My big news for today is that it was our first WCS MQG meeting at Cushion and Cake on Old Dumbarton Road. Oh what fun! We had Lynz, Fiona and Nikki, plus 2 of Nikki’s friends, Stephanie and her mum Anne. Poor Pamela that runs Cushion and Cake was probably exhausted by the time we finally left at 10:30 pm! Such a fab 3 hours of chatting, show and tell and exchanging tips, plus several of us are intending to attend Pamela’s fabric printing class in February. The shop itself has loads of local art and crafts for sale, and was the perfect venue for the night, can’t wait til next month! Sheila, you’ll be please to know it will be on Thursday 23rd February :o)
Onto WIP Wednesday, I’m sorry to say, there’s been lots of WIPs but no finishes this week. I’m actually okay with the no finishes thing, because I’m thinking it’ll be a while before there are some due to the number of WIPs that all have dependencies on them!
WIP In Progress This Week:
I got my block for the SHQ QAL done yesterday when it was posted. I’m determined to get this done within the QAL timeframe to send off to Kat for Blankets of Love, I’m actually pretty pleased with how this turned out and how it lined up, except for that top corner green bit, which is a teensy bit off joining the blue, and when joined to the next block will lose its point slightly. I might have had a little dance around the room in glee at the rest matching up though ;o)
I also got my sketch done for my FTLOS 2 swap partner for her main item. I know exactly what I want to make her for her small item too, but I don’t need to sketch that, although for everything I do need to order in supplies!
This will be a square cushion surrounded in the grey too, but I lost the will to colour in lol
I got my rainbow charms cut and posted off.
I’ve got both my Piece Bee With You and Sew Bee Joyful blocks drawn up and copied, so I’m ready to go, but as they’re paper piecing, I’d rather leave it til the weekend when I have a chunk of time to spend on them (although that does go against my ‘To Do For Me’ and ‘To Do For Others’ rules), plus I want to try the non foundation type this time for one of them.
I cut down loads of fabric for my rainbow windmill on Saturday, but then lots of other things intervened over the weekend and I was rather grumpy! Hopefully once I’ve done my bee blocks I can get on with it!
To Be Worked On This Week:
Nothing new to that list of in progress above!!! (well, except for next week’s SHQ QAL block
Weigh In Progress:
Weight loss goal: 26 lbs / 11.5 kg
Stage: 1 week complete
Week’s loss: 7 lbs (3.2 kg)
Total loss: 7 lbs (3.2 kg)
Distance to goal: 19 lbs / 8.3 kg
Exercise done: Running up and down the escalators at the station x 5
Walking up and down the 120 stairs at work x 10 round trips, plus multiple little jaunts between the 3 floors we work on
Walk to/from work: 5 @ 8 1/2 miles (13.7 km) total and @ 3 hrs total
Lunchtime walks x 2 @ 45 mins solid walking, plus 3 shorter times
Total time exercising: about 5 1/2 hours walking