Friday, October 23, 2009

Dragon Charmer (New Start)

The Special New Start SAL ended last night. Presenting my first 1400 stitches of my first Jo Wall chart ever, Drum Roll.....

Dragon Charmer!

Now don't throw stuff at me, but I am going to admit that I am not a big fan of Ms. Wall's charts. Her art is lovely, but not usually anything I would want to stitch, with this ONE exception, a dragon, and beautiful blues (my favorite color)! Plus, to tell the truth, they scared me! They looked like so much detail and I figured every other stitch would be a different color, and it would drive me mad. I am happy to report that is not the case. I am really enjoying this one.
Stats: 28 ct. Joblean - light blue, DMC Floss, 1 X 1 Full Cross.
Once again, here is the original:

The HAEDless SAL is this weekend so I will be working on A Bouquet of Cheryl. Expect an update on that after the weekend.

On the exercise/lifestyle change front I have some not so great news. I hurt my lower back (in class, I think) a week ago Monday (the 12th). I've continued going to classes and hoping that it would work itself out, but I just cannot ignore it anymore. My lower back is screaming at me on full volume. I called an orthopaedist on Tuesday and I can't get in till this coming Monday. I've made the decision to discontinue my classes until I get to the doctor and find out what it going on with my aching back. Sometimes it's a stabbing pain, all other times it's just a nagging like a tooth ache. I am continuing my healthy eating habits, I'm not giving up! I'm 'sticking to the plan'!


Mel said...

What a lovely start! It's so colourful!!! Can't wait to see more.

That is really too bad about your back. :( I do hope you are feeling better soon.

I do know that usually for back stuff it's best if you do walk and stuff instead of just lay down. Best of luck. Hope it gets better soon.

Sara said...

That's an awesome start! I've not done a full sized Wall chart but if the QS I have in progress is any indication it will be slow-moving for all the confetti but well worth the effort. Can't wait to see more progress from you.

Hope your back feels better soon.

Claire said...

Great start.Will look back for the progress.Hope your back gets better soon,have a rest and stitch lol,just keep up the good eating.

AnnMcD said...

What an ambitious start. I have not yet succmbed to the HAED call but have notihing but awe for those of you who have!
I read your previous post baout your inches lost! Wow That's great!