Nov 30, 2015

Three Finishes!

Pleased to announce I have a few small finishes! 

Say hello to Hootzi!
Design:  Hootzi Humbug
Designer: Just Nan
Fabric: 14ct Tan Aida
Fibers: DMC and GAST
Embellishments: Hex Beads

I also finished October Monthly SAL.
Designer: Palko
Stitched on 28ct Antique White Cashel Linen
Fibers: DMC and WDW

Designer: Palko
Stitched on 28ct Antique White Cashel Linen
Fibers: DMC and GAST


Nov 11, 2015

Has It Been A Month Already?!?

Time just seems to fly by these days.  Where does it go?

I would like to thank those of you who sent cards for Deborah.  She loved opening them all.

Unfortunately, she had a tumble the week after I visited and is now in a nursing home recovering.  Please keep her in your thoughts.

I've lots to blog about so onward...

As some of you may know, I acquired a FitBit Charge several months ago to assist me in my wellness journey.  My only regret is that I didn't get the one with the heart monitor.  With the job change and the weather getting colder, I'm finding it harder to get my steps in.

As you can see in the photo, my fitbit is looking a bit rough.  I wear it all the time.  I do have some encouraging news!  Since August, I've lost 18 lbs.  In addition to weight loss, I've also lost inches:  1" in the waist and hips, and 1½" in the thigh.  It's slow going and not been easy, but health wise I feel better.

We've been steadily working on the upgrades at my parent's house.  My brother's have finished putting the new steel roof on and it looks pretty good.  I showed up one day and found that the garage door spring had fallen off.  One more thing to fix.  From what my brother says, it appears my Dad had this issue before and fixed it.  We now will need to reinforce the garage door because it's falling apart, too.  Meantime, I've been plugging away at painting two of the bedrooms.  It's a slow process when I'm the only one doing it.  One room is almost done except for pulling up corner round and painting it.



Mucho better!

The trim around the door and windows was a baby poop tan.
I've painted them the same color green as in the closet.

For about a month and a half, I couldn't locate my tablet.  I lost it about the time I switched jobs.  I tore the house apart looking for it.  I called restaurants I go to... just in case I might've left it there (Highly unlikely, but never know).  No luck.

Remember how I explained that I loaded charts on it and then used it as my working copy.  No?  See HERE.  You can see how this would put a damper on my stitching if I don't have my tablet.

When the weather gets colder, I put an electric blanket on my bed.  What did I find?!  Yep, the tablet!  I must've been using it to read in bed and somehow it got wedged in between the box spring and footboard of the bed.  Now, I can work on the marriage sampler again!

The Halloween mailart exchange has been completed.  Here's what I created for Linda L in AL.

The front design is by SanMan Originals.  It's from a JCS Halloween issue, but I can't remember which issue.  The tree on the back is by Jaunty Fox Designs.  The cat is also from the JCS issue. Stitched on 18ct Fiddlers Lite Aida using one strand of DMC. Embellished with coordinating fabric, ribbon, and Halloween buttons.

Here's what Linda sent to me:

Thank you, Linda!

While visiting with Deborah, I started a new project.  Here's the floss toss:

Progress at Deborah's:  (Sorry the pic isn't lighted well... it was night time when I took it)

Here's what it looks like now.  Almost finished with stitching. Then beading and assembly.

To close, I thought I'd share this photo.  I saw this road sign on my way to Deborah's... not too far from where I live.  I thought it was funny...