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Friday, January 31, 2014

fallen tree


On Tuesday Jan 28th at 10:30 pm a tree fell in our yard.There was no wind but slight amount of ice.It knocked out our cable box -internet phone and TV service . Not able to sleep well that night .I was up till 4 am sewing.
This was taken from my bedroom window the next morning 
Terry took this the next morning
and this one too

This is the hole in the ground after it was  cleaned up . A neighbor that need firewood cleaned it up for $50 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

300 four patches and my accuquilt go /Tops weigh in

Great news down another 5 pounds this week yea
Working on Celtic solace Quilt and for step 4 I need 300 four patches to finish at 3 and 1/2 inches
This is My 2 inch strip cutter marked in 2 inch increments. I cut all of my strips first. One pass through can yield 12 strips .Then sewed them together with a quarter inch seam allowance.
Then I lined them up on the 2 inch lines and cut again

This is how it looks afterwards with minimal waste  . Now to match the center seam and stitch the 4 patch


Here are my patches waiting to be sewed together
This one pass through the accuquilt go gave me 100 4 patches sewn in groups of 10 on my stretching bands 
waiting to be ironed. I probably should have been exercising instead. But this is funner and faster



Remember the ninja cooker I got my hubby for Christmas after hearing all about it at the guild Christmas party  I wanted one so got it for him . He likes it so well he has ordered a 2nd one off of ebay ..Looks like the typical crock pot is now a thing of the past at our house

Friday, January 10, 2014

4 quilt tops finished and quilted

A friend brought me a 4 sets of hand embroidered blocks  to make 4 baby quilts .I finally finished them this an It was not as easy or quick as I first thought. So  glad to be finished ready to get back to Celtic Solace.

This is how much I have done  All of Step 1  Which is 240 of the neutral with blue and 140 of orange and blue . On step 3 I have 250   1/2 square triangles done and 10 of the 61 pinwheels I have not started step 2 ,4,or 5
This is Bonnie Hunter's  finished quilt that she keeps at her cabin I have high hopes for this quilt It will finish at 111 X 111 inches
I have been hibernating since it snowed on Tuesday.So my steps have been under 5000 steps all week. This is my favorite spot to hang out I missed BSF but have next week's lesson done .Health stream is done .
Cleaned out my pantry and packed up my medifast . Posted on Facebook to sell at $5 a box but no one is interested Still trying to do Paleo Mixed wild salmon and mayo with celery tonight . But when I spend to much time at home next to the kitchen it is hard not to nibble  My nibbles have been cheese and almonds .I have not been able to give up the dairy Baked Sweet Potatoes are in the back fridge  ready for a meal
The weather is suppose to get up to 50 today with 70 mile an hour winds I assume when I wake up to go to work the ice will be gone 


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Tops weigh in

Well lost 7 and 3/4 pounds today from last Mondays weigh in . This is my dinner tonight .What is the big difference for me 
1. Made an effort to try one more time
2. Had enough energy to stay uo till 1 pm after a 12 hour shift last night (Went to Tops and OA)
3. My shoes fit better ( Don't knock the small stuff)
4. Hunger pangs are essentially gone 
5.Diet Coke doesn't taste as good 
6.Seeing results without being perfect

7 Absolutely loving the gift I bought hubby this year  the Ninja cooker
8 Love that it is not low carb but still gluten free 
9. Not particularly paying attention to portion control. Just grain free  and legume free(Paleo)
10 Cut down on dairy but have not elimanated it 

What I did this week to make a change
1. I gave away 2 big jars of skippy chunky peanut butter
2. I left my favorite rice crackers at work
3 I cooked meals instead of constant snacks
4.I drank a huge bottle of water before evry diet Coke Taking ny Diet Coke consumption from 12 a day to       2 a day That is right not perfect just heading in a different direction
5 .Order a box of fresh organic vegies ( my neice Sally will pick then up on Saturdays)
6. On my fit bit I steped 29,735 steps

What would I like to have accomplished by my birthday Feb 3
1. Would like to put my fat clothes back into storage.
2 Finish Peggy's quilts
3 Finish Celtic solace quilt Clue 2 &3 (okay so I am plugging along ,but last years mystrey quilt is at the top of my blog)

This will be such a pretty quilt
Okay I will post quilty picture on the next blog


Saturday, January 4, 2014

back to work and stayed on my plan

This was my dinner before work cooked in the ninja cooker  My total choestreal is down 208  but trigycerides are way up 237 I am sure it was the peanut butter and cheese I weighed in today for the biggest loser contest and have already lost 5 lbs from last Mondays TOP's weigh in
I am heading to bed now

Friday, January 3, 2014

Jan 3 Thoughts about the New Year

Today seems a more difficult day  I got more steps in but not 5000 . I have not sewed yet today.These last couple of days I have been really tired . I know if I hang in there it will get easier
Back to work tonight .

I think I will make a graditude list fir today
1.I am thankful my life and my health
2.I am thankful for my husband  and the influence he has had in my life.I am really grateful His term as potentate is over  and His braces are done
3. I am thankful for my Son .He makes me smile. And of course I am thankful for Amego . He loves me no matter what mood I am in
4 I am grateful for my family . This is my neice who has stood by me and encouraged me since she was 16
She has always been there to brighten my day .We have good memories of her teenage years and She is the 1st person I taught to quilt You should see her Journey Quilt It is amazing

5.I am gratefule for my job It has widened my herizons increased my friendships and given me a sense of confidence  and purpose


Thursday, January 2, 2014

Jan 2 Plugging along

This is my sister and I  3 years  ago after a family reunion .She was at a nursing home in Hutchison KS .I took her a peice of pie from the Amish restraunt , Carriage Crossing. 
Her blood sugar was really high that night  but she seemed very Happy having seen all of the family .Her eyes really lighted up when she saw Shelby her grandson

I have been working on sashing some embroidery blocks for a friend  named Peggy. Still have to quilt it
This was the last time I saw Beverly over labor day weekend . She was at the University of Kansas the day after her second leg was amputated Her thoughts then were of her grandson Shelby He held the key to her heart
I drank 4 bottles of water today and only 2 diet cokes I have been really tired today.Slept most of the day
Not many steps either . But I ate a baked sweet potatoe and hamburger pattie about noon and a bowl of glutten free GMO free rice crispies with a banana . Kinda hungry now but fasting for labwork

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Jan 1 2014 Starting a new year

I am trying my luck at eating different .Today I wrapped up 3 sweet potatoes in foil  and placed in the ninja cooker overnight on low crock pot mode . I want to try Paleo diet because it is gluten free . It also has no grains or legumes which is what my family loves . I would be lying if I told you I did not love them to . For the last 4 months I have been craving chunky peanutbutter and cheese . Tommorrow I have labwork done I am sure it will not be what the doctor likes Unfortunately I have gained back all of the weight I lost on medifast.Work is doing a biggest loser contest but I will be the real loser if I do not get on board with this

It also wants ne not to use artificial sweetners like Diet Coke  If anyone knows me They will know that is what I love .To say I won't drink diet coke is to set myself up for failure . So my plan for today is to make sure I drink a big bottle of water before I drink my diet coke. That seems do able.

QUILTING NEWS:


Part 1 of Bonnie Hunters Celtic Solstice mystery quilt is done 


  Part 3 is almost done  Still have 2,4,and 5  to do before I finishh the king size quilt.I started  it on Black Friday