Thursday, June 10, 2010

Out For a Walk

If I'm good, maybe I'll get a post finished today, Thursday.  I'll interrupt my typing to go for a walk, but I promise I'll come back and finish.  I must get out and get some exercise.  I've become way too sedentary, and unfortunately, my favorite 'activity', quilting, doesn't get me moving at all.  I've often thought how nice it would be to have one of those nifty sewing centers where I could cut, sew and iron without getting up.  In reality, I think my setup is better for me.  I do my cutting on a dresser, which is very stable and just the right height for me, my sewing is on a 6 foot table, and the ironing on a small ironing board in the bathroom!  I know, the bathroom?  Well, the door is right behind my sewing chair, and the small portable ironing board has to be on a counter.  The bathroom's large with a long counter and an electrical outlet right there.  (and since it's between 2 seldom used bedrooms, I don't often have to take it down)  This keeps me getting up and down a good bit.  But that's still very little activity, so I'm off for a walk.

For various reasons, I didn't have much time to sew today, so no progress on any of the projects I currently have under construction.  However, since I need a pincushion (that I'm not ashamed for anyone to see), I made a one this afternoon.  I just wanted a little one to put by my chair where I work on hand sewing.  So what do you think?

BTW, if you haven't voted yet for one of the 5 in Barb's giveaway of a GO! Cutter, don't forget to go and vote and please consider voting for SewMeow. 

5 comments:

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

I voted for SewMeow.....I love that pincushion. I can't seem to make a good one. I can't get them tight enough or something. So cute...

Pat said...

What a CUTE pincushion. I, too, need to get more exercise.

Melinda Cornish said...

this pincushion is really sweet!

seventhsister26 said...

The pincushion is very cute;) Just big enough to do it's job;) As for the walking....tell me about it!! Since I have been off work the past nine months because of my feet, I feel like a whale!! Beached, that is. It feels good to get out and move. As long as your sewing area works, it works. I have to move alot of stuff around all the time to get to my area. That's what you have to do in a small apartment. At least we get to sew;)
Happy Quilting!!

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

I too, used to think it would be nice to cut, sew and iron without having to get up and down, but then I thought about all the incidental exercise I was getting, so even though it takes longer to do things, I tell myself it is better for my health.