Friday, April 8, 2011

Around the house ...

So for the few followers out there, you may have noticed that my training post have been far and few in between. While the triathlete blogs I'm following are posting huge training and wins I'm logging 9M of running/week boooh. First of all I had to put my budding mountain biking career on hold for two reasons, a) the san diego weather has really not been cooperating and b) strategic reasons that I won't bore you with. Lets just say that I decided to pick my battles and so I will roam the trails in a few weeks! Then well I will shamelessly use my parents are in town card and I have lots of work. Both are pretty lame excuse but since I get to see my parents once a year I think it is still OK. I have been able to manage a 6-7M run on the trails on the week ends, one or two runs in the week and a session of yoga! Enough about what I didn't get to do but lets focus on what I have been spending my time doing because it wasn't watching TV. One of the main reasons I stopped working with Lesley which I miss dearly is to get to do more of the other things I enjoy: Namely making things. I hope one day I will be able to train hard and make things and work and .... I am almost done with my chair slip cover and I'm thrilled how it looks. I am quite surprised I didn't screw up at all and while every seam are not perfect and not quite symetrical. The result is rather pretty if I may say so myself or as B would put it "It is better than before". But see for yourself. Some details, the corners of the pillow with the piping were one of the trickiest part but it came out rather nicely. Then to add a bit more style I sew on the outside along the arm and I like the way it came out.... Now my armchair and sofa downstair look quite grimy in comparison. Maybe I'll have to tackle that one next and the big 3 seater couch as well... we shall see.
stay tune for the other things that have kept me busy besides family, work and house stuff....

1 comment:

chacha said...

It looks awesome! You definitely have a knack for sewing :o)