Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Successful Weight Loss

Rocky here. I don't post often, actually October 2010 was the last time I did this. That was when Mom, Dad, and Dr. Erin put me on a diet. That was when I looked like this at 97 lbs:
And like this:

And then finally like this:
Cute huh?

Well, today I went for a weigh in. Dr. Erin was sooooooo proud of me. This is what I look like today:
Look at this new sleek body:

And here is one more view:
Cute butt don't cha think?

I am now down to a slim and trim 67.7lbs and Dr. Erin is soooooooo proud of me that she wants to make me the poster boy for the office. Mom wishes that she could try some of my special food and loose as much weight as I have.
I really have to thank Mom, Dad, and Dr. Erin. With this slim, trim, and toned new me. I now have a good chance of living a really long life.
That's it for today. See you soon.


Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Countdown has started

Only 25 days until Summer Fun2 Quilt Camp !!!!!!! We are soooooo looking forward to the 18th of August.

Lot's of 'stuff' planned and lot's of fun to be had.

Massage appointments available

Still have space available for campers.

Let's look at last years event:
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It is so hard to believe that the year has passed so fast.
Enjoy the pictures.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Another Busy Week

Remember this? This is the top panel of an Advent Calendar. My job was to duplicate it in triplicate. Or is that 'my job is to triplicate it'?

Well, today I finished. This is what I came up with.
They aren't exact duplicates. I used beads, buttons, and ribbons on my pieces. They are also not identical to each other. Each has it's own personality. I do hope though that Ellen likes them. She will finish the calendar using these panels.

Lot's to tell you about the trip to the AQS show in Knoxville. I will get that post together and get it up on Blogger as soon as I can.

 Roada also needs to complete her stories about her trip. She has been complaining about being in her travel bag since last Saturday, so, tonight I will take her to Design Group. Maybe that will settle her down for a while.

There is one person that will be SHOCKED to see what is going on the frame. Olivia is really ready for a challenge, soooooooooooo, stay tuned.

Until later,

Friday, July 15, 2011

I'm With Roada--Roada F. Tripp

I have been with Roada (Roada F. Tripp) all week. We have been in Knoxville since Tuesday afternoon, attending the AQS show, the last one in the Southeast. This has  been a wonderful trip. The people that I have met are awesome. The food I have eaten has been delishous. Ya know that I love good food. The classes that I have taken have been so informative that I can't wait to work with Olivia to see what we can do together. The sad part is that AQS will no longer be holding shows in the southeast. So Sad. We have so much to share

After I get home----late tomorrow-----I will post a great smile box to share all of our experiences.  Sorry no pictures at this point.

My signature is at home with Mr. One Loose Thread so:


Monday, July 11, 2011

I'm With Roada--Roada F. Tripp

You can find me for this week at:

Come see what we are up to.

Joyce AKA One Loose Thread

Saturday, July 9, 2011

It's All About The Weather

Last Wednesday I had the pleasure of driving my daughter and Piper out to the airport to tour the National Weather Service office. Piper is very interested in the weather and especially tornados.
Tori had been told that the tour would last about 20 minutes, but, we were there for over an hour. We all learned soooooo much.
We started by looking at the 'old' equipment. This is a rain gauge:

The aluminum cylinder in front is also a rain guage. The one they are looking at measures rain by weight. The one in front is measured using a 2 inch tube and a ruler.

This is the little 'house' that holds themometers for air and ground temperatures. There is also one that measures wet temperature that is then converted to humidity.

After our outside tour we were taken inside to see all of the COMPUTERS!!!!!!!!!
There was this one room that had monitors all the way around the room. Piper was shown how all of the weather systems look on the radar and how the radar really works. It was awesome. She was shown heavy thunderstorms, how they form, the different kinds, she learned about thunder and lightening. Yes, she even learned how the radar detects tornados!!!!

While we were there the weekly emergency test went out. So she was able to see how that worked and it was explained about how the test was used to test the weather alert radios.

Do you have a weather alert radio? They are not very expensive and can certainly save lives.

When it was time to leave, Piper was given all kinds of literature to continue her study of the weather. I do believe she had a great time and really learned a lot. I know that I sure did.
The people at the National Weather Service office are to be commended. Although this tour was only suppose to last 20 minutes, they picked up on the fact that they had Piper's attention and kept talking as long an she kept listening. I really appreciate them taking the time to educate a 'sponge'. We never know what will be retained or how it will affect a child in the future when we do things like this.

Of course we had to have lunch after our tour. It was my time to choose and Miyo's is one of my favorite places in Columbia. We had lunch on Forest Drive. Do you think Piper enjoyed her Mermaid Roll?

Once we finished our lunch we went to the movies. 'Judy Moody and the Not so Bummer Summer'. When did the seats in movie theaters get so hard? Of course I haven't been to the movies since the First Harry Potter film came out.

It really was a great day. Fun and educational--------just like a trip with this Grandmommie should be.

Next week-------All about our trip to Knoxville. Pat, Vicky McCormick and I are on our way,to Knoxville to the AQS show, on Monday morning. There is a shop hop starting in South Carolina this weekend and we will 'follow' the trail all the way up I-26. We'll shop in North Carolina, then into Tennessee and will arrive in Knoxville mid-day on Tuesday. That will be 2 days for a 6 hour trip. Oh what fun we will have. Stay tuned for all of the pictures as soon as I can download and get them to you.

Oh yes, by the way, we will be traveling with Roada------Roada F. Tripp. This is gonna be good.
Have a safe week.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Ready, Set, Go !!!!!!!!

Packing this weekend to go here:

I have 3 days of classes scheduled with Kimmy Brunner. These are all classes regarding longarm quilting, but, the techniques can also be used with a sitdown machine.

Pat and Vicki are going with me. We are going to shop hop all the way to Knoxville. I look forward to sharing our adventures with you when we get back.

Until then:  LET'S GO SEW !!!!!!!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Batik Stars

Finished this top. Such fun to work on with all of the wonderful color.

Used a fun pantograph and lively varigated thread.
Just love this quilt.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Olivia and a New Top

Tomorrow morning Olivia and I will again be working on a beautiful quilt top.

In the morning I will be putting this on the frame:

That black leg at the bottom of the picture is Rocky. I couldn't get him to move.

This next picture is the backing for this quilt. It has been decided that I will use the thread in the middle for the quilting. This will look awesome. I haven't decided which pantograph to use yet, I'll do that tomorrow.

Hope you had a good 4th. We certainly did. More later this week.


Taking today off to spend it with the family. Today is a day to swim, eat barbeque, eat watermelon, and enjoy a few adult beverages outdoors in 98 degree heat!!!!!!! The pool temperature will be that of bath water, but, it will be wet.

Have fun and stay safe!!