Thursday, July 15, 2010

Birthday gift for Lynn W.

It's been a while since I last posted to the ole blog. I have no excuse except for just not being in the mood. Little stitching has been going on and I'm terribly behind. It doesn't seem to bother me either!! Here's a little something I stitched up for my friend Lynn. Her birthday is long past, but she has been traveling and visiting with grandchildren. I'll give it to her this evening along with a pair of Gingher Elena's. It is from the 2009 JCS Ornament issue. The design is called Twitter Blue, but I changed the color to green to match Lynn's color scheme. The designer is Courtney Collection. I used a 40ct off white and Sulky #12 Blendables 713 4051. I'm sure it has a color name but its not on the spool. I got the spool from Anita's. This thread is wonderful to use.

Oklahoma has had some really hot weather this week. One day our heat index was 118. Needless to say I stayed in the house.

I'm still working on my self improvement plan to get ready for my big New England bus trip in October. I've lost 35 pounds since getting serious in April. The girls at the front desk at the Y have come to know me pretty well. On Monday I do an hour of Cardio, Tuesday I do 1/2 hour of Forever Fit and an hour of Silver Sneakers. Then I do a repeat on Wednesday and Thursday. I am getting stronger and I'm a little impatient. Hopefully by October I'll be able to climb the steps up to the bus with little difficulty.

Hope everyone is staying cool!


Vonna said...

BEAUTIFUL Becky :) I'm sure between this gorgeous ornament and the scissors that Lynn had a mighty fine birthday!

Jules said...


Congrats on your progress in self-improvement. Keep up the good work!!!

Denise said...

Love the pretty bird!
Congratulations on the weight loss and the exercise program! Way to go! Since I love to travel (and haven't been able to lately), I would love to hear more about where
your bus trip will be taking you.
I know you are looking forward to it.
Keep up the good work!

SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

Hi Becky, this is a cute little bird, I may just have to go and find my JCS magazine.

Stay cool, --- Roberta

Meadows08 said...

Love the bird finish, I'm sure your friends will be thrilled.

Great job on your weight loss and fitness regimen!

Beatrice said...

Sweeeeet! what a lovely gift!
Great success on the Weight loss...good for you!!! you go girl!

Elaine said...

Lovely birdie finish!
Congrats on your weight loss.

stitcherw said...

Great finish, it looks so cute. Congrats on your improvement plan going so well, 35 lbs is quite an accomplishement. Sounds like you're well on your way for the October trip.

Suzanne said...

What a wonderful birthday gift!

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