Tuesday, March 25, 2008

I joined a gym...........

Yep, like I need more distractions and commitments in my life lol .

Jennifer, my quilting bee buddy, and I thought it would be a great idea and motivator to get our bodies back in shape. I mean, I already have a round shape but I thought I'd get a more lean shape, if you know what I mean! ;o) Of course, Jennifer is only doing it to tone her muscles.

So today, I brought my heart rate up to 180 beats per minute. That's about the level it goes up too when I see George Cluny! lol Of course I had to work to get it that high on the thread mill! lol I'm sure I don't need to tell you that my older body is aching at the moment!

I do hope you have all had a wonderful weekend. I certainly did! We went to Massachusetts for a visit with the family. I'm sure you can guess where I spent a good part of my Saturday? Yep The Quilted Crow.

I bought the book Remembrance by Jo Morton.

It has some sweet looking quilts. I'm starting to develop a taste for older more reproductive style quilts. You can view some of the quilts in the book here.

Of course they had a kit for one of the quilts, Peppermint Twist, that I just had to have.

Seriously, I really couldn't resist the gorgeous fabrics they choose! I mean, I couldn't have done a better job at picking the fabrics myself! ;o) lol

Yea, I know, I need another project like I need to join a gym! lol

Okay, I think it's time for me to close this post because I'm just being silly! Gosh, I'm tired and aching!

Keep fit everyone! Thanks for stopping by!

13 comments:

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love that book. I bought that one too. It's got some great quilts inside. Good for you on the gym membership. I have one of those too. I feel like paying my monthly dues keeps me in shape. That is the way it works isn't it? LOL

Vicki W said...

That Peppermint twist quilt is beautiful! You can finish it and quilt it on lyour new longarm.... :)

Screen Door said...

If only quilting was the same as an aerobic activity....just think how skinny we all would be...*S*

Needled Mom said...

I can never resist a quilt shop while traveling. They are always such friendly places in any strange town. Quilters are just family memebers to me.

Good luck with the gym. Someone should invent a sewing machine that make us burn calories to make it work!!!

Darlene said...

I need to get up off my rear and get moving, too but my plate is so full right now. I'm terribly overwhelmed so I'll stay put till I catch up. Enjoy!

Oh, I own that book, too - it's such a sweet book. Enjoy your new project.

Wendy said...

My daughter took me on a hike this past weekend, I think I need the gym desperately. I was winded after climbing straight up the side of a hill. Our 20 min hike turned into 2hrs...whew. Good for you doing something about it.

I've got that book too and have plans to make the peppermint twist, if fact I think I first saw it on the Quilted Crow site.

Guðrún said...

I am glad you bought the Peppermint Twist quilt kit. Good luck with the gym.

Karrin Hurd said...

I love Jo Morton's quilts, looks like a great book!

Lynne in Hawaii said...

Hey, being silly is good. Very therapudic and doesn't require weights, lifting or free range of motion! Good luck at the gym. It should stop hurting after about 4 days :0)

Greenmare said...

I bet if you dangle some cute fat quarters in front of the treadmill it will raise your heart rate faster!

Chookyblue...... said...

goodluck with the gym sessions........looks like fun with the embroidery .......nice book

gwen said...

My legs are still hurting from yesterday jogging but I don´t give up. I always have to force myself into sport but I feel very good after, so ... I keep on! Good idea to join with someone else.
The book looks wonderful and the peppermint twist is my favorite too. Good luck with the treadmill and take care.

Libby said...

Really? I can get an aerobic workout from looking at photos of George Clooney? *s* Bring on the People magazine!

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