Monday, February 23, 2009

The picture is Swedish Woven placemats that my mom in law made last year for Christmas for us. I picked out the blue fabric as I saw it when we were shopping together one day. One day I will try to do this craft but not at the moment. I don't need more things that I like to do. Not enough time in the day.
I've finally started to try and re-organize my sewing room. It needs alot of help. I have way too much stuff.
I can hardly move around in the room. Maybe someday It will be better organized. A little bit at a time.
I really should head back down there and get a bit more done.
I did make 4 of my overdue friendship blocks for guild members. I am still very behind with them.
Talk later. Happy quilting.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Crowsnest pass tree

This is a picture of a tree on the side of the road in Crowsnest Pass. It is a frequently photo'd tree.
I took this from the car the last time we drove to Blairmore. Last weekend actually.
I did some sewing the last few days. Nice to get to that. Hope everyone is doing okay

Saturday, February 14, 2009

So, I know it's about time. I am uploading a picture of the block that I'm working on for our guild challenge.
We use the same pattern for 12 months and change the position of the colours within the block leaving the direction of the half square triangles the same at all times. It should be interested. This is the first month. I got my 1/2 square triangles done yesterday and set up the first on. We all work on it at our own pace and see it when it is done. Should be fun.

I'm working alot over the next 2 weeks. No one to work on one of my x days off. This means that I get overtime but I'd rather not work it. I didn't see that there was much of a choice and said yes. One staff had surgery and another is having blood pressure issues so there are not alot of other choices.

Oh well, I guess I will get through it.
Hope everyone has a great Valentine's Day.
My hubby gave me a heart box of chocolates. I will eat them slowly. I am on a weight loss program. I've lost 16 pounds and 3 inches so far. That's since mid November. I see a nutritionist and she develops eating plans for me. The recipes are really good. I think that this is a Canadian company. It is called Simply for Life.
Well, I really need to sew a little before I go to work so I'll try to write more another day.
Happy Valentine's Day to everyone.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Well the girls were asleep when we got up at 4 am. Likely not for all that long for some of them. They weren't sure. I didn't wake Dave when I crawled into bed. He was out to the world. Picture above is of Jennifer and her horse, Count.(counterstrike).
Jen and I went shopping that afternoon after all the girls were gone. I had to go into town for my weight in. I started a program....called Simply for Life ,at the end of Nov. I have lost 14 pounds so far and 3 inches. My slacks are slipping down quite a bit lately. Have to get them to the sewing machine and take them in a little.
I've had a birthday since my last post. I'm now....another year older.... don't feel it though. I got a new digital camera. It is so small. Fits nicely in my purse. I plan to carry it with me alot. Had a really nice dinner out, in Strathmore.
Pecan pie for dessert. Oh was it good. I shared it with the family.
Hope everyone is quilting up a storm.
Bye for now.