This is a bit of a Mexican stand off for me, I want to sew through the stash before buying new fabrics, I also want this project finished in the next few weeks.
Tomorrow I am off visiting and will be passing through Cross Hands on my way home, I will drop in to Isabeau Inspirations and pick up some fat quarters (fingers crossed). This evening I will be laying the project out and measuring to see just how many more flowers I need as I do not want to buy more fabric than I need.
My pile of hexies and the 2 flowers, as you can see the pinks are far too sparse.
Now onto a subject close to my heart, food, last nights dinner in fact.
A healthy veggy stir fry, I like lots of sauce and it has to be home made, I looked at this and thought "What, No Beansprouts!!!?"
They were sizzled in a separate pan as I like them very crunchy, then tipped on top and mixed in as I ate. It was very tasty and filling, and it needs to be.
This is why, far too much black there, but it is shrinking, I am being very careful in my eating and walking more. Not only was I feeling sluggish hauling 2 stones extra about it does not help the joint pain.
I have been known to declare that the best contraceptives were jogging bottoms and shell suits, mmmm point proved. I do have 2 pairs of these bottoms, both for gardening, and a bright Fuschia track suit in velour from Lidl that I wear when out and about walking. I bought it for the colour, they had it in Turquoise as well but the style was different and the trousers had those knitted cuffs so I did not buy.
Not a pretty sight, but I do not kid myself that I am anything but overweight, mind you this pair are a funny shape. From waist to knee these are loose and baggy and from knee to ankle they are close fitting. Before you do the dying fly I know that it isn't my shape as the others fit as they should do.
Tonights dinner is a jacket potato with Tuna and sweetcorn and a salad mostly from the garden.
I have to get myself in shape, my nephew in Australia has proposed to his lovely girlfriend and she said yes, lord love her, so there is a wedding in the future. They are on holiday in Singapore now but when they get back to Perth they will be arranging a date.
Now I must get Ben out before the heavens open again and sort out this potato.
Pam the bits of black I see look great . I find that women are often their worse critics . I put on a lot of weight during the baby years and four years ago when my mom had breast cancer I managed to lose over 17kgs . The return to my normal size was liberating and I really noticed it , especially my knees. the sewing looks beautifulReplyDelete
, green and pink it's so lovely together . Any more news re a trip to Oz? Xx
I thank you for those kind words. My nephew and his fiance are still in Singapore, when they get back plans will be made for the wedding and then I will sort out my visit to Oz.Delete
Your quilt squares make me want to get busy in the sewing room again. I'm trying to lose a few pounds too. The dishes you prepare look healthy and delicious.ReplyDelete
I am busy outside during the day now, I love my little garden and as it is the first year there is plenty to be done. I am trying to eat as healthy as I can.Delete
Love the green and pink hexies. What a treat to go and choose more material too. I sometimes go to Isabeau but I prefer to go down to Swansea - it's an excuse to see our middle daughter, Gabby, too.ReplyDelete
Your tea looked tasty. I am trying to get back on the low-histamine wagon again . . .
I do like bright colours but every now and then go to pink and green, they are restful to hand sew.Delete
Pink and green look so good together. I hope you find what you're looking for to add to them. I have an EPP hexie quilt that I've had on the go for ages (years). It's next on my UFO list to tackle.ReplyDelete
I was lucky today and found enough ( I hope) pinks to finish my quilt. When I have had a busy day I just want to sit still in the evening but like something in my hands that does not have calories.Delete
I need to get on with my quilt but the house is full of dust so I can't touch it! Your stir-fry looks great I much prefer a vegetable stir-fry to one that contains meat. You made me laugh over the black bits & contraceptives. God knows how I had kids I love a comfy pair of joggers when at home or in the garden! Congrats to your nephew xReplyDelete
I am slowly reducing the amount of meat that I eat and feel much better, and richer, for it.Delete