Friday, May 04, 2012
Waste Not, Want Not
I am still here, just be absent for awhile. I have been busy learning how to run.
My daughter got me into running, she wanted to run a 5K before the year ended last year, asked me do it with her and I thought "How hard can that be". Well, I found out. I am overweight, out of shape and never been a runner in my life. We did the %K and two more since, my time improves each time so I am happy with that. We have done a 10K and now training for a half marathon. I will run the half marathon on July 4th. I have been suffering with shin splints but will persevere and make it even if I have to walk the half marathon.
Needless to say there has not been much sewing between work, running and being a wife, mother, and grandmother. I hope that changes. I am happy with this quilt. It is not a quilt block pattern I care for but I will admit I like how it came out. I miscalculated the size of the backing and it was one row short so I had to rip one row off to complete quilting the quilt. I am okay with that as the quilt is still plenty big to fit my bed with ample overhang. I don't really care for quilts that don't have ample overhang because someone (most likely me) is a blanket hog and the other person ends up with no blanket during the night.
I will put together orphan blocks for my next quilt I need to run, I have a training class to attend.
May God Bless you and America.