Saturday, May 15, 2010

I haven't been on here in a month. I have become very lax where my blog is concerned for some reason. I have still been reading yours but just have posted. My brother and his wife came and visited us for almost a week. We enjoyed their visit so much. Unfortunately, our weather wasn't the best. In fact it rained all but one day that they were here. We still had fun and spent many hours laughing and reminiscing childhood memories. I haven't taken any pictures of my sewing room yet. I promise I'll do that this weekend and post them. I am making a table topper. I also signed up for a quilt class at our local quilt shop. It's 12 squares, all different (so I can learn different techniques). They say in 4 weeks I will complete the quilt. I started to buy the fabric for it the other day. I picked out some beautiful batiks. They are such vivid colors and I can't wait to get started.

I've had a cold for the last week, and now Bob (my hubby) has it too. UGH! I hate colds. Last week we went to our local Farmers Market and I bought some salad greens from a local grower. They were so yummy, I ate salads every day last week at lunch. I plan to go back today and get another bag. We also bought a Japanese Maple and an Azalea bush with bright orange flowers on it. We planted the maple but not the azalea yet. We have to remove a small tree from the area first. I also planted some annuals in a garden area that we built out front. In order to keep the flowers we had to fence around it or the deer would feast on our plants. I'll try to get some pictures of that too. I will try to do better on posting and keeping up with the blogs I read.

I haven't reached the 100 pound point yet so I can wear my new pendant but the last time I weighed myself I was at 97 pounds. I have been fluctuating after each weigh loss. I go up and down two or three pounds for a couple of weeks and then I finally lose that weigh plus a pound. I only weigh myself first thing in the morning before I drink my tea. I keep forgetting and that is why I haven't weighed. My sister-in-law asked me if I was wearing the new pendant yet and I had to tell her not yet. She took home my old sewing machine since she didn't have one. It was about 30 years old made by Brother for Montgomery Ward. My exhusband bought it for me one Christmas. I never had a case for it or a table that it sat in. I did buy a tapestry case on wheels for it so I could wheel it around and keep it clean. My new (to me) Bernina also has one of those cases too. I have to take it with me to the quilt shop when I start the class. I am kind of rambling this morning. I guess I haven't blogged in so long that I have lots of thoughts racing through my mind.

A girlfriend of mine, who I've known since we were about 14 years old sent me an email last week and asked me about my LapBand. It's funny because when I was considering it, she blew me off and said she thought it was not the way to go to lose weight and she would never do that. So I didn't mention it again. Now she is considering it. We talked on the phone and I tried to answer all her questions. I told her the way I found out most about it was by reading LapBandtalk.com. I told her they even have a video on there of the actual surgery. She is seeing her doctor later this month for a consultation on the surgery. I wish her well and told her that I wouldn't hesitate to have the surgery all over again if I had it to do again.

Well, I am going to take my shower and get ready to go to the Farmer's Market. I promise to take pictures and get them posted of my sewing room and my garden area.

7 comments:

Andrea said...

Quite a few of us have been slow on the blogging front these days...it's nice to get caught up on your blog. Can't wait to see pics of the sewing room, Kathy! :)

Dutch said...

I was wondering where you were at. I would love to learn how to quilt. I think one day I will look into it. I can't wait to see the pictures of the flowers and the sewing room. Have a great weekend.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Good to hear all your news. I thought maybe you weren't blogging because you were quilting. Last you posted it was about the new machine. Our weather here has been rainy too but today it is just beautiful out.I'll be looking forward to your pictures. Enjoy the farmers market!

Sheila said...

Welcome back! That quilt class sounds like fun. Enjoy breaking in your 'new' bernina. Take care, Sheila

Raina said...

Hi. I think it is so great you are quilting. That is something I wish I could do. I do not know if I would have the patients. But I do think quilts are so beautiful and even more special when they are made by someone you know.

Sounds very inspirational how you are trying to lose weight and had the lapband surgery. It must be a tough thing to go through, but you are definitely adding years to your life not to mention quality of life.

Pam said...

I've been wondering where you've been. I'd love to see your sewing room!

JCWillow99@gmail.com said...

Welcome back..Can't wait to see the pretty quilt you are going to make.