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Sunday, March 02, 2014


Well I want to share what I've been working on. Finished it and now just need to figure out backing, and get it quilted. I think I might bind in orange. Time will tell!!



Not a great photo but you get the idea.

So many projects, so little time!!!

  
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KARENE10 4/12/2014 8:48PM

    emoticon Very Pretty!

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TUFFYBIRD 3/6/2014 6:06PM

    Pretty - and (orange???) what a surprise emoticon emoticon I'll look forward to seeing it when it's finished.

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R-U-JELLEN 3/4/2014 2:54PM

    Amazing quilt! I love the idea of the applique pattern over the piecing. Is that hand or machine applique?
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MERRYMARY42 3/3/2014 7:52PM

    very nice, I am jealous of you, I start projects and never finish them, beautiful

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CHALLENGER15 3/3/2014 6:31PM

    Lovely!

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AEHEGE 3/3/2014 5:48PM

    I'm guessing that the orange pattern is appliquéd on. It is beautifully done!

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SHARONSPARKLE 3/3/2014 5:05PM

    Looks great! And why wouldn't it be orange! Good job!

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LIVEDAILY 3/3/2014 3:39PM

    Very pretty Weezie!! I like the juxtaposition of the orange against the black and white. Is the orange appliqued? Maybe a small orange print for the backing would work.....it would pick up on the orange on the top.

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TIRED49 3/3/2014 12:03PM

    That is beautiful! You are so talented!

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MIPCY1 3/3/2014 12:01PM

    Your quilts are gorgeous!

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THETURTLEBEAR 3/3/2014 11:36AM

    WOW - simply gorgeous!

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KRICKET57 3/3/2014 9:52AM

    That is awesome!

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LILYGAL 3/3/2014 7:31AM

    OMG!!! Awesome!! You are amazing, girlfriend!!!

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LKWQUILTER 3/3/2014 4:14AM

    Beautiful!

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NEW-CAZ 3/3/2014 3:28AM

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POPSY190 3/3/2014 1:38AM

    Beautiful; I like the black and white combined with the orange.

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JD394471 3/3/2014 12:21AM

    Weezie,
I love it
It is so beautiful.
Love you too.

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 3/2/2014 10:41PM

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PJSTIME 3/2/2014 9:50PM

    I absolutely love this one I think orange would look great as a backing. emoticon

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SIOBHANKNITS 3/2/2014 9:24PM

    So creative! I love it!
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LOUISEH54 3/2/2014 9:20PM

    You did a fantastic job!!!! What's next on the agenda?

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SALGUOD2 3/2/2014 8:26PM

    looks great

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MJ7DM33 3/2/2014 8:16PM

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CTICKET 3/2/2014 7:06PM

    You quilters...

It looks great!

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Weekend Accomplishment

Sunday, February 02, 2014

So yesterday was a day of staying in. More snow and cold here in Michigan so after a bit of exercise I treated myself to a 'me' day in my sewing room.

The goal was to complete the quilt top I started before my last grandchild was born. Well needless to say the goal now is his first birthday in April. He'll never know the difference. LOL

Just wanted to share. His mama chose a forest theme for his room and likes owls so I thought this fitting plus I enjoy working with colors and I got to try a few new things that I've not done much of at all. I'm pretty pleased with how it came together.



Now to get it to a friend who will quilt on her longarm and I can get the binding done and ready to move on to a new project. So many projects so little time.

  
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NEW-CAZ 2/17/2014 11:23AM

    awww so cute

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JD394471 2/5/2014 12:18AM

    Oh, I love I. It is so cute.

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PJSTIME 2/4/2014 6:57AM

    This is adorable and I love the bright colors. Great job.

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TIRED49 2/3/2014 6:41PM

    It's so cute and you are so talented.

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IFDEEVARUNS2 2/3/2014 1:20PM

    I love it!

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WALKINGGRANDMA 2/2/2014 9:37PM

    I love it! Fun colors and it looks like it will keep a young boy interested for a long time. I'm glad you got time to "get 'er done."

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SEWINGMAMACDS 2/2/2014 9:11PM

    Cute!

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THETURTLEBEAR 2/2/2014 4:07PM

    Fabulous! You are so talented (at so many things)!

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DAS92687 2/2/2014 3:34PM

    LOVE IT !!! emoticon

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MALAMI518 2/2/2014 2:43PM

    Beautiful quilt! I want to try quilting some day.

