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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Plugging Away At It

Greetings and salutations B.B.S.W. readers! Its mid week, and I'm looking forward to the weekend, just to be at the end of this work week. Gosh I feel like lately I've been working harder than I have in the past, or at least I seem to be constantly on my feet and on the go! The down side to being busy at work? It leaves a girl pretty pooped, and too tired to stitch!


I have squeezed in some stitching time in the last few days on Vonna's Neighbourhood Round Robin. I have managed to finish all the cross stitching on the little shop... I'm sure its a needlework shop ... the owner lives upstairs! I've got the perfect name for this little LNS, I'll leave that for the very last! I've also gotten a fair amount of backstitching done on this shop. Once I wrap that up (tomorrow?) I have to figure out the "extras" I should stitch to fill up the space left in my block. I'm thinking a street lamp (a la Narnia) maybe a bench ... a bike? Another cat on said bench? We'll see!

I'm quite excited I've got a model on the way either tomorrow or Friday! Its been a long time since I've done any stitching for Jennifer of Dragon Dreams! I will be stitching the model for her Dragon's Lullaby that she will be teaching at the Creativ Festival! Oooh this little sampler is so droolable I can't wait to start it! It'll be nice to stitch a model I'll enjoy.

I had a decent weigh in on Tuesday at Weight Watchers, I've lost a pound. Which means I'm on the downslope towards my goal weight, one pound past the 1/2 way mark! In the last few weeks since school has started I've treated myself to some new slacks and tops for work (why can't jeans be considered "work wear" as long as you dress them up?). The truth is ... after this summer none of my work clothes fit anymore. I'm still finding it hard, getting used to the compliments I'm receiving from my co-workers... quite a few people have complimented how I look multiple times. They feel great each and every compliment, but I guess I don't see the difference they do. I asked Todd last night if there is really that much of a difference in my appearance. He says yes there is.

I know when I go clothes shopping it is now enjoyable. I used to dread having to buy clothes, I'd wear things until they were faded and wearing thin. It would take me forever... an hour at least to find just one pair of pants that would fit in a manner that I was happy with. Tops, I'd often buy v-neck shirts with no graphics on them. That would be work clothes. Its very hard to find clothing that fits and fits nicely when you're a plus sized pettite! Now that I'm just out of plus sized clothing I can go into any shop (I used to only buy clothes in 2-3 particular stores) I want to find something that fits... and looks good! On Friday night I went into Danier Leather and drooled over the leather jackets. Oh I so want a new one, the one Todd got me for Christmas a few years ago is just too big now. I'll be looking forward to shopping for a new one when I hit goal, I don't want to spend that kind of money when I've got more weight to loose!

Enough blathering for tonight! Keep an eye for something I've got coming up.....

18 comments:

Suzanne said...

That is a cute little shop!

Mmmm, I am looking forward to the weekend as well.

Lucy said...

Congrats on the weight loss...and you're doing it nice and slow too!! Good for you!
You lost me on the "too tired to stitch" comment....are we ever REALLY too tired to stitch????

Heidi said...

Great job on your weight loss! The stitching looks great!

Lisa said...

You deserve more than congratulations on your weight loss - I know it's hard. But CONGRATS!!!!

Carla said...

Your block for the rr looks great!!
And congrats on your weight loss...I'm so happy for you :)

Julie said...

The needlework shop looks so pretty.

~Tammy said...

I find it really difficult to take a compliment.

You've worked really hard for your success so far, and you should lap up every wonderful comment! You deserve one of them for how far you've come.

I remember when I was losing weight going from a 12/10 to a 2 that I had to give stuff away that no longer fit. It broke my heart because I still loved a lot of my clothing I'd outgrown.

I can completely understand your love of shopping now. It makes things a little less stressful and enjoyable when it's not so much work to find something that fits!

Keep up the great work!

shakatak66 said...

HUGE congrats on your weight loss to date - you're doing an awesome job ... and I can oh-so relate to your shopping issues, it's something I face every time I go out (in fact I only buy clothes once they drop to bits too for the same reason). My biggest dream is to walk into a 'normal' shop and try clothes on ... that's awesome that you're at that stage now - you go girl!!

Vonna said...

I love the Needlework shop :O)
And I am so happy for your weight loss! You go girl!

samplerlover said...

Hi Dani, love the needlework shop. Congratulations on the weight loss. It's good when you finally see a result. Thats worth a happy dance alone. = Sandra.

Bette said...

I love the RR you're doing. It's so colorful. Congrats on the weight loss. I know how you feel about having a goal. I have a pair of jeans that I would love to have but they are 2 sizes too small. As soon as I can, they're mine.

Sally said...

The needlework shop is lovely Dani.

Congrats on your continued weight loss!

ollie1976 said...

Dani-you should be so proud of yourself for that weightloss. I know it isn't easy and you look fantastic! Keep it up!
-Jen

Michele said...

Wow Dani, what a great milestone on your weight loss! and what fun to enjoy clothes shopping once again!

Love the house .. can't wait to see what it's called :)

Beatrice said...

Wow the weight is just poring off of you. Congratulations. I know I could sure see the difference when I saw you last!
The needlework shop is so cute!!!

Little Cat said...

You are doing so well with your weight loss :o) Congratulations!

Vonna's RR is looking great. That's a cute little shop.

Stitchingranny said...

Contratulations on the continued weight loss you have done really well and the friends that have not seen you for a while will really see a difference.

stitcherw said...

The shop is looking so cute, love the colors in it. Congrats on your most recent weigh in, it must feel so rewarding to need to shop for new cloths. Can't wait to see what Jennifer's new design looks like, her stuff is such fun.
Sue