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Monday, January 30, 2006

Monday Monday....


I didn't get ANY stitching done yesterday at all! Other than finishing the last row of fans on this quilt, that is, and it isn't my quilt!

This quilt belongs to a gal in my North Augusta guild. She passed it off to me when we were at quilt retreat a couple weeks ago. I love the colors, and the value play in this quilt! She saw the one I had up at retreat that had the fans on it, so that is what she wanted for this quilt too, and I think it was perfect, because the quilt has so much going on.....not much of anything was going to show regardless! And the fans made it interesting, and economical too, since she didn't have to pay for heirloom style quilting to have her quilt look good.

I had to really really side light the quilt and take the pic with the flash OFF to even get the fan quilting to show, that's how blended this quilt is. But I love it. I love the pattern. Peaky-spikey stars are GREAT.

Today I need to start a commitment I made to myself. My schedule has been SO screwy all through the past year+ because of school, studying, other commitments etc. I have really fallen off the wagon as far as my own fitness and health goes, and it's time to take care of ME. I have a membership at the YMCA. It's time for me to get back into my yoga classes and pilates classes and increase my energy and stamina. I can't take care of everyone else unless I take care of myself first. And this goes for all the effort and strength and stamina that it will take me to do massage after massage after massage a day. So I am going to start today. Pilates at 10:30. The big problem had been the time frame, because by the time I get out of there the day is 1/2 over, but that's just something I'm going to have to deal with!

Bonnie

12 comments:

Judy said...

I love this quilt and the quilting goes great with it.

There must be something in the air. I start at the gym today after work. I am actually looking forward to it. Have fun.

Lucy said...

Yes the quilt is lovely. And I always love the fans....

cher said...

yep, those fans are perfect for that quilt! You are absolutely correct-your health comes first-good for you to get yourself back on track-it's my day for the gym too!

Finn said...

The fan quilting looks fantastic on that quilt Bonnie. And I agree, those peaky-spikey stars are awesome...is that the storm at sea star, I wonder, or the 54-40 or fight star?? No matter, they look great.

Hurray for you for taking back the care of you!!!

Joanne said...

Great quilt -- it's my kind of quilt -- lots of dark colors!

Inga Helene said...

Lovely quilt. I'm getting tempted to buy a long arm myself to get some quilting done. Good luck with your taking-care-of-yourself commitment

Inga

Laura said...

This is a great quilt, I love how the fans look on it!

Debra Dee said...

Stunning...the quilt and the quilter both did lovely work. I love the baptist fans.

You are so correct to realize you have to take care of you first. As women we forget that we CAN say, "NO." We too often think we can add just one more thing to our long list of things to do for others.

Patty said...

Good for you Bonnie heading back to exercise. Its such a good way to feel healthy and full of energy.

Laurie said...

WOW...the fans look AWESOME on that quilt! Great job Bonnie! And good for you to get back to exercising!
Hugs
Laurie

YankeeQuilter said...

Good for you getting back into the gym. I'm sure sue will love the quilt!

Holly said...

Very pretty. I'm anxious to try the fans in handquilting. Good for you with taking care of yourself. If we lived closer I'd walk with you.