Sunday, January 18, 2009

Blessings & Kind Wishes finis


Blessings & Kind Wishes - Blackbird Designs
recommended overdyed floss
32 count Days Gone By from Silkweavers

I finished up Blessings and Kind Wishes last evening. I love how it turned out on the Days Gone By linen. That has to be one of my favorites from Silkweavers. I also finished stitching my Valentine's exchange piece for my HoE. I have all the supplies for the finishing and I plan to do that tomorrow since I have the day off work. I even had a chance to put some work into my Quaker Turtles. :-) But for the rest of the evening I think I need to get going on my Houses of Hawk Run Hollow block.

Thanks for you nice comments/emails on my weight loss - I'm half way! It's probably too much weight in such a short period of time but I work very hard. I never eat my extra points WW allows and I try to get in at least 14 workout points a week. I purchased a treadmill in October and it's really made a huge difference overall. Of course it keeps getting harder as the more weight you loose, WW takes away points and it gets harder to get earn the same amount of workout points. When I started in October I got 24 food points a day and now I'm down to 20. As for walking, in October it took 60 minutes of walking to earn 4 points now it takes 69. My goal is to start running again but I'm taking it really slow as I had to stop running quite a few years ago because of hip pain. So I'm just trying to get my body used to the pounding again before I start. I ran a marathon back in 1991 and I'd like to run a half marathon in the fall with my niece. Or at least a 10k. :-)

13 comments:

Dianne said...

Very pretty finish! I also love Days Gone By fabric...very lovely!

Cindy F. said...

Congrats on your beautiful finish and your weight loss!

Siobhan said...

Woohoo!! It is fabulous, Margie! Congratulations. I love Days Gone By, too--it is one of my favorite fabrics. Great finis!

Pug Posse said...

That looks great! I love the birds! And the linen looks fantastic!

Pug hugs and kisses!
Vikki and the Pug Posse

Stitcher said...

Great finish, and the fabric is great with this design

Melissa said...

Congrats on your finish. It looks wonderful. Days Gone By is one of my favorites too.

Congrats on your weight loss too. I'm also on WW. Of course I just started a week ago. You definitely have the determination.

Andrea said...

Your Blessings and Kind Wishes looks fabulous, congratulations! I am working on this one myself right now, along with something else for Valentine's Day...anyway, seeing your progress keeps me inspired, it's so beautiful...

Couldn't find the muffin tops at Target, whaa! Maybe next time!
I do know WW gets harder the more weight you lose, but that's great that you're half way there! I'm really motivated, thanks to you, even if it takes me longer :-)

Sandra said...

Congratulations of a great finish Margie, it looks wonderful. Well done on your weight loss too. Whilst not particularly overweight, I could do with getting 10 pounds off, I just need to get motivated.

Theresa said...

That is a beautiful piece!!! Congratulations on your finish~

Laura said...

It is a fantastic finish! Congratulations! And I am eager to see your version of the Big Zipper.

Karoline said...

Congratulations Margie, it's looking gorgeous

Vonna said...

Congratulations on the finish! LOVE IT! AND the weightloss! YOU GO GIRL :)

Michelle said...

Beautiful finish. I have a piece of Days Gone By that doesn't look nearly as gold as yours. Wish it did!! Again, congrats on the weightloss, halfway is a HUGE accomplishment!