Thursday, May 31, 2012

24 Day Challenge Update

Well I am on day 14.  I am doing good.  The chocolate meal replacement shakes are sooooooo yummy. 

I have lost 11 pounds and 3 inches from my waist. 

I love the products so much, that I have decided to sign up with them.  My site is

If you want to learn more about these products for weight loss or for energy and fitness, email me or read more on my Advocare site.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Memorial Day and QOV Quilt Block

I was hoping to be quilting a QOV on Memorial day, but had a customer's quilt still on the frame.

So instead I decided to do a little sewing.  I worked on a quilt block I have been wanting to make.

It is a paper pieced eagle and I intend to use it in a Quilts of Valor Quilt.  Now I just need to design a quilt around it.  I may try to make it square before I do or work it in as a rectangle.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Great Weekend of Church, Kyaking & Storms

What a fun weekend.
On Saturday, we picked up our fruits and veggies from our Bountiful Baskets drop.  Then we headed to a park in Pullman for some picture taking.  This is a couple of my favorite pictures, I took.  I laid down on the grass under the purple flowers.  Convinced my husband to do it also.  He did not want to.....but finally did.  I suppose to shut me up.  I know his pictures probably turned out better....but I had fun.  Then off to get other groceries and some more flowers for my yard & containers.  Then home to relax while hubby went flying with his brother.

On Sunday we had another great day at church.  We are doing a 60 days of dreaming challenge.  If you want to learn what God's dream is for you.....check it out.  Then hubby and I went Kayaking.  Last year we only had one kayak, so I only went once with him and stood on the dock when he paddled around and then I paddled around.  This year we now have two, so off we went.  We went to Bonnie Lake.  You have to go up a creek to get to the lake.  At first I was nervous, but then started to have lots of fun.  Quite the exercise.  It was a little overcast, but warm.  Seeing the wild life was great.  The water lilies are getting ready to bloom.  We saw lots of turtles and beautifully colored birds.  Would see a fish jump or a turtle head pop out of the water next to the boat.

You are not suppose to be out on the lake if the wind picks up.  So we were out on the lake and I said, I think it just got kinda dark.  Then the wind started blowing like crazy.  So we hauled it out of there as fast as we could.  It started to sprinkle on us, but was not cold.  We made it back to the creek and it settled down.

It was fun, but I was so tired when I got home.  I can't wait to get a life jacket for my little Morkie (Harley).  I think she will like going with us.  Will try taking her mamma, but don't think she will like it.  MerSadies gets a little nervous.

Then during the night we were woke up by loud thunder.  Man it seemed close.  This went on for a little while, then it began to poor.  My hubby said "the avocado plant is still outside"  I said oh well.  He got dressed and I said what are you doing.  He said he was going to go get my plant, since I had worked so hard to finally grow one.  What a sweetheart.  Sometime during the morning, we must have lost power, since everything is blinking.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

New Journey to Health

Well since my daughter and grandson came to live with us for 3 months.  Things changed in the house.  The schedule changed, the food changed, the stress levels changed.  Loved having them here, but what she was going through caused stress for all of us.  Unfortunately I am a stress eater.  I know better.....but......  I try to keep things out of my house that I should not eat.  But my daughter likes lots of processed foods and bad foods.  So there were pop tarts and cereals, goldfish & donuts, etc.  So as I got stressed I turned to comfort food.  All the while telling myself, "you know that is not good for you.  You know that you are not going to feel good after eating that".  So now they are gone and so is the junk, but, I have gained lots of weight and am tired all the time.  I have no energy.  I have no excuses.  I knew better and I did this.

So now to get healthy again.  I watched a friend on Facebook go through a program and saw how great it was.  I went to the websites and learned about it.  Then she was so thrilled with the products, that she started selling it.  She offered her friends and family a great deal on the program, so I jumped on board.  I am taking the 24 Day Challenge.

I am on day 2.  They say by day three, you should be feeling better and feeling a difference.  I look forward to feeling better and looking better.  I will post again as I progress.

Here is my friend's website:

Monday, May 7, 2012

Quilting it out!

I love longarm quilting.  I have so much fun deciding how to quilt each customer's quilt.

Sometimes quilts come to me with problems.  Sometimes I can.......sometimes?

Here is one I did recently.  My customer knew that her borders had issues.  She hoped I could quilt it out.  I am and she was happy with the results.  Here are some before and after pictures.

Someone wrote a very funny song about it.  Not mine.....her experiences  The song is called "You Can Quilt That Out"

Avocado Plant

As a child, I watched my mother try to start an avocado plant from a seed.  I have tried for years and years.  I would sometimes (rarely) get just one root started and then nothing.  One time it started to grow from the top, only to die.

I have finally succeeding.  Only took me over 40 years.  Yes I am old.  I am very proud of my plant.  Why the obsession to grow one?  I don't know.  I guess my mom started it.

I proudly showed my 25 year old son.  He said "mom, why?  Don't you know how big that will get?  They are trees."  I don't have an answer except because I finally could.