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Monday, June 08, 2009

Not Much To Report

Unfortunately I didn't get in as much stitching time as I would have liked to this past weekend. On Friday I headed up to the family cottage with Todd, unfortunately the lighting inside the cottage wasn't good enough for BFG, even with my little task Ott-Lite. I think next time I'll be better off with my floor model. Saturday was beautiful out but windy/cool, so I couldn't sit out on the deck to stitch (as I had hoped to). Sunday was just miserable, all I wanted to do was go home, but silly me thought it would be best to be practical and take one vehicle... which was Todd's. So I was stuck there until after dinner. Note to self : next time bring my car too. I don't mind being out at the cottage when its beautiful, when I can sit out on the deck in the sun and stitch with a view of the lake.

So here's where BFG stands as of bedtime tonight.

I had a lovely surprise in the mail today! Ann of Knowledge and Needles sent me a little giftie, a copy of Teresa Wentzler's latest design, Tracery Dragons. Which anyone who knows me, knows I collect TW's patterns. Thanks Ann! I look forward to stitching them in the... near???? future.

Tomorrow is weigh in day, because I was at the cottage I don't think I did too well this week. The pants felt a little tight this morning, hopefully (???) I was imagining it, but I don't think so. My meeting leader told me I wasn't eating enough (despite consuming my daily allowance and about half of my weekly points each week)... so this week I ate every single point available to me. Every daily point, weekly point, and activity point (I was active 6/7 days) and you know what I don't really care. I'm hoping with the end of the school year (in a few more weeks) things will calm down and get back to normal for me, there's a lot of food around right now, lots of functions and a few upcoming meals out (the first of them being tomorrow at a nice Italian restaurant which is after a wine and cheese oh my!). I hate this time of year.
I'm looking forward to this weekend, Christin and I are hitting the road in my not as trusty as it used to be, but still not bad car. We're heading down to her parents outside of Kingston to host a stitching day on Sunday! I'm looking forward to seeing all of my stitching friends again!

25 comments:

Lennu said...

Your BFG is looking beautiful! I think you've done great progress with it. The colours in it are so pretty :)

Christine said...

BFG is growing really fast. Love the new TW too

Wanda said...

BFG is really coming along nicely. I really like it. The giftie (TW pattern) is great! I have lots of her stuff and have actually stitched some of them...although I mostly just collect them. My one UFO is a TW pattern....I don't think I'll ever finish it and it is so close. I could probably just do some outlining and no one would ever know that it wasn't complete. Oh well. Sorry the weekend didn't turn out to be so great for you..but hopefully there will be lots of nice-weather weekends to come!

Julie said...

Nice new TW giftie. BFG is looking really spectacular.

Tama said...

That's a huge amount of progress to me - it looks so lovely! Nice new prezzie, too!
Good luck with the weigh-in :D

wendy said...

great progress! and i love that gift! and GL w/ the weigh in!

gio162 said...

Nice progress on BFG, and it looks gorgeous! I got the draggies too - not all TWs appeal to me, but this is definitely one of my favourite of hers.

Silverlotus said...

What a lovely gift! And BFG is looking great. Surprisingly, my husband has even commented on your progress (who knew he paid attention to what I read?), and he really likes the design too.

~Tammy said...

Your stitching is lovely. Such a pretty piece, the new TW. Looking forward to seeing that one come to life.

Good luck at your WI! You'll get there!

Anonymous said...

Wow Dani! Your Blackwork is absolutely amazing! You must be soo pleased with it! And as for hating this time of year food-wise, just remember...you made it through Christmas! :D Keep up the good work with everything. We are all rooting for you!

Stacey in NS

~an eye for threads~ said...

Amazing work in the BFG and the TW Dragons will be as fun as all of her work is.

Angela P said...

BFG looks wonderful! Love the new TW Dragon chart :)

kimstitch3 said...

your BFG is looking awesome

Karoline said...

Blackstone Garden is looking gorgeous, great progress

Cindy F. said...

WOW! Look at your progress on BFG!!
Good job girl! and that is so sweet of Ann to send you that gorgeous TW!!
You guys are going to have a fun stitchy day together:)

Alice said...

I think you are progressing nicely! It is certainly beautiful. Good luck on the weigh in.

Meari said...

Sorry your weekend at the cottage was very good. Your WIP looks good, though... and what a beautiful TW chart.

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

Hope the WI goes well! Can't wait to see you on Sunday! If I'm feeling good I might even walk!

Suzanne said...

BFG looks great! This is a great new TW design, her designs are fun to stitch.

I hope your weigh-in goes well.

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

BFG is coming right along, I love the big U shaped sections. Good luck at the weigh in and have fun on your stitching trip. CJ ok;-)

Beatrice said...

I really like that chart..Maybe one day we can do a SAL. I got one from Ann too.
BFG is so pretty!!!
See you Sunday.

Margaret said...

Well I think you are doing marvellously with you committment to weight loss. Look at your progress so far! I am in awe!

Jo said...

Great progress on BFG, it's such a fun design. What a lovely gift from Ann - I really love tracery dragons...

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Love your BFG, Dani! And wasn't that great to get the new gift, too! You've done so wonderfully on yourself, so a holding pattern for the week may be understandable this time around. You'll make it up next week, for sure. I'm so impressed with the details of your stitching! Hugs, Deb

Karan said...

BFG is looking gorgeous, you're really motoring on this! Love the TW chart - have been trying so hard to forget I ever saw it rather than cave & buy. LOL :0)