Wednesday, July 21, 2010

For the Birds received by Erin

Erin has received the piece I stitched for the HoE For the Birds Exchange. I chose "Twitter Blue" again. I really like this design so much so that it will be stitched one more time as a gift for another friend.
On the stitching front is another exchange piece that is almost completed. I have a few days before it can be dropped in the mail. That's ok, because with my stitching mojo coming and going I need the extra time.
I have an appointment with my PC physician today. We will decide whether I go on insulin to get my diabetes under control. Seems my exercising and diet restrictions are not working. I really do not want to do the insulin. We'll see.
Another hot one is in store for us today and I'll be out in it quite a bit. On my agenda is exercise at the Y, Wal-Mart shopping with my mom, my dr. appointment and potluck at church tonight. I'll be pooped when it's all over.
Enjoy your day!

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!

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