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Sunday, June 29, 2008

All Done!

I can tell you, I have been recuperating the last couple of days! I haven't been ill, just recovering from the crazy two months I've had!
As I mentioned before I wrapped up last weekend with three more framing jobs. Now that they've been received I feel free to share them with you.

I framed three school letters for graduates, they all look the same.

I also framed this print for a staff member.

I currently have five more framing jobs waiting to be done. One I will finish this week, two I will get done before July is out and two due in August.

I don't think I shared with you Tuesday's weigh in results did I? Well this past week I had a loss of 3lbs! Wahootie, this means I hit 25lbs lost (total of 27lbs now) I got my 25lbs ring to put on my WW key chain. This past week has been full of food and drinks, I've been making the best choices I could while not being left out. So if I don't see a loss I won't be surprised. I won't be able to weigh in on Tuesday as its Canada Day, I might go on Wednesday or I might just leave it this week. We'll see (I'll probably go on Wed.).

Wednesday night I had my last photography class, we celebrated by cutting out early and going for drinks. That's my way of celebrating! I ended up staying until 11:30pm which means I didn't get home or in bed until after midnight... oops!

Thursday was the last day at work for all the teachers. Honestly, I didn't get much done that day work-wise. There was the year end liturgy and staff meeting, then lunch where I was invited to a teacher's house for lunch (that was nice!). The secretaries and myself were off a little early to go get manicures and pedicures, to use the gift certificates we got at Christmastime. I really enjoyed that! We were all there together, there was adult beverages and plenty of fruit and cheese. After our manicures and pedicures we were off to the end of year staff party. I stayed there until 10:30pm so it was another late night!

Friday was a lovely day at work... I was left alone! Also the secretaries and I went out to a nearby restaurant for lunch which we had received a gift certificate for from one of the staff. After work I headed out to Lynn's house where we stitched the evening away and I spent the night. It was so nice to be able to finally sit down and stitch and not be thinking about all the other things that had to be done!

On Saturday afternoon after I got home... I crashed! I laid down for a nap around 4-5pm... I didn't get up until 8am today! Whew! I guess I needed that sleep?

Today has been so productive! This morning I finished stitching up my squares for round 7 of Fair and Square. Of course I can't share until they've been received! I followed that by finishing Sally's little gift... which I can't share just yet. Then off to do the groceries... my fridge was bare! Back home to work on my June ornament, take a nap and to finish said ornament... which I can share with you!
Charmed Mitten Ornament MHCM10
c1998 Mill Hill by Mary Jurgens-Jones
Stitched on perforated paper with DMC floss and Mill Hill beads

I've pulled my Double Flip-Its back out and I look forward to wrapping up that project! I only have four words to go!


staci said...

Goodness Dani, you've been super busy! Congrats on the 25lb mark!!!

Rachel said...

Busy, busy, busy! Great finish on the ornie and a HUGE congrats on the 27lb loss! Booya!

Aussie Stitcher said...

WOW!! Sounds like a couple of crazy days there, no wonder you had such a long sleep. Congratulations on the weight loss, and I love the mitten Christmas orni, very cute.

~V said...


Your framing is awesome! Congrats on your photography class...looking forward to seeing the L*Ks -- can't wait to start on mine someday lol

Paula said...

The ornament looks great. Congratulations on the weight loss.

Stitchingranny said...

Sounds like you are working very hard at relaxing things Dani. I love your little mitten ornament its so neat.

Sally said...

I am tired just reading what you've been up to Dani! Your framing jobs look fantastic and I love the ornament.

riona said...

You have been busy ... the ornament is adorable and the framing jobs came out very well indeed. I admire your abilities in that department. I take all my pieces to a professional framer, though I may try to learn to frame myself now that the shop I have used for ove a decade is closing. I imagine it is a major investment what with mat cutters and other special equipment ... but then think of the savings in the future!


stitcherw said...

My you have been busy. Congratulations on the weight loss, you've done wonderful on the program. Your ornament is so sweet looking, and I'll look forward to seeing an update on the doubleflips. I finally got mine started, but I'm guite a bit behind most people on it.

Carol R said...

Great framing Dani and congratulations on the weight loss!

Stitchingranny said...

Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog Dani. The red thread is Carries Creations "Hearts on Fire".

Stephanie said...

The mitten is really cute :) Congratulations your 25lb ring (not literally, ha ha!) way to go you've such a brilliant job and really stuck with it - you must justly feel very proud of yourself!

Karan said...

WTG on the weight loss. :0)
I'm shattered just reading all that!
Gorgeous little MH ornie - love these.

~Tammy said...

Congrats on the loss! Awesome pay off for your hard work!

I'm exhausted just reading about how busy you've been lately. Glad you were able to find some quiet time for you in the form of some stitching!

Crazee4books said...

Hi Dani,

As always your life is a whirlwind!
Yikes! Don't know how you do it.
I'd be a babbling nut case (more so
then usual, I mean) with all those
late hours and all those activities. But it sounds like you have had fun, which is most important.

Your little Mitten ornament is very
sweet, and I love all the beading
and the sparkliness of it.

Hope you've had a great Canada
Day. The weather was perfect.