Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Rose Quilt update, block 2 finished

I finished the second block of my Chatelaine today, minus those fibers I'm still missing. I'll fill in the bottom border next month since there will be only one design released, not two like in January. That border can get a little tedious, but it's very pretty.

I ordered a book on how to make braiding since I can't ever seem to find cording. We'll see how that goes.

I went through some boxes of my mother-in-law's craft stuff yesterday (she passed away months ago). Unfortunately, she was a heavy smoker, and everything smells heavily of smoke. My throat and eyes were burning afterwards. There are a few items I can salvage. Can you believe that Qsnaps can smell like smoke? I washed them and left them out for a while, and I think they're OK. There's one piece that my MIL had almost finished, so I'll soak that in Orvus and then try to finish it. Her other kits weren't started, but they were taken out of the bags and such. I may offer them on one of the boards to see if another smoker wants them. They're not my style (Dimensions mostly). I just don't want to toss them because I know how heartbroken I would be if someone threw away my stash.

Gaming: This weekend is the double experience point event on City of Heroes. That means a weekend of gaming. No time for stitching!

Diet: I did so-so on the diet this week. I lost another 1.4 pounds in the last two weeks. Blah, but at least I didn't gain. I did actually get on the exercise bike for 10 minutes Tuesday. Any exercise is an accomplishment for me after the forced inactivity with the broken toe. Which has healed VERY crooked, by the way.

8 comments:

Kim said...

Congrats on your weight loss; I'll find out Monday if I made my goal of 5 pounds for the month of January. I like exercise; it's the starving all the time that I can't stand.

BeckySC said...

Rose Quilt is looking lovely :)

Nicki said...

The quilt is beautiful! Well done. Such a shame about the smoke - it's hard to get out of things.
I'm supposed to be exercising too but it's so hot here it's impossible. Too hot to eat too - so maybe I'll lose weight that way! :)

coonie said...

that's beautiful

bunnyhead said...

Your piece looks great. And yes, I can believe that the Q Snaps smelled like smoke. That smell will stick to anything!

Michelle said...

Your quilt squares are gorgeous! You've done a lovely job with them. That is too bad about the smoked items...hopefully someone will want them. It does seem a shame to throw them out. Congrats on your 1.4 pounds! That is great!!

tkdchick said...

Your quilt squares look so pretty!

fudgey said...

gorgeous quilt!! they look great next to each other, the whole thing look great so far..