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Annaquilts 09-22-2015 08:18 PM


Originally Posted by meanmom (Post 7325185)
Anna, what about black and white.

I was thinking the same. There is a lot you can do with black and white and there are many cute prints. I am a go.

Annaquilts 09-22-2015 08:19 PM


Originally Posted by Pam H (Post 7325200)
Anna, those are both wonderful!!
I use so much white and white on white so those would be fine with me but anything else would be fine too. It has been so long since I have won that I really shouldn't give any input anyway.

I am not in the winning category either any more but I just wanted to send something nicer then a WOW fabric. I loved the times I won and have already used some of the fabric.

Jan in FL 09-23-2015 01:25 AM

Well, I didn't start until September 14th, but at least I have started. I am down 4 1/2 pounds. I know a couple of those were water weight. I am okay with it. I am getting back into a healthier eating habit and bringing my husband along, too. We'll see where I go at the end of the month. One.week.at.a.time.

Leann 09-23-2015 08:13 AM

Jan, good job on the loss. So what if its water, it has to go.

Anna, I have seen a few quilts here with lots of black & white and loved them. I would have to start from scratch to gather fabric for one. The beauty of that is I could pick exactly what I want!

I had considered sitting out for the rest of the year because I'm so undisciplined, but I think I will recommit myself. I still wanna be down for my doctors visit in December, plus I wanna be down when I see family @ Christmas. One of the strategies I'm considering: no sewing unless I've exercised that day. Or, I can sew only if I've not had any soda. I started quilting again 20 years ago because it kept my hands busy. Didn't take long to master being able to eat and quilt at the same time.

I am so glad fall has arrived!

Annaquilts 09-23-2015 12:16 PM

Great job Jan in Florida! I think I lost 2-3 pounds for this month but maybe tomorrow it will all be back. Now school has started for my children, I am sitting too much and probably eating too much. Some days I think I am loosing but the next day I gain 3 lbs. Crazy I know. I have about 15 lbs to go.

Lynne as you can read above I am struggling too. The maddening part is I am not over eating or making bad choices overall. It just doesn't want to come off.

I shouldn't complain as I lost a lot and I am at the top end of my BMI. All my weight seems to be hanging around in my waist. I am planning to hang around on this thread because now I need to stay at this weight or lower. I am scared to gain it all back and need all the support I can get. I have a friend who is at the same point but with weight watchers and she is on some kind of maintenance. It is hard.

When I made changes for myself I did for the family too. Just changing the meals DH lost about 10 lb and one of my DD 4 lbs. Nothing near what I did over the last 6 months but they are not on any diet and still had the all they want to eat, gravy and sugar stuff. Anyone have partners that have lost weight just by living with you?

Indeed those black and white quilts are stunning. They often have also a little red in them. I do not have many black and white either but I can buy 1/2 yard and send one FQ and save one for myself to kick start a collection.

https://www.google.com/search?q=blac...0Y4Ahk&dpr=1.1

this is what came up when I googled.

meanmom 09-23-2015 04:12 PM

Ok. I am always looking for ideas for fabric themes. Please make suggestions. October is -Christmas. November-Pink, December-Black and white.
I am almost too tired to sew. There is a full moon and an eclipse on Sunday and I can really tell at school. Both of my kids have been awful. They are talking about starting to suspend my kindergartener for her behavior. She has been awful. My 2nd grader has been a pain too. He is autistic but mom insists he isn't. As soon as you meet him you can tell he is autistic. He is in a regular classroom. I walked 8500 steps at school today. The sensory room is at the opposite end of the building and we went there several times today. There is a meeting for Courtney next week. They are going to recommend moving her to a different classroom. Mom has declined so they will probably have to take her to court. Even with a one on one aide she totally disrupts the classroom. She is mentally ill and a spoiled brat.

crafty-kid 09-23-2015 06:50 PM

Question....I am making a frog beanbag stuffed animal, like I had when I was a kid. Wondering what I should stuff it with...this will be for my great niece for her 1st birthday. I don't want her to choke and I'd like to put buttons for eyes...I found some plastic 1 1/2" and that should be big enough right?

meanmom 09-23-2015 07:08 PM

Teri I have seen eyes for making stuffed animals that aren't choking hazards. They cant be removed. I would check JoAnns, Michaels, Hobby Lobby. I can't remember where they were. One of the quilt shops has some I think. How big is the frog. If you want him like a beanbag you could stuff it with rice as long as that doesn't get too heavy. Or you could use regular stuffing.
Pat

Irishrose2 09-23-2015 09:34 PM

We stuffed frogs with dried navy beans in the 70s. My friend had the cutest pattern that was cut so it sat up. We sold dozens at the church bazaar. My two younger children had them and the beans weren't a problem.

Annaquilts 09-24-2015 06:56 AM

I just picked up a copy of WHOLE30. I haven't had a chance yet to look at it but hope to do so this weekend. The recipe layout and pictures look nice too. I am hoping to get some new ideas for preparing foods and to learn more about WHOLE30. I have also been researching Eat to Live online.


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