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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Fair & Square Round 8 Received

I received word that the squares I sent for round 8 of Fair and Square has been received by Suzanne. I'm glad to hear she likes them!


Freebie
c Plum Pudding Designs
Stitched on : 32ct. Natural Linen
Stitched with : DMC cotton

Today I was a big girl and drove into town to get weighed in. I didn't know what the last four days on the road had done to my progress with Weight Watchers. It was nice that the Inn we stayed in provided breakfast, and I made sure to eat some of the fruit every morning. However I don't usually have things like eggs and french toast for breakfast. Also my Mum and I ate out one big meal each day in restaurants, there was no fast food but to us Canadians no matter how healthy a food you choose, we do tend to find things either salty/or sweeter than they're made at home. I'm happy to say my weight didn't go up or down, it stayed the same. I couldn't of asked for a better result. I did have a couple of treats like a ice cream cone from Ben & Jerry's and a Mudslide with dinner yesterday.

I got some great news in the form of an e-mail today! Kathy sent me a quick little message from someone else's computer/e mail account today to let me know that she'll be coming to the Knit One, Stitch Too (formerly the Cross Stitch Cupboard) retreat in October at the Gananoque Inn! Now I have a room mate as Lynn wasn't going to be able to go this year. I'm not planning on taking any classes at the retreat this year so I'm looking forward to being able to just relax and stitch.

Speaking of stitching, I've still not done too much. I'll try to remember to share a progress picture of Moonlight Guardian before I head out to the cottage! Oh yes... I did pick a name for my dragon finally, and its : Indigo! It was suggested by Kathy, I didn't choose this name because she's my very good friend... however there are many times we think along the same wavelength! When I first went on the Internet in the mid 90's when it was still all and ASCII interface and started chatting Indigo was the handle I used... until I realized how common a name it was! Indigo is also the name of a character in a series of books I fell in love with by Louise Cooper. So Kathy thanks for suggesting that one!!!

28 comments:

Charlene said...

Hey Dani .. I just nominate your name for Kreativ Award. Check out my blog dear ... :-)

Ginnie said...

Good choice of name for your dragon. Love the little square too, very sweet.
Glad you had a good trip with your mom and no weight gain is fab.

Chiloe said...

Great you didn't gain weight ;) It's nice to go out and enjoy a little treat, guilt free !!!

Jade said...

Indigo is a great name. Congrats on your achievements!

Mel said...

Hi Dani, I also just nominated you for a Kreativ Blogger award on my blog. Please check it out! Thank you for all the wonderful posts I come to look forward to each day.

Sally said...

Nice name choice for your dragon:)

Love the square you stitched.

Karan said...

Love that design - must get round to stitching it soon.
No gain is good. :0)
Great name for the dragon. Well done to Kathy. :0)

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

Love your F&S piece!

Nancy said...

The square you stitched is so pretty! Don't you just love Ben & Jerry's?

Petra said...

Glad to hear you didn't gain weight, sounds like you had a great time! Indigo is a nice name.
Stitch on!

Beatrice said...

If you get this twice sorry.
My blogger gobbled up the last comment so I will try to repeat it.
That little square is charming.
I love the name Indigo and look forward to seeing her again soon.
Thank you for sharing your holidays with us I feel like I was there with you.I have been to a lot of those places but it's been years.
I'm glad Kathy can go to Gan. with you,you'll have fun!
I haven't seen or heard from her in a awhile. She has been pretty busy.
Take care.

Julie said...

A lovely bright and colourful square.

Great name for your dragon!

katica said...

Seems you've been nominated several times, but I'm going to add my name to the list. I've been reading your blog for quite sometime and I love checking it out to see your newest photos and your newest stitching projects.

Please check out my blog as well for your nomination.

Thanks

Angela said...

A beautiful square! I like the name you chose for your dragon.

Cheryl said...

Lovely square! I have this chart waiting to be stitched...one day!

TinaTx said...

What a cute little piece! Nice job!
Thanks for stopping by my blog - come back soon!

Carla said...

Lovely square!

Joanie said...

Love your square and I am really impressed with your weight loss on WW. I'm doing the program too but unlike you, I was up 2 pounds...eek! It's a struggle! Better week to come!

Sherry said...

Love the exchange and the name you chose for your dragon!

samplerlover said...

Thank you for visiting my blog.
Love your squares for Suzanne. Very nice.
Love your name for your dragon. = Sandra.

stitcherw said...

Very cute exchange square you made, that can be used lots of different ways for the fall. Just got done going back through your earlier entries of your trip. You took some awesome pictures. What a grand time it sounds like you had. The tubing in particular looks like it would have been fun, and relaxing.
Sue

Kajsa said...

Great finish! Love the name.

staci said...

Looks like you had a great trip...and good for you that you didn't gain anything~~that can be so hard when you're eating all your meals out!

Love the squares you stitched for Suzanne too :)

Carol R said...

Lovely squares.
Great name for your dragon!

Lillie said...

Indigo is a lovely name. Looks like both of you had a wonderful time together.

The square is beautifully stitched.

shakatak66 said...

Your latest F&S exchange square is gorgeous :) Congrats on not putting weight on too - that's great :)

Claire said...

What a wonderful and fun trip that must have been!! It all looks so beautiful. I'll bet the bobsledding was a hoot and a half:) I finally did post the award, and sent it back to you, since you're the main blog I read each day.
Cheers

Sharon said...

Lovely squares!