It was our first nice weekend of the year here in Northern Illinois. That is if you call temps in the 50's nice. :-) But it was sunny and that helped to dry things out. The pugs and I set up our first agility training of the season and a good time was had by all. On Sunday I took Aoife and Clancy to a fun run at an agility club west of me. Clancy was a star and did really well. I'm hoping taking a few months off has helped his confidence. One of my friends there talked me into giving Aoife a chance. What a disaster that was! All she did was run around a bark at me. Everyone had a good laugh. I told my friend she owes me $4.00 for the cost of her run. :-)
On Sunday morning it occurred to me that I didn't have a thing to wear to the fun run. I like to wear fitness gear when I do agility and I've lost over 45 pounds now and I literally have not replaced one bit of my agility wardrobe. I found the cutest pair of capri pants - in a size 6! It really hit me on just how much weight I have lost. It's hard to tell when you make due with the same clothes for months. I haven't wanted to spend a lot of money until I got to were I wanted to be weight wise and as a result I walk around in baggy clothes all the time. I'm about 10 to 15 pounds away from my goal now. It feels great!
Because of the nice weather I didn't have as much time as I wanted to stitch. Here is my progress on the Big Zipper. I'm finished with the top portion of the project and I've started working on the tree. I'd love to have the parts that I own finished by the end of the week but I bet that house in the center is going to take several days as it's pretty big.
On Saturday I really wanted to start something new. I thought it should be something small and I've been wanted to start Earth Sampler since I saw a couple of WIPs online from blogging buddies. Here is mine. I'm doing it over one on 32 count Purely Primitive. I love how it's turning out but because it's over one I am losing a lot of variegation of the floss colors. I guess that is the trade off when using overdyed. It's going to be tiny - less than 4 inches square when complete. I won't work on it again until the weekend because I really need to focus on HoHRH and my BZ and I can't do over one on the train in any case.