Monday, May 24, 2010

What Would You Do?

Good afternoon,

It is getting hot here, around 89*. We skipped the 60's and 70's and went right to the upper 80's. The humidity is also back. I can't handle lots of heat and humidity, so I am staying in today. My body needs to get used to these summer temps.

I fused this block and want to machine applique it. I have done some machine applique, but not a lot. This is a design from Sindy at Fat Cat patterns. She has awesome patterns and most are free. This one is called Cali. Hmm, after I saw that, I knew I had to make it. Here it is.
Now my question is: should I use thread that matches each section to go around them with machine applique or just use black and go around each piece? I have had this done for a while, but just can't decide what to do. I don't want to ruin it because I really love it. You think my Callie will like it? Probably not. I tried really hard to get a good picture of her today. She was in a snit and would not cooperate. This is the best I could get from the brat. I took at least 7 or 8 pictures, but no go with her. LOL
Now Aeris on the other hand, always cooperates. Isn't she cute? I may have to try to make a kitty block with her coloring. At least she would appreciate it. LOL
I have been working on some UFO's. I am almost done with all the projects that I have sandwiched, so some basting is in my future. I may actually start on a full sized quilt this time. So it won't be a quick project, which means I also need to be working on another project to prevent burn out. (grin)

I went out this morning and walked for 30 minutes. Ok, I waited too long and almost got too hot, so I now know that I need to do my walking early. I have also been very diligent about my diet. No pop or sweets for a week now. Also no wheat. I can already breathe better and have lost some weight. I really have to keep this up as my fasting blood glucose scared me last week. I have been able to control my diabetes without drugs and would like to keep it that way. So it is time to buckle down, eat right, exercise, and take some weight off. I would really appreciate any prayers for me to be able to get back in shape and get my BG down that you might feel drawn to say for me. I have until fall to get things lined out, or I need to go on some meds. I really, really don't want to do that.

Well, I guess that is enough for today. I am really hoping to be able to get my hair cut tomorrow. Wednesday is Mom's birthday, so I will spend it with her. Friday I leave to spend the weekend with Ashton and Ava. So this is a really busy week for me. Not sure how many posts I will get in. (grin) Thanks for visiting. Have a great day.


Marydon Ford said...

Whatever you decide, will be perfect for you.

Give Mother a BIG hug for birthday & enjoy the kid-lings.

Have a lovely week.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Quilt Hollow said...

Keep on walking...this is great for you! I didn't get to this morning with a dental exam first thing but every morning I go directly out and walk anywhere from 2.5 to 5 miles before eating or drinking a thing. I feel better for it.
Your kitties are darling...absolutely!!

Crispy said...

No experience with machine applique here, but maybe a shade of grey that blends well with all the colors will work, that's what I do when hand quilting sometimes.

Great piece by the way and if you let Callie lie on it, it would much more appreciated LOL.


Libby said...

All 3 cats look great!! Can't wait to see the finished piece!!
Good for you for doing your walking!! I am trying to do the same thing as I have high blood pressure. I am going to have to walk early during summer, cause I dont like the heat!!
Keep It Up!

tiffibug said...

I have no recommendation about the thread color. I just wanted to say that I think it is such a cute piece! I love it!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Wow, Winona! That is beautiful!! I think it would look good either way! I know you won't mess it up no matter which one you use. It really does look like Callie!
I know what you mean about the heat... we went from the 60's for a high a couple of weeks ago to the mid-to-upper 80's this week and it's supposed to hit 90 neext week... JEEZ! Where did spring go?
I'm so glad to hear you are feeling better and taking good care of yourself... I need to do that too but sometimes I forget to eat lunch and when I feel faint I come in the house and eat junk... *not good*. And I have a real problem with solf control when it comes to certain foods. *sigh*
Hope you had a wonderful visit with your Mom yesterday... and hope you have a great weekend with the Grands!

Rosario said...

Hermoso el aplique de la carita del gatito,
adoro los gatos, los tuyos son muy lindos.
Un abrazo desde Santiago de Chile.

Myra said...

Your Cali Cat is awesome Winona! Love it! Personally, I would match the thread color to the fabrics...

I hope it all goes well with what you need to do to avoid being put on meds Winona. You can do it girl! Trust in that! 8-)

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