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 share...do 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!

hugs,
Nikki

 

7 comments:

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a good idea to do the boring background first! It's great to see these projects grow.
Congrats on the growing follower's list, join in with Joyzse's IHSW and you'll gain loads more and have fun too.

Joysze said...

Oh... hair!! :D It's looking great, Nikki. Great going with walking and good luck with the weight loss.

What Jo said about IHSW... hehehehehe.

Ewa said...

It's looking great so far! Awesome progress! And good luck with weight loss. Struggling with that myself right now. Grrrr.

Measi said...

Congrats on the weight loss - hopefully you can enjoy the holidays and not knock yourself too far off your hard work!

Thanks for joining the WIPocalypse. I've just added you to the participant list and added you to my Google Reader. Looking forward to your stitchy projects!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Nikki you must be so excited to be stitching something other than background!

Yvon (jioya) said...

those HEADS are both great one's, i hope to see more of them soon.

Happy stitching,

Hugs Yvon.

The Maiden said...

I love your progress, stitching a HAED is so daunting and you make it look easy! It is beautiful and the colors are great, so much better than the image would suggest!