Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Wishing you all the happiest and healthiest of New Years! 

Just as the quote says "It's never too late to be what you might have been." 2015 will be another year of "firsts" for me, as 2014 was. It was my first year of running, which included 7 5Ks, 2 5 milers and a half marathon (13.1 miles). It was also the first year in my life that I maintained any significant weight loss...ever! I became a licensed Zumba® instructor in 2014 and now teach Zumba Gold®
1 day a week! I've also learned alot about myself along the way, including the fact that I love to inspire others to improve their health :)

I will always be a quilter and crafter and will continue to sew and create as well as dance and run! 2014 was an exciting year for me, and I hope to have an even MORE exciting 2015!!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Some Folks...

They just NEVER update their blogs, ya know? Man, what is UP with those kinds of folks??? 

Oh...wait...that would be me ;)

Well enough of THOSE KINDS of's an update for you! I've been busy over the last few months and thought you all might want to see what's I've been working on! 

This is a mini album quilt that is quilted and bound. It's from the book "Prairie Children and their Quilts".

Here's a fun Yellow Brick Road for my Niece Carrie who had a healthy bouncing baby boy, Aidan, on November  22!

 Since Bonnie Hunter's newest mystery, Grand Illusion, was approaching fast I figured I had better get last year's mystery, Celtic Solstice, to at least a top! Hooray! Now to get it quilted. Did you notice Roll Roll Cotton Boll peeking out from under the other top? What can I say...I love me some Bonnie quilts!!

 Here's a fun modern Churn Dash top that needs quilting as well.

These next 3 somewhat-minis are from the Kim Diehl "Simple Whatnots Club" and I just loved sewing them up! 

 And this last Valentine-themed quilt top is the Star Plus from Machenundtun and it worked up very quickly and made a small dent in my pink/red/brown stash!

So as you can see, I haven't been a total sewing-slouch ;) I do have a significant backlog of quilting to do! I'm currently working on the latest Bonnie Hunter Mystery, Grand Illusion and will post some pics of that shortly, so check back soon!