Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Page Finish and New Chart

Yeah, mini happy dance as I've finished another page on Dragonfly.  Only four more partial pages to go!

And I've succumbed and bought another HAED chart, Mad Queen Alice.  Love the design but turns out that it's even bigger than Dragonfly!  Whoops!

Can't wait to start it though! 

Happy stitching.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Running, Stitching and All That

I'm pleased to say that I've just completed week 2 of the C25K training program.  And it was an interesting run.  I just got to the second walk as I caught up with a gentleman who was walking, flat cap, umbrella and all.  As my phone ordered me to start running again I charged past him at full speed.  That was a mistake.  It was too fast.  I struggled on at that rate as he could still see me but it killed me for the rest of the run, so when I turned round I passed him again.  This time I could hardly walk let alone run and my right foot was squelching with every step from getting soaked on my last run.  I must have been a right sight.  Valuable lesson learnt.

On the stitching front, I've done more of Dragonfly and the page is close to a finish now.  The just four half pages to go.  Still hoping for a finish before Christmas.  

And "All That" .... well my eldest daughter got her "A" level results and did brilliantly with A,B and C so is off the Swansea University to study Psychology.  And really excited for her (I wasn't bright enough to go) but there's a lot to do and sort out before she heads off.  Big changes ahead but I'm sure she will have a great time.

Happy stitching everyone.

Monday, 8 August 2016

Some more small steps!

Well I'm definitely not very good at this blogging lark am I?  Sorry once again for my long absence.  I guess I'll just have to accept that this will be an occasional blog and it's still a record of my stitchy progress.

So what have I been doing?  Well, not a lot really.  We've been on holiday and I didn't take any stitching with me so there was no progress on anything in those two weeks and with the nicer weather (most of the time anyway) I just don't seem to stitch as much in the summer.    However, I did get Dragonfly back out last week and have made some progress on her.  The dragon now has a bit more of his tail.  I'm still hopeful that this will be finished by the end of the year, so I'm guessing it is going to have to be my top focus.

On the weight loss, well I had done really well (lost nearly a stone) and then we went away and I ate and drank to much (but it was very nice).  So it is back on the wagon again now and I'm feeling very virtuous having been for a run this morning.  I'm trying to do the C25K which I have done before, so day 1 down and several more to go.  I'll keep you informed of my progress.

Happy stitching everyone!