2018 Quilt Retreat – Welcome!

All the planning is done.  Everything is set up waiting for the ladies to arrive. YAY! The rain stopped in time for the Early Birds to unload their cars.

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2018 Quilt Retreat – Room waiting for the ladies to arrive.

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Just Some Random Thots

Today we’re busy setting up for the Quilt Retreat, so thought I would quickly share some Random Thoughts.

Although, I said we were busy, yesterday I did get a little down time to stitch on a quilt label.

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Sitting by the fire on a cool, rainy afternoon, hand stitching a label on a quilt.

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Not Your Normal Week

Well, life hasn’t been what I’d like to call “Normal” for quite some time – and I’m not referring to the crazy winter/spring weather we’ve had (that’s another story entirely!). And this week is no exception, but it does involve activities I like to do.

For the past 9 years, my friend, Camelia, has hosted a Quilt Retreat in the Blue Ridge mountains.  I’ve attended 8 of these, helping her plan, set up and host.  I even hosted the 2015 Retreat when she had an unexpected, last minute family emergency.

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Camelia – 2017 Quilt Retreat at Spirit Wind Ministries

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Haven’t been around much

It’s been a while since I posted.  I know, that’s not good.  Life has had a way of shifting priorities, and I haven’t been able to work on much in the quilting realm and the blog-o-sphere.

Finishing is Winning

Even my Mary-thon has suffered, but I was able to still participate in the Chocolate Challenge – you know, Chocolate is a great motivator, right!?! Participants were Challenged that we would complete 26 days between Feb 26 – March 26 and we would either do 1 mile a day or do 26 repetitions of a new exercise that was given us for that day in a video email.

For 10 of the 26 days, I was able to either do the exercise or do a modified version of the exercise. YAY, me!! On the other days, I either walked or rode my exercise bike for at least 1 mile. During the 26 days, I managed to accumulate over 63 miles.  While I am still managing my Mary-thon requirement of a minimum of 30 minutes of activities for 3 days a week (and I try for 5 days/week), all of my family was hit with the flu, and I’ve gotten a bit off kilter with both my exercise and diet.

This week will be a bit out of the norm (more on that tomorrow), but beginning May 1st, I will seriously try to get back into a normal rhythm of blogging (I won’t say how often) and sewing.  I have soooo many projects in various levels of completion.

Happy Stitching & Moving!

Quilt Mouse

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Mary-Thon & Sewing Week Ending 01/28/18

This Week’s Score Card

Mary-Thon 2018 – Half Mary-Thon

Goal – 3 Days of 30 minutes activity per day for 26 weeks.

  • Week #4 – Week Ending 1/28/2018
  • # of Active Days – 4
  • Exercise Bike – 40 minutes
  • Treadmill – 0 minutes
  • Total Miles – 11.8 miles
  • Total Minutes – 245 minutes (2 hours, 5 minutes)

Finishing is Winning

Sewing Room Activity

Goal – Minimum of 1 hour a day for 3 days a week/1 day per week working on OMG

  • # of Days in Sewing Room – 0
  • # of Projects Worked on – 0
  • OMG Progress: None
  • Completions: None

 

Happy Stitching & Moving!

Quilt Mouse

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