Saturday, March 11, 2017

Time to Catch Up...

It is March already!  I sound surprised.  Right?  Well, sometimes I have difficulty remembering which month it is.  Not because I'm having memory problems, but because the weather is so different (read great!) here as compared to the weather in Wisconsin.

I joined a gym!  Anytime Fitness!  So psyched to get this body into better shape.  I also belong to Weight Watchers.   It's been good and bad...mostly good.  Slowly, slowly.  But I am not giving up.

Mom is feeling better and better...in fact, she joined Anytime Fitness, too!  She rides on the recumbent bike to strengthen her leg muscles and she works on the hip abduction machine.  Her difficulties with walking - due to her Parkinson's - should improve as she continues to work at it.  

Those of you not on Facebook have missed seeing the photos I post of Mom, so here are a few of the most recent.

Walking to get my mail...

Out to lunch.

At my table eating a huge hot fudge sundae!  (Yes, she ate the entire thing!)

I have gotten the embroidery piece almost finished...should really take the time to do the rest.  Any ideas on how to finish it?  The pattern is printed relatively close to the edge of the fabric, so I added strips to help keep it in the hoop.  I may do more stitching.

I have been knitting, also!  Face cloths.  I love them made with Cotlin, a blend of linen and cotton. These two are knitted with the color Harbor...a deeper blue/green than it shows here.
No pattern...just garter stitch with a few rows of purling here and there.

And.  Yes.  Sewing.  Not as much as I would like, but quite a bit since I last posted. 

I made a quilt for Tony (nephew) and Sabrina's soon-to-be-born baby boy.  Just a simple patchwork. The red/white striped piece with the dotted binding in the lower right corner are a just a little bit of a nod to Baby Alexander's parents...Sabrina was in the service and Tony is currently in the Air Force.   I think this measures about 42 inches square.  



2 cat quilt pallets for donation to the Humane Society of Fremont County. 

A  baby quilt I made a few years ago with fabric from Cathy that I just finished.
Measures ~38" square.

A soft gray for the backing with a scrappy binding in Kona solids.
I quilted it with straight lines on each side of every seam
and diagonally down the center of each block...both ways.
   
I have more to show you, but I am running out of time.  Mom and sister Julie are coming for lunch and to play cards.    

Have a great weekend!


"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.". Jeremiah 29:11

6 comments:

Rugs and Pugs said...

Congrats on joining the gym and weight watchers. I'm sure the gym will be great for your mom, too.
I love that simple patchwork quilt.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Kim said...

I'm so proud of you and your Mom! Sweet quilts too. I'm still practicing. Today I made my first pinwheel squares.

Anonymous said...

I love all the quilts. Did not know Tony's baby name was to be Alexander. Very nice.
Did you use a pattern for the face cloths?
Love all the pictures. Joyce

WoolenSails said...

I am glad to hear that things are going good with you and the family.
Looks like you are keeping busy, creating beautiful pieces.

Debbie

moosecraft said...

Your Mom is looking great! Exercise helps with everything... good going to have a team to keep each other going in the right direction! Good she ate all that sundae...makes for strong bones! ;-) Have a sunny Sunday! :-)

Farm Girl said...

I am so glad you are enjoying Colorado. It looks like a wonderful place to live.
Your projects are just lovely.

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