Friday, May 04, 2007

Day 3 & We have a winner!

Day 3. Nothing bought. Again not even tempted even when I went to Wal-mart I didn't even go near the crafts area. Not that I buy much Wal-mart fabric but when I've gone on a fabric diet before I've found myself wandering the fabric section just to look and touch fabric. :-) But not this time. I grabbed my cat food and personal items and was in and out the door in less than 10 minutes. That has to be a record or something!

I did a little sewing but not on either of the projects I'm working on. I mostly sat in my chair like a lump until I made myself go spend 5 minutes in the sewing room. Rather than mess up something when I really don't feel like sewing I pulled my nickle squares and started sewing them together in pairs. Did this for about 20 minutes and I have a nice size stack waiting to be pressed. I think these will just be sewn together into a simple couch quilt with MAYBE an applique border. that depends on how much effort I want to put into it when the top is done. I know this is technically a NEW project but it was either work on it or nothing so I'm gonna count it as sewing therapy and not a new project. LOL! MY rules I can change them if I want. :-P

Then I started pulling fabric for a project my sister wants me to help her with. another new project but an important one and it's not mine so I'm not gonna count it either. she needs wonky letters for a special project and doesn't know how to make them. I could point her to the tutorial and make her do them herself but I'll help out by doing them for her as she'll be busy doing the rest of the project. And I'll still point her in the direction of Tonya's tutorial cause they really are fun and easy to make and I think she'd have fun doing them herself sometimes. Or maybe not cause she's way more anal about matchy things than I am so it might just drive her nuts to do the wonky stuff. :-)

thank you for all your well wishes for my back problems. I thank you for your concern and hopes that my cleaning/organizing didn't in any way contributed to it. They didn't. It's an ongoing thing so I'm used to it and most of the time I simply ignore the twinges. But then sometimes it decides to remind me to take my meds and sleep for a day or 2. I usually don't take the meds cause they give me major brain fog and I just can't function to work properly. but sometimes i just have to take them and muddle thru the day the best I can and hope I get everything done that absolutley HAS to be done. Ironically what set it off this time was the simple act of swapping clothes from the washer to the dryer. And in another twist of irony my sister hurt hers last week while ironing. Hhhhhmmmmm....... Sound to me like the Turfitt girls need to quit doing laundry doesn't it?

Oh, yeah. You want to know who won my little contest don't you? Well I had 29 comments left on yesterday's post. I put all the names in a hat and had my friend, Mary, pull 1 this morning. And then just because why not - I had her pull another while she was at it. :-) So my TWO winners are Carole and Quiltingfitzy. Ladies email me your mailing address to and I'll get your prizes out on Monday.


Gail said...

Hmmm, ironing & laundry, huh? I'll have to try that one sometime. I have had some back problems, one time mine went out when I sneezed! Boy, would I love to give that one up!! Good luck with yours, be smart and take good care of yourself. Don't push yourself!!!

Mary said...

Well, darn - I was reading and saw the name Mary and thought maybe I won.

I'm anxiously waiting to see the Chinese Coins - any hope of a photo soon? I'm collecting more sections so I'm watching what everyone else is doing with theirs before I decide what to do with them.

Rhonda said...

Looks like your few minutes of sewing turned into the 30minute rule. Good for you. Sewing makes you feel better, I know it does for me. Glad you're feeling better. And good for you...getting in and out of WalMart so quickly.

Vicky said...

Well, that confirms it - I never win anything! LOL! Thank you for having such a fun drawing!

And take care of yourself this weekend! We want you up and about and sewing up a storm!! (And continuing the organizing project!!)


QuiltingFitzy said...

I "did" my back about 4 weeks ago, I had been packing my portable DVD player along with my laptop computer during my flight from Orlando to Phoenix. Just the addition of the DVD player made it so I couldn't get out of bed the next morning! Took me 3 days to walk straight, I swear, it's just no fun getting older, lol.

Thanks for the "WIN-WIN"...sure made me HAPPY-HAPPY!

You've got mail!

Esteemarlu said...

Nancy I also went to WalMart yesterday and didn't even go to the crafts department. I got as far as the hair salon and waited for my husband to get some car stuff. I think I have gotten over my fabric buying addiction because I'm not tempted to buy any. I just want to finish what I have. I know what you mean about back problems. I sometimes get spasms that last for days.