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LILYGAL 2/2/2014 2:07PM

    Very cute!! Great job on getting it done. Now to get it quilted!!

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DEBSZOO74 2/2/2014 1:29PM

    The quilt is adorable! I love the owls and all the colors! emoticon

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LAT2009 2/2/2014 12:59PM

    What a fun quilt. Did you enjoy the machine appliqué?
What do you have planned for the backing?


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SIOBHANKNITS 2/2/2014 12:58PM

    Love it! You're so creative. Lucky grands!

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AMARILYNH 2/2/2014 10:12AM

    This is totally adorable!! I'm also seeing one of those owls as a pillow if you are up for making one more - just too cute!!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 2/2/2014 9:56AM

    Lovely.

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S.M.A.R.T. Goals for BLC24

Sunday, January 19, 2014

My goal is to lose 5 lbs this round of BLC and how I will go about it is as follows:

Work to improve my veggie consumption daily. Shoot for 2-3 along with 2-3 servings of fruit. emoticon Cut sugars (no baked goods) and increase protein. Doing this also cuts carbs so will work to stay on the lower end of my calorie range. 1200 is the goal. I will allow 1-2 dark chocolate kisses on occasion but will count like all other foods consumed. emoticon

Since veggies is tough I will work to get a salad daily whether I must make it myself or find a place to buy one. I will also make a veggie with our evening meal and try some new recipes. Homework will be involved for this but I need, and must, do it. If I only loved them. Hopefully I can learn to love them. emoticon emoticon emoticon

Tracking is key for me. I will track my food and exercise daily. I will also post to the team tracking thread daily so it makes less stress doing it all at once at the end of the week.
I will continue to work with weights 2x a week for toning and tightening of these old muscles and hopeful it helps with the hip pain. Will pay attention and if need be, see a doctor.

Daily I will work towards at least 30 minutes of cardio and alternating upper and lower for toning and tightening. emoticon

My friend LILYGAL is my accountability buddy and we plan to talk via telephone weekly besides our daily texts on keeping one another focused especially when we are tempted to make poor choices. emoticon

My reward for making my goal this round will be to spend an entire day in my sewing room!
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ICANTODAY 1/27/2014 10:30PM

    You can definitely do it! Measurable, time-oriented goals are the way to go. I worry about folks who have goals like "eat better." Eat better than what? A goat? Your sister? There's no accountability tied to goals like that and that's why people let themselves down so often. It's not that they lack the willpower, they just haven't articulated their goals in a way that makes them achievable.

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SHARONSPARKLE 1/20/2014 8:41PM

    Very reasonable goal. Together emoticon

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MOMGETSSPARK 1/20/2014 8:23AM

    Sounds like a great plan and you can o it. Do you like soups like veggie soup, maybe that would be a good way to get he veggies in if salad isn't"t your thing. You can do this and sounds like you and Lilygal have a great system!

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CHALLENGER15 1/20/2014 5:31AM

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Your mention of the chicken for lunch was what got me to watching my protein again in BLC23. Are you still doing that? Will you have it in your salads? That is something that I like to do in the summer - a salad with pan-grilled chicken. Maybe you would enjoy some of the salads in a jar like Diane makes.




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THETURTLEBEAR 1/19/2014 8:28PM

    You CAN learn to love (some) veggies. I am living proof! I don't think I ate a single green veggie until I was in my twenties. My dad was picky and Irish and our "veggies" were potatoes, butternut squash, and corn! Mom and Dad would occasionally eat hearts of Iceberg lettuce. I started eating veggies when I went on a diet in my twenties. I would cut them up and eat the veggies with a bite of meat. That's how it started. Now if I don't have broccoli, or green beans or asparagus or zucchini or similar, I feel like my meal isn't complete. I can eat a meal without starch, but not without veggies. But the funny thing is that I STILL eat them with my meat.

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LILYGAL 1/19/2014 8:24PM

    You are right on target!! Thanks for being my accountability buddy!! You keep me focused! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TUFFYBIRD 1/19/2014 7:37PM

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Koala Cabinet

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Okay Seesters,

I've been whining about the delivery of this thing for months and I know you're probably all sick of it so now that it has arrived, I wanted to share. The room is getting organized and I am excited to get sewing. Hopefully this weekend I'll be ready to get to it.



Hopefully the photo DH took will give you a perspective of the size of this thing. Needless to say, I'm tickled PINK!!!

