Day 32 of Summer

Man, where has the time gone?  Mostly spent in teacher trainings which were good but not where you really want to be in summer.  I did finish Where’d You Go Bernadette on audio this week.  I have to say, it was not worth all the hype.  I was really not very impressed.  Not on my suggestion list for anyone.

I came across Finding Gobi while walking through Costco on Sunday.  It looked interesting since it is about running and a dog- two of my passions.  In two evenings, I am already half way through.  I am really enjoying it.

And, speaking of running, I finally drug myself out this morning for the first time in a couple of weeks.  It was awesome!  Why don’t I do this every day?  I really should- so, I sat down just now and went through my running log, setting goals  for the next few months- through November really.  I am signed up for a 10K in October but am thinking I will change it to a half marathon if I am able and will train as if it is a half.  That means really rededicating myself.  So, if there’s anyone out there training, I could really use the support!

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Here is the latest quilt finish.  Yay!  I finally have a finish!  It is a graduation quilt for a cousin.  He is planning on attending UNM – Cherry and Silver!  I think he really liked it.  Everyone at his grad party liked it so that was nice.  I also got some really nice comments from friends.  It makes you remember why you create, I mean, other than the fact that I just LOVE to do it- except the binding- I HATE TO HAND SEW BINDING!!!!!

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Here is the back- a jelly roll race with “scraps”.  I wanted to quilt it with grey varigated but I didn’t have enough and of course, waited too long to order it.  So, I ended up using white but I really like how it turned out.  I love that circles pattern.  I looked for others- wolf themed since the UNM mascot is a Mexican wolf/Lobo but didn’t find any that I liked so went with the bubble look that I already knew I liked.  I also really love the washable wool batting- not sure I will ever use anything else for my own projects anymore.  People continue to bring me warm & natural for quilting their projects but it is so much harder to get the tension correct on the machine and the wool stays so puffy and nice.

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Can’t remember if I posted this picture already.  It’s my 3 mini poos after going to the new groomer.  I like this one a lot!  My dedicated running partner- black standard poodle, Jack- went as well (see below) and they did a great job on him.  He is a challenge since he has a skin issue that makes him loose his hair.  His poor un-docked tail is almost bald.  IMG_0227

Goals for today:  load a quilt on the machine- one made by my cousin, laundry (since I had to dig up dirty socks to wear running this morning- I know, gross!!! but my son raids my drawer rather than do his own laundry) maybe some errands 😦 and definitely some more reading about Gobi!

Happy summer!

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