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Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Mongram Project!

Tuesday I decided to take the evening off from all my extra activities... no Weight Watchers, no Taekwon-Do, no Cardio TaeBox. I stayed home, took a nap, and worked on putting cord on all those little Monograms I had sewn together. I couldn't get them all done in one evening, but I manged to wrap everything up on Wednesday. So without further ado.... here's all 18 of my monograms of the "monogram project". There are a few I've done that aren't here in the picture those are for the girls at work for Christmas ( have a few more to do for that).


My next little project I won't be able to share with you, I've got an ornament to stitch up for an exchange that we'll be doing at the Timberhouse Retreat in a few short weeks!

Life had just been insane lately and you know what that means??? That I've not been doing well on the weight front. I've decided its harder to maintain than loose. So in the past two weeks I've managed to put on three pounds. Boy do I need to turn that around! I've made a start by trying to cook proper dinners again... instead of a bowl of cereal and a piece of fruit, etc. Also I need to turn around the candy dish addiction I've developed at work! It doesn't help that there's a lot of those tasty, tasty little chocolate bars around for Halloween. They are my downfall!!!!!

I'm off to Taekwon-Do shortly!

33 comments:

Donna said...

Love all of them. My desk is the first desk by the door. For some reason, people feel the need to put this HUGE candy bowl on my desk and keep filling it. They stop by and pick up pieces of candy throughout the day. Why don't they take it to their desk!!!!!

Dee said...

Those office candy bowls are the worst! I was at my husband's office last week --- almost everyone had a big bowl of candy and/or snacks in bowls on their work stations.

No wonder he can't resist. He's bombarded with temptation everywhere.

Your monograms pillows are adorable. Love the variety of colors. They look so pretty all together.

staci said...

Your monogram ornaments are gorgeous!!! I love them all together like that.

This is a really tough time of year for the waistline...hang in there :)

Daffycat said...

Oh WOW! Those look so fantastic. Your finishing is really nice too, Dani.

Christine said...

Those are so cute!!! Best wishes with getting back on track. I'm trying to get back into some kind of routine with the gym myself.

Suzanne said...

I love the monogram ornaments, they are finished so beautifully.

Jeanie said...

WOW ! They are all so lovely !

CindyMae said...

They all looks just gorgeous!!!

Brigitte said...

They look wonderful. You were doing a great job!

Katri said...

What a gorgeous collection of ornaments!

The coffee room at work is the worst. It seems that there's always someone who has birthday or happy news to share and is offering a cake or other goodies...

Christine said...

Wonderful display of monograms!

Giovanna said...

What a great job you did with the monograms, must have taken loads of patience. They're gorgeous!

mollycaff said...

Loving the monograms! This time of year meant temptation at every turn here at our office, it's very hard to resist for long.

Mylene said...

Well done on the monograms ornaments! All looks great!!

Sadie said...

Your monograms liik so cute all together like that :-)
I know what you mean about the candy at this time of year, it's everywhere! Stay strong :-)

Clare - Aimetu said...

They are lovely - what a great idea for gifts :) Well done that's a lot of hard work.

Charlene said...

Lots of work on these many monos! Do you make your own cording? Pretty, pretty work!

Charlene said...

Lots of work on these many monos! Do you make your own cording? Pretty, pretty work!

Anonymous said...

The Js look lovely. I particularly like the blue one. Hint Hint. Really - just kidding. lol

Judie

devonaz said...

Wow what a beautiful job you did,,,congrats on finishing them...hope you have a relaxing weekend...

Carolyn NC said...

Your monograms are lovely! Lovely finishes. The fact that you're so conscious of putting on a few pounds is testimony to you taking it off. You've done so well and you're an inspiration to us all. Hang in there!

Bette said...

Your monograms are lovely! You've used some beautiful colors.

Cindy's Stitching said...

Wow you did a lot of monograms. Very nice.

claudia said...

All those pretty monograms! They look great all dressed up in their cording!
Dani...don't fall to far off the wagon, it is so hard to get back on. Good for you starting back in on those healthy dinners! Hang in there!

Jo said...

The monograms look wonderful all together like that. Good luck on the maintaining front - life is just full of temptation, I really admire your achievement

Sharon said...

They look wonderful!

Yvonne said...

They look fabulous!!! How long do you take to cord 1?

Gabi said...

They look simply fantastic. What a great job done.

Karan said...

They make a fabulous display Dani -there are going to be some very happy recipients. :0)
Just a temporary glitch - am sure you'll soon lose those few pounds. :0)

Kajsa said...

That's a lot of ornaments! They all look great!

Lillie said...

Every piece is beautiful.

You've come a long way to loose all those pounds and made such a good progress at it. Just looked at you now..you looked GREAT!! Take it easy.

Julie said...

The monogram ornies look wonderful all together

Michelle said...

Love your monogram project! The colors are so pretty. Congrats on losing 1.5 pounds - sounds like you're turning it around. And your new hair is great!