We didn't take youngest DD to the doc yesterday because she was doing so much better. Then dinner time rolls around and she can't keep anything down. Yuck. So we are going to have to find a place that is open today to take her, or wait till Monday to take her to the doctor. I'm slowly getting worse, but fighting it tooth and nail. Lots of extra Juice Plus and vitamin C and I'm going to find some Mucinex around here somewhere. I do not want to get any worse sick. I want to get back to walking and things I'm supposed to be doing, not laying in bed feeling awful.
I found a new project to do with the fat quarters of fabric that I have (I have several matching pairs); a small book tote. The design is quite different than the tote I made; which was simple in design by comparison. Makes me a little nervous, but I'm still going to give it a try. I think the colors are pretty, kind of a rust red and a tan mixed with the rust red. I already goofed. I'm glad it would leave you with extra material because I had to cut out the biggest two pieces twice. I measured it twice, thought I had it, and nope, I was a whole half inch off on one of the pieces. Like I said, I'm not good at the measuring and cutting, but I'll get better with time and practice. This fabric is slightly stretchy, not like the canvas which is stiff and does not move at all. So maybe that is why. Who knows. It calls for a kind of backing to be ironed on the back of the fabric, so I may use my dark brown canvas material for that. Make the tote a bit stiffer and tougher than if it would be with just this material I have. I'll post pictures later of my progress tomorrow.
My sewing machine is like 10+ years old. It was given to me by one of my sisters, who was upgrading to a better machine. I've tried sewing off and on a few times, but this time I'm going to keep on trying till I get it. It's a Kenmore Mini Ultra, and is moody. If It's not in the mood to sew, it will mess up every way imaginable. But it is a sturdy little machine and not too difficult for me. I do wish it had a self-threader though. My eyes go cross-eyed trying to thread the needle! I found some video's on youtube of an older guy showing you how to do the basics on this exact same machine.
I checked pricing on how much my little tote would be on Etsy and I had it about right for the type of material used and size. Actually most were either made of flimsy material and cheap, or slightly better material and much more expensive (who would spend $35 on such a small tote?). But not to worry, it's going to be a while before I start selling anything, so I'll have plenty of time to figure out pricing. DH has big dreams for me, selling at fairs and such. Me? I'm just hoping I can figure out my next project. I'm not big on selling at fairs and stuff, though that would be neat, it would take a lot of time and effort to do all the sewing for having all the stuff to take to the fair to sell, and you never know if your stuff will sell like hotcakes or won't sell at all.
Anyway, I'm frustrated that I can't walk and exercise right now, first week of the Summer Biggest Loser challenge. I'm trying really hard to get my nutrition under control and want to accompany that with exercise. We are eating on the cheap this week, it's going to be a financially tough two weeks, but I can still eat my salads and other healthy foods, I just need to portion control everything. My stomach thinks it is hungry all the time and I need to do something to stop it. Drink lots of water, try tea, anything to get my stomach to stop thinking it constantly needs to be filled. Especially at night. I get so hungry before bed. Last night I drank a whole thing of water before bed, I had to go to the bathroom a few times in the night, but my stomach wasn't gnawing at me! Ideally my stomach would shrink so it would not need at much food. My friend tells me to do a 3 day fast, that will shrink my stomach. I just point at myself and say "diabetic". I can't fast, not like what she is talking about.
I can't help but think about basic training food. We had some high calorie foods, barely any veggies, and tons of carbs. We lost weight like crazy. But then we only had less than 5 minutes to eat (plus drink 3 glasses of water, which was a must), and we marched everywhere we went. Plus it was summer and we were wearing full BDU's. I lost like 20 pounds, got down to the smallest I have ever been. I think I was like 120 or less. Close to what the chart says I should be for my height.
Any way, I've rambled enough. Remember to pick yourself back up and keep on trying, don't give up!