Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I'm a slacker...

I haven't blogged in over 2 weeks. I have been lurking in the background just reading and not posting. I also found a few quilting blogs which I've been looking for and finally found. I have been working diligently on some quilting projects. The biggest one is a quilt for the "Squares of Hope" a group I belong to at church. We make and distribute quilts to those in need due to illness or family loss. They are prayed over by many of our members. It's very rewarding to know something you worked on is bringing someone comfort.

I am also cutting out a quilt for my hubby Bob that we bought in a kit at a quilt shop in Florence, Oregon several months ago. It's a fishing themed quilt. I hope it isn't too much for me. So far I am not having any problems with it.

I made some pillowcases out of flannel for our bed. I found a tutorial on YouTube and they are so easy and come out perfect. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrYWCma9wgM the tutorial is also for a cause but I only made a couple for us. They also would make great gifts. They are trying to get a million of these made and donated. I need to make some for the Million Pillowcase Challenge also. I didn't take pictures of them or I would post them.

So far I am doing well without my band being filled. My reflux has stopped and I only get heartburn at night. So I take a Zantac before bed and I am ok. I sure don't miss the reflux. I am watching that I don't eat too much. Since I was banded over 2 years ago I know how much my portions should be and I am following these. Now if only I would lay off the candy. I got some candy corn after Halloween at Walmart and I have been grabbing a handful while I am sewing. I need to throw them away since they are pure sugar. But I love them so. And they are only out once a year.

I still haven't gotten my quilting frame assembled. The room where it is to go has some boxes in it and about 40 books that were in a cabinet that we sold. Now I have no place to put the books. I am sorting them and keeping only some of them. I might sell the rest on Amazon.com as used books. Once I get the boxes and books moved my rack can go in there. It's a tiny room so there isn't much room to maneuver until I moved them out and right now I have no place to put them. If the garage wasn't so cold I would set it up out there but, no way. Well, I have to shower and take Chloe to the groomer and then it's off to the gym. Have a wonderful day everyone.


amandakiska said...

Missed you! You are so crafty. I wish I had the time for more projects like that. Someday.

I'm glad the reflux is getting better. I've had to start taking meds for it too, but mine is under control again. A small price to pay, I guess.

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

I'll have to check out the pillow cases it sounds like something I could manage. Glad you are doing so well. I too have many books to get rid of. If you try Amazon you'll have to let me know how that goes. Have a Terrific Tuesday!

Jody V said...

Hey Kathy,

I would love to see your quilts. Please post pillowcases. I really feel it's a lost art. So glad you are doing well with the acid reflux.

Someone will be very blessed to get your quilt.


Kathy said...

Jody the link for the pillowcase tutorial is on Youtube.com here is the website

Lady Lap Band said...

Candy is hard for me to stay away from as well! Don't let it in the house! That is the only way I can deal!


Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

HI Kathy!

I had to pop back over and watch that pillow case tutorial. Our church is participating in the challenge and I wanted to check out how tey were making their pillow cases. I love it. I plan to make a couple just like this tutoria. So, thank you so much for posting this! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!