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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Number 5... Number 8

I think right now the numbers 5 and 8 are my favourite numbers!

First, the number 5... that would be the page I just finally finished on Paradigm Lost! Yay, this latest large motif felt like it took forever. This one measures 6.5 inches across, its a big one, and fairly densely stitched. I've actually made a start into page 6 which doesn't have a lot for me to do on it, hopefully it'll be done in short order (my goal is to be half done by the time I return to work next week).

Next, the number 8... that would be the size jeans I bought yesterday! Wahootie, a size 8! Now not all size 8's are created equal not every pair of pants fit at that size but these ones do and they're mine! I also stepped on the scale tonight at Weight Watchers... amazingly I managed to loose 2.5 lbs over the holidays! Wahooo 14.5 lbs to goal! So, that proves you can enjoy your Christmas treats and dinners and still loose.

Yesterday (before going shopping) we met up with Christin for lunch and to exchange Christmas presents. Christin as usual really spoilt me! She got me a HUGE pack of Sharpie markers in all kinds of cool colours, a dragon calendar, two Ice Dragonlet figurines, dragon earrings, a Celtic cross pendant, floss-a-way bags, a Dragon Dreams Chart, and a fat quarter of 32ct Queen Ann's Lace Joblean. Christin is a huge movie buff so we got her a bunch of DVD's that were on her wish list. I also stitched her a few things.

First you'll remember this recent happy dance, it was perfect for Christin.

Normal is Just A Setting
c2008 Lizzie Kate
Stitched on : 28ct Natural Linen
Stitched with : GAST & WDW
I'm not sure if I'm going to blog or not tomorrow so I wish you all a Happy New Year. My next post will be my year in review and my outlook for 2009!


CindyMae said...

Your project is looking wonderful!!! What beautiful Christmas gifts as well!!

I am returning to the stitching blogging world. I have not been around in a long time and hope that you will add me to your blog roll!

Joyus said...

Congratulations on your new jeans, that's such a fantastic achievement.

Paradigm is looking fantastic!

Mylene said...

Congrats on your weight loss, Dani!!

I love your Lk finished and that's a lovely scissor fob.

Anonymous said...

Well done on your weight loss, Dani!!

Have a wonderful New Year with LOTS of stitching =)

Zoe from London

Suburban Stitcher said...

Oh goodness, congrats on your weight loss! I know that feeling, and it's awesome! Happy New Year!

Kathy A. said...

and a new Miribilia start lol
Happy, Happy New Year my friend.
love and big hugs

Lee said...

You're an inspiration, Dani! Congrats!

claudia said...

WOW! Fantastic on all counts!
PL is looking good. That's a lot of stitching. I am still trying to get back to my stitching, but life is still getting in my way!
Size 8! YAY! WooHoo! That is great! I signed up for WW online the day before yesterday. I will be actually starting it today or tomorrow. I have to get all my foods ready to go and couldn't get the the grocery store. It'll happen, you are my Role Model!
Neat gifts. It all sounds like so much fun.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year!!!!!

Your projects are coming along. PL is so intriguing. I love seeing the motifs take shape.

Rebel In Ontario said...

GOOD FOR YOU! Enjoy those new jeans! See you soon!
HAPPY 2009 to you as well!

Karoline said...

Congratulations on the new jeans and PL is looking stunning.

Happy new year

Sally said...

PL is looking fantastic Dani!

Congratulations on the new jeans.

Happy New year!

riona said...

I really enjoy tracking your progress on Paradigm Lost ... it is such a fabulous piece and your stitching is lovely.
Also, congratulations on your weight loss journey ... maybe you can send some of that good energy to me as I shall be starting a similar journey today with a goal of 80lbs to lose].
Your comment on my blog about not yet having found the right project for your skein of WDW Noel really resonated for me. It is always a joy when you find just the right project for the right colorway. I love my little biscornu done in Noel with its perfectly matching vintage button [amazingly serendiptious, that button & floss combo]. I am currently working on another biscornu [Poisson du Avril] using some Caron Waterlilies Monsoon on some Waterlily 32ct linen ... some things just come together.

Cindy F. said...

Congrats and Happy Dancing with you! Size 8!! That's awesome:)Fantastic way to end the year.
Great progress on PL...that is one big motif and it's gorgeous!
Love the LK finish...colors are great!!
Happy New Year! Can't wait to see what you inspire us with in 2009:)

Donna said...

