music to quilt by

Posted by on March 26, 2008 in other things, stitch | 9 comments

I have entered phase two of my new healthy living plan. That’s right…exercise. It wasn’t easy to find an activity that I enjoyed doing, that I could fit into my day, and that wouldn’t involve spending large quantities of money, but I finally figured it out. I’m going swimming a few times a week, on my lunch hour, at a nearby rec center pool. Before now there were occasional walks, and visits to the tiny gym at work to use the elliptical machine, and I even use the stairs rather than the  elevator a few times a day, but I knew it wasn’t nearly enough. So now I’ve gone to the swimming pool several times, and it feels really good. The only thing is that I am so very tired at the end of the day. I thought exercise was supposed to energize you, when does that start happening?

I’m going to pretend that these are my reward for exercising and eating better, even though I ordered them weeks ago, and they were on back order. They just arrived, and they’re just as cute as I thought they would be:


See how big my feet are? Still, with art by Camilla on them, they look pretty cute.

Quilting continues in earnest, and I thought I’d share some of the music I’m enjoying right now, to get me through. I love the new Rogue Wave album, particularly this song (I couldn’t embed this one, so you have to click the link).

I can’t get enough of this song, and the video is so great too:

Here’s a conversation between me and my brother:
"Have you seen the video for (some random song, I don’t remember now)?
"Oh yeah, that was really good, I found it on youtube.
"Wouldn’t it be so cool if there was a TV channel that played nothing but music videos all day?
Melancholy silence as we remember what MTV used to be like.

This song is for all of you peeps who still have snow on the ground. I really, really hope Spring gets to you soon. "Hello blackbird, hello starling, winter’s over, be my darling!"

I think this is now my favorite Bright Eyes song. It was recommended to me by my 3 year old niece, who has the best taste in music. We should start a music column somewhere and call it "Mimi’s Picks". I’ll have to talk to her about that.

My favorite verse:

So the doc came with his black bag
I said you know doc I don’t feel swell
If you had a blue bag I think I’d get well
So he came right back with a blue sack
He said will this do?
I said why not, yeah

The whole thing is so clever, just watch it, please.


  1. Great “blue” song. I’ll go with Mimis picks any time…

  2. I LOVE the shoes! I bought a pair of PF Flyers this summer in an incredible tiffany blue color…looks a lot like yours!

  3. I need to develop an exercise plan soon too 🙂 Love the shoes.

  4. love the shoes, great pick!

  5. Those shoes are too cute!!!
    I am working on improving my fitness levels as well! Must be the thought of bathing suit season coming around that’s inspiring so many of us, hu? LOL
    God bless!

  6. So your post just brightened this depressed spring child’s day. Your shoes could have done it alone, but the bright eyes song suggested by mimi and the cuteness blog below just topped off my cup of happiness and I feel the oh so winter blues fading. Thanks for the sunshine…

  7. I’ve seen those shoes before, on another blog and am now convinced they are following me around BEGGING me to buy them!
    I love bright eyes, my kids love bright eyes, we all sing along in the car (like a family of maniacs on a day release!)

  8. Liked the Josh Ritter. One great musical moment was seeing him play in Sandpoint, ID, just up the road from his hometown last August.

  9. Wow. So much to see and do in this post.
    I have not heard of Bright Eyes, or Rouge Wave, before. I liked the RW video. The blue video was clever.
    I LOVE the shoes. They are so beautiful. I looked all around the link to Camilla too.
    Eventually the exercise makes you feel more alive. I think it took a month for me. I started exercising everyday in November, and am certainly feeling better for it.

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