Well, again it has been awhile since I blogged. I have had alot going on. Starting with the new Intelligent Quilting website. It is now up, we are still working out some kinks but Karen and i are quite pleased. However…. we had to play catch up on getting the new designs up, which were a couple hundred. We are still adding new ones weekly. Make sure you check it out at http://www.intelligentquilting.com
I have applied the last border to my next quilt and just need to finish the applique. I say finish like it will be quick and easy but that is not going to be the case. I am struggling with a name for this one. I would like to have Swan be somewhere it the name as this is my Dad’s middle name. Once the piecing is finished I will post the top. I have set aside the month of Dec to quilt it. LOL Let’s see how that goes…
I have received the Longwood Gardens quilt for this year. Here is a picture of last year’s quilt. It won Viewers Choice at PNQE this year.
Here is this year’s quilt. I have just started it so will try and keep showing the progress as I go. It was too big to get a picture of the whole quilt.
On a completely different subject…. I have joined a gym. Now I know what some of you are thinking….what the heck does she need that for?? Well, I am blessed with a great metabolism but I am soooo out of shape. I turned 41 this year and I feel much older. I have had shoulder issues since the beginning of the year and thought if I ignored it then it will go away. Can you believe that I was wrong?? So, instead of bitching about my aches and pains I decided that I would add to those with new aches and pains.
Last week was my first workout with my personal trainer, OMG, I warned her I was out of shape. I pretty much hobbled out of the gym. For the next 3 days, I had to go down the stairs on my butt because my stinking legs were so sore. Thank goodness I knew it was temporary and each day it got better.
Today was my 2nd workout with the personal trainer. (now the 1st trainer was a woman, today I had a man, I think I like the man better) He had a much better personality and while he kicked my ass he did not make me work my legs today. For this I am extremely thankful as they are still pretty sore. Now my arms will probably fall off by tomorrow but at least I can walk. I know that the more I go the less sore I will be. My problem is I am suppose to do 1/2 hour of cardio at the end of the weights and I HATE cardio. I did 15 minutes of a fast walk and thought I was going to die. Wed is my next session and the trainer warned me we are doing the whole body whether I am sore or not.. UGHHH Please someone tell me that this will be worth it as I age not so gracefully. Arthritis in the back runs in my family!!!