  
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MSWEEZER 1/18/2014 9:57PM

    Thanks to you all for your comments. I'm going to get many years of enjoyment I'm sure. Long time coming.

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SHARONSPARKLE 1/17/2014 11:59AM

    Weezie - I am so happy for you! I knew it would be big from searching on the internet to find out what you were getting. BUT, yours is even larger than I expected. I'm so pleased you have a wonderful hobby that you enjoy and now you have a room and space to really enjoy it!

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TUFFYBIRD 1/16/2014 5:54PM

    Wow! I'm so envious. Enjoy it Weeze - you deserve it.

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THETURTLEBEAR 1/16/2014 3:01PM

    It's a COMMAND CENTER!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 1/16/2014 11:44AM

    Wow, this is great!

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SIOBHANKNITS 1/16/2014 11:31AM

    Now that's an amazing structure! What a perfect arrangement to use for your projects. Enjoy!

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MELODYTARYN 1/16/2014 10:20AM

    So nice. How wonderful to have the space to quilt.

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PEAJAY50 1/16/2014 9:28AM

    You're tickled PINK... I'm GREEN with envy. *LOL* Its an awesome addition to your craft/sewing room. Truly, I am happy for you. :)

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LOUISEH54 1/16/2014 9:06AM

    Woo Hoo!!!! I love it. I've spent many happy hours sewing on mine and I know you will too,

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PJSTIME 1/16/2014 7:27AM

    No wonder you were so excited It looks great as well as your room. You will enjoy getting lost there for hours. emoticon

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LILYGAL 1/16/2014 5:37AM

    That is so awesome! I'm so green! But so glad that you finally have it! I know you've waited quite a long time for it! Enjoy!!

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MIPCY1 1/15/2014 10:28PM

    That thing looks awesome! The table I'm going to be getting is quite a bit smaller.

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WALKINGGRANDMA 1/15/2014 9:59PM

    Love it! I'm sure it will make it much easier for you to machine quilt. I hope you find time in the next few days to work on something and make the thing work for you. I can see why it will never move.

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DEBSZOO74 1/15/2014 9:05PM

    Wow! That looks like a wonderful table and place to work on your projects. Have fun!

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ELIZ181 1/15/2014 8:13PM

    Love it, I am sure you will get many hours of enjoyment out of it

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JO88BAKO 1/15/2014 8:05PM

    Awesome! Hope this round of BLC goes very well for you. Give Pat and Diane a big YEEHAAAW from the Outlaw campfire! You will have many hours of sewing fun with your new center!!

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SAMMYSWEETPEA 1/15/2014 7:59PM

    Wow, that looks fantastic! I'm just starting to set up my sewing space. I don't have that much room (yet), but maybe someday....

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BJPENNY70 1/15/2014 7:59PM

    Wow, that is a seriously nice set up. Have a lot of enjoyable time there!

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BLC24 - Plan for Week One!

Monday, January 13, 2014

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Okay, we are gearing up for the next round of BLC. I have set a goal of losing 5 lbs this round. 12 weeks to lose 5. Should be easy right? Wish it were so. So close to goal and yet so far. I AM my own worse enemy as well. So what is my game plan and how will I get there?

Well, I need to focus on my food and log it all. I need to go on the low end of my scale and up my veggies for sure. I need to improve on the amount of time I exercise so, I will commit to at least an hour daily to do my routine. I will incorporate cardio and strength and focus on different muscle groups every other day.

I will have my team help keep me accountable and do the same for them. Afterall, we're in this together. I will try to do all the challenges and report in daily on the team to keep myself, and others, focused.

I will drink my emoticon. Been a bit low lately so need to improve.

I'm ready to get to that 'goal' weight and then work on maintenance. I know my team will help me push to the finish line.

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WALKINGGRANDMA 1/15/2014 10:01PM

    Good plan. I know you are very close to goal. It is so hard to make the calorie differences when you are that close. Forward, onward, and downward!

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DAS92687 1/14/2014 10:14PM

    Water and Veggies should be our mantra !!
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THETURTLEBEAR 1/14/2014 9:18AM

    I've gotten back with my water since the new year and although I'm peeing my brains out of course, I feel so much better and less itchy (my skin is less dehydrated). Yay!

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LILYGAL 1/14/2014 5:03AM

    Weezie, you can do this! You know I have your back if you have mine!!

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TIRED49 1/13/2014 9:53PM

    We will all work together! Team Falcon!

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