Friday, February 4, 2011


In an effort to maintain my weight and keep my bones strong, I started walking last March. I think I have done very well as my current route is about 4 miles and I can complete it in 50-60 minutes. While the weather was good and even on the horrendously hot days of summer, when I walked in the early morning, I managed to squeeze in 15 or 20 miles a week and sometimes more. During the chilly days of December, I bundled up and walked at least 10 or 15 miles a week.
  This has all gone to hell this month. My total mileage for the entire month of January is a little over 45 miles and I have not taken one step so far this month. It is not helping that I have strep throat AGAIN and feel like crap. Plus when I do feel better I have other obligations to catch up on. AND snow and cold temperatures are predicted for the next several days. boohoo.
  Spring and good health will not arrive soon enough for me.
 On the art front, the opening reception for the group show of the Memphis Association of Craft Artists, at the Jewish Community Center, went very well last Sunday. My friends showed up (yeah!) and there were some sales of artists works--not mine (boohoo) and Vincent behaved like a good boy.
  The quilt I am making for the guild challenge is coming along. I have been working on it only at the Monday thing, see a previous post about that, so progress has been delayed because of my absence from there. The quilts are due on the 22nd of February and I'm hoping there will not be a President's Day holiday at the center as that will throw a rather large monkey wrench into my plans. But I will endeavor to finish this project, mainly because of my protestant upbringing (which a lot of days I wish I could overcome).
 If you go to my friend Patricia's blog you can find the story of her progress on her challenge offering. It is a lot more interesting than anything here. Just click on the link to Sew What's Next on my blog list. I would make it a "hot" link in this post, but I don't know how.
  My next project involves some Amish style piecing, which will be done on Mondays. I will post photos of that during the construction and photos of the challenge quilt after February 22nd.


FiberAntics said...

Marilyn: To make a live link: open Patricia's blog in a new window. Navigate to the post you want to link. Highlight and copy the web address at the top of the window ( Go back to your post. Highlight the word you want to convert to a link. Click the "link" button in your window. Paste the web address (http://etc.) into the pop-up window. Click OK. (You will see the word with an underline--indicating a live link.) Publish your post. You're good to go!

etta said...

I hope you feel better soon! It's a drag to be dragging because you don't feel well. The exhibit at the Jewish Community Center was fabulous!

Trish said...

Thanks for the plug for my blog, Marilyn! I hope you feel better soon, and I KNOW that quilt is gonna be fabulous!
I really enjoyed the art did a great job hanging/setting up the pieces!