Thursday, April 16, 2009

Potpourri

I guess that's you would call this post...potpourri...a little of this and a little of that.

I'm going to start with the Diet Challenge 2009...I know it's not Monday, when we're supposed to report in...I've been not so good about reporting the last few weeks...I've gotten very frustrated...I lost what I initially thought I wanted to lose...my pants zipped up again and stayed zipped...I was thrilled...then I decided I'd try for a couple of more pounds...a little cushion...well, then I'd lose one and gain one...the same pound kept going on and off. So I've come to a conclusion, and I'm happy with my decision...I'm eating healthy, I'm being very careful with portions and I'm exercising at least 6 times a week, either at the gym or walking about 4 miles...I going to stop worrying about 1 magic number...I now have a 5 pound range...I came up with a number that I will not go below and a number I will not go above. I'm happy! I feel great! My clothes fit! Thank you Sharon for getting me motivated and moving!

I spent some time today getting up to date with a couple of BOM's...Designer BOM from The Fat Quarter Shop using the Peace on Earth fabric. This is month 11 so it's almost done...I really should start putting this together...I'm so excited, I'll have a new quilt for Christmas.

I also finished this month's installment of Simply Sophisticated also from The Fat Quarter Shop...this is going to be the most gorgeous quilt. Vicky over at LA Quilter has been doing a drawing every month for Simply Sophisticated participants that get their blocks done on time...the winner gets a $25 gift certificate from The Fat Quarter Shop...well I was so lucky last month...I WON! Yippee!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I went on a shopping spree...I bought some patterns and I signed up for the new Designer BOM and reserved the finishing kit. I spent my gift certificate and then some and I sure had a great time...thanks Vicky and thanks Kimberly...

I'm off to finish the binding on Lil Miss' quilt...I'll be back tomorrow with a picture...I'm really happy with it.

18 comments:

Gretchen said...

Great goodies from the Fat Quarter Shop! I have loved seeing the BOM from there that I had to sign up for the one starting in June. Can't wait to get the first block!

Anne said...

Love the latest Designer BOM block. So rich looking. Congrats on your win. I guess it pays to stay current. LOL

Karen said...

I have recently become enamored with the Peace on Earth fabrics. I like your BOM's that you are working on.

Lea said...

Wow,those goodies from FQ shop is eye candies! Thank you for sharing. *S*
I love your designer BOM block, YUM! for those red fabrics. :-)

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Your doing good Carol. And your right, we cant really worry about the number. That's why my number is on the rise. lolol
Love all your projects. I've not even began one block form the Designer quilt. But I love seeing all the blocks done.
Congrats on your win. WOOHOOO

Quilter Going Bananas said...

I've got blocks 10 and 11 to do, I just love the Peace on Earth fabric. I'm regretting now that I didn't sign up for the Simply Sophisticated BOM, I really like how it's turning out.

The goodies from FQS are wonderful. Enjoy!

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Maggie A said...

I'm doing the BOM - you are3 up to Block 11 !!!

I got a little behind and have 5 to do - and block 11 hasn't arrived yet. I had better get cracking.

Teresa said...

Good for you on your diet challenge! I have got to get myself to do the same, but geez, its so hard.

Looks like you are making great progress on your projects too.

Screen Door said...

Amen to your diet analogy. My husband weighs himself daily. I think scales are the enemy - and I'm painfully accepting I'll never weigh what I weighed at 21. It's Chelsey's turn now. I never get on them-- They make me sad. I have my clothes and as long as they are buttoning and zipping I'm not going to stress too much. We are from a generation that the motto was--"You can never be too thin"-- It is such a mis-justice. Hey, and even if I weighed the same, it wouldn't look the same -- stretchmarks, wrinkles, hips from childbirth, I've EARNED every mark. I'm sorta lucky....

The Quilt Buddy said...

Good Morning!

Wow..I love all of your goodies! I guess that it pays to keep up with those BOMs! I can't wait to see all of the finished quilts!

BTW-I am behind on my Peace on Earth BOM! I think that I still need to do #9 & #10. I better huury up!

Have a good weekend.

*karendianne. said...

A fun post!!! I love the title.

Love your block with the Peace on Earth fabric. Terrific. Simply Sophisticated is also well done. Of course everything where Brown Quilts is well done. ;)

Totally dig the patterns you selected. Very fun.

Thimbleanna said...

Pretty blocks Carol -- and congratulations on a successful completion to the challenge!

Darlene said...

Wonderful patterns from FQS. BOM projects are so addicting, aren't they? :-)

Sherri said...

Wow...what fun you had with that gift certificate!!! Looks like you'll have lots to keep busy with! And I finished my Designer Mystery block too...I think this quilt is going to be stunning!

Libby said...

Oh how I wish I could stay dedicated to a BOM - I love what you are working on *s*

Vicky said...

Your blocks are wonderful, and what fabulous patterns you picked out! I'm working on my Designer Mystery right now, and I loved doing every single block of it! Can't wait for the Designer Mystery 2009 to start! Good luck in this month's Simply Sophisticated drawing!!

Carrie P. said...

Yippee on your win and your blocks are great.