Thursday, January 27, 2011

One Thousand Gifts, Move More, Eat Less & and crafty stuff :)


The Fedex man just brought me this book today!!!   my mom and I are doing this study!!! It's sort of an online community book club. Can't wait to start reading it! you should too!!!
here is a section to what the book is about....
"One Thousand Gifts beckons you to leave the parched ground of pride, fear, and white-knuckle control and abandon yourself to the God who overflows your cup. It invites you to wake up to God's everyday blessings, and discover, as Ann did, that in giving thanks for the life you already have, you find the life you've always wanted."
To live your life fully right where you are now.  I really need the reminders sometimes!


Another thought I have been pondering is....CathyZ's Move More Eat Less, oooooh! I soooo need this!
I mean I know I need to do both, I know how to do both, dang, this last year I lost almost 13-15 pounds (depending on the day) and have gained just about all of it back, how dumb is that?!! BUT I knew January would be a good month (along with everyone else in the world) to start..well now it's almost the end of January and I'm finally starting! I did run only 2 times this week but I have eaten better all week (except for today, don't know what is wrong with me! ha!) but I feel really motivated again, plus it helps when your 17 year old son says almost everyday "mom, you going to run today?"  yes he runs a lot, he loves track and cross country and is running a 10K this weekend,  but he is not 41! runnning is hard, I miss running as much as I used to run, now running is hard again (again, kicking myself for not keeping it up). This week I ran at the gym BLECH!, I can't stand going to the gym but considering since I haven't been running as much, I figured I would give my body a break and run on the treadmill instead of the road, the treadmill is sooo much easier (to me anyways). I want to lose the weight I gained back of course but I want to feel better physically and mentally, it helps so much with my lovely panic attacks :)  The farthest I have even ran is a little over 5 miles but I really want to be able to run a 10K! that is my goal again :) So there is my accountability to you!  Join me on this too?

Now something crafty related..... YAY!!! I have not scrapbooked in almost a year! scrapbooking has always been my first love and I miss it so much but a few friends and I have a challenge to scrapbook a page this weekend so look for a picture to be scrapbooked, I am so excited! Lord knows I have enough supplies to have my own personal little scrapbook shop :) now just to decide which pictures to use :)
Oh and my sewing....I have to finish up one very important project! can't say on here but it's a cute project! one area is giving me fits though...sooo wish me luck. I am also sewing some curtains and pillowcases for my friend Jen and then have 2 gifts to finish up for family members :) and 2 to finish up for friends :) plus my quilt along that I am doing, got the fabric cut and sorted into groups, yes I am behind...but that is okay :)  plus the list of aprons and pillows and such for my own home :)

Check this you love tumbler quilts? I do! but since I can't afford an accucut go cutter I found this

how clever huh? the tumbler ruler  this one is for using charm packs and they have one for layer cakes too

the first fabric I am using it on the 3 Sisters Park Avenue fabric, isn't it so pretty? I have 4 charm packs to cut with that tumbler ruler now to just decide which border fabric to use and the binding and backing. I might choose 2 border fabrics, one skinny and one fat.


The other fabric I have my eye on is this Tanya Whelan Fabric, Delilah. isn't it just beautiful?!! now to figure out what I want to do with it when I get it, not IF I get it, but when..... :)

                                        DELILAH by Tanya Whelan Big Fat Quarter Set, WHOLE COLLECTION
                                              (pic borrowed from sew love fabrics)


Dee said...

Oh, wishing I lived closer. I would walk with you (read no cartilege in ankles or knees) and scrapbook and quilt and drool over all your projects. I would let you teach me ASL and we could laugh so hard when I got something wrong and signed something I shouldn't have! LOL

Loving your spirit!

ktquilts said...

Okay, I am with you sister!!! Have been eating better, guess I am ready for the move more part (gulp). Hate running...but not much room for anything else in life right now. Going to check out that study, sounds like it could help with Joy!

Tumblers, well, I could fall for them!

Blessings to you too!

Karen said...

Leslie, you are constantly moving. Start running again and you'll lose that weight in no time. I hope you start scrapping again. I miss seeing your layouts.

Mo said...

I like that motto...move more, eat less. It is one I should surely follow. LOL!! You, on the other hand, look great. If you want to get back to running, just take it one day at a time then before you know it you'll be running 5 K. :)