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Wednesday, 25 May 2011

47 minutes and 7 seconds

 ...so I thought that as I had said the quilts at the show weren't quite to my taste I had better show you mine. i realised that I had never shown you the Paula Ozier fabric with the Yoshiko Jinzenji inspiration quilt.
I saw these at the Festival of Quilts 2 years ago and I finally finished it about a month ago.
 It's on out bed and I love, love, love it. I would have shown you earlier but that requires me taking a photo and to do that requires more than 2 minutes spare a day, the quilt to be on a made bed, not to be covered in clothes waiting to go away.
Quilts are mighty difficult things to photograph and it was only a couple of moments ago when I remembered most people put them over the washing line.
Well its too late now!
Its the photos I find difficult when it come to the writing I just tend to bash out the first thoughts that come into my head.
Oh you noticed that did you.
 I like quilts that have chance to let your eyes rest, a piece of plain something that breaks up the pattern.
To me, its more important than the pattern.
The title of the post?
Did I make you wonder?
did I
go on
ask me?
well as you asked. I took up running 2 years ago as a way to fight the ever expanding backside. I belong to a sociable women's running group and I run once a week with them and once a week with a friend. 
it took me about a year of running to get to the point where I didn't hate it  Now I just about tolerate it as an excuse to be able to eat what I want. At the weekend I took part in a local fun run/race. I expected to do the 5 mile race in under an hour, I hoped to be about 55 minutes.
 I still cant believe I ran it in 47 minutes and 7 seconds, yes, 47 minutes and 7 seconds, less than 10 minute miles. 
To be honest, I have only just stopped wearing the medal round my neck
Not bad for a wobbly bottomed nearly 40 something!

7 comments:

crafts@home said...

Congratulations, the Quilt is beautiful, and the running, well fast, now if only it took 47 minutes and 7 seconds to make a quilt for the bed!
Sue Xx

Jill said...

Fabulous quilt - and as for running......!!! ***

two hippos said...

Beautiful quilt! Congratulations on the run too, great time.

Carrie said...

Gorgeous quilt and congratulations on the running time, though in my eyes, fun and run should never appear in the same sentence!

gill said...

I love the quilt but I'm really impressed by the running!!!

Menopausal musing said...

I can "take or leave" quilts, but my goodness, that is one I could TAKE! Lovely. Well done on the running, I think I am going to have to take something up exercise wise, but it will have to be swimming methinks.

Chrissie said...

I so agree about the quilt and I love what you have done. 47 minutes and 7 seconds sounded to me like the length of time it takes to change a duvet cover!! Well done with your running - keep it up.