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Tuesday, November 05, 2013

New Stash

Late last week Bonnie came by for a visit, and brought me some new stash!


First, this chart Lives to Stitch from Stitchy Kitty. I have this vision of someday having this wall near my stitching chair (aka nest) full of all these little stitched pieces all about stitching!  I've already got two up there, two more are stitched but not finished. It's a nice vision, but I've got to get un-lazy and actually do some finishing. 


I also had Bonnie pick up from a local quilt store a couple of spools of Sulky Blendables in 12wt. I've seen some chatter on blogs about using this to stitch, you only need to stitch with one strand over two on 28 or 32 ct. I've started a little Ink Circles piece to test out the purple one (iris). I'll save that for tomorrow!


I got out for another run today. I thought it was a great idea to tackle this hill on the edge of the village before hitting my regular route. (It's steeper than it looks here) My quads assure me it was not (a good idea).. It is good to get some hill work in to be a better runner. I'm still not running non-stop, but I managed to run for 4 minutes and walk for two. On this run I managed to run for about 26 minutes. I'm impressed with how well I'm progressing, I know that going to the gym twice a week since September is paying off. 

18 comments:

Dee said...

Way to go.

I've started swimming. So far it's just a few laps...rest...a few laps...rest....then hit the hot tub. Hoping to see progress that I do a whole 1/2 hour of swimming by January.

Barb said...

Very interesting thread. Good for you on your running. I'm happy to walk each day!

shannon doyle said...

I can't wait to see how those threads work out!

cucki said...

Yummy :)
Enjoy x

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

Hmmm those threads look interesting, the colours look good would be interested to see how they work out for you - good on you for running uphill! or running at all for that matter! :P

Julie said...

Good luck with posting every day this month, i'm behind on blog reading so had to catch up with a few posts.

Nice dove finishes and loving the LK ones, so cute. Enjoy your running. Nice stash and am looking forward to seeing how you get on with the new thread.

Chris said...

Lovely new stash! Great running progress too!

Meari said...

Nice stash. I have a similar dream.

Good luck with your running.

Xine said...

Looking forward to your review of the Sulky threads. I've read Tracy Horner's comments and am really tempted to try some.

Angela P said...

Great new stitchy stash! I wouldn't even tackle that hill at a walk (or crawl). LOL. Glad to hear you are able to run again :)

Bonnie Brown said...

It was my pleasure to get them for you :)
Love the pics from your run. Is that new with the Nike app?

Bekca said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one with a stitching "nest"! Lovely new design and I'll be interested to hear what you think of the threads.
Best wishes.

Lesleyanne said...

Great new stash.

Linda said...

Great new stash Dani. Good luck with the running.

Linda

Catherine said...

New stash is always good! Good luck with running!

Faith... said...

Cute new chart! Those threads look gorgeous, I may have to pick some up and give them a try.

♥ Nia said...

Pretty threads!! Curious to see them on something :D

Melanie said...

That's way more than I could run at a stretch. Good job!
I love Stitchy Kitty patterns. She posted a couple new ones on Twitter yesterday that are *darling*.