Sunday, December 19, 2010

Caffeine is a gateway drug....

for me.  My morning coffee leads me to something sweet, like a doughnut, then some chocolate, then an afternoon Coke, some more chocolate, and eventually an evening cup of coffee (which doesn't keep me just keeps me alive).  If I can't get a caffeine fix, I usually go for some form of sugar to try to perk me up....Nonetheless, I'm overweight.   I need to lose some weight in the New Year, so I'm giving up caffeine--and hopefully all the other sugary items that go with my caffeine addiction.  It isn't pretty, but I'm getting it done.  I have 16 days of Winter Break to straighten up before I have to rise and shine at 5am for school.  ;-D  So that is my major project right now....

Yesterday I got a surprise in the mail from the UK.  Sue over at Quilt Times sent me a little mug rug for participating in the Christmas Quilt Along this fall.  Isn't it wonderful?

I will use it to set my decaf Earl Gray tea on this morning....with a little honey and milk, just like "across the pond"--isn't that what we should say???  Thank you Sue!  I've never gotten a quilty gift in the exciting!!!  And I'm definitely in for the Christmas Quilt along this coming year....all year long.  Do I use the same button?  I should go back and re-read that post on your blog ;-)

For anyone who is wondering....I got a lot of Christmas stuff done because of the quilt along.  I made and quilted the tree skirt, and did the big Christmas quilt.  I honestly never would have found the time if I didn't have the CQA to motivate me. 

I'm working on a Buggy Barn quilt right now....Here is a sneak peek, but I'll do a post on it tomorrow. 
Happy Quilting!!


  1. Reading along with your first couple lines, I swear you were channeling me! Until you got to the part about giving it up. Good luck with that - I'm not going there with you. I can't believe you've never gotten a quilty gift in the mail before!!! Love the mug rug, and the mug. I also love Earl Grey - does the decaf taste differently? (never mind, I don't want to know because I'm NOT going there with you!) Glad to hear you got so much done through the CQA. I find bloggy and guild challenges keep me focused and chugging along, too!

  2. I love the mug rug you received and I know that you will enjoy it! Good luck on the caffeine withdrawal. It's not fun, but necessary sometimes!

    Can't wait to see more about the current quilt.

  3. Whaaat? Giving up caffeine? That's just not normal!

    Glad to hear you'll be joining the Christmas Quilt-along next year.


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