Monday, August 11, 2008

Thanks, Debbie from My Big Toe Designs!

This design by My Big Toe Designs is actually called "Miracles Happen" and, when I saw it, I knew I had to stitch it. I also knew that it wasn't going to be a miracle that was going to get me back in my skinny jeans, but a lot of hard work. I had it in my mind that I was going to keep my skinny jeans that I could no longer fit into and go back to Weight Watchers so that I could wear them again. I went back to WW and also was fortunate to be able to buy Wii Fit and, through a combination of really working hard with both tools, I have lost 27 pounds.

When I hit 25 pounds gone, I decided that I was going to start stitching this design, but I needed it changed as no miracles -- as I originally thought -- made me get back into my skinny jeans so I emailed Debbie and asked her if she could or if she would mind if I recharted it proclaiming my being happy that I believed in myself and kept my skinny jeans!

Debbie was kind enough to chart it up for me and I am just thrilled with it. It was my 25-pound award to myself and I love it.

Debbie, you are absolutely the best and I will always remember your kindness in doing me this favor even when you were so busy. I am your newest biggest fan!


Thursday, August 7, 2008

Oh, no....not another finish!

So, I have decided that I am going to start stitching! No, really. I have all this stash that I bought because I wanted to stitch it and that's what I'm going to do!

I started and finished this today as it was a really, really quick stitch! I have a few more of these little Shepherd Bush designs so I'm going to look for them soon.


Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Another QSW Plus Three Day Finish!

Well, I tried to make this a QSW piece, but it seems I just can't sit and stitch for hours on end so things take me longer.

While stitching this piece, I had our Angie on my mind. I can't believe it's almost eight months since we lost her.

Now I don't know what I am going to stitch next, but it's going to be another quick one, I think. I am thinking of "Oh Say" by Shepherd's Bush, but we'll see.