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Sunday, January 06, 2013

Crazy Challenge Day Five

Pitiful progress for Day Five's start for the Crazy Challenge.  Every year I kit up a JBW ornament series to stitch up for the girls in the office at work.  This year's choice are the Christmas Doves I & II I will be stitching up six in total, so I will have to do two of the four designs twice... unless the designer releases a Christmas Doves III chart before December!  A girl can wish right?

Love Dove, Christmas Doves I
Stitched over two on black 28ct Lugana with DMC B5200

Yesterday was a busy day, I went into Weight Watchers for the first time since December 15th.  I didn't loose over the holidays, I didn't maintain either, but I think I did well, gaining only 1.8 lbs over a 3 week period where I wasn't exactly vigilant with eating and food choices.

I also had to do a little housework because my Nephew and his Girlfriend were coming over for dinner.  By the time they left, I tried to work on it at night, but because of the black fabric I decided not to struggle with it.  I wasn't really in a stitching mood either, I just poked away at my AAN Leaf for a bit before going to bed early.

Delightful Dragon Fob front & back
Teresa Wentzler

I've also forgotten to share with you a little piece I finally put the cording on.  I had done the actual finishing quite some time ago (like at least a month) but I didn't have the right floss colour to make the cording with so it waited.  Then I bought it, and it waited some more.

26 comments:

Michelle said...

A great selection for ornament stitching - the girls at work certainly are lucky! The TW piece also looks great!

Jo said...

Delightful Dragon is gorgeous! LOVE IT!! Must get round to stitching it. 1.8lbs is brilliant. I gained 6.5 - eeeeeeeeek. But I've been really good for the last few days, so fingers cross the scales will be nice on Thursday!

Annette said...

beautifull start!!
Your making many new WIPs.
Good luck with your weight.
Beautifull dragon finish

Bonnie Brown said...

Loving the white on black for doves!

Emma/Itzy said...

The doves are lovely and will look great once they are done! Oh 1.8lbs is nothing - Christmas is a time for enjoying yourself!

I am starting my healthy eating kick tomorrow - well, as long as I get all this chocolate from Christmas finished tonight!

Linda said...

Love the ornaments you'll be stitching. Great finish on the fob.

Linda

Susan said...

Very nice gifts. A start is a start no matter how small. Very nice finish on the TW.

Catherine said...

Those doves are very sweet! The cording looks great!!

Vickie said...

ooOoo! White on black is pretty. Good job on the finishing.

Ruth said...

I love the ornament choice and will be very effective with white on black, its tricky to stitch on in the evenings I've found but certainly has the wow factor. Great finish on the fob.

Bea said...

Love the doves and they will be striking on the black. It can be a pain to work with, but nothing beats the impact.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I'm really getting into JBw designs and of course I love the Teresa dragon fob.

sharine said...

Beautiful new ornaments to stitch:)

Karen said...

Very cute fob! The cording matches perfectly! I'm sure your co-workers will love your doves! White on black is gorgeous!

Mouse said...

oooo good luck with stitching it that many times :) lovely chart btw and hope you get your wish ... love the fob ,adore dragons and that fob is sooo cute :)
well done on the weight issue too ... I only put 1.5lbs on soo was well pleased , not so sure about this week as been away for the weekend ...lol
love mouse xxxxxx

Christine said...

The doves are going to be beautiful,. and the little dragon fob is just gorgeous

Lesleyanne said...

The doves are going to be lovely. Your finish is gorgeous. 1.6 on is not bad over Christmas, you will soon shift it.

Julie said...

Perfect choice for your colleagues.
I like the thistle too.

Giovanna said...

Oh I just love that dragon fob - must stitch it too!

Karoline said...

Your dragon fob is gorgeous, congratulations

Your crazy challenge starts are all lovely

Siobhán said...

Love your ornament choices for your work mates! Lucky them!! Your fob is so nice--congratulations on the finished finish. :)

Sara said...

Love your dragon finish, TW's dragons are always gorgeous!

Good luck with your ornaments this year, love the black and white look for this series and can't wait to see more.

Sally said...

Lovely stitching Dani. Those dove ornaments look gorgeous.

mytimestitching said...

I love the redwork ornaments you have chosen. They will be adorable ornaments. Your dragon fob is fantabulous! Love the colors and the finish.

Suzanne said...

The black and white makes a nice change from the ususal. I absolutely love the TW finish!

valerie said...

Ooo, the dragon fob is so pretty! And great progress on the dove ornie. I think you did well with your weight. Holidays are the hardest time of the year to be disciplined about food choices.