Sunday, May 16, 2010

Running wears me out.

Minnie says "Mommy's new running schedule wears me out".

I'm training for a half marathon. I've walked it the last two years but I'm going to try to run it this year (well, jog it anyhow).

Since I've started running outside (rather than on the treadmill at the gym) I take the pups with me sometimes. Today we hiked for an hour then ran 4 miles (with dogs on leash) afterward. I do stop about every mile or so and let them get in the water for a minute, so not continuous running for me. I usually take them the last few miles when I want a reason to stop for a minute here and there! Also, who wants to come home after a run and have two crazy dogs wanting their attention?

Quilt Top Done!

I finished the quilt top for our new bedroom quilt. I'm not sure that I like it, and I have no idea if the hubs will like it. I'm not too sure about the border. Kind of flowery, but I just fell in love with the fabric when I saw it in the store and had to buy it. I'm not sure I made the right choice of patterns, but it's done-so WOOT!

It's made entirely of the "Blooming" fabrics by Elanine Salcer-LOVE THEM!

I plan to use the same fabric as the sashing for the binding. I'm in the process of piecing together the back.

End of the road to spring!

I finished this a while back, again, I don't know how people get the pictures off their cameras to the computer so quickly! I just don't take enough time to do it.

Anyhow, it arrived safely yesterday to the recipient (Happy B-Day Sis!). She really liked it. I had called her daughter to see what colors she would like, and I guess we did ok as she seemed to really like it.

Here's the finished project:

I really do like this pattern and plan on making a Christmas quilt from it-hopefully before Christmas!