Monday, February 2, 2009

Some Smallish Quilts & Looooooser Monday

This is just about all I could squeeze in since Tuesday, but at least the top is done and I plan to do some very simple quilting and have it in the finish pile! Sadly I have to report that my Bernina decided it just doesn't want to work anymore :-( !!! I had just finished buttonholing the flower center and then there was a clunk, clunk, clunk and that was it. Very, very sad!!! I pieced this smile wall hanging Saturday and it was next to be buttonholed. I am hoping it will help to pop out some of the letters, but I guess that will have to wait till my hand dandy repair guy gets the old girl going again. The giggle and laugh wall hangings that go with smile are cut and ready to be put together and will hang in G baby's room here at our house. Lots of family time last week. Our girl was home for an overnight stay, and between her being computer support to me and playing Wii with Dad, she was here and then gone..... wonderful to have her home.

So now for the Loser Monday report.......happy to report I lost 2 pounds. Writing every single morsel down seems to be doing the trick. I have been a Weight Watcher for a long time, always thinking I was keeping track of my points in my head....WRONG!!! I have discovered, (hate to admit this), I am a points cheater. Not intentionally mind you, but it seems those tastes here and there I just don't bother to count......well that was before. Now I am trying to be accountable and write everything down. This week we were suppose to give a salad recipe. Going through all my recipes I just don't have a great salad recipe, well Weight Watcher anyway. I thought that I would pass along one of my most favorite websites ..... Dottis Weight Loss Zone. She has a wealth of information about all that is WW!!!! Message boards, recipes, inspirational writings and my favorite, a list of restaurants with points for food. No excuses about eating out!!

Happy first week of February everyone. Hope there is more quilty business happening in your neck of the woods !!!!

23 comments:

Carla said...

Congrats on your loss. Really sorry to hear of your machine. I don't know what I'd do. I love the smile wallhanging. Cute idea for a child's room.

Darlene said...

Way to go on your loss - woohoo!

I am sorry to hear about your machine - it just needs a spa day. :-)

I love the wallhangings for Luke's room - oh so cute! Loving the tablerunner, too.

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Congratulations on the 2 pounds. Keep at it. Isn't it a bummer when the machine decides to take a break? Hopefully you will have it up and running again soon.
Teresa

PunkiePie said...

Woohoo! Better than me! LOL. But the chocolate was calling my name all weekend long. I couldn't help it!

The wallhangings for Luke's room... too cute!

The Quilt Buddy said...

I love your little wall hanging & table runner! I especially like the colors. Sorry that you Bernina is not feeling well! Hopefully she will be up and running SOON...

Congratulations on your weight loss! Every little bit counts.

Kris said...

Darling quilt tops Cheryl! I hope you get your girl up and running again real soon!
About loser Monday.....I am afraid I am simply a loser, and not of weight. I am a life timer with WW and I guess I NEED to walk back through those doors and have the gals weigh me and put it in my little book. So....think I am going to bite the bullet and get back to my meetings. Good for you on your loss again this week. The journey of a thousand miles, starts with that first step.....Keep on walking!

jlk said...

2 more pounds? You must feel fantastic! I love the "smile" mini-quilt. That would be perfect for my kids rooms. I'll have to see if I can find that pattern!

happy zombie said...

Congrats on your loss, Cheryl!! Whoo whoo!

Now as for temptress... that's YOU! What a darling Smile quilt!!!

Dandelion Quilts said...

YEAH FOR YOUR LOSS. Sorry about the machine though, a major bummer. Look how cute your projects are! I love that tablerunner. AND THAT WALLHANGING...how sweet is that? Very cheerful.

Lorraine said...

congrats on the weight loss.....I am a WW as well.....although I have fallen off the wagon (so to speak)....all the books are there I just need to start....and I agree that writing everything down is a bit of an eye opener at the end of the week ...when you think you are doing soooo well.....and then look at the points...you have inspired me!!! that wall hanging is so cute.....and sorry to hear about your machine...hopefully the handy dandy man can make it "all better"!!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Yay!!! 2 pounds, way to go.

I just love your projects. I hope your baby can be fixed after 20 years my went to sewing machine heaven, it is hard to get used to a new one. I hope you do not have to!

Carol said...

Poor, poor machine...that is so sad...how the repair guy gets her back up and running real soon. Love the Smile wallhanging for Luke's room...cute, cute, cute. Glad you got to spend some good time with Katie.

Ginger Patches said...

Woo Hoo 2 more pounds is awesome!! I'll have to check out that site, thanks. Those table toppers are absolutely adorable!

Jackie said...

I am sorry to hear about your sewing machine, hopefully you will be up and working soon. But I am so happy to hear about your 2 pound loss!! Woo Hoo!! Congrats!

jen duncan said...

Yep, writing everything down is a must. Keep it up! I'm right there with ya.
Are those letters for "smile" handcut? I'd guess they were a die but I've never seen lower case that big. Please; do tell!

Jenessa said...

love the smile wall hanging! great job on the 2lbs too. i guess it's time to jump on the write it down bandwagon. that seems to be the way to go. i'll have to figure out a way to check list it too - i do better with check lists.
oh goodness - and i'm sorry to hear about your bernina, hopefully it's fixed soon.

Nan said...

2 pounds less - woo hoo!! How sad about your sewing machine. Such lovely projects left unfinished until Ms. Bernina comes back happy and healthy. The "smile" wall hanging is THE cutest!!

Leanne said...

Well done on the weight lose and I love the wall hangings ??? who's pattern is it.

Carole said...

Congrads on your loss!

So sorry to read about your machine. Hopefully it will be back soon so that you can finish that cute smile wallhanging!

Keep well!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Good job Polka Dot on the weight loss. I'm so proud of you. And those wallhangings.........OMG and that SMILE one is just the cutest. How happy is that?? Oh wait it's so happy it makes me SMILE!! And so do you!!

Threeundertwo said...

Congratulations! Every pound counts!

I just took my Bernina in for her 100,000 mile lube/oil/filter. They even upgraded her to a metal bobbin hook from the plastic one. It's worth handing them over to the experts once in a while. I'm sure yours will run like a dream when it returns.

Mel said...

I love the 'smile' project!

Tracey said...

You will miss your machine hope your not long with out it,
Well done on the loss of weight.

Take care
Tracey
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