Tuesday, August 28, 2007

New Start SAL - Progress

Well since my fabric never came for Rosy, I had to pick something else. I settled on Lil Blue Fairy Cat. Artist - Carrie Hawks. This chart was RAKed to me for my birthday last year, thanks Jeannie-maree!

Here it is after the weekend.
28 ct. Cashel Linen - White Opalescent - Zweigart, DMC floss, stitched 1 X 1.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Fairy Name & a Video

My fairy name is Bramble Rainbowwand
She is a fortune bringer.
She lives in leafy dells and bluebell glades.
She is only seen when the seer holds a four-leafed clover.
She wears bluebell-blue dresses. She has multicoloured wings like a butterfly.

And how adorable are these otters ?!!
Interesting note, Nyak, the female, was one of the few sea otters to survive the Exxon Valdese oil spill. Makes the video pull at your heartstrings even more.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


How yummy are these?!! Obviously, I got my Vikki Clayton silks for Rosy the other day. But, and this is a big BUT, I won't be getting the fabric in time for the New Start SAL this Friday. *frowns* Seems there is a problem with Lugana....they are all out of 28 Ct. White and Antique White as well. The fabric has been on backorder with the distributors for a few weeks now. So I have to drop back and punt. I've kitted up another chart for the SAL. Witholding the name for now. I may change my mind by Friday. Maybe some new charts will be released before then? Hummm... One never knows.....

Monday, August 20, 2007

Goblin Tree Update - Page HD!

I stayed with Goblin after the SAL this month. She was on the bars, so I worked on her some more. I got the page done! This was page 2, total of 5 pages completed so far! I am moving down to page 6 next. Getting to the fun part, her dress and the rest of her arm with that lovely striped glove!

I am hoping that everyting gets here in time for the New Start SAL this weekend. I got an email on Fri. that my Vikki Clayton silks were shipped. But I don't think my fabric has shipped yet. I got an order confirmation from ABC Stitch that said they would send me a shipping notification email when my order is ready to ship, that was last Tues. No news from them since. I'll just bust if I can't start Rosy!!!! How awful to have all the lovely silks in hand and no fabric to stitch with them!

This blog was featured last Fri. on Joann.com's Craft Gossip blog. The post is here if you're interested. Look for Aug. 17th. So nice to be noticed!!! (hangs head, shyly...)

Spin Update:
Classes completed (since July 10th): 29
Miles Spun: 299
Weight Loss so far: 6 pounds

Thursday, August 16, 2007

New Start SAL - HAED

I fell in love with Annie Rodrigue's "Seasonal Cats" - that's my pet name for them. Meet Curly Tailed Rosy. Isn't she adorable?! Well, there are 3 more in the collection. I got the bright idea when I first saw these cuties that I would stitch them all on one piece of fabric. I fooled around with placement and settled on this: 4 Cats_Page (that's a clicky link to bigger pic.)

My thinking is Rosy is for Valentine's Day so she is Spring. The arrangement of each chart has it so they are each looking at the next cat, in sequence. My next bright idea was to stitch them all in silk! So, I have the silks for Rosy ordered and a piece of 28 ct. Lugana big enough for all 4 cats ordered. If everything gets here before the last weekend of the month, this will be my project for the HAED New Start SAL.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Goblin Tree after the Aug. HAED SAL

Not a big update this time. My SIL and her youngest daugther came to stay last week, so not a lot of stichy time. But I did get that one tree limb above her head done at least. This piece is so fun to stitch. I wish I could just stitch and stitch and do nothing else....

I'm still 'spinning'! So far I've spun 249 miles, and lost 5 pounds, total. The weight loss should have been more, but I had the company over last week and we went out to eat more than I'd like. I am still taking 5 classes a week. I'm sticking to it, dedicated to getting this weight off!

Thanks to those that leave comments for me. You keep me inspired!!!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

More of Molly's Best Friend

I've been working away on Best Friend. I know I said I would stay on Goblin for a while... so I lied! I am fairly close (by HAED standards) to finishing BF, so I decided to stick with it some more. I have pages 1 & 2 done and page 3 is 50% complete. That leaves one more full page (page 5) and pages 6 & 7 are only partial pages. See? So I'm pretty close... Okay, no more rattling on, here she is! TA DA!!!!

I've also been keeping up with my spin membership.
My totals so far:
Classes completed (since July 10th): 17
Class Breakdown: 6 Spin/4 Weights/3 core-abs training/4 spin & abs
Miles Spun: 171
Weight Loss so far: 4 pounds

I LOST 4 POUNDS!!!! I realize that doesn't sound like much to most people, but to me that is a miracle!!!!!