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Tuesday, September 10, 2013


I couldn't get Blogger to work yesterday so I couldn't post.  Sorry.  Today I'm tricking it into letting me post.  I've got my fingers crossed that this works.
Okay, so where am I?  I realized that I forgot to do the chain stitch around the inside edge of the

circle thing on the "easy" side of the mermaid shell.  So I went back and did it.  I'm not sure I used the right thread.  The photo looks more just silver.  The vintage silver thread I used has some black in it.  I was wondering about covering up that edge of the circle.  So now I think the "easy" side really is all done.

I started working on the snail tape measure.  His (or her?) head is done in detached buttonhole.  I didn't used to know how to do this.  I've come a long way, baby.  So I have to finish doing the ceylon stitched shell to put on this side and I am done with that part.  I am still working on the hard side of the shell.  A little bit of stitching everyday and this will get done.

I really spent most of yesterday finishing the Just Nan humbug owl.  It's all done!

I'm glad I got it done in time for fall.

Then the mailman was good to me.  He brought me two pre-stitching kits for my classes at The Attic in November.  When I first read them, I thought, wow, this is going to be hard.  I don't even know where to begin.  But then I decided to just dive in.  I started Ebony and Ivory.  It is fun seeing it develop.
I crossed an invisible line yesterday.  I went from obese to overweight according to my BMI.  I've lost 30 pounds.  It's a miracle.  I still have a ways to go to get to my goal.  But I am over half way there!


  1. Congratulations on both the beautiful stitching and the amazing weight loss. Well done you!

  2. The Mermaid is filling in nicley now, almost done?
    The JN Owl is too cute!
    Congrats on your weight-loss.

  3. Lovely stitching Amy, you have done a marvellous work on the Mermaid, it´s so pretty with the greenery around her also.

    Looking forward to see more of these class projects, I am sure you will enjoy them so much:):)

    Big wave for you, to have lost all that weight, I know it is hard. All my congrats!!
    Many warm hugs,
    Anette & Skruttan