Oh it was great to get up this morning and read (exercise). I read a whole issue of Quilting Arts cover to cover. It was awesome. Here's a one day review of the bike I bought. I didn't want a high end piece of gear because I didn't want to ride on trails or do anything fancy. I just want to get on the bike every morning and ride for an hour while I surf the web or read. I set my budget at $800. My first bike (that lasted about 8 years) cost less than $400.
Recumbent bikes are a little difficult to find. I looked around locally but only found really cheap (and cheaply made) bikes. Then I found the Xterra on Costco. It had good reviews so I ordered it.
It arrived packed really well and it took me about an hour to put it together. Everything fit together without any problems. It has a few programs (enough for me), doesn't rattle like my old one and is a lot more comfortable. The seat has really good back support and I feel like my legs are closer together so there's less stress on my knees and hips. As long as it doesn't break I think I'll like it a lot. Hopefully it will hold me another 5 years or more because I hate shopping for things like this. I also hate car shopping so hope that my 14 year old car lasts a lot longer too.
Because I'd rather spend my time sewing and that's what I did last night. I got another row quilted on Willie but spent most of my time with Fractured Fragments.
I didn't like the crumb blocks that I showed yesterday so I tried bordering them with all purple like these 3 on the bottom. Didn't like that either so I decided that the entire 6" border width would be crumbs. Then I went on and created the left border. I want the spiky border to look like it's being peeled off the crumb border underneath. I'm not sure how this is going to work out but I"m keeping on with it. I like the idea and want to make it work.
Today I've got lots of work to do so I don't know if I'll get anymore sewing done. Tonight I have drinks with some girls that I used to work with. We meet once a month. Tomorrow I'm going to my friend, Kim's, to organize her sewing room. She basically has her sewing table and piles in the floor. We are going to figure out what kind of storage she needs and see if we can get it all organized. On Sunday I'm going to Anne's for a sewing day. I've got to decided what project I'm going to work on.
Sounds like a pretty good weekend, doesn't it?