Sigh, and I'm still tired and unmotivated. Can I blame it on this new diet that I've been following since Sunday? Really, it cannot be Harry!
Dh went to the Doctors a couple of weeks ago and was informed that his cholesterol was way too high. He was given three (3) months to lower it or he will be placed on medication. The Dr suggested that he follows the South Beach Diet. So, I have given up my pasta, bread, wine and chocolate, all my favourites. sigh!
I will admit, I do not feel hungry. I have been eating to my satisfaction. Whether I'm loosing weight, I have not a clue. Scales are against my religion! lol The only way I could tell would be to try on a pair of jeans and it's not happening in this weather. The weather this week has been beautiful and hot. The pool and a/c has come in handy.
I forgot to mention that Saturday I attended a software class on digitizing at Strawberry & Rhubarb. Gosh, did I learn a lot. I'm still in aw with this Bernina Designer Plus software. The possibilities are endless.
After class I took the opportunity to visit an old friend, Yankee Pride quilt shop. They were having a sale on books and patterns. Bonus! Don't you just love it when you decided to visit a quilt store and they have an unexpected sale?
I fell in love with Simply Vintage when I received a newsletter from The Quilted Crow . Their new BOM is the quilt on the cover. Gosh it was hard to turn down. I mulled over the idea of starting another hand applique bed quilt. Quite frankly, it did not make sense to commit to such a huge project given that my Baltimore Cousin sits, patiently waiting for me to pick it up again. And of course there are other numerous hand applique projects that still need some attention. Sigh, so many wonderful projects to make and so little time. It's always a question of "Do I hand applique or do I quilt using my machine". Sometimes the answer is obvious and at other times, not so.
In the book, there is a pattern for wool strawberry pincushions. I may yet tackle a pincushion!
I also picked up this pattern Awakening by Brannock & Patek. I fell in love with it and bought when I went on my shopping spree for the give away on my 75th post. At the time I wanted to budget as I knew I would be going to the Vermont Quilt Festival. So I passed on the opportunity to obtain my own copy. I'm glad I waited, sales are great for helping you make up your mind! lol
There are so many projects that I cannot wait to start. Focus Carole, focus! lol
I plan to use strictly fabric from my stash to make this quilt. They provide fabric swatches from their Renewal line. I'm thinking that I may be able to use them in the quilt.
Aside from wanting to quilt, the barn raising has been on my "to do" list. The date has been set for the weekend of August 11, 2007. Should everything fall into place, we will have lots of people. A massive sleep over is what it will be! I think our yard will be turned into a campground. It should be fun!
I'm off to get my day started. Have a great day every one! Thanks for stopping by!