Had a super workout at the gym, did a few errands and then the day went down hill from there. I do not understand why after a workout my body just crashes. The workout isn't that intense - well I never think it is, but the total amount of weight lifted is significant - just the first exercise alone is the equivalent of lifting 2,500 LBS. That is a 25 lb dumb bell in each hand - doing bench presses - 5 sets of 10 reps each. OK - so that makes me tired just thinking about that. The next exercise is easy - only 500 lbs, the third is 1,400 lbs and the last one is 1,500 lbs for a grand total of 5,900 LBS. OK - so that makes be feel better. I go for a high protein shake when I am finished, but I think I need to get some real protein in me after the workout.
And can you tell me why people are so disrespectful. This is the second week I have seen this particular person in the change room. Last week, she had paper towel that she used to wipe her feet or something (what's wrong with a towel?) - anyway, when she left the change room last week - she leaves her paper towel on the FLOOR. I mean - the garbage can was a mere FIVE FEET away. This week she takes the locker right beside me. When I get out of the shower, I discover that she has hung her DRIPPING WET bathing suit on the door of the locker so it is dripping on my gym bag. GRRRRRRRR!!!!!! And oh - there is the paper towel again. This time she crumbled it up and shoved it in the locker. When I left - I said "if that is garbage - perhaps you should throw it in the garbage". She gives me a deer in the heads light stare!!!!! COME ON - this was a grown woman. Who the heck cleans her house???????
I started quilting a quilt when I got home and then I needed my "after workout nap". Woke up and got the quilt done, but by this time I was DONE for the day. I spent the rest of the day/evening lolling on the couch reading, playing Scrabble on the iPad and sleeping.
I have to make a pledge to NOT buy anything new (except to finish a project) and a pledge to NOT start anything new. I think I have mentioned that I have many projects that are close to being finished - well every once in a while I go through the projects to see what I can find. After my big day the day before, I decided that I needed something to work on! As if there isn't enough lying around here to find something. Anyway - look at what I found.................
|EIGHTY blocks of split nine patch - DONE|
|Bits and pieces (including trimmed half square triangles) for MANY more blocks. I found a layout I had made in EQ6 which calls for 143 blocks. Going to have to cut a few more darks, but I think everything else is here!!!!|
|A bag of TRIMMED half square triangles - The fabric was cast off by Mary - I am not sure if she started to make the half square triangles - anyway - she didn't want this so I took it and finished them off. And what will I do with them?????|
|Found this pattern that I think will look awesome. This one needs the design wall - take a NUMBER!!!!!!!|
Then I opened up another box marked mystery. Hmmmm - oh yes - the purple and green mystery.
This was done with one of the guilds a number of years ago.
|Look at the condition - the cut border just crumpled up. Disgraceful!!!!!!|
|There is the backing, borders and thread - a LOT of fabric tied up here!!!!!!|
|And here is the quilt - I have to stop making purple and green quilts!!!!!!|
While tidying up (it is a constant in my house - but things are very orderly), I came across this backing that I had purchased a couple of weeks ago. M and I went to Fabricland and most of what we purchased was for her!!!!
|Fabric purchases - of course - the TWO brighter ones are mine - the rest are Ms for clothes!!!!|
|BRIGHT fabric - perfect for a backing - of what you ask?????|
|How about this??? Got to get it together first, but here is the pattern.....|
|Radiant Star by Eleanor Burns|
And I did manage to get the border on Carol's Round Robin quilt. NOPE - can't show you a picture, but the reveal is ONE WEEK AWAY. I am so excited - I can hardly wait.
Let's see - oh yes - I also got the half square triangles sewn for the Border Creek mystery - they just need to be trimmed. A perfect job for Monday.
|Half Square triangles for Border Creek Mystery|
These two dogs of mine are such babies. I have two principle work areas in the studio - the long arm area and the sewing area. I have TWO dog beds downstairs and one quilt for them - when the beds are in the area where I am not - Sparky, in particular, comes down - looks at where the beds usually are, then looks at me "where is MY BED?" then I have to go and get the beds from the other side and bring them over. Such spoiled babies!!!!! And here is cute Sammy with her teddy bear!!!!
|Little Sammy with her teddy bear!!!!|
Well there is a stack of paperwork to go through this morning. Amazing how organizing things requires paperwork or follow up. I've got to stop that!!!!! or get a secretary to do it for me. And I have a GIANT quilt to quilt today.
Have a great day!!!!!