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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sauna Pictures

Here are some pictures of the sauna.

I have not got to sit in it yet! My back went out yesterday morning when I got out of the shower, I had to get David to come get me and I was in bed all day on muscle relaxers and pain meds. I am doing better today only getting up to do things I need to do. It is feeling better today as long as I keep the meds in my system. I am going to try going to work tomorrow but not sure if I will make it all day.

Any way, I am going to go into the sauna later this evening. It is a really nice unit. It has a stereo system and color light therapy. I hope it will help with the back.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Sauna coming today!

I am home early today waiting on the delivery of our new sauna. I bought it last month and it is finally coming today. I guess it is a Valentine's present! David doesn't know and it will be a surprise when he gets home tonight. He has to put it together though so maybe not such a great surprise but I am sure we are going to get a lot of use out of it. I will take pictures once we have it up and running.

Well, I didn't go to the quilt class last night. My thumb was hurting really bad from the shot and I didn't have any material or prep work done so I told my friend I wasn't going. I really want to finish up the two projects I have already started before I start a new one. I have the pattern for the star so I can always do it on my own later.

It has been really cold this past week. It was -2 the other morning and we have barely been getting to 20 the past few days. There is still a lot of ice on the ground with snow on top. The weather says we are supposed to get up into the 40s next week so maybe everything will melt then.

Not sure what time they are going to deliver so I am going to go take a nap while I wait!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Next Project

Here is a picture of what the Turtle Quilt is supposed to look like in the end and also all of the lily pad blocks that I made all laid out.

On Thursday, I am taking another class to make a star quilt.

Turtle Block

Here are the pictures of putting together a turtle block.

Super Bowl Sunday!!!

It is finally here! I was hoping the Steelers were going to win but they are down by 11 at the half so not sure if they can pull this out, we will see.

We had two days off of work this week for the ice storm we had. We lost power a couple of times but not for very long. We had snow yesterday but it is nice today.

I have been very busy in the evenings since last Saturday's quilting class. We made two blocks in class that are the two blocks that make up the quilt. I have made the 12 blocks that make up the "lily pad" part of the quilt and I am now working on the 13 "turtle" block. The turtle block takes a little longer because there is some paper piecing involved in order to make the rounded shell of the turtle and also applique of the head and tail. I am posting some pictures on the construction. Each block is basically made up of 2 inch squares. There are green blocks for lily pads, greenish brown blocks for turtles, and blue blocks for water. They are all 5 x 5 blocks. So, basically you lay out the 5 x 5 blocks how you want them and then sew each connecting block together vertically and then sew each row together horizontally to make up the block. Hopefully the pictures will help show how to put the blocks together. The first pictures are of the lily pad block.