Happy New Year's to you and congrats on the size 8! That is super duper! We are going to try WW once again in this house. I had lost 100 lbs on it and then I got married and thought I had to cook loads of calorie laden food.
I have my WW cookbook out and we will start together!

Tammy said...

Congrats on the size 8's! That is an awesome way to ring in the New Year!!!!

Carmen said...

beautiful stitching,and HAPYY NEW YEAR!!best wishes for this new year.

ollie1976 said...

Dani-that's awesome!!!!! Congrats. I'm soooooo proud of you! Happy New Year!

Chiloe said...

Siez 8 is wonderful! I'm so happy for you: you must feel so excited !!!

Happy new year !!!!!!!! I love your blog !

Bette said...

Pl is looking fabulous! I love the color. And congratulations on the size 8. That's a wonderful achievement! Happy New Year!

Von said...

A very Happy New Year to you, Dani! Looks like you're making a great start on it! :D

Leah said...

Happy New Year, Dani!

Way to go on the size 8 pants!! I saw you a few years ago at the Creative Sewing and Needlework Festival (I didn't want to weird you out by saying hi, since I don't really "know" you). You didn't seem that big then, so you must be getting close to being a skinny minny now. Good for you!

Mary said...

Happy New Year and congrats on getting down to a size 8. I am envious. I remember when I was a size 8. Hopefully by New Years Eve next year for me???

Your LK came out great. I was going thru some stash tonight and happened to find that in my pile o' patterns.

And I have to repeat it... I love the colors of your Christmas cactus flowers.

Ranae said...

Happy 2009!!
That's great you are excited about that size 8, hooray!
Good Luck on plugging away on PL, it's looking great.
Celtic Hearts FOB is awesome.

Jo said...

Happy New Year Dani.

Paradign Lost is looking amazing - I'm sure you'll have stitched even more by now! Great news about the jeans, I'm sure in a couple of months you'll have hit your goal and size 8 will become normal.

Unknown said...

You lost weight over the holidays? Terrific!

I wanted to take this opportunity to say how much I enjoyed reading your blog in 2008. I hope 2009 is even better than you imagined it could be. Best Always, KD

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! You are doing so well on your weightloss journey. I'm not sure what a size 8 relates to in UK sizes - how about a photo of you in your new jeans? :o)

Happy New Year Dani!

staci said...

Congrats on continues to look wondeful! And a big congrats on your continues weight loss success!!!

Happy New Year Dani!!!

Crazee4books said...

Hi Dani,

You've had a phenomenal year,
loosing all that weight and
going back to Taekwon-Do and
the gym, plus all the wonderful
stitching you've finished. Oh,
and your photography classes.
Wonder what will be in 2009??

Your Paradigm is looking amazing
and shows up beautifully in your
photos so it must look a hundred
times nicer in real life.

Love the fob and the "Normal"
piece that you stitched/made up
for Christin. Love the saying
on the Lizzie Kate design. It's
something we all should take to
heart I think.

Hope that in 2009, fingers
crossed, that perhaps we can
finally get together. Now that
would be awesome!!

Best wishes to you and yours for
the New Year. Judy

stitcherw said...

Congratulations on finishing another page of PL, it looks wonderful. Congratulations too on your progress with Weight Watchers, I'll bet it did feel wonderful to have that size jean fit, what an accomplishment. Sounds like you had a lovely time with Christin. What fun items you got and I'll bet she's having a ball watching the various movies and the scissor fob looks beautiful.

Twana said...

Congrats on the size 8's. PL is looking great.

Ruth said...

Happy New Year to you as well! May it be as successful as your Christmas weigh-in :) Congrats.

valerie said...

Wow, what a great year in review! Congratulations on your weight loss. You look great...and I wish I could fit into size 8's. Lucky Girl.

Anonymous said...

Bravo Mademoiselle ! Vous devez être très heureuse de vous sentir bien dans votre corps... Les ouvrages en points de croix que vous réalisez prouvent que vous êtes aussi très belle dans votre coeur !
Je vous souhaite de vivre le bonheur chaque jour ! Danaou

♥ Nia said...

I'm a new follower and already loving your blog :)

I'm a Lizzie Kate fan but I didn't know this design! Love it! :D