Thursday, September 2, 2010

A baby quilt

I did the quilting on another baby quilt earlier this week. (I am thinking baby Ava will get this one. She is one of my co-workers brand new little grand-daughter! She is so tiny-she was quite early-but is at home now and growing every day.)



Now I just need to get the binding ready and sewn on. (Hand sewing the binding down is a love/hate thing for me. I really enjoy doing the work by hand, but my neck and back are always killing me when I finish because I slump over while I am working on it-and I pretty much always end up drawing blood or scratching myself pretty bad on the pins holding it all in place!) I think my goal is to do that part tonight when I get home from work so that I can get it to Keith tomorrow before the long weekend.

My body is actually already sore today (so this may not be a realistic goal to get that quilt binding done) since I ACTUALLY exercised yesterday!! I think it has been literally 6 months since I have done ANY form of physical activity that would produce sweat!! (Scary, I know!!) My mountain walking partner text me on Tuesday night, and so we hiked Kennesaw Mountain yesterday after work. It was wonderful and miserable at the same time! I really can't let myself get that out of shape...I thought I was going to black out for a moment near the top when I got light headed and super short of breath! She is doing a 5k run the first Sunday of next month, so I think I am going to have to see about joining in on that and so it will keep me motivated to keep exercising and get into better shape!

3 comments:

MotherMotherOcean said...

Quilt looks cool.

We are hiking twice this weekend. Let me know when you head this way again. I may join you.

Kathleen said...

Looks great - lovely fabrics :)

Andi said...

Is this the Elizabeth Hartman-inspired quilt? It's beautiful! Did you see the one like this I did with a blue/white theme? I am redoing it (long story) but it's one of my favorite patterns.