Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Home sweet home....

Well....the quilt I've been working on for this past 6 months is finally finished and found it's new home at my Aunt Luanne's house. It looks GREAT!!!
We quilters know that sometimes it feels like "giving birth" when we finally finish a quilt. Only this time, it found a home with my Aunt.
It always feels so good to finally be able to send it in the mail and imagine the excitement when the box arrives and they get to open it! I couldn't be there this time, but I could picture it.
I'm so glad that I was able to make her wish come true for a new quilt on her bed. (That puppy looks like he's going to enjoy it too!)
Merry Christmas Everyone!
Chirp, Chirp,

Friday, December 9, 2011

It's been slow...but steady.

Hi there,

I don't have any pictures to share, but still wanted to make a progress report on my Aunt Luanne's quilt I've been working on.

I'm happy to report that the quilting is finished and I'm sewing the binding. This is the by far, the biggest quilt I've ever made and it took me 3 hours to quilt it on the long-arm.

It's not going as fast as I had wanted, but I've been out of town the last two weekends and busy with work and getting ready for Christmas!

But I'm hoping to have it finished and off in the mail next week!!!!

Meantime, here are a few pictures of what I've been doing:

Last weekend, my youngest daughter, Corin, finished her first marathon at the Sacramento International Marathon. It was an awesome experience and I'm so glad I was able to be there.

Here she is looking strong at mile 20!

Finish line!!! Her time was 4:54:38

Her sister Erin finished her first marathon in Portland, Oregon on Oct 9, 2011.
Her time was 5:04:??

Here I am with my beautiful girls the day before the race.

And here I am 70 lbs lighter and feel'n great!!!

(I think it's about time to get some smaller jeans, those are looking pretty baggy!)

I LOVE Weight Watchers!

Well, I'll keep plugging along and get that quilt to my Aunt just as fast as my little fingers can sew the 400+ inches of binding!

Chirp, chirp,