Monday, April 7, 2008

Orange Crush Step one DONE!

I finally finished pressing all my four patches for the Orange Crush Mystery quilt. I stitched them in little batches with the big finish last night but I pressed them all tonight.  I have 17 sets of 10 so I will have 20 extra four patches to play with in another project.  I'm thinking there could be a table runner in my future!

I'm still waiting patiently for my package to arrive in Oregon for kittykill so I can post pictures of it. I've gotten so many compliments on the bag and necklace she sent me (posted below)!

On the fitness front I've exercised everyday since last Monday and added a new weight loss ticker to my blog.  I've also been working on a plan to get organized.  I figure that's my answer to getting more time to quilt.  I'm going to start with my sewing room and move on from there.  I'm thrilled to find Bonnie's scrap organizing system.  Tomorrow I start!  I'm too embarrassed to post a "before" photo although I may take one for my own punishment so I never let it get so bad again!  You'll probably never see the photo of me 70+ pounds heavier for the same reason.  It's painful to look at it sometimes.  I figure I'm cruising toward some national reality show embarrassment if I don't fix it ASAP!!

I drove 1 1/2 hours one way this morning to have lunch with my oldest dd at her  college campus.  It was a beautiful day for a drive and a great day for a hug and some smiles.  

I'm off to bed so I can get up and walk, then organize! 

Peaceful piecing, Jenni


Teri said...

Great way to hold the groups together. Thanks for the idea.

Carolyn said...

love your four patches
they are scrappy but still seem
i am using brights for the first time and i am leary about making the four patches tooo scrappy...funny how we hold ourselves back huh?...can't wait to see the outcome of this mystery