Monday, November 27, 2017

Happy Helper

Here's our happy helper cleaning the tracks on the excavator on Thanksgiving weekend.  He just loves being outside with Dad!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching

Some of the red flowers were done this week.  Woohoo.

I'm linking up at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Moving it Forward Monday --Spillin' It

I used to show you what project I was working on for the week quilt wise.  I have a new passion in life... getting healthy.  I have been slowly gaining weight over the past 20 years.  My brother motivated me on Mother's day with just two sentences...

He said, "Happy Mother's Day."  "I lost 50 pounds." 

Well I can't have that!  He's not going to get all the attention during the upcoming holidays about how great he looks.  LOL.  So I started on a diet.  I lost 10 pounds.  Then I came to a standstill.  Religion has been a big part of my life these past five or so years.  I started to pray about it too.

I came across the book Eat Right 4 Your Type by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo.  The book explains what foods one should eat according to what blood type they had.  I have type A.  Yippee, skippee...  I'm supposed to eat mostly veggies, tofu, fish, no red meat, no pork...  Big changes for me.

I tried it.  Today I'm down 35 pounds!  My quest to get healthy has some fun things that I do now.  I have a lot more energy and I like to take our son on hikes.  We LOVE to swim, but winter will have its limits here in Ohio.  We will go to some indoor pools this winter for fun.

Look at my face yesterday in this pic.  Here I am in my new hat.  It was 60 cents at the local KMart that is going out of business...

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Wow! look at the difference in my face!  I'm lovin' it!  I'm a much happier person! 

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching

I found another spot of yellow to do, but I moved on to the red anyways.  I'll get that yellow some other day.

I'm linking up at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Working in Fullness

Yesterday I posted how the teeth of my ratchet part was starting to wear.  I forgot to post a pic of the fullness I was working in on a customer quilt.  Check it out.
  You can see where I have stitched in the maroon fabric.  Then all these wrinkles have to be worked out.  On this quilt I even had to take the bottom off a few times and readjust.  Luckily it did not walk from one side to the other.

And more fullness...  Sometimes with sampler quilts people like to work with bias edges differently than I do.  Don't worry, it will all work out in the end.  Hoping to post a finished quilt for my Friday finish this week...

Here's the part that I need my husband to his spare time.  (He looks at my blog from time to time.  LOL.)  Hi, Sweetie!  I posted a pic yesterday too.  Hint, hint.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Nolting Fix

I've probably cranked it down a little too tight if this is happening...  See how the teeth of the ratchet things are a little chipped down?  I need my husband to be my machinist and fix them for me.  He'll do it.

 I've been getting a few customer and guild quilts that have been needing some fullness worked in.  Sometimes if you crank it very tight it works out.  Other times I have to put my hand in there and work around the fullness.  Either way... It has to be dealt with.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Just One More Leaf

I managed to add one more little leaf this week to my Kim Diehl Small Stuff project.

Linking up with Kathy at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.