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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Happy! Happy!

Yay, this post is HAPPY! HAPPY! I've got two good things to share with you!

First of all at yesterday's weigh in I'm down 1.5lbs, the 1.5lbs I gained last week are gone! Now one more pound to get rid of and I'll be where I was at the start of June. Fingers crossed I've kick started my body back into loosing mode and I'll be able to loose my last 10lbs. I hope.

The other reason for Happy? Well this evening I was Happy Dancing! Blackstone Fantasy Garden is finished! I really enjoyed this piece, every moment was a joy, and I loved all the blackwork (well i did backstitch) involved too! I'll let the pictures tell the story!

Blackstone Fantasy Garden
c2006 Tracy Horner - Ink Circles
Stitched on : 28ct Opalescent Lugana
Stitched with : Carrie's Creation Threads

What's next on the agenda? Well I've got my two ornaments to stitch up for this month, so I'll get those done. Then I think I'm going to start working on Todd's Christmas stocking.

49 comments:

Kathryn said...

BFG is really, really lovely. Congratulations!

Katri said...

The Fantasy Garden is really gorgeous! Congratulations on your finish!

devonaz said...

Congrats on the weight lose,,,I know you can do it...the piece is beautiful..congrats on the finish...keep up the good work...

valerie said...

Glad to hear your body is cooperating with you! :) BFG looks fantastic! I didn't realize there was different colors in the knotwork...up close, I can see it now. Looks lovely!

Carol R said...

Congratulations on the weight loss! And for your great finish of BFG - it's beautiful!

Rowyn said...

Gorgeous finish!

Brigitte said...

Wow! Your Fantasy Garden is looking awesome. Congratulations on finishing it in no time. And congratulations on your weight loss. I knew that your body couldn't resist forever, lol.

mollycaff said...

Congratulations on the weight loss! Fantasy Garden looks amazing, thank you for the close up pictures, I'm another who didn't realise exactly how colourful this design was.

Jo said...

Huurah!! BFG is gorgeous, and it's great to hear the scales have been knocked to their senses again!

Christine said...

Wow Dani, BFG is stunning

Anne S said...

Woohoo - happy dancing on both counts for you ... both weight loss and stitching :D Way to go!! :D

Paula said...

Fantasy garden looks fabulous and well done on the weight loss.

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on your weight loss and on this beautiful finish. I never realised that BFG is so intricate.

Silverlotus said...

BFG looks amazing! You've made me want to stitch it too!

And congratulations on the weight lose. I'm up about 2lbs this month. But, I'm not too discouraged.

Chiloe said...

Lots of happiness today on your blog: I'm dancing with you dani !!! GReat job !!!!

ollie1976 said...

Woohoo!
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-Jen

Kathy A. said...

Congratulations hon on getting that scale to move! A big pat on the back to you for sticking with it!
Fantasy Garden is just so beautiful. Congrats on your finish.
I think I may buy it myself!

Dianne said...

This is gorgeous! It's one that I wouldn't have thought to stitch for myself, but seeing yours makes me think hard about it.

Alice said...

What a beautiful finish! I am among those who didn't realize there were so many pretty colours, and also am thinking hard about putting it on my list!

Congrats on your weigh in too. It is nice to have your efforts count for something isn't it?

Jenny said...

Congrats on both your "happys"! :) Blackwork Fantasy Garden turned out just lovely.

Julie said...

Beautiful finish!!!! And Congrats on your loss!!! WOO HOO!!!

claudia said...

Congrats on the missing 1.5 pounds! YAY!!!
BFG is just gorgeous. It seems you flew through this one. I love all the detail. Now I have to get to work on mine little piece of Blackwork I had started a few months back.

Karen said...

BFG is beautiful! Congratulations on finishing it! Congrats on losing the weight too!

gio162 said...

Huge congrats on the finish (stunnning!), and on the weight loss!

Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) said...

DANCE _ DANCE _ DANCE!!! I'm shaking it with ya honey! Great news on the loss and BFG is BEAUTIFUL!

Lucy said...

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Thanks!

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Wow! Congrats on so much good in one day. The BFG came out beautiful and the lost 1.5lbs probably lifted more weight from your shoulders than from your body. Glad for both. CJ ok;-)

Karan said...

Well done Dani, on both counts. You WILL lose the rest of that weight! BFG is absolutely gorgeous - have thoroughly enjoyed watching it grow from start to finish. :0)

Karen said...

Wow! BFG is absolutely gorgeous! Congrats on another stunning piece and on your loss this week!

jane said...

Congratulations on completing BFG - it looks fabulous. And well done on starting to lose the weight again - hope you can now reach your goal.

Kielrain said...

Your Garden looks amazing. I really love that chart and you did a fantastic job with it.

Also, congrats on the weight loss.

Cindy F. said...

WOOHOO!! Happy Dancing with you Dani!
Congrats on your weight loss! That's so exciting! and Congrats on your BEAUTIFUL Ink Circles finish! It is absolutely GORGEOUS:) (((HUGS)))

Christine said...

Really gorgeous finish! The more I see that design, the more I want to add it to my stash.

Tama said...

Congratulations on your weight loss! Even more congratulations on your beautiful finish!! It's just stunning!!!

Julie said...

Stunning finish!!!!

geeky Heather said...

Yay and double YAY!!!! =)

Dee said...

Gorgeous! And, as you know, happy dancing burns calories!

Jeanne - WillowTreeStitcher said...

Big congrats Dani - both on the scale moving and the happy dance! Onward to the last 10 lbs!

Shelleen said...

congrats on a huge finish

Sharon said...

Fabulous finish and fabulous news with the weight loss!

Von said...

Woohoo! Lots to celebrate in this post! Congrats on the weight loss and the terrific finish!!

Doris said...

beautiful stitching! amazing , look so pretty. love it!

Wanda said...

Beautiful, Dani. Really gorgeous!!! What a great finish!

CindyMae said...

Oh girl you have done an amazing job! Congrats on the fantastic finish!

Lisa said...

I have to say I never really liked this one until I saw yours - great finish!

Karoline said...

Congratulations Dani, it's gorgeous

Charlene said...

Woo hoo! Congrats on your body getting back on the wagon! And WOW - what a wonderful finish. It is SO beautiful.

acereta said...

It's just fantastic!

zoomcity said...

You finished! Oh, me, oh, my, I'm behind the times. Congratulations! It's so pretty.