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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Stitching, Pictures n' Stuff

I had a rough day yesterday with a bad migraine, which meant time in bed and no stitching, Taekwon-Do, etc. I hate migraine days, it started to creep back today but I took meds instead of bed, I didn't want it to knock me down again.



I did get to stitch today, and of course Tour came back out again. Finally, I am in love with this piece! I was recently asked via my blog comments, how many pages is this chart, it has a total of 8 pages, but pages 7/8 don't have a lot of stitching to them. If you'd like to see the full design, go here.

Now I've got a couple of more pictures a day for you.


Tuesday January 12 - A view into the village from my driveway. Across the park's parking lot there is a small and seldom used graveyard with this beautiful stone building. I don't know the history of this building if its the original church or its purpose, the Anglican church has been around since 1845. I think I should ask some of the good ole' boys who hang out at the General Store, they know everything!


Wednesday January 13 - My Christmas cactus has gifted me with a second bloom this winter season... for some reason I get just one or two blooms a year. Probably not caring for it properly. I pulled out my macro lens for this one.
Tonight I recommitted myself to going to the gym... yup a paid membership going unused. Well, only unused since October when I started focusing on my 3rd Degree Black Belt testing. Its been a battle get get myself back in there, but today I finally did and it felt great! So I'm hoping going to the gym two times a week and Taekwon-Do two times a week will be the right combination to beat my weight back down again.

I haven't really talked about my weight loss battle in a long time. Though I am a Lifetime Member at Weight Watchers (via Doctor's note), it really is a lifetime battle! It has been just as much of a fight to keep my weight down/off. When I last weighed in at the beginning of December I was JUST within my 2lbs limit before you have to pay for your meeting (it creeped up a bit that week before I was off for holidays). I'm half way through January and I'm working really hard to get back down within my 2lbs limit... now don't get me wrong I didn't pig out over the holidays (though I did enjoy it), I worked really hard to loose 1lb over the two week Christmas/New Years season. This week I was back up just a little bit (half a pound I don't know why), which was rather deflating but I've picked myself back up and I'm working at it again. So let me share with any of you out there who is in the weight loss battle, its not an easy road, and its not a short road... but its worth the effort.

29 comments:

Tama said...

ouch, sorry to hear about your migraine! Your stitching looks wonderful, though :D

Wanda said...

I can see why you love the piece! It is gorgeous and beautifully stitched. The pictures are very nice, especially the Christmas cactus. If anyone can meet goals, it's you! You have more commitment in you than most!

Christine said...

Ugh, migraines are the worst!
Beautiful Christmas Cactus by the way

Michelle said...

I also get migraines - you have my sympathy - hopefully it is over now.

Thank you for the pics - I love the colour of the Christmas Cactus flower!

Rachael said...

I used to get migraines but the lessen when I switched to decaf tea I get them very rarely now.That project looks great

Becky K in OK said...

That is one gorgeous bloom!

Alice said...

Tour will be a very nice piece when it is done. It looks great now, but the finished piece is so pretty with the flowers at the bottom.
Weight issues are a lifetime thing aren't they? It's not something you can cross off your list and it's done for good. Too bad.

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

I can't wait to see how you frame the Tour, it will be a beautiful piece when it is completed. It already is. One of or Stitching Sisters has a Catcus which hit full bloom in October and I bet there were at least 50 flowers out and it is only in a 6" pot. Like yours, mine has been with only one but then again I have a stitching finger not a green thumb.
Be always in stitches.

Julie said...

Goegrous cactus flower. Hope te meds do the trick today and you are pain free

Giovanna said...

Sorry to read about the migraine. Tour is coming along so well!

sewcreative said...

Tour is lookin' good, Dani!

Terri

Karen said...

Sorry to hear about your migraine, Dani. They are truly awful. Tour looks gorgeous, and I love the pictures. The church is really cool. I have missed 2 days because of a migraine of my own, but maybe I can make it up today or tomorrow. :)

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

Hope your migraines are at bay for the day...as the daughter of a migraine sufferer...I hope you find your trigger or meds that work soon :-)

Heidi said...

Hope your migrane has left you now...no fun! My Mom would get them terribly when I was at home.
I love the picture of the church and graveyard...such character to it!! Would be neat to find out the history behind it too! Your stitching looks great as well! I can't wait to see the finished project!

Karan said...

Hope you're feeling much better soon Dani. Great pics again - love seeing them all. Tour is growing nicely - it's an amazing piece when completed. :0)
The 1/2 pound could be due to fluid retention. Have hit a snag with my weight loss too - it's called the menopause & has given me the raging munchies. Hoping to get things back under control soon, before the lbs start climbing. Good Luck Dani. :0)

Dee said...

Ug! Migraines are NO fun. Hope yours goes away soon.

We just joined a new gym and I'm having a hard time getting into the swing of things. I'm determined to get there TONIGHT and do my whole routine without getting off track.

I figure this weightloss thing is a lifetime affair.

claire93 said...

What a great idea to be taking a photo a day ^^ and well done on your tower, it's looking good

Carolyn NC said...

Sorry about your migraine! You've been so successful with the weight loss; you'll keep it off, though it's always a struggle, isn't it? Love the castle!

tkdquintmom said...

The piece is really turning out pretty. You're lucky, my plant didn't even bloom this year! I think I may have to transplant it. Weight loss is a *%$^&. TKD is keeping mine from creeping up. I've been able to maintain my same weight for 8 years now BUT if I didn't do TKD...I'd be a blimp. Loosing it however, just doesn't happen for me :(

Terri said...

Sorry about the migraine. Tour looks great.

stitcherw said...

Hope the migraine is totally gone now and doesn't come back for a good long while. Tour is looking wonderful.
Sue

Casa Pearl said...

Your stitching progress looks wonderful and I have loved seeing all of the daily photos.

Lynn said...

Hope you can keep that Migraine from getting the best of you. Tour is looking great! It's nice to see you back at this one.
Loved your pics.

Brigitte said...

Each time I see the Tour piece I love it more. Thanks for giving the link to the complete piece. It's gorgeous.
Hope you are already better and the migraine has gone for good.

Karen said...

Sorry to hear about your migraine! I hope you feel better. Thanks for sharing about your weight loss battles, its an inspiration for me.

Suzanne said...

Sorry about your migraine, they can make life tough.

You are making excellent progress on Tour.

Carol R said...

How do you get the background to blue on the picture of your Christmas cactus? I've only had a few flowers on mine this year - I wonder what the secret is to getting lots?

Carol R said...

Opps really should read before I post. For *blue read *blur in previous post!

Von said...

What a picturesque place you live in,Dani! The stone church is beautiful. :)