Friday, April 18, 2008

Another finish, another 'addiction', another weekend

First I want to welcome all of you that have visited my blog, and for all the compliments on my last post! I have a neo-counter on my page and when I checked it about this time yesterday I had about 650 visitors, now I'm up to 770! Wow!! So a big welcome and thank you to all who have visited and to those who were kind enough to comment. Its so much fun to see that counter go up, and to meet new bloggers!! :cD

Now then, the quilt you see on the left here is my latest finish. I know its not the greatest picture, but...well...I don't think its the greatest quilt either. It's not a 'bad' quilt. I like the pattern, but I would definitely make sure all my lights read LIGHT and all my darks read DARK next time. Then I used a high loft bat... a really high loft bat. Ugh, never gonna do that again. I just tied it so its very fluffy and warm, but wrestling with that bat was not so fun. Then to put the binding on. My hands have never gotten so tired putting on a binding. So all in all this quilt was a bit of a learning experience (see you never stop learning, I've been quilting about 6 years and still learning), but it will make a nice warm quilt for someone. I think I may just donate this one. I feel good about getting another quilt finished, but I have to be honest. I am about ready to start on a new project. Its not that I don't want to finish what I've already started, but I think we all know the fun and excitement of starting something new. Maybe I'll try to finish one more UFO before really starting a new project, but I don't know if I can resist the temptation ;cD

I have made a few more quilt labels. Boy are these little guys addicting!! The one with the basket still needs more button 'flowers', but I think its my favorite so far. Before long I'm probably going to have as many quilt labels as I will need for all the quilts I will ever make :cD lol!

Maybe I'll find something else fun to do with them ;cD

So many other fun things going on here too. First I won a guessing game on crazy mom quilts. I couldn't believe I won! Thank you so much amandajean!! Someone had asked her how many quilts she has in her home so she made a game out of it. You'll have to go over and check out the beautiful, HUGE stack of quilts she has in her home. Also been running consistently. That feels sooooo good!! And I may have actually found someone to go running with! I can't tell you the number of times I have had a friend of co-worker say to me "Boy I should start ________. (fill in the blank: running, walking, swimming, biking, etc.)". I love to get out and do those things, and love to get others involved when I can. I used to be a personal trainer too, so I like to try to motivate others. Whenever someone tells me that they would like to be more active I warn them that they better be serious because I will do my darnedest to get them out the door!! Well, a friend of mine from work said he wanted to start running so I told him where I would be yesterday, and that he was welcome to join me. Well, he showed up! I was so excited that someone was finally serious. So now I have a running partner for Tuesdays and Thursdays. Yippee!! We started some spring cleaning today too. OK, I know thats not necessarily fun, but it is nice to get the house cleaned and aired out. The weather has been absolutely beautiful. I will try to get out and get some 'springy' pictures to share. Finally I've decided that I will try to post something that I am thankful for at the end of each post. Like I've said before, I have been blessed, and I need to try to remember that always.
What am I thankful for today...
1. the beautiful sunshine we have had for the last several days.
2. my children, who despite being the occasional pains in the you-know-what, bring me such joy
3. my health and being able to enjoy running outside in the warmer weather
Well, I'm off again, hope you all have a wonderful weekend!! Warm country wishes all!!


purple and paisley said...

congratulations on getting more and more visitors...and for winning the crazy mom quilts contest! i like your hard to judge a light and a dark until it's too late...but your quilt is gorgeous!

Jacquie said...

Congratulations on winning the fabric from AmandaJean. I still can't believe how many quilts that girl makes! I love your quilt. It draws you in to see the pattern. Subtle and nice. Have a great weekend.

QuiltedSimple said...

Congrats on winning the fabric!!! I love your quilt - it's very pretty, bright and cheerful. Have a good weekend in sunny Ohio (we are in Wayne County).


QuiltedSimple said...

P.S. Do you have a tutorial on how to do your labels? I absolutely love them - if not, can you do one?


Barb said...

Actually I LIKE your quilt, the colors are uplifting and happy! The high loft batting would be a challenge I do agree! It is fun to have visitors to our blogs, comments are fun too! Thanks for being a visitor to my blog, I enjoy your positive comments! Have a wonderful day!

Needled Mom said...

Now....that's a lot of half square triangles! It does make a great scrappy quilt though. You shouldn't be so hard on yourself.

Congratulations on your win. A gal can never have too much fabric.

BusybeeDebQuilts said...

I love the new quilt! Someone is going to be very snuggly and warm! I agree about the high loft batting ... my oldest UFO is packed away because of that very problem. Kudos to for finishing!

I love the labels too ... this is something I need to get busy doing as well ... you're my inspiration!