February 28, 2010

Popping in for February

...just in the nick of time.

Here are those projects for the girls I had mentioned back in January...
Some headbands that I based off of one the girls received...
New Headbands

These are some very simple dolls I made out of the girls drawings, belated handmade presents for Christmas!!

Rereading my post last month, I have started making some of the changes I had hoped to: I joined Weight Watchers and so far so good, I am down 8.5 lbs and sticking to the plan. I am also swimming 30 lengths 4 times a week...I am drinking more water and adding veg and fruit to the diet... Here's hoping I can continue it. This week a year ago I was in hospital getting tests done that lead to my MS diagnosis. I have been very grateful to mostly have light symptoms, long may it continue and healthy eating and exercise should help it...

Again this month, I am mostly continuing projects already posted. I finished the red Christmas wholecloth quilt (photo later...), I started another set of the same socks, this time for me! I think I have done one or two more rows on that felted bag...and a few dozen more of the drunkard's path blocks!

Today I ended up being really productive with a few home projects that I had in my head for a while, using the gorgeous Rouenneries fabrics I bought when in DC in December... I covered the grotty seat cushion on a bench in the living room with a simple patchwork, and used scraps to make the tissue box cover...with a sensitivity to chlorine and a lot of swimming going on, I have a feeling I will be using lots of tissues!!
Tissue Box Cover

I am working on getting a dozen Dear Jane blocks prepared for hand piecing, I have decided to take the blocks from my swap with Kate and make a lap quilt, I always love to have hand piecing ready, so will enjoy finishing up those blocks.

Here hoping that it won't be another month before my next post, my 40th birthday is March 25th and Dave and I plan to go to Rome for two days (sans kids!) for my present this year, and no big party, not my scene, though I will have a meal or two out with friends and family!