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I love anything creative...I am a busy mom of three (+4 dogs, 1 bird, 1 bunny, and 1 sweet husband) who sometimes wishes I had more time/energy/talent to devote to just being creative!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Been a long time but still here still stitching.

I would say at anytime I have about 20 WIP's in my box. A pretty even mix of smaller and larger pieces. I had been working faithfully on a new start these last 2 weeks of a Mirabilia mermaid (I will show her off next post I promise), but decided to set her down to pick up some older WIP's out of my stitching basket. It's funny I was probably within one or two days of having the mermaid ready for beading. But her siren song was no longer calling to me. 

The top WIP is Prairie Moon's "Thine is the Trick and the Treat". I have finally made it to the 6th and final page of the pattern. Six pages is a BIG pattern for me. Next in rotation is an ornament out of the JCS Aug 14 issue, "Stained Glass Holly" of Ink Circles Designs. I think i am about 50% done with it, though looking at my photo of it I might have to call that an optimistic estimate.

Next on the stitching pile my favorite season Autumn which is just around the corner. Cricket Collection "Playing with Jax" and Bent Creek "Thankful Quaker". Love the reds/tans/browns in each of these. 

And this is my view today from my treadmill. I recently joined a gym, and have been faithfully going with the hopes of losing (gosh this seems like a big number) 60 pounds before Christmas. We do Christmas family pictures each year, which I have a love/hate relationship with. Two years ago I was 9 months pregnant in our holiday pictures, and last year I was holding a baby and a lot of baby weight to go with him. This year will be different. So I have been doing Weight Watchers and reacquainting myself with exercise. 

Anyways today I couldn't get to the gym so I dusted off my treadmill at home. I had ordered some running videos online of basically trail runs set to nature sounds. They are pretty cool to watch, and you can pick which pace you want them to go at. Oddly enough they did not have "speed of snails" which is pretty much my pace right now. So this is how I watched videos. My treadmill faces a blank wall of boring, and we have talked of getting a small tv to put in front of it, but haven't yet. So instead I tied my laptop to the top of my treadmill using a belt so I could watch my running DVD's. Luckily the laptop stayed put and didn't come crashing down in the middle of my run. This is the extent of our technology around my house. 


Chris said...

What a great variety of WIPs you have, some super designs.. good luck with the weight I know what it's like to want to lose, but isn't it slow! Loved the lap top secured to your running machine!

capecodgirl565 said...

I have learned the hard way to snag a particular pattern before it goes out of print such as the Prairie Moon you are working on. I am going nuts looking for that pattern...lucky you!! Your work is lovely.

Barb said...

You have lots of great WIPS. I am also doing "For Thine..... Your blue fabric is very good for that project. It is such fun to see the way different stitchers do the same design.

Heather said...

Looks like a good idea to me! Good luck with your goal!

Terri said...

Beautiful stitching! I love the ink circles piece.

Good luck with the exercise!

blue star stitcher said...

Hi capecodgirl, email me about the Prairie Moon piece, I'd be willing to pass it on when I'm done stitching it.

sew.darn.quilt said...

Your work is lovely. The autumn pieces are very sweet.
I shall enjoy watching your progress now that I'm a new follower,
*By the Pricking of My Thumb* ")

Cricket-bug Corner said...

ohh lots of lovely WIPS!!

diamondc said...

You go girl, I hope the 60 pounds comes off super duper fast.
Lovely projects you have the Halloween, Thine Is The Trick and The Treat is one I am looking at doing.
I too am working out, we have a new gym and a great treadmill.