Today is Day 7 on Weight Watchers and I have to tell you, it’s definitely a doable program. I even made sausage balls for the boy this weekend, did massive amounts of math and figured out that one sausage ball equals 2 points, so I had two! It’s good to know that if I really want something, I can have it. These are all things I knew, of course, after years of reading health and fitness articles and many, many diet books. Maybe I just needed the structure of a program to keep me honest to myself. I don’t know. I’ll find out tomorrow at the weigh-in! Sticking with it will be critical, once the novelty wears off. I am very determined, though. I realized this morning that fat people aren’t told often that they look good. You know, when you run into someone you haven’t seen for a long time and they’ve lost weight, the first thing out of your mouth is “You look SO GOOD!!!” If you’ve gained weight, what do they say to you? They say, “It’s good to see you!” Or maybe that’s just my personal experience.
In between calculating points and reading Running for Mortals, (I started the weight loss workout program Monday) I have been crafting a bit.
I decided to participate in Fat Quarterly’s quilt-a-long, since I had enough fat quarters stashed and it looked easy enough for a beginner.
I do not understand how my squares aren’t square. I cut the fabric using a ruler, the same length every time, and they never match up once they’re sewn! I decided to square these almost 6″ blocks down to 5″ blocks so they’d be easy to sew together. It was a lot of work, and they still aren’t perfect, as I learned last night when I began sewing them together.
Please pardon the crappy lighting photo. Sadly, my dining room table is not big enough to lay out the entire quilt design. I need a design wall, but a walk around the house did not provide ANY blank walls large enough to use as a design wall. However, if I move a small bookshelf in my bedroom, I can use that wall, so that will be a must before I finish this quilt top.
I’m afraid my knitting ADD has infected my quilting. It’s the supervirus of crafting. I was so certain when I started this that I wouldn’t be that way, I would start and finish a quilt before starting another one! I would only buy fabrics with a quilt in mind! I was going to be a completer, not simply a starter! Well. The ADD Supervirus had other plans! I still have to sandwich and quilt the string quilt, I have to finish sewing together the quilt top in my last post, and now I have this one to finish. Plus, my daughter and son both want quilts, but not the quilts I’ve already begun. There’s no end in sight!
So of course, I’m spinning.