Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A few projects and update

I've been busy sewing lately ~ made this piece for my journal quilt group. The word was spring and there was no technique so I made this. It's a take off from Charley Harper's art, which I adore. It's also all freehand cut and appliqued on with the machine. Really love how it turned out. I'll be doing some quilting on it and then make it into a pillow for my bed.

This next project is rather a large one. A friend and I are doing it together and I'm enjoying how it's turning out! It's the Single Girl quilt and I just happened to have a bunch of fat quarters of Denyse Schmidts! Really like it quite a lot. It's going to be huge! Each block is about 18" and there's 16 of them. Very grateful that my friend Kathie is doing this with me, she's a fabulous quilter and knows what she's doing!

Now on to the weight thing.

I've been exercising everyday and managed to get to the gym on Friday. My daughter-in-law and son went with me for support (they exercised too) and I also went on Saturday and today! I've also been doing a video by Jillian Michaels everyday. It's amazing how just a little exercise can make you feel so much better.

I've also changed what I'm eating and how much water I'm drinking. I've noticed a few changes, but know that I've got a ways to go. The thing is, I'm doing something about it instead of just lying on the couch feeling sorry for myself.

Hope all are having a glorious day (the sun is shining here!) and that you are doing what you love!


  1. I love your bird. So sweet with a perfect hint of Charlie Harper (whom I love too!)

    And the single girl quilt is going to be so lovely! I love all the pretty fabric you are using :)

  2. Oh my, you've done what I've only thought about doing... a Charley Harper inspired quilt! (I drool over his illustrations!) Good job!

  3. I love your Charley Harper inspired birdie quilt! That is so beautiful, Elsa!

  4. cute, cute bird block, Elsa!! And good for you about getting going to loose weight!

  5. Love the Hope Valley with the solids mixed in. I need to get out too, been a lazy winter. Have you ever tried the Firm exercise videos? they work!