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.