9 1/2 in sq block pattern for a Churn and Dash block. (It's one of my favorite blocks.) And, I found this great focus fabric on equlter.com. So, I will be able to start the last set next week.
Well, that's all for now. Yall have a really good weekend. I will be thinking of yall. I will be working this weekend. Have to have some way to feed my fabric habit. (Hugh GRIN, lol)
Hi everybody, I hope you all are having a good quilty weekend or a weekend spent relaxing. Today was good. I work weekends. So, no quilting or sewing today. But, it was still a good day. Just busy enough to make the time go by. And, I got to download a bunch of new podcasts to listen to next week while I was there.
Do any of you listen to podcasts? It's like a radio show on quilting. I have recently discovered them and love listening to them.A couple of my favorites are.....
Katie's Quilting Corner(This one is my absolute favorite.), Hip to be a Square, Sew Stitch Create, Quilted Cupcake and a new one I just downloaded, Within a Quarter Inch.
Have a good Sunday! And, I will too.
See you soon.
Hi everybody, Well, it's Friday again. Time to fess up. I didn't get as much accomplished as I wanted to this week. I did finish the third set of my swap blocks for a woman's favorite things. The first set, I used a vintage panel and pieced a border. The second set, I used coffee material I've been hoarding. It is one of my favorite memories, having girly coffee with my daughter while we got pedi's. And, the third set, I appliqued hats. 2 different styles. I love hats. And, next week, it's on to the fourth set. I kinda know what I want to do for those also. I'm thinking cell phones. How I communicate with my two favorite people on the planet. My children. Well, tomorrow and Sunday is a work day. So, no quilting tomorrow. But, that's ok. Money's good. Next week also, I will be making a trip to the quilt store, I need some black fabric for the border on my crazy quilt. And, maybe a pretty fat quarter or two. So, yall have a good quilty weekend.
I have posted blocks 8, 9, 10, 11 on the appropriate AOTH threads when I first finished them so they would be there somewhere.
I am trying very hard to stay warm and dry - only succeeding half the time.