. . . . . . Enjoying the journey of quilting

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Catching up After 2 Very Busy Weeks!

My goal was to have this baseball t-shirt quilt finished by the end of March. I was being motivated to finish with the assistance of several WIP Challenge linky parties. But here it is mid-April and it's not completed! It's just the way of life where things pop up that change priorities. Maybe before the end of April.

By the time last Friday rolled around I was exhausted and stressed to the max. I needed some stress re-leasers.  So I took my dog for a walk on a beautiful spring day with camera in tow.  Here is the first picture showing a sign of spring but it also was inspiration to weed and clean up. Notice the poison ivy with all the leaves and a few weeds.
Continuing walking down the street I captured a picture of these beautiful pink tulips. The soul sure can be soothed with a walk enjoying the things of nature. There were many creatures too, a rabbit hiding himself not to be seen, birds twittering in the trees beginning to bloom, and a woodpecker pecking away at a tree.  Now I was able to return home and complete my work.

How do you like my new desk? Since it was a bit larger than the table I was working off I had to rearrange my quilting studio/office again. I purchased a wireless keyboard so I can place my laptop on the left side of my table and have workspace to spread out papers and documents. The center drawer is a pull out drawer with the front that can opens outward. I love the fact that I can lower my arms and shoulders and have better posture while at my desk.

Here is a picture of me dressed for church. I am down 3 dress sizes. Whoop! Whoop! How did I do it? Changed the foods I ate and exercised. I quit counting calories. Even though I was eating 1200 calories a day and exercising everyday for 1 1/2 hours I was not loosing weight! So, I began to eat more fruits, vegetables, nuts, continued to eat some red meat but less of it, more chicken, turkey and fish, upped the fish oil tablets and gave up processed foods such as flour, white rice, and packaged foods. Now I only exercise 45 minutes to 1 hour a day, 3 times a week vs. 5 times a week.

I hope the next time I write a message I will have a finished quilt to show!  Thanks for stopping by.


  1. So nice to see tulips! A sure sign of spring! I never finish anything as quickly as I like. I think I'm just getting used to it! You'll finish your quilt eventually!! You look great! I'm hoping to lose some weight. It can be quite frustrating. I've started to give up processed foods too. My regular diets don't seem to work anymore!

  2. Life has a way of keeping us busy, but it's nice to see your positives. Weight loss, yippee! You look beautiful ready for church, and I really like the new desk, too ~


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