Thursday, January 17, 2013

Training to Run!

bf Genius and I have decided to set a goal.  We are going to sign up and train for a 5k.  I know, I know...that's only 3.1 miles, so why is training really necessary?  It's necessary for me.  Over the years, I have had surgery on both knees, gained and lost and gained back a ton of weight.  Well, not literally a ton, but a lot.  I am in the process of losing again and haven't run more than a few feet in at least 7 years.  I might not be able to run the whole 3.1 miles, but I will finish.  :)

So, which 5k, you ask? I have no idea. I need something March or later. Any ideas? If you know of a good one within a reasonable distance from Ruston, LA, let me know.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

One Step Closer

I finally finished the quilting on bf Genius' quilt.  All I have to do now is some thread cleanup.  Woot woot!  My goal was for him to have it when we moved into our new house next month and I made it!!

Tulip Stars by Quilt Genius (01/2013)

 I will post some more pictures of the detail and a full picture when I can get him to let go of it.  :)

This is a picture taken by bf Genius by where we work.  Isn't it pretty?  It's so nice to be able to walk outside work and see something so pretty.

On a different note, I have made a commitment to myself to get healthier and with bf Genius' help, I am doing just that.  I have been eating better and going to the gym regularly.  I feel so much better!  bf Genius even gave me what he has left of his personal training sessions (about 10 or so).  I will start seeing the trainer on Friday.  Wish me luck!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Getting My Mojo Back

Over the weekend, I worked on a quilt.  Do you remember this one?

Yep.  It's been years since I finished that quilt top.  The points are cut off and the seams don't match at all.  It was one of my first and I consider it a learning experience.  So, what better to do with it than to use it to experiment with free motion quilting, right? Right. 

I will show some better shots of this quilt as soon as I finish with it.  :)

I also tried poached eggs for the first time ever.  Yummy!


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

I'm Back...Did You Miss Me?

Well, it has been a long year and almost as long since I posted.

I have struggled through getting a divorce, moving 900 miles alone, starting a new job and getting back into the dating world. It has taken me a whole year and I am almost where I want to be. I have lost about 25lbs since my divorce and am continuing to make progress. I have a job that I like and am making good money. :) I have posessions that I picked out and can call my own. I have an amazing boyfriend and we are about to buy a house. We will close at the end of February.
My 'soon-to-be' new house
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After we move in, I will get plenty of pictures of it with our stuff and post them.  YAY!

If you are in a block swap with me, be patient; you are not forgotten. All my stuff is in storage. I will get them to you as soon as I can.

I have not done a lot of sewing since my divorce due to a lack of mojo, but my mojo is back and as soon as we move into our new house, I will put my art studio together and I will be back with a vengeance!