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!


Anonymous 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.