Thursday, January 14, 2010

Guess What I Can Do?

Well, I am so very excited about the changes going on in my life at the moment! I have been wanting to lose weight and now I am making the changes to make it happen. My DD1 and I joined Weight Watchers on Monday. My friend, PTM, joined a gym and did a weight loss challenge and now she has convinced me to do the same. So I went with her last night and I am going to do the challenge with her again. She was the winner and lost over 25 pounds!! She looks fantastic. My hero!! So with the extra time I am off from the CL group this month I will be living at the gym. Wish me luck!

Last night after the gym PTM and I went back to her house and she showed me how to make the no exposed seam pillowcases. I am so excited about that! Here are my first 2. Notice how I forgot to pay attention to the fact that the fabric is directional!! What a dummy I am sometimes. Oh well, they are going to be donated so it is alright. I cut out 15 other ones and will get busy sewing them tonight or Friday night.
First Pillow Cases
In addition, PTM is helping her mum move from a big house to a smaller one in Canada. Her mum had LOTS of these "Crown" canning jars. Many of them have the dates stamped on the bottoms and are from the 30s and 40s. She gave me 2 of them and interestingly, they have glass tops with metal screw rings. Some of the glass tops have the crown on them and some had rings. I took a big one (the one on the right) to put spools of thread in. Too cool, thanks PTM!!
Crown JarCrown jar tops
Now I thought I would share a blog I just found that I LOVE!! It is Kerri and the name of the blog is Lovely Little Handmades. She has a wonderful blog and a fabulous ETSY shop Called Sew Deerly Loved. Please go and check her out and tell her you came from my blog.

Well I have to run so have a great day!


West Michigan Quilter said...

Good luck to you! WW is the only way I was able to lose weight. I'd join again but with my mother here and her eating habits, I'm afraid it would be too difficult for me to do. I'm interested in eating healthy, and may get my old WW books out because it really is a healthy way of eating. Best of luck!

CJ said...

Yeah you!! Here's to much success with WW.
Any chance you can share the no exposed seam pillowcase directions?

Crispy said...

I'm cheering you on my friend!!! I know you can do what ever you set your mind to and have such great support will be a bonus.

Hey, the pillow cases are ok, if you lie on the both sides it works our find :0)


Gari in AL said...

Congratulations on your Weight Watcher and exercise commitment. As a new WW leader, I know you can do it.

Allie said...

Girl you rock. I'm pulling for you - WW is the way to go, for sure!
Those pillowcases are darling.

Anonymous said...

I've been out of blogland for a few weeks, but back just in time to cheer you on! Weightloss is a struggle but you can reward yourself with fabric on every pound you loose :)

Christie Cottage said...

Good luck with Weight Watchers!

Those are cool jars! I have some really old Mason Jars that I have goodies stored in.

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