Tuesday, April 29, 2008

It's pretty bad....

when my mom calls me and tells me that it's time to update my blog because I haven't done it in over a week! Truth be told, there has just been nothing to write about around here. If I were a good blogger I would have taken pictures of the 8 yards of mulch and 35 bags of cedar chips that we spread on Saturday. But I just wanted to get the job done! If any sewing had happened in the last week or so, I could have shown that. I did spend 6 hours on Friday sitting at the radiologist while my daughter had an upper GI done. I did a bit of hand quilting on the miniature that you see above while waiting. Those nine patches finish at 1.5 inches square! I was hired by Weight Watchers last week and did my first training on Friday night, I guess I could have blogged about that! But I didn't. Apparently, I'm slacking off on this blogging thing.

On the bright side, this is post 299! Leave a comment telling me where you are from (because I really want to know!) by Saturday night, and I'll enter you into a drawing to win some sort of quilty prize, which will possibly (but not definitely...) include some fabric, a pattern or two and most likely some chocolate covered pretzels from our local candy shop! (And Van, if I draw YOUR name, it will include a prize made of grain in place of the fabric. Unless you really want some fabric.)

41 comments:

Patti said...

I don't need fabric or another pattern LOL! - but I would dearly love the chocolater pretzels. Adore them - and hardly ever get them!

Patti from Vancouver WA

Sweet P said...

I'm here from New Hampshire. Congrats on the new job!

danielle said...

Hi, yay for drawings. I was going to say how long I've been reading I don't even know! Around a year I think.

Danielle
Silverton, CO

Libby said...

Even if you didn't take pics, I bet all that mulch and the cedar chips look darned good *s*
Libby - from Lompoc

Shoebox Days said...

From NJ here.......A bit chilly for April but love that you are working on a miniature quilt....too cute!

Chris - NJ

Joyce said...

I'm from Morden, Manitoba, Canada where it's not really looking much like spring yet. I think every quilter can use a combination of fabric and chocolate!

Dorothy said...

8 yards of mulch! I'm surprised you can even MOVE! Please say you had a bobcat or a skid steer.

Dorothy in Vermont

Chookyblue...... said...

well goodluck on the gardening........you have been busy sometimes you just don't get time to blog....but your mum must be missing it........lol........you will get to more sewing....
Chookyblue in Australia

CONNIE W said...

From Southwestern Indiana here...congrats on reaching the 300 blog milestone.
Connie W

Doodlebug Gail said...

Oh good for you for joining WW as a leader! You've proved yourself and now you can motivate others to do the same.

I live in Toronto, Canada but am originally from South Africa .... we left 12 years ago and stopped in Chicago, IL .... Troy, MI .... and Dallas TX before ending up here in Canada.

Thimbleanna said...

Congrats on your WW job! This little quilt looks very interesting! I'm originally from Utah but have ended up in northeastern Indiana -- opposite corner of the state from Connie up there LOL! Congrats too on 300!

Jen said...

Whoohoo giveaways!

I'm from Connecticut, USA.

Tracey in CT said...

Wow! 300 posts! Did someone say chocolate covered pretzels??? MMMMM...sounds great to me!

I'm in CT, New Haven area.

Jana said...

35 bags of cedar chips?! Oh my! We're still trying to thaw out in Wyoming!

Pat said...

Congrats on 300 posts...that's awesome!

I'm from Southeastern Wisconsin.

Mary said...

I'm from Elburn, IL and Ilove your blog. The Atkinson star quilts in the last block are stunning.. I did one, but it was way too purple. I'm not good at picking colors, LOL

Hope your dd got good news from her upper gi.

Thanks for the good blog.

Leah S said...

I misread you at first, thought you were offering grain - as in whole wheat as a prize. :P No, I believe you mean baked goods.

I'm from the south east corner of Arizona. Temps over 80 today. Somebody wanna send me snow? ;)

I AM VERY MARY said...

Hi sunshine! I am from Marietta, OH, the oldest city in Ohio. Beautiful vacation spot! On the confluence of 2 rivers, brick roads, majestic oaks, antique shops. Sigh. I love my little town!

