Monday, December 10, 2012

Another Cycle Complete!

I have completed another exercise cycle and started the new one!
I am going to up my miles to 3 miles two or three times a week.  On the day I don't run, I will ride my bicycle 60 minutes.  It is getting difficult to get a bike ride in since it gets dark so early. 
I really enjoy the 3 mile run. 
The other day I saw a neighbor in the store and she said, "I see you and your husband running past the house."  I said, "I only run out that way when Jeff is with me, otherwise I run around town."  She said. "You are way behind him."  I about fell over.  I thought she was going to offer encouragement, but instead burst my bubble.  I didn't think fast enough to say, "I'm passing you!"  OK, I am just too nice to say that to her.
On the other hand, I saw a gentleman we ran with in October and he asked how I was doing.  Now, he is a half marathon runner, and was happy I was up to 3 miles!  THAT made my day!!

I took last week off from running to give my body a rest.  I wanted to start again today, but yesterday & this morning I've got a pounding headache.  Maybe if I drink enough coffee it will be better.  I also don't think the weather is going to cooperate today.  Rain, rain, rain.  I wish it was SNOW, SNOW, SNOW!!

May only happiness enter through your door this week!

Friday, December 7, 2012

No Show/Thursday Quilting

I am unable to show you the beautiful quilts I finished the other day.  I can however show you some of the quilting!
I quilted this with pink thread and used the Waterworld pantograph. 

Yesterday Momma Barb came over and finished piecing her scrappy quilt top.  I pieced this quilt earlier this year..

...and Barb loved it.  Here is her version!

She still wants to add an inner and outer border but we have to go shopping to find them!  Darn!  Barb used 2 1/2" squares from her stash. 

I have been following a mystery quilt project (not Bonnie's) and figured out the first block.  Boy!  I hope it's right!

I just love this star.  It was piecing intense, but worth it.  The setting block has quite a few options, so I'm going to wait and see what they suggest.

Bridget and Kay also made it outin the evening for sewing and friendship.  I love Thursdays!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Jelly Roll Christmas

     This is what I worked on today!

Gina made these Jelly Roll quilts for her daughters.  Yes, they are twins!

I did a free motion swirl on this one with parchment thread.

I quilted this one with a loopie meander with parchment thread. 

I have the quilt for tomorrow loaded and ready to go.  It will be another swirly design. 
Almost done with Christmas orders......Saturday is my self imposed deadline.  I think I'll make it!

For Mary...

  My friend Mary is home sick and needs some pretty pictures to look at.  Here you go Mary!

* This quilt was pieced by Sharon for her Son.  It is very modern.

I quilted it with the Tendrils pantograph in white, pearl, dolphin & granite thread.  The thread goes in color order with the quilt.  I only used white & pearl thread on the back.

*Look what I got to quilt!  I thought of all my blogger friends that have done this quilt while I was quilting this.  This was done by Linda.  I love it!

Linda always has me small meander her quilts.  This was done with white thread.

*Carol pieced this quilt.  I really like the initial added in the blocks.  This looks like it was made with a jelly roll.

Quilted with the Waterworld pantograph and parchment thread.

You can probably tell the lighting and surrounding are different than in previous photos.  I have moved my quilting machine back into my house.  We don't use our lower living room (since the children are out of the house) so we decided to save money heating the studio building by utilizing this space as a quilting room.  It is smaller than the space in my studio, but I will get used to it. 

I will still use my studio for QBees days and classes!!

Hope you all have a wonderful day!