Just 2 more days!!!!! I can do this. I can do this. I can do this. Even though I want to rush out TODAY and find a tower of that Moda Fabric Darlene showed today. Wonder if my LQS will take a post-dated check???
I don't have much to report for the past week. My sewing machine hasn't even been set up in a couple weeks. I have worked a bit on a hand project but I'm saving that subject until it's finished. Not only have I not sewn anything my sewing room is a mess again. And I don't even have the excuse of lots of working outdoors as it's rained, rained, and rained some more. Mostly I've just sat in my chair and read a bit, stitched a bit, slept a bit, and played a LOT of stupid computer games. This will pass and I'll get back in the mood to sew. Sure has made it easy for my no-buy month when I haven't had the motivation to work on much. :-)
I will get my act together and do a bit of picking up in the sewing room tonight. It's not as trashed as it was before but could get that way VERY quickly. And the table is covered with fabric I'd shoved in boxes in the closet when I was cleaning before. I've been taking those boxes and folding the fabric. Now to just get them put away. And I've also cut down a good size box of scraps into strips/squares/etc. Hhhhmmmm - guess I haven't been as much of a slug as I thought. I do want to get back on track by this weekend as I've set aside the summer months to whittle down some of my UFOs and would like to get a fresh start on June 1st. And I'll mostly continue my no-buy. Meaning I'm going to limit myself to what I need to finish those UFOs with maybe a FQ bundle or jelly roll thrown in just because. :-) I've decided these are acceptable purchases for me as I know I'll eventually use them in my scrappy quilts. What I DON'T want to get back in the habit of buying is the 1 to 2 yard "just because it's pretty" purchases that sit in my stash for years until they become "what was I thinking!" purchases. Yes it will mean I'll have to purchase border/backing fabric for my quilts but that way I get fresh, NEW fabric for those instead of dofer fabric. It's a plan. Subject to change tomorrow on my whim. :-)
If you read my other blog, Nancy Cooks and Gardens Too, you might notice I haven't posted there in a long time. That will change in the next few days as it will become my food/diet blog. So if you're interested in watching my journey into weight loss and better health - with I'm sure a LOT of pitfalls along the way - then feel free to follow along. Just so you know I'll be going back to strictly low-carb as it was what worked best for me before so if you're the type who thinks that to be an unhealthy diet then I ask you to keep your opinions to yourself and I won't bombard you on your blog with comments on how unhealthy I find low-fat/high-carb to be. Specifically I'll be doing Atkins induction phase as the variations of low-carb that allow more carbs DO NOT work for me. And just so you know I have the complete support of my internist, my primary care physician, AND my Rheumatologist all 3 who have independently of each other suggested this to be the best diet for me to get my weight down and thus help control my multiple health issues.
I have done it before and know it can work. I lost over 40 lbs before AND dropped my cholesteral back down to near normal levels without medication. Then I had to get off it when I had gall-bladder surgery a few years ago and had problems eating just about anything except mashed potatoes and applesause and gatorade. And I just never seemed to be able to get back on the low-carb bandwagon. Which in turn saw me regain that 40 lbs. plus another 35 on top of them.
Well enough of this whiny ramble. These posts will move to the other blog and this one will revert back to quilting and the occasional odd photograph. :-)