Wednesday, April 17, 2013
WIP Wed: More Organic Chemistry, Clothes, and a Few More Postcards
I'm sure you all are getting so tired of seeing this WIP, but as usual, it's taken me much longer than anticipated to get it all quilted. I love the hexagon quilting that I'm doing on it, but it takes a whole lot of time, and can't really be rushed. It'll be so good to get this one finished. I'm ALMOST there too! These 2 blocks are at the bottom of the quilt, and are the last part to be quilted. With any luck, I can finish it today!
I also got the itch to make some more clothes! I have been keeping my New Year's Resolution to start and keep a regular exercise routine, and after 3+ months of "just doing it", my clothes are all starting to get really loose. I really haven't lost a whole lot of weight, which is a bit discouraging. I'm not overweight, but did want to loose about 10 pounds, but the inches are definitely coming off!! I made a quick "1 hour" Simplicity pattern skirt, and it turned out pretty cute. I plan on making more clothes soon!
Finally, my last round of postcards were fun thank you notes, but this last round was a condolence card for a family member, and a get well card for a good friend who recently went through her 5th brain surgery to remove a malignant Glioblastoma Multiform. She's been battling this cancer for 12 years, which is remarkable, since it rarely has a survival rate more than a year. If you have a strong stomach and an interest, she recently posted a journey before and after her surgery. She's an amazing woman! Her Youtube channel also has a beautiful video climbing Mt Whitney in California last summer that is a treat for anyone to view!
As usual, I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced WIP Wed. Come see what others are working on!