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!


  1. Love the quilting and way to go on the exercise!!

  2. SO nice you are nearly done with that very cool quilting!

  3. Great quilting, love the chicken with the tryptophan! Is that a Thanksgiving/turkey reference? Your skirt is very cute, and the postcards are beautiful, love the owl!