Saturday, February 13, 2010

Super Saturday

Today was a good day. I got up and went to the gym, an hour of body vive and an hour of abs work. WHEW!! Oh and the weigh in (down 3.4 lbs). Now if I go by the scale in my own home I have lost 14 pounds so far in the month. Not too shabby huh? Then home to shower, grab a quick bite and off the quilting at the church with the CL's. We are making a string quilt for the Relay for Life group at the church so I brought my machine and planned on working for a few hours. I can't seem to find my 9.5" ruler at the moment so I will have to borrow one and trim up the blocks. More on that later.

I was surprised but there were many CL's there today and several of us actually sewed blocks. It was a fun afternoon. Charlotte brought donuts and Pilar brought ice cream cake and I didn't have ANY!!! That was so difficult, but I was good.

I haven't posted about this but I got the Chubby Chicks quilt back from LTW and it came out soooo cute! Here it is untrimmed and no binding either. I make red with dime sized white polka dots on it for the binding. It should be cute!
St. Pat's Chick quilt
I took some close ups of the quilting for you to see. Notice the wing on the chick?
chick close up with border
More of the quilting.
corner detail
On top of that on Wednesday night I got some more of the Rabbits Prefer Embroidery finished. This one, and this one.
RPE Block 2BRPE Block 3
And do you remember that I told you I won a giveaway? This is what I won. A yard of fabric from Amy Schimler and she even sent an adorable post card.
My "Prize"
DH was gone for the last 3 days and came home today. He is making a steak and I have potatoes and green beans cooking. He leaves for another 3 days tomorrow, so this is our Valentine's celebration. No gifts, I told him, the transmission is enough!! LOL Plus the clock light that I failed to mention. I appreciate that much more anyway!
So that catches you all up on what's new here. Hope you all have a great Valentine's Day tomorrow and get to spend it with your sweetie, or at least some sweets!!

***Great BIG Smooches ***


allsewnup said...

Chubby Chicks ~ I want that pattern! Where did you come by it? It's too flippin' cute.
Congrats on the loss...You Go Girl!
Have a great weekend,


Linda Lee said...

Congratulations on all the pounds.. It is terribly hard work. Adorable quilt.

soggybottomflats said...

Congrats, wahooo...I found your lost pounds, lol. The chubby chicks quilt is so awesome! It's wonderful. Is it a commercial pattern or did you make it up? I love it!

West Michigan Quilter said...

I love your Chubby Chicks quilt. So cute!

Allie said...

Wow 14lbs - good for you! I love your Chubby Chicks, LTW did a fabulous job and I can just picture that binding - it's going to be perfect! The redwork blocks are great, and so is your win. Happy Valentine's Day!

Gina said...

Love that quilt and as always the quilting on it is wonderful

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Faith said...

I love the chicks quilt,gorgeous and well done on all the training and hard work resisting the temptation of doughnuts ect. Its not easy Ive got to cut back too but got sweet fat quarters instead lol.

Anonymous said...

The chick quilt is really cute and as usual the quilting is amazing. I'm even more in awe about it since I'm trying to do some meandering myself and I find it só difficult to do!
You keep on doing great with the WW. Yeey you! Big time!

Crispy said...

Oh the Chick Quilt is just ADORABLE!!! I'm so happy she put some wings on those little guys LOL.

Congratulations on the loss AND the will power to resist donuts and ice cream....good girl!!


Quiltluver said...

That quilt is so cute, and LTW did a great job. Good job on the weight loss!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Fourteen pounds!! Incredible!! Good for you!
Chubby Chicks are adorable. What a cute quilt and the quilting is wonderful.
Congratulations on that great win from Amy - I love the fabric you chose.

Brooke said...

Your Chubby Chicks has me swooning. What a fabulous quilt!

Do you have time to answer a quick question about rabbits prefer embroidery? I have had my eye on that pattern and am considering ordering a kit. My embroidery skills are at a VERY beginning level. I really only know how to backstitch and do a lazy daisy! Do you find the embroidery to be difficult on these blocks? Can a beginner muddle through? I certainly appreciate your input. Thanks so much!!

Now I'm off to take one more peek at Chubby Chicks. Really, so adorable. :)

MichelleB said...

That chicks quilt is darling! Lucky you winning those owls. Love them!

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