Sunday, September 20, 2009

A good progress

I finally finished the skirt on my Pansy. To tell you the thruth I was getting tired of it: lots of purples ... But once I was done, I was able to move up to the top of her dress. I stitched the green very fast and I even started an arm. It took me 22 days to stitch her skirt ... Now, I think I'm going to run out of the Kreinik that was needed for the skirt (and that sucks big time because I don't have a lot of options: I'll have to make a mail order for it as I don't have a LNS close by ... ) and a purple DMC that I will have to pay a fortune to be able to keep stitching (but at least I can get it here ... ) So there are two possibilities: either I wasted too much Kreinik or I had to buy two of them and nobody told me ... I don't know anybody who stitched it so I can't tell ... It may be me after all.
Have you seen the new Pixies by Nora Corbett? I know some find them very simple. I like Lavender, I like her simplicity but I'm not sure, she will be a good match to Pansy and Sweet Pea. She's too simple, isn't she? What do you think?
My SIL got released from the hospital during the week. They didn't really find anything beside a dislocated knee and a dislocated vertebrae in her neck. What is weird is that she left the hospital with just a medecine. What about her knee? We don't know. They did tell her to loose weight but no words on what's going to be done for the knee ... And once again, it's hard to get informations from here ...

Summer is maybe over but I decided it was time for me to go back to an exercise routine in order to loose some weight. Maybe you remember I already tried, back in january. Unfortunately, I injured myself while exercising and couldn't get back to my routine then I gave up (oops ) Last week, I decided I really needed to loose some weight so I started to walk again with the Leslie Sansone DVD's but this time I decided to do it progressively: first week, one mile, second week, 2 miles and so on ... Because if my brain is ready for exercise, my body may not ... I didn't want to go too fast and injure myself again. I did weight myself and took the measure around my body and will weight myself only in 6 weeks. It may sound like an eternity but I read that's what it takes to really see results. So I'll wait . I created a new blog to keep me motivated, so bookmark it if you want to follow my (funny? ) journey in the weight loss world !!! Here is my new blog ! I hope you'll join me there to encourage me in this difficult quest !!!

20 comments:

mainely stitching said...

Oh, lovely progress! Good luck getting the supplies you're low on.

Lesleyanne said...

'Gorgeous progress. I like the Lavender and think she will look with the other two.

Daffycat said...

Which threads are you running out of? If I have them I'll send them to you.

Pansy looks fabulous! 22 days? Great determination!

Missy Ann said...

I love Lavender myself, I think she's very elegant and reflects her flower very well. And she's purple. :D

Annette said...

Wow Pansy is origressing great, she looks wonderful.
Lavender is lovely, she will look wel with Pansy and sweet pea.

Good luck on the weight loose, it isn't easy, we try to get you through it.

hugs..

Dawn said...

Your daughter is so lucky to get you to stitch those for her room. Hope you get the supplies soon. I wish you the best on lose the weight. I'm trying too but little part of me is lazy. LOL ~ Dawn ~

Suzanne said...

Great progress on Pansy, she's really coming together quickly. I really like the Pixie design.

Marita said...

Great progress on your Pansy, she looks stunning.

I really like the new design but she is certainly more simple than the other two... perhaps an older more elegant pixie.

Perhaps your SIL had to loose the weight before they could do anything about the knee? That has happened to friend of mine before.

Carolyn NC said...

Lovely, just lovely - and I like the new one, too! Hope your SIL gets some answers and some relief.

Doris said...

lovely stitching.
i hope your SIL,find answer, is desperate make many medical tests and that nobody tell you what is happening.

Stitching@HLR said...

Hey Chiloe,
I hope everything will be fine for your SIL. Awful to have to wait for answers in health issues. Cross fingers!
I like the new pixie, but too simple to fit with the other two. My opinion ;o)
You made some great progress!!!! Keep going ;o)
Laurence

Estrella said...

Wow! Menudo avance que le has dado... ¡te está quedando preciosa!.
Tienes razón con el nuevo diseño que has enseñado, porque yo también creo que es demasiado simple y más si la colocas junto con las otras dos que ya has hecho...
Espero que lo de tu SIL se solucione pronto y todo sean buenas noticias, de momento sólo queda esperar.
Ahora mismo voy a ver tu nuevo blog...
Besos,

Meari said...

Good luck with getting back into an exercise routine. I need to go there, too!

Shebafudge said...

Hi

Let me know what threads you need and if I have them I will send them. Take care!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your pansy is looking great, the purples are just fantastic!

Good luck with the weight loss journey. I really do reccomend getting some help, especially from weight watchers. I actually lost my first 20lbs with very little exercise.

RuthB said...

Congrats on accomplishments-- on all fronts and healthy thoughts for your SIL.

What are the krenik and floss needs? I might have them at hand.

mbroider said...

I just read in the tips in one of the boards, that if you are running out of 'costly'!! floss, you can try the first cross with one matching DMC/Anchor color and the top cross with the floss you are running out of. Not sure if this will help you...

As for weight loss, my husband has lost 6 kgs in 3 months i think. He does not exercise. He has a strict no-no to sweets, and has reduced [all] his food intake, be it breakfast, lunch, dinner. If he has say a late night snack, he skips dinner. If exercise is not your strong point, you could probably try this option.

Good Luck!!

Mylene said...

Pansy is looking beautiful!
Good luck with your weight loss goals.

Lauralness said...

Send me a message with the color of Kreinik and DMC that you need! I'll see, I might have them with all the Miras I do.

Your progress is great! I'm concerned about the same issue with the festival of green on Holly.

That irks me what they told your SIL! It's not like it's easy to loose. I still have problems with my knee but a knee brace really helps. Either a slip on or a patellar tendonitis (aka jumpers knee) strap really helps because it holds your kneecap in place. They are about 4x cheaper from a sporting goods store than from a doctor.

Pumpkin said...

Great progress Chiloe!!!! I'm sorry you ran out of the Kreinik :o( I'd offer to send you some but I doubt I have the color you are looking for.

Gee, what is your SIL supposed to do then? Very weird. Does she have to go back?

I've been doing sit ups almost every day and walking the dog. I'm hoping to loose a few pounds as well and stay fit ;o)