Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Vintage Thingy Thursday: quilt square

I am joining Coloradolady this week for Vintage Thingy Thursday. See what other people are sharing - click on the icon above.

 Above is a crazy quilt square - somewhat larger than 12 inches square.  It is made out of very scraps of very thin silk, batting, and backing fabric, all held together by the embroidery stitches. 

It is rather delicate.  This came in a set of several squares like this, and I suspect the plan was to join the squares in a qult-as-you-go method.  That would be a challenge with this splitting, raveling fabric. 
  I have this on loan from my quilt guild.  I think I'd best get it back!  It certainly is vintage.

I'm back after a few weeks away.  Happy Vintage Thingy Thursday!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

At the beginning of a weight loss journey

If you have visited my blog before, you may notice something new.  I have a new banner at the top, chronicling my weight loss.  I am not using this service, to tell you the truth.  I am going through a doctor supervised weight loss program near where I live.  It's the kind of diet where you drink special shakes and slowly ramp up your exercise. 

The rewards are high: in 10 days I have lost 7.8 pounds.  But the temptations are high too.  I went grocery shopping for my family today and by the time I was home I was  nearly in tears.  In that whole store there was nothing I could eat or drink - except diet soda - for the next five weeks.  How I want carbs or some real chocolate.  But my husband gave me some hugs and I got over it. 

Rosa is trying to lose weight too - visit her and give her some support.  (And her blog gave me the idea of the weight loss banner!)

Next month is Blogtoberfest, and I'll be checking in with weight loss.  I have a big conference at the beginning of Novemember and I want to  look good!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Random Heart Friday

I am joining Clytie and Random Hearts.  For more wonderful heart art, photography and altogether fabulous heart stuff from around the world, visit Clytie at Random Hearts for Guest Heart Thursday.

If you look to the right, you'll see the Astronomy Picture of the Day.  Always, it's a stunning image.  Today, Friday, is an image of the Vela supernova remnant, taken by Marco Lorenzi (Star Echoes).  Do you see something in the upper left-hand corner?
It's a Cosmic heart!
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