Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Last Day of 2013

I realized I haven't written in a long time here.  I haven't done a lot of quilting/piecing because it hurts my back so much.  Paper stuff doesn't hurt so I've been doing more of that.  I was planning on finishing up this quilt top today but now I can't find it.  I took apart my closet, rummaged through the basement stash and nothing.  Even this hurt to cut out strips and sew so I'm not sure what to do.

This is a Kathy Orta mini album project.  This was a PITA to put together and I'll never do it again.  It's still not done.  My Cameo cut out the skeleton/spiderweb beautifully and fits perfectly with the box decor.  Kathy used Tim Holtz's stuff but I found most of it gaudy and did  my own thing.

It opens up like a desk with two panels.  This one is the bottom with two mini albums:

How the box folds out:

I happened to look at my cycling goal of 50 miles.  Didn't happen.  30 is the most I can do on a bike at the moment.  However; I didn't have to go to the hospital for any of the cycling accidents I did have.

According to Strava I have ridden 779 miles this year so even though I never made a 50 mile trip I've put in a lot of mileage.  Part of me wishes I could do the "Gravel Grinder" ride but that's 150 miles and given my speed would be at least a 15 hour day.  Three hours is the max I've been able to do.

I figure 2014's goal is to do 40 miles.  That's four hours on a bike..LOL.