Continued Success

April Woolly Tyme 041007
April Woolly Tyme
Homespun Elegance
DMC, Weeks & GAST on 28ct overdyed linen
Embellished with large brass carrot charm
Finished 4/9/07

Thank you all so much for your wonderful anniversary wishes. It was great! This weekend we should be able to get around to looking at our photos we took. I actually took a camera this time and got some interesting shots I think. As you can see, I finished my April sheep blanket. I love the Raspberry Parfait thread that was used for the strawberries – such a pretty color. I did have a counting mistake in this, but it was way back at the beginning, and by the time I noticed it, I decided to just leave it. It just makes my middle bunny a little fatter than he was intended. I have made a start on the May blanket too, so I should be able to get that one finished in time for the beginning of the month. Yesterday I placed an order at Stitching Bits & Bobs for a couple of charts that I want to have on hand for the Neighborhood RR (hosted by Carol) that I’ve joined. As soon as the group can decide what count fabric we want to use, I’ll be able to order my fabric as well. But, back to my point…I placed my order yesterday, wanting to take advantage of the sale they had going on, since I was purchasing Village of Hawk Run Hollow, and that’s a pricey chart. Now, this is the part that floors me…they’ve already sent me an email stating they’ve sent it. I about fell off my chair. I have never received a package from them in anything less than a month – often it is closer to two. Usually, it doesn’t matter too much, because I am buying from them because of the sale, and I don’t need what I ordered quickly. But, can you believe it’s already been sent?? I ordered two charts, and two skeins of thread. Wow. And speaking of things on the way, I got an email yesterday announcing a new Just Nan Limited Edition WhimZi. I’m signed up on the automatic list for these with Silver Needle, so I should be receiving it soon.

James Avery Ring

I have another lovely thing to share. A couple of weeks ago, I reached a major goal – I lost 25 pounds! As a reward to myself, I got this ring from James Avery. I’ve been wanting this ring for a long time, so it was a perfect reward. This is their African Beaded Ring. I was actually able to order a whole ring size smaller than what I had been wearing too! A double reward!

I still haven’t had it in me to get back to stitching on Baby Garden. I think it has sunk in that it won’t be done in time for her birthday, and I am just tired of stitching on it. I’ll probably stitch on Barnabee tomorrow night though, I think I can do that. I didn’t stitch at all on Tuesday, and only a little last night. Most of what I stitched last night on my Mystery Sampler got ripped back out though because I was a stitch off somehow. This morning before work, I stitched a little bit on Bay Sampler. I had a dream about it after reading Rob’s blog (Coastal Stitching), and saw Bay Sampler there. It definitely inspired me to get back to stitching mine. I finished a little fish this morning. Anyway, hope you’re all having a great week!

I am grateful for silk threads.

30 thoughts on “Continued Success”

  1. Wow, aren’t you lucky that your order is shipping from SB&B so fast!

    Love the April blanket (I have the raspberry parfait thread, too and think it’s beautiful).

    Congrats on your weight loss!! That’s wonderful!!

  2. Wow, aren’t you lucky that your order is shipping from SB&B so fast!

    Love the April blanket (I have the raspberry parfait thread, too and think it’s beautiful).

    Congrats on your weight loss!! That’s wonderful!!

  3. Your April blanket is very cute πŸ™‚

    Congratulations on the weight loss – what a nice way to reward yourself!

  4. Your April blanket is very cute πŸ™‚

    Congratulations on the weight loss – what a nice way to reward yourself!

  5. Anna van Schurman

    That’s amazing for SB&B to ship so fast. Do you think enough people bitching publicly did turned her around?

  6. Anna van Schurman

    That’s amazing for SB&B to ship so fast. Do you think enough people bitching publicly did turned her around?

  7. very cute April blanket πŸ™‚ congrats on the weight loss! That ring is incredible .. and I love the website .. I’m a big garnet junkie and my they have some beautiful pieces! I’m sure you will enjoy that ring for years to come πŸ™‚

  8. very cute April blanket πŸ™‚ congrats on the weight loss! That ring is incredible .. and I love the website .. I’m a big garnet junkie and my they have some beautiful pieces! I’m sure you will enjoy that ring for years to come πŸ™‚

  9. belated happy anniversary wishes to your and your DH – loved the beautiful roses πŸ™‚

    the April blanket is so cute and good on you for treating yourself after the weight loss – well done Michelle.

    I recently placed an order with SB&B and received a shipping notice email less than a week later, I was totally amazed!

  10. belated happy anniversary wishes to your and your DH – loved the beautiful roses πŸ™‚

    the April blanket is so cute and good on you for treating yourself after the weight loss – well done Michelle.

    I recently placed an order with SB&B and received a shipping notice email less than a week later, I was totally amazed!

  11. Love the April blanket – so sweet!

    I’m finally starting to succumb to those Whimzi’s (not another expensive habit!!) I loved the little bunny on this one.

    And huge congratulations on your weight loss! Hooray for you!!

  12. Love the April blanket – so sweet!

    I’m finally starting to succumb to those Whimzi’s (not another expensive habit!!) I loved the little bunny on this one.

    And huge congratulations on your weight loss! Hooray for you!!

  13. Aw, cute sheep blanket πŸ™‚ And pretty ring! Congrats on your weight loss AND Happy (belated, sorry) Anniversary!!

  14. Aw, cute sheep blanket πŸ™‚ And pretty ring! Congrats on your weight loss AND Happy (belated, sorry) Anniversary!!

  15. You have a lot of great things to celebrate – your 1st anniversary – a huge weight loss – an amazing fast shipment from SB&B – a new finish! WOW – congratulations on everything!!

  16. You have a lot of great things to celebrate – your 1st anniversary – a huge weight loss – an amazing fast shipment from SB&B – a new finish! WOW – congratulations on everything!!

  17. Good to hear you had a great anniversary. And congratulations on your weight loss!

    April blanket is very, very cute!

  18. Good to hear you had a great anniversary. And congratulations on your weight loss!

    April blanket is very, very cute!

  19. Congrats on your weight loss and your anniversary. I will be married to my DH 20 years next month. I don’t know where the time went. πŸ™‚

    This has nothing to do with your post but I want you to know that when I bought the fabric for Tesori, I shopped around and lucked out at Nordic Needle. They were having a sale and I bought linen for the price of evenweave. I was going to do this on evenweave because of the cost but NN had a great sale.

  20. Congrats on your weight loss and your anniversary. I will be married to my DH 20 years next month. I don’t know where the time went. πŸ™‚

    This has nothing to do with your post but I want you to know that when I bought the fabric for Tesori, I shopped around and lucked out at Nordic Needle. They were having a sale and I bought linen for the price of evenweave. I was going to do this on evenweave because of the cost but NN had a great sale.

  21. The Silver Thistle

    Congratulations on your weight loss. And the anniversary!

    I lost the extra weight I was carrying last summer, but it’s starting to creep back on again so this morning I jumped back on the wagon. Hope I’m as successful as you!

  22. The Silver Thistle

    Congratulations on your weight loss. And the anniversary!

    I lost the extra weight I was carrying last summer, but it’s starting to creep back on again so this morning I jumped back on the wagon. Hope I’m as successful as you!

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