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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Problems

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!
A

3 comments:

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

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

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  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

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