Phew, how many link ups can you do in a day?  Well let’s try for 3… 

It’s a Fresh Sewing Day with Lynne over at Lily’s Quilts.  Looking back at January, it wasn’t a month full of finishes so much as a month of progress: 

I’ve been participating in the SHQ QAL with Jenna over at Sew Happy Geek.  I’m completely up to date on them, including yesterday’s (which I finished last night).  There’s 5 more blocks/weeks to go, and once I’m done the top will be going to Kat for Blankets Of Love.  I’ve also got my 2 bee blocks done for the month, an Owl for Colby for Sew Bee Joyful and an anglepoise lamp for Deborah for Piece Bee With You  My completed projects consisted of granny’s scarf, a tote and something I’m not actually allowed to show you in entirety, so this sneak peek will have to do!  I also completed a Kindle cover for dad and a couple of Japanese x and + blocks for the swap , plus got my sketch done for my main item in the FTLOS swap. 


Finishes this week: 

My 2 Bee blocks for the month: 

In Progress: 

Block 7 from SHQ QAL: 

New bag designs: 

I started to make a new rush job item last night, it’s cut and fused, and I’ll hopefully share pics tomorrow night. 

I’ve also picked up some things I needed for my FTLOS partner for her small item, and the fabric is winging its way here.

No Progress: 

My rainbow windmill cushion (waaah)  – okay, I could have worked on this on Sunday, but my bag mojo was flowing stronger, and on Saturday night I ended up feverishly drawing overly angled lamps (and a couple of other failures) 

To Be Worked On This Week: 

Rush job from above 
SHQ QAL block 8 
Piece Bee With You February block (aiming for no procrastination this month!) 

I’ll be down at mum and dad’s for the weekend, but I may get mum’s skirt done when I’m down there – we’ll see… 

Weigh In Progress: 

Weight loss goal:  26 lbs / 11.5 kg  

Stage: 2 weeks complete

Week’s loss: 4 lbs (1.8 kg)

Total loss: 11 lbs (5 kg)

Distance to goal: 15 lbs / 6.5 kg 

Exercise done: Running up and down the escalators at the station x 5 
                               Walking up and down the 120 stairs at work x 9 round trips, plus multiple little jaunts between the 3 floors we work on 
                               Walk to/from work:  4 @ 7 miles (11.3 km)  total and @ 2 hrs total 
                               Lunchtime walks x 3 @ 45 mins solid walking, plus 1 shorter time 
                               Walk from Hillhead to Old Dumbarton Road for WCSMQG and then on to station: 2 miles (3.2 km) @ 40 mins

Total time exercising: about 5 1/4 hours walking 

Linking up to: 

Fresh Sewing Day WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Weigh In Wednesday