Monday, April 11, 2011

Continuing my Search

It's a new week, and I'm continuing my search for more satisfaction and less stress.  I have to admit, with all honesty, that most of the stress is what I put on myself.  I try to make quilts for everybody else, and make very little for myself.  In an attack of selfishness, I told everyone over the weekend, that Jake will be the only one to get a quilt this year.  And that will be a panel quilt for his birthday.  This year, I begin to concentrate on ME.  Perhaps it's too selfish, but it's what I need.  I received a new book order last week, and this quilt struck my eye.  I love fall, and after watching some videos on YouTube, I have decided to do freezer paper applique by hand on this one.  Over the weekend I traced off the designs for the pumpkins, acorns, and the crow.  And it was so beautiful yesterday, that I actually got to sit on the deck to cut them out.  This morning, I will choose my fabrics and start preparation.  I've never done prairie points, but may take a stab at it on this one.   To fuse my freezer paper, I will get to use my new mini-iron that Rod got for me for Valentine's Day.

I continue to concentrate on my eating habits, and I am pushing myself to walk more.  And this morning, my blood sugar was 131, the lowest it's been for an age.  I beginning to feel like I'm getting my life back on track.
Have a good week.


JustCindy said...

What a cute quilt! I love the crow. Walking helps so many things. I'm glad your sugar level was down.

Pat said...

That quilt is so cute (I'm a sucker for anything that has groups of pumpkins on it!) There's nothing wrong with making things for yourself and I say...."It's about time!!!" Good fasting blood sugar reading...keep up the good work! Let us know how the prairie points go. I've wanted to do that but keep forgetting to try it.

Barb said...

I made this is so will love it too.