LilySlim - Weight loss

Friday, 20 May 2016

It's all a mystery to me!

Let's start, as ever, with last night.  About half an hour before I was due to go out I had an email from Premier Inn announcing their £35 room summer sale.  Of course a lot of rooms aren't necessarily £35 but they do lower the price to fill the rooms - you just cant get your money back if you want to cancel.  Long story short, I have switched my summer holiday bookings and have saved £40 - so that's £40 more to spend at the Quilt Show then!

Last night a minor miracle took place - I went out for the meal, stuck to my strategy and didn't even have a pud.  Not only that I cut some pastry off the steak pie and asked for no potatoes - every little helps!


Block 1
Block 2
Block 3
Block 4
Today has been another faffy day _ daisy went to the vets for her kennel cough injection, I finished some sewing, did some shopping, ordered the new flooring for the craft room, found a brilliant fathers day present etc.  However I do want to show you the progress that I have made on a block of the month.  These patterns, from Lynette Anderson via Patchwork Chicks, come once a month - along with a button which will be added later.  Wendy and I are both doing the quilt hanging but we started a month behind everyone else.  Block 5 should drop through the letter box at the beginning of June and I dream of being up to date!  Well today I finished block 3 so maybe, just maybe. I stand a chance!  As before, I love the needleturn applique and embroidery but really struggle with the tiny pieces so I am going to try and overcome that with block 4!  I should also add that its a mystery wall hanging - all we know is that it's farm related and that there will be 10 patterns / buttons.  That makes fabric choice difficult - particularly when you are following the picture but haven't been sent the identical fabric.  Ah well - its not too shabby when you start to see the pieces together.






3 comments:

  1. Always good to save money,
    Makes you feel less guilty when you indulge!
    Lynette blocks look fab.
    Ad what can I say about the diet- looks like your finally taking it serious, and maybe able to change your habits,
    Well done.
    See you tomorrow.

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  2. Blocks look really nice. Looking forward to seeing them in real life as it were. Pleased Daisy 'enjoyed' the Vets!!!!xxxx

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  3. Its really starting to look lovely isn't it :) We all love a bargain aye!

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