Fast and Easy or Slow and Steady? Open Line Friday

Machine Quilting, Fill Designs, Fast and EasyGood Morning, Quilters and Fitness Pros!

It’s been a busy week for all of us and next week I have some BIG NEWS to share…

In the mean time, how’s it going with our first challenge in #theinboxjaunts #losethosefatquarters?

Don’t forget, we are Running (or walking) for the Roses.  Keep your eye on the prize:

Roses, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Of course, THE REAL PRIZE is health and fitness!

Our plan for this week:

  • Be aware of our sedentary/active time balance…in other words, how much time do we spend sitting???
  • Make a decision to MOVE MORE–No Excuses!
  • Write achievable goals–and keep the promises we make to ourselves.
  • Reward ourselves with quilting time (not food).
  • Continually evaluate and adjust.

With that last point in mind…

How is it going?

What is working?  What is not?  

For me…I did well increasing my active time and have kept my exercise goal of walking 4 miles 4 times this week.

What’s not working…writing down my sedentary time…I need a daily calendar or something.  Perhaps just a way to mark every half hour of sitting without moving….Not sure–

What worked for YOU?

What didn’t?

And What’s YOUR NEW plan?  If something is not working, make a new plan ASAP!

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Just a quick reminder…when it comes to fitness and health…

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

If you are looking for Fast and Easy–try machine quilting–I am over at BERNINA’s blog, We All Sew, with three Fast and Easy quilting motifs!

Happy Mother’s Day,

Lori (Mother of six, Grandmother of 1 –with one on the way!!!)

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

 

Craftsy Giveaway!

Lori Kennedy, Craftsy Set

Good Morning Quilters!

My second Craftsy class, Creative Free Motion Techniques:  From Doodle to Design goes LIVE next Monday!

Good news–YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN-JUST SIGN IN HERE!!!

Lori Kennedy, Doodle to Design,Craftsy

My first class, Divide and Conquer:  Creative Machine Quilting has been given all FIVE STAR REVIEWS!

Here’s what one reviewer wrote: Screen Shot 2016-04-03 at 12.26.12 PMWell, Darla…here’s another!

While Divide and Conquer focused on how to break down quilts and blocks with different compositional styles…

Doodle to Design emphasizes doodling, creating your Personal Motif Library, and includes more than 50 motifs-doodled and demonstrated!

Each lesson ends with everyone’s favorite–A TRUNK SHOW!
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Of course…more techniques, inspiration and ideas, too!

Don’t wait!  Sign in NOW– RIGHT HERE!

While you are there…check out Craftsy’s new line of fabrics, Boundless,  gorgeous solids at a great price point!  (As you know, I LOVE solids–they let our creative free motion quilting sing!)

I hope YOU WIN!

TOMORROW–Have your Quilt-a-long fabrics ready-we’re going to start stitching!!

Feeling Lucky,

Lori

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.   This blog contains promotional links.  Thank YOU!

Downton Abbey Fabric Giveaway! Win!!

Downton Abbey Fabric, Andover Fabrics, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

As the Downton Abbey series comes to a close, let’s celebrate the hours of fabulous TV it offered with a GIVEAWAY!

The show had its ups and downs to be sure, but the costumes alone were worth watching for…

The beautiful clothes, jewelry, furnishings….

Downton Abbey Fabric, Andover Fabrics, Lori Kennedy

I WIN–YOU WIN!

At the Craftsy Instructor Summit in January, I was the WINNER of 5 bolts of Downton Abbey fabric from Andover Fabrics!

I would like to share the bounty with THREE LUCKY WINNERS-

Each will receive 5 yards of beautiful cotton fabric-for quilting or dressmaking!

Downton Abbey Fabric, Andover Fabrics, Lori Kennedy

HOW TO ENTER–THREE WINNERS!

In the comment section, leave YOUR favorite Downton Abbey quote–there were so many!

Google them if necessary…

If you really can’t come up with a Downton Abbey quote, share any favorite sewing or inspirational quote!

Downton Abbey Fabric, Andover Fabrics, Lori Kennedy

The contest will run  until 8 pm CST on Thursday, March 10th.

Winners will be announced Friday, March 11!

(Due to shipping costs, this contest is limited to US and Canada only–thanks!)

Thank you, Andover Fabrics!

Thank you, Craftsy!

Lady Lori Crawley (my real maiden name!)

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com  Thanks!

Win Downton Abbey Fabric!