Saturday, May 28, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend Give Away!!!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

As usual I am getting through the weekend. I am sewing and taking a dance class at Venus Pole Fitness. Also trying to finish up some of my Kick Off To Summer Self Challenge.

Here is the Give Away!!! As usual I have made a Red, White and Blue Pillow and will give it to one lucky reader. All you have to do is leave a comment with your weekend 11:59 pm on Monday night. I will posting the winner on Tuesday the 31st.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Another Finish

Last year I won this sampler top at the Manteca Quilt Guild Christmas Dinner. I Chaired a new committee call Christmas Quilt Blocks.

My top has been sitting and waiting to get to a quilter. I FINALLY called The Merry Quilters and took it down. They did a wonderful job! I wanted a snowflake pano on it and it is done in a goldy tan thread. My binding and backing is the same fabric as the sashing. It is a cream background with gold snowflakes.

It is already packed away with the Christmas stuff and I can't wait to use it next year!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Quilts I Hate

I hate making quilts for family and friends that are sick. I don't mean the flu or common cold. I mean long term illness. I know they bring comfort and warm through treatment. I know they are needed and used. I truly hate making them though.

I love making a quilt for Thursday because the weekend can't get here soon enough. Birthdays, weddings and babies are good too. Retirements are fun. I love to make quilts for family and friends to push my creativity.

Two days ago I found out my best friend from age 4 to 10 was diagnosed with Lymphoma. They are still unsure of the type and stage. She is 4 months to the day older than me. She has a 19 year old daughter, 11 year old son and her granddaughter turns 1 this summer. She has a wonderful husband, family and friends as a support group to help her through this.

Without putting it off longer today I will go out to shop for fabric to make a quilt. It will be a quilt that is made with love, is needed and will be used. BUT it is also a quilt I really hate to make.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Kick Off To Summer Self Challenge Week 3

ONLY 14 days left to Memorial Day. I have to mentally prepare for it. The 31st wont get here soon enough!

I think I am doing okay on my Kick Off To Summer Self Challenge.
1. Lost 2.9 lbs
2. Will be starting Week 3 on the iFit. It is fun but I did slack off last week.
3. The weather isn't really working with me on the tanning thing. I lay out a few days it then is cold and raining. I have some color but would like more.
4. I have 2 quilts at 2 different quilters. I have one that I have half way quilted and the binding is cut for. AND the quilt I picked up last week I am sewing the binding on the back this week.

I am a work in progress!

I am hoping to work on the Pillow and have it ready to show you all next Monday. I am making 2 this year. One to give away and the other for me! Each year I want to keep the pillow this year I am.

Anyone else working on a challenge by Memorial Day?

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Kick Off To Summer Self Challenge Week 2

So how is everyone doing on their Self Challenge? I am going to post a weekely update on my results.

1. I am down 1 lb from last week. Only 4 lbs to go!
2. I hsve been laying out a few days a week. I have some faint tan lines.
3. I am up to Week 2 day 3 on my iFit with Jullian Michaels. It is actually fun!
4. I started quilting a quilt last week. I am picking on up tonight from the quilter, just needs binding. I am dropping another one off tonight to the quilter.

I am doing good on my Self Challenge!!!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Kick Off To Summer Self Challenge

Ok there is only 28 days to Memorial Day, which is the unofficial kick off to summer! So I am challenging myself with a few things. Anyone up to join me in a self challenge?

Here is my Kick Off To Summer Self Challenge
1. Drop 5 pounds
2. Get some color, red is a color
3. I will complete through week 4 of Jullian Michael's iFit on the treadmill
4. I will finish 3 quilts

Also for those that have been with me awhile know that Memorial Day brings my annual pillow give away. I am already working on this years idea.

Who's joining me? Leave me a comment with your Kick Off To Summer Self Challenge.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

April End of Month

1. Weight Loss Down 2lbs

2. I made me McCall's 6204, LOVE IT!!!

3. 2 Finished UFO's
Once A Marine
Jaybird's Siggy Quilt

4. Slow cooking month
Pillsbury Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Cookies, I never made cookies until this but they were GREAT!

I now have a new temporary catagory "THE JENNIFER PROJECT" Jennifer issued the challenge of finishing 15 projects, they don't all have to be quilts. You will see some double up with my UFO list.
1. Once a Marine
2. Jaybird's Siggy Quilt
3. Puppy Philanthropy Quilt
4. Potato Bag
5. Corn Bag