Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Weigh In Wednesday, earthquakes, and other stuff. :P

It's Wednesday again and time to report my weight loss efforts! Only 1/2 a pound this week. Ugh. I can't say I'm too surprised...I don't think I exercised at all, but I did okay with food choices for the most part. I'll take it, but I know I have to to do better to DO better! You know what I mean?

Did you hear about the earthquake? LOL Who didn't? We felt it here in Delaware. Actually, I was in New Jersey with my friend Peggy....we were in a quilt shop too! The patterns and notions were a-swaying!! It was in an old "down town" kind of building, so you really could hear the wood creak too. I'm from California, but it's been a lot of years since I've lived there and felt an earthquake. The only thing I didn't like was having to drive over two bridges to get back to Delaware...I didn't see any "all clear" inspection signs! I survived though. :)

So back to my trip with Peggy. We met sort of in the middle between her house and mine and visited three quilt shops and went out to a lunch at a cute little diner. (they had the BEST homemade potato chips...see problem above!) LOL Here is a picture of my purchases for the day. A couple of backings, a stack of FQ's on sale (10/$15), and orange/blue fabrics for a new project I've been pondering....a quilt for someone that is a Univ of Florida Alum.
I also need to show you pictures of a recent project on the longarm. You might remember this quilt made with A Morris Tapestry fabric. I quilted it with a pattern called Halcyon. I love it!
I used a grey thread that blended perfectly....
I'm in the process of stitching the binding down now, but I just couldn't wait any longer to show you a picture.
Here is a sneak peak at another project...my first "freehand" work on the longarm. I definitely struggled a bit with this one, but I can see that I will improve with practice! You can click for a larger picture...but don't look too closely at my crooked lines! LOL It was so fun and even with all the stumbles, I'm very happy with it. The binding is finished on this one, so I'll be posting more pictures and you'll see the front of the quilt too!
I just took another quilt off the frame last night, so as soon as the grass dries (so I can take it outside, it's a biggie!), I'll get a picture posted.

Happy Quilting!

7 comments:

  1. Wow, you are one busy lady! Glad you made it safely back home after the quake. I understand your qualms about crossing those bridges afterward.
    That quilt you have yet to bind is a beauty. I love the scrappy look with the calming border. So nice!
    You little freehand piece looks great to me--and I did look closely! I'd let you quilt freehand for me any day!

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  2. Love the quilt hung over the fence...very pretty

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  3. You are doing amazing work on the longarm!! I still haven't found the time, so my little Hobby Quilter draws dust while I piece and piece and piece, mostly for other people. :-( Time to draw back and finish some of my own stuff, huh!? :-) Keep it up! You are inspiring me!! :-D
    Blessings,
    Mary Lou

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  4. 1/2 pound gone is weight lost!! Congrats! Your free motion quilting looks fabulous for your first try! Very impressive.

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  5. Your quilting is looking wonderful! Earthquakes are never pleasant are they? Glad you were able to make it home safe and sound.

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  6. Your quilting is great! Before you know it you will have perfect designs. I wish I could quilt like your bad quilting :) The scrappy quilt came out gorgeous. The thread blends so well. Congrats on the 1/2 lb. It's a good accomplishment :)

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  7. Love your William Morris quilt! You are doing great with the long arm. Congrats!! First an earthquake and now a hurricane way up the mid-Atlantic?!?! Who would ever have guessed living in Delaware would be so treacherous ????

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