Saturday, December 31, 2011

Saying goodbye to 2011....

Just wanted to take a quick minute to wish everyone a happy and blessed New Year. Where ever you are, and however you choose to celebrate, be safe and enjoy the company of friends and family.

A very special thank you goes out to all my blogging friends for your wonderful comments and support...I have accomplished more stitching in the last 3 months with your help than I have in over a year, so thank you for keeping me motivated and allowing me to share in your lives and beautiful stitching! With that said, I will have an update post (with pics!) in the next day or two, I have a lot to show you!

So again, thank you, take care, and all the best to you and yours in the new year!


Monday, December 19, 2011

IHSW update!

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend, and had a bit of time to stitch during this busy time of year! I managed to get some stitching in on Sunday, as Saturday was my dad's "Feedom 55!" party. He turned 55 on December 17th, and retires December 23rd, so very good reason to have a major bash! I ate way too much, and drank a wee bit (so much for weight loss, lol) so I didn't start stitching until around noon on Sunday, but managed to get almost 1000 stitches in on Sadness. Still kinda looks like random blobs of color, but as the next few columns stitch up, it should look a little more like a piece of art rather than random stitches.

At the top, you can see her hair and face come in slowly column by column, but I know the end result will be worth it. Here is a close up on the top part, which is what I worked mostly on this weekend...crazy confetti in the hair, but the detail is amazing!

It's funny, it really doesn't look as nice in the pics as it does in person...maybe because of the closeness of the photos, or the lighting? The colors blend much better when you look at it from farther away it seems.

Anyways, thanks for taking the time to check out my blog, and a big thank you and hugs to Joysze for another sucessful IHSW, I can't wait for the next one in January!


Monday, December 5, 2011

Long overdue update!

Hi everyone, and a big welcome to my new followers! I can't believe 16 people have taken the time to check out my strange stitchy life on a regular basis! Speaking of stitching, I have some progress on Sadness of an Angel I am pretty excited to you see what I see?!

That's right...something besides background! Here's a close up!

It still doesn't look like much, but I am so excited it is starting to look like SOMETHING! lol. I am now 12280/117600 stitches in, and finally to the start of her hair; I was beginning to think I was never going to get to anything before X-mas...

And also, speaking of X-mas, I did start a few small projects over the last week or so, only have the backstitching (yuck!) left on the first one, so as soon as I am done I will post a pic!

I haven't been stitching quite as much over the last little bit, I figured it was soon time for me to lose the rest of the weight I have been carrying around for the last few years, so I have begun walking again with the dogs. I am managing to get out around once a day, (since the pups are pretty busy with doggie daycare and get lots of exercise) and am hoping to build up to twice a day. When I split with the ex-hubby last October, I lost 32 pounds pretty quickly, stress and all that, but I still have not reached my target weight, I am aiming for 10 more pounds. Been gradually adjusting my diet over the last month and a half to cut down on the junk food, and try a few more healthy choices, which is going okay. My sis and I are going to Cuba in April, so I really really REALLY want to be happy enough with my body to enjoy spending time on the beach and stuff without worrying about who's looking at my spare tire...sigh...I definitely have body image issues. Right now I am around 195 pounds, and am 5'10, so I figure another 10 pounds is realistic, since I have a bigger body frame. Of course, trying to lose weight around the holidays should be interesting, wish me luck! lol

Anywho, I have an hour before bed, pups are tired, and mummy is itching to get back to stitching! Talk to you soon!