Cathi said...

I was born in the Washington DC area, but am writing to you from Ireland, where I have lived and quilted for 11 years now!!

I lost 70lbs with WW, too bad I found it again, but I worked as a clerk for the leader locally and loved doing it! I need to get back to WW but am just not in the weight loss mindframe so know it isn't the right time.

Cathi on the Shannon River, Killaloe, Co. Clare IRELAND :)
http://cathicrafts.wordpress.com

Barb said...

Hey Carolyn ~ It's me Barb (aka Tink) from sunny Melbourne, FLA!!

Jo said...

Hi Carolyn,

I'm here in NY

Suzy Quilter said...

Did someone mention chocolate covered pretzels?!? LOL!

Suzy from Lumberton, NJ
(Just a stone's throw away! -- I'll even pick it up in person and save you postage! Hehehehehe!)

charcollins said...

I would be most pleased to be a trainer for Weight Watchers. To reach your goal and keep it is a major accomplishments. And I missed your blogs as well.

Charlene from Kentucky

furiousBall said...

barley and hops are grains right?

Carol said...

Quiltinggranna here from sunny (and sometimes stormy) north central Texas where the bluebonnets are glorious in their majestic royal blue, the Indian paintbrush are vibrant coral and sunny yellow and the winecups are like deep dark wine. The back third of our acre is all in wildflowers and this time of year finds me out wandering most days. I also reached my goal in WW years ago of losing 52 pounds but found it again over the years. But am happy to report that it's on its way back down again. And love love love that mini quilt with the 1.5"nine patch. Now THAT's inspiring!

Carol said...

I have been enjoying your blog for quite a while and finally decided to post. My name is Carol and I live in Kentland, IN. This little town is 2 hours south of Chicago and 2 hours north of Indianapolis. Great quilt shops not too far away!

Andrea said...

Mmmm - chocolate covered pretzels - never had them but they sound interesting - I LOVE chocolate. Congrats on the new job - I lost 63lb in the last year and am doing my best to keep it off. I live in North Wales UK.

atet said...

LOL...you should see what happens when you haven't posted for a few weeks (ok, so it's been a month). My Mom has told me if I don't post soon she's going to be upset with me!

atet said...

Oh and yeah -- where I'm from -- cornfields -- west of Chicago in Illinois :0).

Meredith said...

I would take either. Hope your daughter is doing ok. I have not been blogging either. Atleast i will have some tops to drop off for you.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Well I'm actually from a town just south of you, but now I live in Western NC. And I really don't care for chocolate covered pretzels, but I do miss Charles Chips pretzels and hoagies. Any chance I could win a hoagie?

Pat said...

Congrats on your 300th post. I live in upstate NY.

Lindah said...

300 posts! Wow! Congratulations!
I enjoy reading your posts.
Linda Hancock
Redding CA

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love the quilt...299 posts well done...I come from a fantastic little town in the middle of New South Wales in the great land of Australia.......

sbonetsue said...

I live in Niagara Falls NY, one of the wonders of the world! Congrats on reaching 300, keep it going! I love all things quilty so please throw my name in the hat.

Toni said...

Hi,

Thats a lot of mulch...you should of taken a pic...

I am from Michigamme Michigan...way up north on Lake Superior..

Thanks for visiting my blog..

Toni

Rhonda said...

Congrats with your job and your 300th post!
I'm in sunny Riverside, CA.

Beth said...

Congrats on your WW job, I am considering joining WW myself! That is a really cute little quilt, tiny little 9 patches though! I live in sunny Southern California in Glendora to be exact. I would love to be entered in your drawing.

Mary said...

That's a tiny 9 patch! How fun to read where everyone is from....I guess the chance at winning the pretzels has us all commenting.

I live in Minneapolis but I'm from Virginia - the Hampton Roads area - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hampton_Roads

QuiltingFitzy said...

Sitting in my bathingsuit, in a rather cool 87*, fresh from swimming in the pool, and loving the desert climate of Tucson, Arizona.

Congrats on your milestone!

Priscilla said...

I'm Priscilla from New Zealand and I have gone months without blogging - so really a week is nothing lol!