Sunday, September 25, 2011

Huge Update and a Contest

I swear that when I start a new page of Ballerina I forget how to count.  I had to frog the first part of this again just like I had to do the last page!  I have 60% of her finished and I am ready to say she is finished!!  Look what I brought back in to the rotation!!  YOGA!!  I haven't worked on this since then end of July.  I am working on her 4 days a week and then she is also my car project.  This bottom part is all basically the same color so I can work on it while sitting at a stoplight or waiting for something.

Christmas in July Exchange:
Judith sent me this lovely package in arrived on Saturday.  Just a few months late but so worth it.  She sent me Christmas stickers, two types of floss, a gold heart and a beautifully finished ornament.

I lost 1.2 pounds this week which brings me to 138.6!!  Yea!!  I did work out everyday but Saturday.  I blame my not reaching my goal on the fact Mark took me to dinner and movie.  I had popcorn at the Movies (it was so good!) and then we went to dinner. This is where I had fried calamari and pizza.  Not good but so worth it!!!  We went and saw THE HELP....I highly recommend it!!! It is almost as good as the book!!!! 

I told you a while back I did some ebay shopping.  One of the items I bought was an envelope full of British magazine patterns that have been torn out.  There are about 30 patterns or more. There is a huge variety of kids, alphabets, flowers, buildings and just a hodgepodge of things. I will send them to someone who leaves a comment on this post. I will have Mark pick a number on Thursday evening.     


The Area Rug Place said...

ballerina & yoga are looking great!!! Congrats on the weight loss. You have to indulge sometimes or else you will go on a binge & all your hard work would be for nothing. Keep up the great work.
Betty in AZ

PrincessPolly said...

Congratulations on the weight loss! I have only just started my weight loss journey and am struggling a little already but reading stories of other peoples successes is inspiring! I would love to enter the competition!
(from Australia!)

Meari said...

Congrats the weight loss!

Your WIPs look great, especially the Ballerina. She is so beautiful.

Sew Wilde said...

Yoga and ballerina are looking so good!! Congrats on the weight loss-it is nice to hear work out helps-I am trying to get back in the routine. Keep up the nice work.


Kimberly R. said...

Who can resist popcorn and pizza, LOL!! Your WIP's are looking great and I'd love to enter for the patterns :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Ellen said...

Vickie, both the Ballerina and Yoga look absolutely beautiful. I admire your persistence even with all the frogging. I would like to be entered into your contest, too, but I did want to comment on your stitching!


Vicky L said...

Both of your pieces are looking terrific! Your ornament from Judith looks so beautiful. She did a great job! Congrats on the weight loss!

mdgtjulie said...

Grats on the progress and sorry about the frogging. It happens to the best of us though (and me all the time). Hopefully, you didn't have to frog too much. You don't have much to do on Yoga. It's looking great too. And grats on the weight loss. That's an outstanding job!!! Way to go!

Debra said...

Your stitching progress is looking really good.
Congrats on the weight loss too.

Nancy M said...

Ballerina is looking very lifelike! Is that a Mystic? Congrats on the weight loss. My DH just mentioned wanting to lose weight and he says he can't do it without I guess we'll be attempting it too. But after Las Vegas!