I finished the last of the full sized blocks for the Harry Potter Castle quilt for our soon to be grandbaby. I only need 13 full sized blocks for this layout. As usual, I'm making 2 of these quilts (extra one to show off at quilt shows, that the child will also get one day). For some reason, the photos got blurry when I edited them, sorry.
|Weasley's Wizard Wheezes|
|Round Eyed Monster Book of Monsters|
The Monster Book of Monsters is different than the one I made before. This is one of the many alternate blocks that have been designed over the years. This version was more difficult to make (200 pieces of fabric in each block) but I like the look of it better than the original version. I used the same fabric for both versions.
I'm now prepping the smaller blocks that are left (half sized blocks). I shrunk already small blocks (5.5" blocks) to 4.5" blocks. Some of the pieces are tiny! The small size will make them more fiddly to make.
Tuesday was my best friend's birthday. It was also the anniversary of the day we met (and became best friends at first sight). It's now been 44 years since we met. I sent her flowers for her birthday. When I got home from work, guess what was waiting for me from her?
|flowers from my best friend|
Our flowers are almost identical. How's that for knowing what we both like?!?!
On the weight loss:
I started my doctor supervised diet on Jan 28th. As of Thursday morning, I've lost 20 pounds! Hopefully the pounds will keep coming off so that I can reach my goal. I'm learning how to change my eating habits. I even got to eat a deli sandwich last week (half a Reuben sandwich was only 420 calories). That was the first time I've gotten to 'eat out' since I started my diet. I'm planning on a Chick-fil-a Grilled Chicken sandwich for supper tonight (only 320 calories). I've even found a frozen pizza that I can eat when hubby and son eat their pizza.