Love Bug freebie from Erynne Chard Designs
28 count evenweave
DMC floss 310, 603, 349
Heart shape felt and ribbon
Love,Hugs, and Kisses by VeeandCO freebie
14 ct opalescent light purple aida
This little flatfold was for the same friend and it was entered in the competition too. It came in 6th place. The ribbon is a bit crooked and I didn't catch that until I saw the picture in the competition. This was the pattern I got from my Valentine's exchange last month.
This beautiful wooden box is from Berly for the St. Patty's exchange in the ILCS group. The exchange was to stitch a St. Patrick's Day theme and finish it off with 2 specialty threads. Berly included Week Dye Works, Emerald's Isle, Gold, and Hunter, very much St. Patty's color. Thank you Berly!
Ye Olde Irish Sampler by Jennifer Dalenburg of Feathers in a Nest
28 count antique white evenweave
DMC 3820, 4045, Gentle Arts Antique Rose and Victorian Pink
I stitched this little pillow for Bridgette for the St. Patty's exchange. This was a very quick stitch and did it over a weekend. I selected my own colors. This pattern was a freebie I found on Feathers in a Nest blog. I like how it came out and I hope Bridgette likes it.
I am going to Tulsa to visit my nephew, who I haven't seen for 4 years. After the visit, I am heading to Colorado Springs, Colorado for the annual ILCS Retreat. With encouragement from a friend, I had started walking almost daily. I started at 15 minutes and now I am at 30 minutes. I just started the 30 minutes this week and I can really feel it with my body. I am so sore after the walk, I am literally dragging my feet for rest of the night. I know I can pass this and than I will be able to walk longer. I do use my walker for my walks but I am hoping not to be using it by June. This past Tuesday I joined Weight Watchers with a friend. We were suppose to go last week but her son was sick. I weigh at least 50 pounds LESS than I thought, and at one point I was 50 pounds heavier and apparently lose the weight over the last year or so. How? I wish I knew,but with WW, I can make better choices and lose more weight on a more steadier base. I am still thinking of getting the gastric bypass, but even if I did go for it, I still have to change my lifestyle. I am going to try the walking and WW first and now the road, I feel I need more help. than the bypass or lap-band will still be an option.
Have a nice day!