Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Linky Tuesday

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Today is Linky Tuesday!
Hawaiian wall hanging
Elaine from Stitchnquilt showed us her beautiful hand appliqued needle turn wall hanging! Be sure to check out her post! Thanks so much for sharing and be sure to grab a featured button.

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  • Tutorials and more
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Monday, September 1, 2014

Batik Table Runner and Fitbit Update

Pin It I finished up a quick table runner using some of the new Island Batik fabrics I received. I also haven't posted about my Fitbit in a while so I have a update.
Island Batik table runner at Freemotion by the River
When I received the new fall batiks there was a little bundle of green strips that were about 2 inches wide by 10 inches long. I decided to pull them out and take a peek and decided to just sew them together in one long strip.

To make this a fast and easy project I also cut out a piece of backing about 12 inches wide by the width of the fabric and a piece of batting. Then I just did a quilt as you go style runner. I know I did a tutorial on this but.......I can't find it. In fact my blog really could use some updating!
Back of runner
Since I didn't have enough fabric for the binding I decided to zig-zag the edges and add some cotton cluny lace. I love seeing all the beautiful batiks!
Beautiful batik fabrics
I have a little bit left over and I will probably make a bath runner with them.
Island Batik leftovers
I thought this table runner might look good under the television so I turned on my new Leslie Sansone: Ultimate 5 Day Walk Plan to the Green Mile. This is my newest workout by Leslie and it is fun.
Watching Leslie Sansone DVD I want all of her DVDs and I also bought Leslie Sansone: Walk to the HITS Party Songs thinking that you were exercising to HIT songs.....well you are but the HIT means High Intensity Training. I've only done it a couple times and it is neat. I'll keep working on it.

Are you wondering when I'm going to talk about my Fitbit? Well I wear it constantly and it is a wonderful motivator. I have learned that if I don't do a workout or a walk I average a little less than 1,000 steps a day. The goal is 10,000 steps so.......I need to workout. I really, really don't like sweating but....every morning I've been doing that. It is too hot outside for walking and the workout dvds work your arms and all muscles.

I feel great but I haven't taken off much weight. I have lost about 8 pounds and I feel more toned but I really, really doubt if I'll ever have a 20 year old body again...LOL. I had Bob take a photo the other day of me exercising, I wasn't going to put it up but what the heck....it is me.
Just me working out
I have been working out every day for 2 1/2 months, I'm still eating out, enjoying a glass of wine......

I am more conscious of what I am eating, I would like to have the weight come off faster but I have no desire to go on a crash diet I won't stick with.

Disclaimer: I am a member of the Amazon and Fitbit Affiliate program, so there is a benefit to me if you click through and purchase, but my main reason for posting is to provide information on the products that I enjoy using.


Fitbit wireless activity + sleep trackers

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

August in Review

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August Projects at Freemotion by the River
The end of August seems to mark the end of summer. The kids are back in school and the days are getting shorter....it is still hot and humid but pretty soon we will be burning wood to keep warm.

I was busy this month completing 2 quilts for Island Batik that will be shown at Fall Market and I also finished patterns for both of them. There is a big difference between writing a digital pattern and a paper pattern but I got them completed, printed, stapled and put into their cute little ziploc bags and samples sent off.

Then it was time to relax a bit and then get ready for a couple blog hops and also design another pattern you can find here.

There were a couple posts this month to update you on Pelly. This is one of my favorite photos of him and the visitor he had for a short time.
 I also got a call last week that he has finally been taken to the St. Louis zoo. The zoo was excited to get another White Pelican. He will have a 30 day quarantine before he will be put with the other pelicans. They will clip his wings so he can't fly away this year but next year if he chooses to leave he can. He will also get to be around visitors in the zoo. I am so happy and thankful that life has turned out so well for this beautiful bird.

 AccuQuilt Dancing Umbrellas
Free motion quilting table runner at Freemotion by the River 
 Quilt Art Designs free PP pattern
 Pelly News
Ice Cream bucket of fish at Freemotion by the River
 Spring Flowers table runner
Batik Tablerunner at Freemotion by the River
Pelly becomes a pattern
Quilt as you go Patchwork Bag progress
Tinker Tote at Freemotion by the River
Fun Size Quilts book review
Design wall and Island Batiks
Island Batik Espresso wall hanging at Freemotion by the River
Aurifil August block
Aurifil BOM for August 2014
Tinker Tote
Showing off the Tinker tote at Freemotion by the River
Design wall Pelly
Poinsettia batik block
Serenity center block at Freemotion by the River
 BOB Blog Hop
Batik Bath Runner at Freemotion by the River

Batik Log Cabin with a Lama in the center at Freemotion by the River
 New pattern - Serenity
Serenity wall hanging at Freemotion by the River
 Serenity in orange
Serenity in orange at Freemotion by the River
 Saturday fun with AccuQuilt
AccuQuilt Bowtie die at Freemotion by the River
 Flowers and Bowties flimsy
Bowtie and Fun Flower AccuQuilt dies for quilt
 Coffee Koozie with Fat Quarter Shop
 Vintage Singers
15-91 Singer on a frame at Freemotion by the River
Seasons Greetings Scraps
Satin stitch on the edges of mat at Freemotion by the River
Island Batik fabrics
Island Batik Fall fabrics at Freemotion by the River
Four Linky Tuesday parties this month
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