Thursday, November 17, 2011

TNT Thursday gets Wet

So 2 things I tried new.  One "quilty" goodness related.  One absolutely not.

First.  Remember when I showed this pillow a few days ago.  Yup, it is the one that is part of the designer's challenge for Fat Quarterly.  Well this was the first time I had ever tried making an envelope pillowcase.  Crazy huh!!!  It was so super easy.  Now I want to start churning out pillows for every seat in the house.  (Although the WIP list is a little long so maybe I should hold off on that :)  


Second.  On Saturday I competed in a Triathlon.  Now before you go all "Wow, that is amazing" I should clarify.  It was a team triathlon and the sprint distance.  My husband has always wanted to do Triathlon's but swims like a rock.  I swam in high school (some 15 years ago, mind you :) So when he found this little "fun event" he asked if I would swim so he could be part of it.  What could I say.  

About 4 laps into it I was dead and wishing I would have said No Way!!!! (unfortunately 4 times in the pool to "practice" before the event was not anywhere near enough to getting me into shape, who would have guessed that?? :)   But about 4 hours after I was happy we were able to do it together.  My husband absolutely loved it.  And now he has hopes for us each competing our own.  He just has to learn to swim and I just have to learn to get my tush out of bed in the morning to try to get back into somewhat decent shape :)  Wish us luck :)



So what did you try new this week???  Let's see!!!!

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15 comments:

  1. WOW! It's all I can say about a triathlon! Love the pillow. Funny, buttonholes for a pillow back was my new thing this week. Great minds!

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  2. Yay for your triathlon. Our town started hosting a min-triathlon two years ago. I am working on getting in shape for it for this year. I have NEVER run before... so its been interesting. I am using the C25k program, and just started posting progress on my blog. GOOD LUCK! And way to go for you two!!

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  3. Good for you!!! Being able to participate with your husband was the best part. Good luck!!!

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  4. Wow! I'm impressed by anyone that swims--particularly first thing in the morning (I am not a fan of cold water)! Sounds like you had fun! Your pillow is lovely, but I couldn't help but wonder if that orange stripe is you in your swimsuit amidst all the lane lines?! ;)

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  5. Wow! I could never swim like that!
    I am new to following and new to TNT.
    I added a link to a Thread Painting post. I have thread painted, before but was my second original creation! Thanks for hosting! I'll come back when there are more and check them out this weekend!

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  6. Congratulations on the triathlon! I'm very impressed =)

    The pillowcase is cute, too - love the colors!

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  7. way to go!! congrats on the Fat Quarterly gig, too! :)

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  8. Congrats on the triathlon. Look at you go!

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  9. Congrats on the tri!!! They are really fun! I used to swim in hs too!! Awesome!!

    That pillow is so cute!! Happy TNT!

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  10. Congrats! Triathlons are fun. I did one, but swimming was really intimidating to me. When I finally (after what seemed like forever and getting swam OVER by the real athletes) completed the swim, I hopped out of the water and said "Look! I just swam a quarter mile! I did it! I did it!" I was jumping around and posing for pictures beside the lake. The race directors had to practically push me onto the bike! I was so proud of completing that swim though. Good for you that you are such a strong swimmer! Congrats to your husband too :)

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  11. I'm wishing you lots of luck. That's awesome!

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  12. Pillow creation is always my favorite blog. I never miss to comment on it. Now a days, I also regularly going for swimming, I want to lose my weight as soon as possible.

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  13. Good for you, joining the family team. Way to go. My husband was a high school and college athlete, he competed in Triathlons until he was 66. I have never been athletic, so I was the cheerleader/ambulance driver.

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  14. You have done very nice pillow covers. I really like this pillow covers and its pattern and also colors.

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Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa