Monday, January 31, 2011

January Month End

1. Weight Loss- down 2.5lbs for the month.

2. I made me Hounds Tooth Coat.

3. I finished 2 UFO's.

4. I have tried a few recipes. My Farm Fresh To You box helps. I love it!
1. Homemade Lemonade (I finally made simply syrup too!)
2. Kale Chips
3. Ina Garten's Taragon Potato Salad, recipe is in her new cookbook "how easy is that?"
4. Meyers Lemon Pie recipe came with my FFTY box!
5. Ina Garten's Ultimate Grilled Cheese "how easy is that?"
6. Ina Garten's Steakhouse Steaks "how easy is that?"

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I Am Thinking...

I have been talking to a few of my friends and everyone is needing to down size their stash. So many many of us have fabric that we haven't used but don't want to get rid of. I am sure I am not alone in having a TON of scraps. So I am thinking of doing a quilt along.

I am thinking of a few different ways to do this.

1. a block a day, like a 9 patch
2. Three 12" blocks a week

Within 2 months we would have almost enough blocks to have a top. The third month for sashing and borders. Then using bigger pieces we would piece the back.

Anyone interested in joining me?

Friday, January 21, 2011

Free Stitchery BOM!!!

Okay this is a free BOM and I think it is super CUTE!!

Little Miss Shabby is doing Birdie Stitcher BOM. I really like it and I am thinking I need to do this one for ME!!!

I love her colors. I think I might need to find the same fabric for mine. SUPER CUTE!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

2011 Goals

So I have been thinking what my GOALS for 2011 will be. I have been thinking this will be the Year of Dianah! Yep all about me! It is going to sound a lot selfish and a lot egotistical but I do so much for others this year I am doing for me!

1. Maintain my weight loss. I have lost just over 30 lbs this past year. I am not sure if I want to loose more but I do know I don't want to find what I lost.

2. Sew 6 pieces of clothing for me! Some of you may know that I have 2 college degrees one is in Fashion Design and the other is in Fashion Merchandising. I rarely take time to make clothes for me. I buy the stuff, pattern, fabric, notions, thread ect but that's as far as it gets.

3. I am going with 12 UFO's again. Here is the BIG secret, I often take classes I WANT to take for something for ME. Then I get home and it goes in a box because I then have to get something done for someone else. I have already finished 1 UFO for me this year.

4. Try new recipes. I enjoy cooking. I LOVE Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa. Sometimes I feel like why bother the girls are just as happy with a corndog. So 4 new recipes a month!

I have decided that I will have a monetary reward for my goals. So each month I will get $10 that I maintain my weight. I will get $10 for each piece of clothing and each UFO. I am still trying to decide if I will do $10 per a recipe or a month. Now you might be wondering "what is she doing with the money" I am going on a ME vacation for my birthday, NO kids!

On the last day of each month I will post my progress on my goals. What are your goals this year?

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Happy New Year!!!

Okay I am a little late. But you know what they say "Better late than pregnant!"

Scott came home for a fast pace two weeks. We did the traditional 3 days of Christmas and then we were headed out for vacation! We left New Year's Eve for Bakersfeild, a vacation HOT SPOT! We actually spent the night so we could get up at 6am and head to DISNEYLAND!!! We had a wonderful time. My parents met us their and we spent 4 days at the park. We drove home on the 5th to unpack the truck and pack Scott up to leave for Iraq on the 6th.

Scott did talk to the company in Texas and just because of timing nothing has changed. They are staying in contact and would like to fly out to meet with Scott the next time he is home. We are still hopeful.

Now on to the new year. This is the first year in MANY that I haven't spent New Year's Day making a quilt top from start to finish. I don't feel like the year has really started. Has anyone set any Resolutions or Goals? I aim for goals, I need to review last year's and make some for this year. Plus my blog-versary is next week, hmmm what to do.