Tuesday, 26 January 2016

A Valentine's Inspired UFO finish

I made this heart block about two years ago:


I even quilted it. And then it sat for two years as a UFO!


Until this fine sunny day, i felt like a quick finish.


So i spent about 15 mins turning it into a cushion cover by adding a solid pastel  pink backing.


I also finished a custom childhood memories quilt top for a friend 's grandchild:


And the gift bag I'll put it in which used leftover border scraps trimmed off when i mitered the corners. I always like to make a bag for children's quilts, it's just a nice touch and i imagine the kids using them as library bags or whatever takes their fancy.



And i got 10000 steps in by doing a 2 mile dog walk and a 30 minute strength and cardio workout.


So my 2016 health and fitness goals are finally getting fitted in amongst my other passions. No sewing tomorrow though it's my weekly work day; i volunteer for three hours at a high school for teen mum's, helping in the day care centre in the morning then I restock and tidy up my antique mall booth in the afternoon.

BALANCE is being achieved!  I can't believe it ;-)
How do you balance all your commitments?

4 comments:

  1. Canyou believe it took ya 15 minutes to finish a 2 year UFO!ANd loookkkkk how cute it is!! Oh my balance.....I'm pretty balanced....but truly tuckered out by the end of the day. I wore a pedomitor about four years ago to figure out how to get those 10,000 steps in...it's been a habit ever since. (10,000-20,000 since I transferred to second grade AND continue my three mile walks a minimum of 5 days a week) I;ve always walked....love it for as many reasons as I love quilting. Keep up the great changes...you'll love it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love to walk especially since we got our dogs six years ago. But once we moved to the house, i had the surgery and Denver kept getting deep snow which made icy footpaths :-( we are getting a ton of snow again early next week so lucky I've got my Wii fit set up and some workout DVDs ordered :-) sick of being slothlike!

      Delete
    2. I love to walk especially since we got our dogs six years ago. But once we moved to the house, i had the surgery and Denver kept getting deep snow which made icy footpaths :-( we are getting a ton of snow again early next week so lucky I've got my Wii fit set up and some workout DVDs ordered :-) sick of being slothlike!

      Delete
  2. Everything looks awesome. Kudos on your fitness goals too! :)

    ReplyDelete