I was chatting with Tammy yesterday and she asked if I was getting reaqquainted with my sewing machine. Well, I'm very happy to say that finally yesterday we got back together...oh happy day. I finished the last of the pillowcases that I promised my friend Jami I'd do for her...she set a goal early this year to make 300 pillowcases for the wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Hospital. I saw Jami on Wednesday and she had 320 pillowcases...she met her goal and 20 more, but I told her I had five prepped and ready to sew, so she would have to take 325 with her.
Since she had met her goal earlier than she thought, she and her "bee" group decided to do some quilts for her to take. She's close to 20 and still sewing. WOW! She and her husband are driving up to Washington D.C. in September to make the delivery. When a quilter gets an idea...sets a goal...look out...nothing's going to stop her!
Well, I've worked all week at dropping a bit of the cruise weight gain...back to the gym, walking on all the other days and watching my eating...I sad to say I've lost 1/2 a pound...that's it! So Monday (that would be tomorrow) I'm going back on South Beach...I've done it twice before and was very successful...thankfully I don't have as much to lose so it should be just fine. I don't get it...it goes on exponentially and comes off incrementally...it's just not fair.
We have a tropical storm brewing south of us...supposed to come our way Tuesday...the good news about these things is that we can prepare...we'll be bringing in the pool furniture and the potted plants around the pool and then we should be just fine. Don't want that stuff blowing in the pool. I'm thinking we'll probably get some wind and a lot of rain...that's what I'm hoping anyway...don't want this storm to intensify! I told Andy this morning that I feel like I'm slacking here...the last time we had these darn storms I had the shop and that was always a worry. Covering the fabric with plastic, in case the flat roof on the shopping center didn't hold all the accumulated rain...boarding up the windows, in case something went flying through the air and into the windows...no more worries. You know I've said it a thousand times before...Life is GOOD! Hope everyone in the path of Tropical Storm Fay stays safe! Take care!