We had to rearrange the shop to accommodate the extra wool rack we added to the existing three, so there is now an entire wall of wool. So delicious to see, all those wonderful colours, a feast for the eye! We had to shift the large bookshelf to another area but it’s all working; it’s amazing what you can fit into an already crammed space. All that's left is the ceiling and don't think I haven't considered it...gravity is the only thing stopping me! Shane has been dyeing up a storm and we have recently taken shipment of dozens of new plaids, some so beautiful I grabbed an armload for my own stash; ownerships should have some perks right?
The Great Wall of Wool! One of the seven wonders of the hooking world!
Lots of exciting colours, seasonal reds and greens, charcoal, soft pink, periwinkle blue and a very light sea foam blue that reminds me of a cottage on the beach. There is a black and even a white; a very nautical gold and navy; the orange and rust are perfect for next fall’s projects and would look great sporting a hooked pumpkin in the center and made in to a pillow. Sue was in the states recently and said people are sewing pillows out of burlap and appliqueing a design in the center but we could hook one!
For me, eating dessert means a few extra jumps on my indoor trampoline. If you want to lower your blood sugar quickly that’s the way to fly. A couple of dozen hard pumps and running on the spot and you knock your score to normal. Too bad you couldn’t carry the thing around in your purse and whip it out every time you fall prey to a craving.
I first heard about the benefits of the trampoline a few years ago while watching the Shopping Channel and figured I'd give it a whirl...what the heck? If it didn’t work, I’d just squeeze it into the closet with all other pieces of exercise equipment I’ve wasted money on over the years.
Good intentions and all, I wonder how much money we spend on home fitness equipment that we fall out of love with, ban it to the basement, garage or closest and then doom it to the yard sale for a fraction of the price. Carrying it out to the yard is probably the most exercise it's provided!
So the trampoline is the only piece of gear I’ve stuck with and it has plenty of merit. First of all it gets your blood pumping to every part of your body, even the tiniest vessels in your feet, making you all pink and tingly! Supposedly it firms up the chest area, that’s a claim the jury is still out on, at my age how would you even tell? And of course the main reason I use it, there is very low
impact on my bad knee. But all that aside, it’s just pure fun with added benefits. It always reminds me of jumping on the bed when I was a child. I bought it around the time I realized
my pancreas wasn’t working so efficiently and it keeps my blood sugar in check after eating too large a meal or if I’ve cheated. Oh and yes, another great benefit, it tightens up the Kegel muscles very quickly, because you have to keep squeezing to prevent wetting your pants. The first couple of times you use it, I recommend you pee first and maybe wear a pad but after that, no problem. Hmm...I wonder if any men are reading this post? Well, on that note I’m off to bed!