Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Dark Cherry Update

Hope you all had a nice Easter! Here's my progress on Dark Cherry.
Before and After:

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Lil Blue Progress

I finally managed to get some stitching time in this weekend for the HAED SWIP (Slow Work In Progress) SAL. Presenting Lil' Blue Fairy Cat - Carrie Hawks
Before and After

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Eowyn Challenge Update

Fisrt I want to thank the people that commented on my framed pieces, Thank You!

I've been stitching on LIl'Blue Fairy Cat this weekend. It's the SWip weekend SAL over at the HAED board so this little guy needed some attention. I will have an update one him later on, after the SAL. So my Spring cleaning is on the back burner this weekend. I needed some stitching time, I was feeling burnt out.

On a side note, I have been participating in the Eowyn Challenge since July 07. I'm not walking, I am tracking miles spun. My exercise classes include Spin classes, so that's how I'm doing it. I just thought I would give an update on this. Here's my stats thru far:

Start Date: July 10, 2007
Starting Weight: 170
Current Weight: 149
Loss so far: 21 pounds
9/12/2007 Lost one dress size.

Miles cycled:
BAG END TO RIVENDELL (458 miles total) - Completed.
RIVENDELL TO LOTHLRIEN (462 Miles total) - Completed.
LOTHLRIEN TO RAUROS (389 Miles) - Completed.
RAUROS TO ISENGARD: Merry and Pippin's Path (355 Miles) - Completed
ISENGARD TO MINAS TIRITH: Gandalf and Pippin's Path (517 miles) - Completed
MINAS TIRITH TO THE MORANNON (138 Miles) - Completed

2319 Miles = Cumulative Journey thus far - Bag End to Morannon.

THE MORANNON TO MINAS TIRITH: The Return Journey (120 Miles) - 28 miles thus far.

Where I am now: In valley between mountains on east and steep slopes on west.

It's fun tracking the progress and it keeps me on track.

What do you do to keep your fitness routine interesting?

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Framed Pieces

First up, ACEO Best Friends - Artwork Molly Harrison, chart HAED. Started 7/2006, Completed 12/31/2007. Stitched on 40ct. Newcastle 2 X 2, DMC floss.

Second, Lizzie Kate, Double Flip-It. Started 3/1/2008, Completed 6/6/2008.
32 ct. Cream Lambswool Lugana, Weeks Dye Works floss, 2 X 1 full cross

I would have a pic of CDC framed to show, BUT when they took the wrapping off I saw a piece of something (like a cardboard shaving or something) under the glass! They are keeping it to fix. Hope to get it back soon!

I haven't been stitching much lately. Seems like time is flying by me and I'm getting nothing done, well stitching wise. I've started Spring cleaning around the house. So far I've done my master bedroom closet, my PC room and closet. Next up is the spare room and closet, 2 linen closets and the coat closet in the foyer. I am terrible about closets! Can you tell? I've been needing to do all this for about 3 years now! I just hate to spend free time doing stuff like this, I could be stitching!