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Monday, January 26, 2009

Apron and Announcements

What do you do on a cold and snowy Day?


Make a spring apron.This is the first apron I have ever made and it was so much fun I can't wait to make more.So before the ice and snow get worse maybe I should head out and get some more fabric.

But first few announcements .

First for my 2009 weight loss challenge I will have to report a big 0 for this weeks loss:(


Second this is my 99th post so my next post I will be posting a giveaway :)


And Third and most important my Son and Daughter n Law have just found out that they will be having a boy in June.His name will be Gunnar Thomas we are very excited and can hardly wait to great him into the world.


Remember check back in a few days to see what the giveaway will be.


Brenda:)


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Second Post




Two posts in one day because I am running a few days behind.



This is a update on the diet Challenge 2009.I am only a little more than a week into my diet and I have lost only a pound.This is not what I had expected but at least I haven't gained:).Right now at this point I am considering trying Weight Watcher on Line.I have done Weight Watcher before, but with the hours and shifts that I work it is very hard to attend meeting regularly.I have also tried very hard to exercise on a more regular and intense level .It is amazing how much better a person feels when they exercise, aside from the sore muscles everything else is definitely a plus.So for right now I will continue to truck right along and sitck with the plan.

Best Wishes

Brenda:)



Friday, January 16, 2009

Thank You

I have recently won two great giveaways from two great ladies.



The first was a Christmas ornament from Dollybelle all wrapped up in some vintage advertisement.

Dolleybelle is a very talented artist with a long list of credentials go here to read all about her.










I can't wait to use this on my Christmas Tree next year.





The Next was was one from Penny and she even put in a little extra surprise.Not only did I receive the beautiful pillows and shams she also sent three great books one even had a DVD to go with it.Thanks Penny!!!


Penny is a very talented mosaic artist you should go over to her blog Lavender Hill Studio & Comforts of Home and check her out.She also blogs on the Home Goods Site and always has some neat ideas to share.

Thank You very much to two lovely ladies.

Brenda


Monday, January 12, 2009

Diet Challenge 2009






This is a picture of my fat Mii.I will be following along with the Diet 2009 Challenge at Sharon's Blog Red Geranium Cottage.She will be doing posts on Mondays about weight loss tips and recipes.Also on her sidebar there is a list of other bloggers participating in this challenge.


My plan is that every monday I will post a picture of my Mii and maybe the real me and hopefullly that little blue arrow will started heading south to the normal range.


These two pictures are the real me 1/13/09.
Brenda:)

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Sewingroom and Slipcover


This is how this story started with a closet I was ashamed of and basically served no purpose.



Thanks to my husband some shelves were installed,then the rest was up to me.




So I painted and go t rid of everything that I didn't need.



Made some curtains and and organised and categorized,and now I have a sewing closet that I am very proud of.I have two more projects to do to completely finish but they require the help of my husband .Hopefully I will be able to post on them real soon.



And behind this door is the fabric for the slipcover ( as seen in the previous post).Tomorrow is the day I plan to make ONE MORE ATTEMPT at finishing the slipcover .
Brenda:)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

One Thing on the List


As I read a lot of blogs I see that people have a lot of list on thing that they want to accomplish for 2009.Me like every one else I want to lose weight ,get healthy,save money ,be green,get more organized.But number one on my list is to finish the slipcover for this couch!!!!This picture was taken about a year and a half ago.I have gotten about this far and I have frozen in fear I am so afraid that I will ruin the fabrics that I have paid a lot of money for.But all of that fabric sitting on a bolt behind my sewing room door is waste just as bad as ruining it.So to put it the best way I can the lolly gagging is over and It is time to @#&* or get off the pot and finally get this UFO finished.So maybe will I am teaching myself a new craft I will forget about those cookies calling my name form the pantry and lose some weight ,save some money,be green and get ride of some of clutter in my sewing room.The best thing that would come from this is I would develop a new a trade and get my self off of the graveyard shift,that it self would be a dream come true.


Brenda