Thursday, April 13, 2006

Thursday already?

I can't believe how fast this week is flying by. I've got my Aunt's quilt on the longarm and plan to finish it up today and then have a small lap quilt I agreed to quilt for the guild to get loaded.

The plan was to have both tops quilted before Friday so I could get back to my blue string quilts when we get home from the mountains on Sunday - not sure if I'll make that deadline. However, Keith is out of town tonight so I might just get finished if I get back to work. I decided I'm going to make a smaller quilt with the hourglass string blocks so I have enough of them - it will make a cute baby quilt - but I still have to piece more of the string blocks for the 2nd quilt.

I'm spending quilting time hiking both to boost my weight loss and to train for the Breast Cancer 3 Day walk. Yesterday I did a 10.3 mile hike which took 3 hrs and 15 minutes to hike and by the time I added travel time it was about 4 hours. Today I only did 6 miles but that was another 3 hours by the time I stopped by the post office to mail the taxes off.

I'm off to shower and then quilt the rest of the evening (and into the night if needed!).

2 comments:

Linda_J said...

You are amazing, Mary. All that walking and you still feel like standing by the long arm. Somedays it is all I can do to trudge around our park for about 30 minutes. I am not fond of walking around in circles so it probably seems longer then walking in straight lines.

cher said...

good for you to get your hike in Mary...good luck in meeting that quilting goal!