Mysteries

Baby Garden 082007

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.

Pennsylvania Christmas Sampler

Isn’t it beautiful?! I just love it.

Pie 081807

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.

Gifts 082007

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.

34 thoughts on “Mysteries”

  1. oh that is a nice sampler! I don’t think I’ve seen it before. yummy pie!

    It is very hard to keep being motivated about the weight … I started back in January and seem to be gaining and losing the same 5 pounds lately .. keep up the great work .. it’ll happen!

  2. oh that is a nice sampler! I don’t think I’ve seen it before. yummy pie!

    It is very hard to keep being motivated about the weight … I started back in January and seem to be gaining and losing the same 5 pounds lately .. keep up the great work .. it’ll happen!

  3. Oh, good for you, getting back to a working-out routine!! The hardest part is getting started, in my experience!

  4. Oh, good for you, getting back to a working-out routine!! The hardest part is getting started, in my experience!

  5. I too am on a weightloss journey and it is HARD!!! But I do walk every single pea-picken day at least 2 miles. Where we live is hilly so it’s up and down…no flat….Makes me feel good ya’ know. But the eating is what is a killer! LOL!

    I love your goldfish pond how cute is that?
    Looks like you have the chart you were searching for! HURRAY!

  6. I too am on a weightloss journey and it is HARD!!! But I do walk every single pea-picken day at least 2 miles. Where we live is hilly so it’s up and down…no flat….Makes me feel good ya’ know. But the eating is what is a killer! LOL!

    I love your goldfish pond how cute is that?
    Looks like you have the chart you were searching for! HURRAY!

  7. Anna van Schurman

    The working out always makes a big difference–at least I hope so because I am eating every extra point I earn. I blame my mother–she has terrible eating habits. Of course, I could just take responsibility for myself!

  8. Anna van Schurman

    The working out always makes a big difference–at least I hope so because I am eating every extra point I earn. I blame my mother–she has terrible eating habits. Of course, I could just take responsibility for myself!

  9. Happy Birthday Michelle!!

    Better late then never.

    So glad to hear that you and Eric had a great time in Phili. And I love the map idea that you’ve instigated. What a wonderful way to remember your travels. If you could go anywhere in the world, money being no object, where would you go???

    I’m an Anglophile. I’ve been to England four times, including on our honeymoon, but it’s been a long time since then. I’d also love to go to the Scandinavian countries.

    Mmmmmm. Your mom’s lemon meringue pie looks scrummy!! That’s a favourite pie around here too.

    I’ve never yet tried over one stitching. Don’t know that my eyes could handle it. I admire your perseverance.

    Can’t wait to see what you’ve gotten in those packages. Don’t you just love getting parcels in the mail??

    Cheers.

  10. Happy Birthday Michelle!!

    Better late then never.

    So glad to hear that you and Eric had a great time in Phili. And I love the map idea that you’ve instigated. What a wonderful way to remember your travels. If you could go anywhere in the world, money being no object, where would you go???

    I’m an Anglophile. I’ve been to England four times, including on our honeymoon, but it’s been a long time since then. I’d also love to go to the Scandinavian countries.

    Mmmmmm. Your mom’s lemon meringue pie looks scrummy!! That’s a favourite pie around here too.

    I’ve never yet tried over one stitching. Don’t know that my eyes could handle it. I admire your perseverance.

    Can’t wait to see what you’ve gotten in those packages. Don’t you just love getting parcels in the mail??

    Cheers.

  11. Lemon pie is a wonderful Idea for Birthdays. Happy Birthday .
    Your stitched pieces are lovely.
    And it sounds like you had a great holiday. Love the map.
    The Midi mystery was stitched by Dani in 2005 and she gave it to me as a gift this weekend past. Wow it is beautiful. I posted a photo on my blog.
    Keep up the great work with the work outs!!!

  12. Lemon pie is a wonderful Idea for Birthdays. Happy Birthday .
    Your stitched pieces are lovely.
    And it sounds like you had a great holiday. Love the map.
    The Midi mystery was stitched by Dani in 2005 and she gave it to me as a gift this weekend past. Wow it is beautiful. I posted a photo on my blog.
    Keep up the great work with the work outs!!!

  13. Hi, Michelle! Great to have your mom around making lemon pies, I bet! Happy Birthday! I hope you enjoy your “mystery packages!”
    Hugs,
    Deb

  14. Hi, Michelle! Great to have your mom around making lemon pies, I bet! Happy Birthday! I hope you enjoy your “mystery packages!”
    Hugs,
    Deb

  15. Happy Birthday Michelle! My mom used to make lemon meringue pie too but I was never as good at it as she was. Hope you get lots of stash and fun stuff!

  16. Happy Birthday Michelle! My mom used to make lemon meringue pie too but I was never as good at it as she was. Hope you get lots of stash and fun stuff!

  17. Happy Birthday!!! Sorry I’m late at wishing it but my day just got ahead of me! I can see if my LNS has that chart for you…just let me know!!! Hope your day was great and full of lots of stitching!

  18. Happy Birthday!!! Sorry I’m late at wishing it but my day just got ahead of me! I can see if my LNS has that chart for you…just let me know!!! Hope your day was great and full of lots of stitching!

  19. Hope you had a good birthday Michelle – happy belated Birthday!!

    Congratulations on starting working out again. It feels so nice to be physically active, to feel fit. Living in Paris, we are used to walking a whole lot every day, but working out is different and I too am determined to work out more regularly this year. You are encouraging me even more! Thank you!

  20. Hope you had a good birthday Michelle – happy belated Birthday!!

    Congratulations on starting working out again. It feels so nice to be physically active, to feel fit. Living in Paris, we are used to walking a whole lot every day, but working out is different and I too am determined to work out more regularly this year. You are encouraging me even more! Thank you!

  21. That Christmas sampler is really nice! I hope you’ll be able to find the chart!
    And the pie looks really really yummy. I’d love to learn to make one.

  22. That Christmas sampler is really nice! I hope you’ll be able to find the chart!
    And the pie looks really really yummy. I’d love to learn to make one.

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