Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Log Cabin Quilt Almost Done

I have been doing quilting stuff recently.  Just haven't had time to post.  Here's the log cabin quilt I almost have done.  One more blue border and it's ready to go.  I figure I'll quilt it with red/white/blue variegated thread with a meandering pattern of sorts.  It turned out better than I thought it would.

I've been introduced to GoogleSketch which is a 3-D program and is totally amazing.  Then you use another program (can't remember it) to unfold what you've made and then import it into Make the Cut software to cut it out!  No more drawing every piece in MTC!  I made the box in Sketch, opened it up in the other software, edited to make the hearts in MTC and cut it out with my Cameo.  If I had vellum or tissue paper I could put a candle in it.

I've been feeling so much better physically after being sick all winter.  I've been walking a mile every day and have started up riding my bikes.  I even GASP ran yesterday and made 4 new Strava achievements.  I put Mean Green on the trainer and did 9 miles today and Old Blue did 8 miles last week.  It's still been too cold outside to really enjoy cycling.   Yeah, I named my bikes.  

Mean Green has been in the shop hoping to get new shifters put on, but the ones I bought wouldn't work.  However; the LBS discovered that my bar end shifters were totally messed up and fixed them so the bike shifts beautifully.  Wow.  What a HUGE difference.  Indoor trainers are nice because you don't have to fiddle with anything.  Just get on and ride and don't die of boredom.  

I'm thinking I need a new saddle as I've lost enough cushioning that it hurts to ride now.  Stupid saddles cost a fortune so I don't know when I'll be able to pick up something.  Butts are pretty finicky about what saddle they like which doesn't help.

I'd like new pedals for Mean Green as well.  Really nice flat ones with grips and everything.  


Judy said...

Hey, congrats on feeling well enough to start cycling again. Getting the bike tuned up and running smoothly is so important. I have some flat metal pedals that look a bit ghetto but I love them so much better than the clip in ones. You're right about saddles, it's hard to find just the right one. I bought some Cannondale mountain bike baggy shorts on sale last year and they made a HUGE difference for me in comfort. You give those a try.
Enjoy your rides!