Tuesday, May 22, 2012

This and That

Its been crazy busy around here.  I am working long hours. But its awesome, because I really like my job.  We had a wine mixer networking event at work and I made a couple of things from my Pinterest collections:)  I made kabobs with angel food cake and strawberries and drizzled them with chocolate.  Then I took raspberrys and put a chocolate chip in them. So cute.  Its a wealth of great ideas on Pinterest.

If you are looking for something fun and easy to do while hanging out and watching TV, this is a fun idea.  Find a fabric with a graphic you like, preferable a larger pattern.  Put batting and a layer of muslin behind it and put it in a quilting hoop.  Hand quilt around the designs and then you can embellish with sequins and beads.  They make pretty pillows.

We started a weight loss challenge at my office. I was given a pedometer from my friend Ronda. I am super excited.  I walk a lot in my office each day and it was over 6000 steps and I came home and went for my walk.  I walked over 10, 000 steps today!!  On the 31 of this month, it will be one year since my hip replacement surgery. I cant believe its been a year, but also one year ago today it was a dream that I would ever have been able to walk 10,000 steps.  I am doing well with the challenge and cant wait to shed some pounds!!  Stay tuned for my progress:) Have a great week.    


Caroline Nash said...

Ooh raspberries and chocolate, sound and look delicious. Love the quilting idea the sequins make the butterflies pop. Have a great week pink friend

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sounds like you have been busy!!! Can't believe it's all ready been a year since surgery??? How is that possible??? WOW! Good for you with all the steps!

Kelley - a very JunqueyGal! said...

Way to go on the 10k steps! Wahoo! And, I totally agree - I love to embellish fabric by hand while vegging by the TV, my own zen escape!