I know what I want, but I can't really find a pattern for it that doesn't involve miles and miles of bias binding. I have no wish to attach miles of bias binding, so I just may try drafting something myself. It won't be identical, but it will be something that doesn't use my neck for support...... or miles of bias binding. lol
It's a mid-weight printed quilter's cotton. The actual woven gingham was so thin it was nearly sheer; I just didn't think it would hold up to being used.
Not sure if they count as one or two. Let's say two, but they are symbiotic. If you have been one of the few, the proud, the long time followers...you know I have been on a "get my booty healthy" journey. Its beginning was two-fold. I saw a workout outfit I sooooo wanted; but like most workout gear, it was sized toward the already fit. I was not all that fit. Fab, sure, fit, naw. A nuu-muu. An outfit that would cover my booty and not show a bunch of cleavage and red. I was hooked. Only one tiny little problem....their largest size was not gonna fit me....so I passed.
The second part of the equation....doc said you need to be healthy for your heart. Stupid genetics...I couldn't do anything about my genes, but I could do something about the rest of me. Sooooooo I dropped a few pounds and inches and got small enough to squeeeeeeze into the largest one. Sadness....they no longer had the pattern that I drooled over but they did have bunches more that I like. Sidebar......I found a fruit punch in my size....should be here this week. AANNDDD it's not their largest size woooo hooooo. I may even be down to a plain ol' large by the end of the year!!! I will own 5 and number 6 will be the next size down as a dangling carrot to keep me motivated....water lily....soooo pretty me in my muus and ruus
poppy fleurty skye
Which leads me to my next growing obsession.....the 5k....the virtual 5k
Your own speed, your own course...a medal when you send in your miles...screen shot like.
This started with a real 5K that a friend and I are walking, Runlikeadiva, in May.
I have since discovered a whole world of virtual runs to keep me excited about walking.
I just did one the other day... See the bib above.....A memorial mile for Leonard Nimoy benefiting COPD...win win.
Here is the bling in my future....I will earn them alllllllll....mwah ha ha
What's your current obsession?
As for my other obsession....I just joined an apron sewalong at the apronista.
C'mon apron 27!!!
Long time no blog. Why? No real reason....kinda lost my blogging mojo while we refresh the house. It seems like every few days my computer is in a different room as we do flooring and paint and clean and tear things apart. There is light at the end of the tunnel........backsplash, paint, flooring then we can move everything back to that side of the house. It's been harder on the hubs than me....I soooo thought it would be the other way around.
I did not like doing dishes in the garage when it was cold and it was interesting having a temporary sink smack dab in the middle of the kitchen. lol Last week my countertops and kitchen faucet got installed.......heaven.
I did some practical sewing, but not a lot. THAT room is a total opportunity for growth. LOL
A short pictorial update:
Day one of tear down
Had this set up for far too long. lol
just waiting for their debut
going with the smaller subway tiles
the Dot moved to Napa and we now frequent her favorite bakery
My boy grew a beard
Gas was cheap for a couple of weeks
It rained.....not nearly enough
Gratuitous grand dot shot
Niece came for a visit from Iowa
Dot, sister, me at dot's fave bakery
Powerline work and lots of hovering helicopters
Had a birthday
Got an ice cream maker for birthday
Got skinny jeans
shoes to go with skinny jeans
after and still going
signed up for a 5k
got a new rug
There is plenty more....plen-ty. But this post is long enough.
Working on getting my mojo and my routines and my desk back.
Well, it's been a few days and I am still in the "what was I thinking?" phase. LOL
I like the idea of the weekly, but I do have a need for more writing space. I like to keep info on the day I get the info, not move it all over the place and flip pages......a lot of systems are very compartmentalized and I am a jumbler.
added some card inserts since I got a few and needed a place to put them. added little post its
As you can see, Big Red is still gonna be a big part of how I do things.
Instead of a file system, I put what needs to be done right by the page of the date I need to do it.
See, a jumbler.
I turn to that page, and pow! there it is...
no opening a file labeled Wednesday..no to-do saying:look in Wed file...
in. my. face. that's the way I like it.
This is a copy of a daily page in FF size.
I was really considering using the FF as my daily, but I think it's just gonna be my travel brain. I can't shove things on the pages like I can Big Red. I have only had Poppy in my purse for three days and it has been very handy but as a combo desk/daily/traveler....I think that is asking too much.
One of my evolutions for 2015 is to get all my paperwork in order. I know where stuff is, but it is a little too jumbled, even for me. I know there are big changes on the horizon and being prepared is half the battle.
I may even downsize my purse brain to a pocket size since it may not be my all-in-one planner that I was going for. I am going to give it a few months of trails and tweaking to see if I can change my ways....I can be a stubborn little critter.