I’ve made the teeniest progress on my Baby Garden piece. I had to rip out and redo the flower stems on the right- hand side because I was one stitch too low. I’ve been mainly stitching on Katrina’s RR that past couple of days, but am having problems with it too. I chose what I thought was the perfect house and began stitching, but last night gave into my realization that it was just not working. So I ripped it out. So I’ll be restarting on my block tonight or Thursday. If I do any stitching tomorrow, I think I’ll pick something special to work on. I am sorely tempted to start Liberty Hill Inn, but when I look at my list of WIPs, I should probably work on one of those. It felt so good to finish something that I’m looking for another finish now, rather than a new start, tempting though it may be. After our trip to Philadelphia, I am really wanting to start that Liberty Hill piece. And speaking of Pennsylvania, I saw Niky’s finish on the Goode Huswife’s Pennsylvania Christmas Sampler, and now I’m dying to get my hands on it. No idea where I can find this chart though, as the GH charts are so hard to come by.
Isn’t it beautiful?! I just love it.
We had a good time with my parents on Saturday. My mom made a lemon meringue pie for my birthday. When I was growing up, my grandmother used to make a lemon meringue pie for my birthday every year. I haven’t had a homemade one in years. I thoroughly enjoyed it. But, I am also back to my working out as of yesterday and back to my regular eating. When I went to weigh in last week, the lady said “have you been on vacation?” That is never a good sign. So, as much as I enjoyed all the wonderful things I ate in Philadelphia, it’s back to the norm now. After all the walking we did there, my two mile walk yesterday seemed a little easier too. I’m a little bit frustrated with my lack of progress on the weightloss front. I’ve been sitting within the same five-pound range since April. I’ve been really slacking with the workouts, so I think getting back to work on those will give me the push I need. It’s hard to stay motivated though, you know? I’ve put my weight loss ticker down at the bottom of my blog, to help me keep my eye on it and hopefully provide some extra incentive since it’s public now.
Yesterday I received a couple of mystery packages in the mail. One I know is from my best friend, since she told me it was coming (it’s from ABC Stitch!!), and the other is unknown as yet who it’s from. I’ll save these for opening tomorrow. What fun to get mystery mail! And since you all know I love a good mystery, I’m going to treat myself with Chatelaine’s Midi Mystery 3 (just the chart for now). Midi 1 was the very first and only Chatelaine I’ve finished. Last year on my birthday, I started stitching on Midi 2. That’s still on my WIP list though. I had completely forgotten about Midi 3 starting, so I am anxious to join up and see what Martina has in store for the Renaissance garden (Midi 1 was Medieval, Midi 2 was Baroque). Love ’em! Maybe to stick with tradition, I’ll stitch on Midi 2 tomorrow? Who knows!
I hope to be able to show you my next finished block on Tesori soon too. I am so close to finishing Liguria. I just have a little bit of backstitching left. Stay tuned!
Walk to Rivendell: After a turnip field there is a stout gate to a rutted lane, edged by hedges. Farmer Maggot’s house and buildings: brick with thatched roofs, surrounded by a high wall cut by a wooden gate from the lane. Eat. (Est. time there: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.: full dark when they leave). (Total Miles Walked: 63.25) – shame I can’t count what I walked on our trip!!
I am grateful for working out yesterday.