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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

It Moved! It Moved!

Wow, its been days and days since I last blogged! I had every intention to blog frequently this year, maybe not daily but several times a week. My last entry was well before the weekend. I had a lovely weekend out at Ann and Dan's, but then it aways is a lovely weekend when I'm visiting my good friends. I'm not sure why I hadn't blogged in so long, just didn't feel like it I suppose.

I arrived Friday night (it was cold!) to warm lights and a roaring fire. Of course it wasn't long before the stitching was pulled out! I worked away on my exchange piece, and Ann worked on her Fairies in the Garden. Saturday it started to warm up outside but Ann and I didn't venture far! We settled in front of the wood stove to stitch! In the afternoon Beatrice joined us for short while, it was so nice to see her! Sunday morning we woke up to big, fluffy snowflakes falling pretty heavily and it kept doing so until mid-afternoon, where it changed to a lighter snow. At lunch time we were joined by a lovely group for lunch and stitching. I got to see Beatrice, Adriana, Sharon and Sharon, and Judie... we received regrets from Barb and Wendy they just couldn't make it out due to the road conditions. Lunch was delicious and it so wonderful to see the ladies!!! I am so looking forward to my next visit which will be the weekend of March 7th for Ann's Nashville Open house.


After I finished my exchange piece on Sunday morning, I pulled out Blackstone Fantasy Garden for my Sunday on this piece for the month. It was such a joy to work on this all day and wish I didn't have to put it away. I've worked a little bit on Paradigm Lost since then but not enough to show it off tonight.

Now onto the moving, finally tonight the scale moved for me tonight! Even better, the scale moved down! The last time the scale budged was on December 30th, and I was starting to despair when for the last few weeks the scale hadn't moved for me. It was to the point where I would of been happy to see even an upwards move, just to see the darned thing change!

27 comments:

Tama said...

Your Fantasy Garden looks incredible - your blog always makes me want to spend all my money on new patterns :D

Suzanne said...

Fantasy Garden looks very intricate and time consuming, but very lovely. Congratulations on the weight loss.

Mylene said...

Sounds like you had a great time with friends last weekend. Your Fantasy Garden is looking wonderful and congrats on the weight loss.

Brigitte said...

Ohhh, what a nice weekend you had with your stitching friends.
Fantasy Garden looks great, I can understand that you didn't want to put it away. That's the reason why all my rotation plans only work for a while and then I get hooked on one of the pieces and stay with it.

Katie said...

Congratulations, that's fabulous!!Plateaus are the worst :( Way to go beating it!!

Wanda said...

Beautiful piece. I hadn't seen it before. Thanks for sharing. And I'm glad the scale moved for you finally...and down is even better! I've never experienced a day of stitching with anyone. I think maybe I've stitched with my sister for an hour or two but that's about it. It was great to "be there with you"!

Sally said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic time! I'd love to sit stitching by a warm fire watching the snow fall. My idea of heaven!

Fantassy Garden is looking good.

Lynne said...

I'm glad you had such a great time. Blackstone looks wonderful !!! What colors are you using ? and how many ?

Kristen said...

Hi Dani,

I found your blog recently and your projects are amazing. After a long stitching hiatus I'm back at it and I keep wanting to add whatever you're working on next! I thought Paradigm Lost would be next after seeing yours, but now I'm thinking Fantasy Garden might need to be!

Von said...

So glad you had a great stitchy weekend and another downward trend on the scale! :D

Paula said...

It looks great. Well done on the weight loss.

Kathy A. said...

Congrats my girl on moving that scale! Way to go.
Fantasy is gorgeous.
Lucky you to spend a weekend with Ann and to visit with the girls

Shelleen said...

congrats on the weight loss and your Fantasy piece is moving right along.

Anonymous said...

Whoo hoo!!!! Congrats on the weight loss...65lbs, that is just a big WOW! And your piece is super-neat!

tkdquintmom said...

Maybe that little bit of chocolate scared the scale :-) I'm glad it moved..there is nothing like having it not for you.

Gabi said...

Your Blackstone Fantasy Garden looks adorable. And congrats with your weight loss :)

Carolyn said...

What a wonderful weekend!! It sounds like such fun. :)

Congratulations on the weight loss. I can relate - never ending battle for me. :( Keep up the good work!!

Christine said...

Sounds like a great weekend, and the fantasy garden is just stunning

Jo said...

I'm so pleased the scales moved for you - and in the right direction too! Thanks for your encouragement re: the gym - hopefully we can inspire each other to keep going on that treadmill!

Loving Fantasy garden

Julie said...

FG looks great, sounds like you had a wonderful weekend

Olenka's Stitches said...

Blackstone Fantasy Garden looks stunning! Congrats on weight loss!

Cindy F. said...

WOW! Fantasy Garden is amazing!
Congrats on your weight loss! Good job!

Maren said...

Oh my gosh, that looks incredible! Wow!

Dee said...

Fantasy Garden is awesome! I love the Celtic Knots.

~Tammy said...

Love the pieces!

Damn digital devil. Glad to hear it moved for you. How frustrated to work towards a goal and the scale is not understanding your desire for a smaller number.

Sharon said...

Congrats on the weight loss! Fantasy garden looks beautiful.

Kajsa said...

Fantasy garden is gorgeous!