Monday, March 23, 2009

Loser, loser, loser!

Down .8!  Whoo-hoo!

Total loss 2008: 20 pounds
Total loss 2009: 9.2

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

This is Chimney and Cornerstones, Friday Block Party week 11 block.  It was a very easy block.  It is 10 inches finished and goes with these other blocks.

They are set on a dark blue solid, and this is the fabric with which I will sash the blocks.  I will wait until I have 20 or 30 10 inch blocks to make a quilt.  I am loving this block a week idea!

I made three of these cute little blocks this morning.  The blue one on the left I made years ago and had hanging on my wall.  I just loved the block and always wanted to make more.  My son saw it and asked to pick out fabric to make more of them.  I think this block is in a book by Mary Ellen Hopkins.

My son saw the green and white fabric here and decided to make a quilted race car.  He is 7.  Notice the yellow lines in the road!  He is very creative and did all the cutting and sewing himself.
Not to be outdone, my 10 year old daughter then had to make a picture too.  

Sunday, March 15, 2009

I lost some poundage this week!  Down 1.2!  Yippee!  

Total loss 2008: 20 pounds
Total loss 2009: 8.4 pounds

I gave away these two quilts today.  A family in our town had their house burn to the ground last night, and they lost everything.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

This is Bear Tracks as part of Friday Block Party.  I just love this cute block!

Oh my poor little quilt!  Pooooor thing, taken to a thrift store.  Who would do that to you, poor little quilt?  But I found you!  And I love you!  You are soooo cute!  I rescued you, and I will make sure you find a good home.

Update:  This little quilt has a new home!  A little girl in my church fell in love with it when she saw it and asked if she could have it.  Of course, I said yes.  She told me the next Sunday she had slept with it every night.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Diet Challenger Wins Donut Eating
 Contest and Quilt Competition
NENANA-- Rebecca Troxel of Nenana was the winner this weekend of the Donut Eating Contest, hosted by the Nenana Ice Classic as part of the Tripod Days celebration.  Rebecca downed a donut and a half in the one-minute time limit, easily out-munching the competition.  The donuts were dry, hard to swallow cake donuts, but Rebecca beat the odds without even a cup of water to aid in the difficult task.  In her victory, she claimed the $3 prize.  And she wanted to mention, "Even though I ate the donuts, I lost .4 pounds this week."
Rebecca was a double champion this weekend, also winning the Quilt Contest.  She took first place this year, a better finish than her second place win last year.  On seeing the quilt she entered for judging, her arch rival (last year's quilt contest winner) said, "If you are going to enter that one, I'm not even going to bother to enter."  Rebecca was estatic at this year's win; she said before the judging, "I'm in it to win it!"  The winning quilt was a hand pieced, hand quilted 1000 Pyramids.  It is not a true charm quilt in that some of the fabrics are repeated, but it does have over 900 different fabrics in the 1100 piece quilt.  The prize was a $25 gift card to Jo-Ann's.
Rebecca also participated in other weekend events including the Hula Hoop Contest, the Tug of War, the Egg Toss, the Gunny Sack Race and the Pop Scramble. 

Monday, March 02, 2009

This is Fancy Stripes, part of Friday Block Party.  It was supposed to be two color and the corner triangles were colored with the dark parts out.  But I can't follow directions for anything, I always believe the way I do things is better! :)

 I am so very sad to report I gained a pound!

But I walked six and a half miles this week, and did a half hour exercise video 3 times.  I didn't pig out on anything.  

So I'm guessing water retention or something.

Pounds lost 2008: 20

Pounds lost 2009: 7