A Little of this and that – my outside activity I know is coming to an end soon so yesterday I was back in the yard again after going to the fitness center and grocery shopping – I was picking up branches and walking around – I had meant to finish the little bit left to do by the garden with the old treated lumber that I have stacked up on the edge of the woods to put them to use, they have been stacked for a long time but they are treated so not rotting. I will try to do that today.
I bought a new pattern – it didn’t cost and arm and a leg – I might have been able to figure out the measurements totally on my own but when I see one I like and I know I will be showing it on the blog I like to acknowledge the designer and where it can be bought even though I have no affiliation – I might even make it more than once using different color combinations I spring for the pattern as I like it so much.
Country Charmer by Sew’n Wild Oaks – Lynn Wilder (link goes to Lynn’s etsy shop) – isn’t this pretty – I saw it in Christmas colors from an ad from a quilt magazine on facebook and thought perfect for the living room wall – if I can get it done this coming year – it is 60×70 so not real big – and I love the pattern so much I can see doing it up in controlled scraps too. The Christmas one that I saw was in controlled scraps also but in reds, greens and whites. Lynn popped it off in the mail immediately and two days later I got it.
I was working last night on the row of neutrals on Handful of Scraps for a change while I was watching a movie called “Sully” the landing on the Hudson River some time back – I had actually never seen the movie but of course knew what the movie was about from all the time it was on the news. After this row I have two more rows of neutrals and then I need to decide what I will do next. I know awhile back I mentioned about what the size is right now but I have forgotten. Today I am linking to Sew Fresh Quilts — Midweek Makers –-Jo’s Country Junction — My Quilt Infatuation –
This end of Murrieta Stars was finished on Monday night – forgive the shadows I thought I had it right and didn’t feel like taking another as I had already rolled the quilt down – this time when I get done all the way across I will be half way done! I might actually take a break after that for a couple days or a week so I can work on other things and give my quilting finger tips a break!
And a pan of homemade granola was taken out of the oven after supper and before I sat down to watch the movie – I was about out and didn’t have enough for breakfast – I hate oatmeal but I know oats are good for you – I control the sugar content a bit but not overly so and have eaten this for breakfast almost every morning with fruit and unsweetened almond milk for about six months now and got my cholesterol dropped almost 50 points which puts it about average again but could drop a little more – also switched to fat free dairy products and limit my cheese which I love – I’m not a heavy meat eater so needed no modifications to diet there. And I dropped 6 pounds mainly around the waistline – so overall this is working.