Tuesday, July 28, 2015

I'm Back

I haven't posted in a while because I was really sick for a few days.  I had to have an antibiotic shot Friday and one Saturday, plus take these huge, horse pill, strong antibiotics twice a day, plus pain meds and I was totally out of it for about three days.

I weighed 169.4 at the doctor's office.  When school starts, I'm going to try to start counting calories again.

I really wanted to start Titania while I was sick in bed, but I was just too woozy.  I finally got her started, though.

Totally LOVE my Queen Mab needle minder from Golden Circle Designs!
I wanted to be further along on that wing, but yesterday I was feeling woozy again and had to frog several sections 2 and 3 times before I finally decided to take a nap.  I'm going to work on it some more a bit later this afternoon.

While I was so sick, I was enabled by a couple of stitchers to order a few more things for my stash.  Messy Stitcher on youtube did Promise Me by Lizzie Kate and I had to get that to make for my daughter.  I was also enabled by Jo at Serendipitous Stitching to get Joan Elliott's Bewitching Cross Stitch because of the cutest little design she did called Believe.  You can see her project on this blog post.  That one will probably go to my daughter, too.  (I rarely keep any of my cross stitch projects.  I'm always doing them for someone else.)

I'm beginning to feel a bit woozy again, so that will be all for now...

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Titania 2

What I've got left on practice Titania now are the backstitching and the beads.  My daughter has decided she likes Mermaid of Atlantis after seeing Carolyn Mazzeo's on youtube.  It may take me a while to get around to that one, but it does have some gorgeous colors in it.

I went and picked out the frames for my glasses yesterday.  I should get them in a week or so.  Hopefully I'll be able to see my stitching better with those.

Monday, July 20, 2015


I haven't been counting calories for a few days.  I haven't been eating a lot.  I just haven't counted the calories.  When I went back to the doctor Thursday for my wellness checkup and I weighed 170.2, I just gave up.  I'm just going to give it a rest for a while and get back on it maybe when school starts.  I'm not overeating, though.

What I have been doing is practicing on Titania.  Since I'd never stitched on 32 count fabric before, I really wanted to practice that and beading before I started on the real thing, so I got a piece of scrap 32 count fabric and marked off a 50 stitch x 50 stitch section of Titania and I've been working on that.  Most of the first night was spent winding floss onto bobbins.  I took a picture each night. 




The awesome needle minder was purchased from Gina's Unique Boutique on etsy.

It has not been nearly as difficult as I thought it would be to work on 32 count fabric.  It took me a little while to get used to the pattern, but it hasn't been as difficult as I had imagined, either.  I'm going to frame this one and give it to my daughter for her dorm room.

The summer's almost over and I am so not ready to get back into the stress of teaching.  I got a phone call from a fellow teacher the other day and she was telling me how many of our teachers have been cut and our principal has been in a really bad mood.  Morale is probably going to be low and we'll have much larger class sizes and program cuts.  I am not looking forward to this year at all.

Well, that's all for right now.  I will post more later.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Day 49

I missed yesterday, but I ate about 1400 calories yesterday and day before. 

I had to go get shots for my back today even though my daughter and I have wellness checkups tomorrow.  I was trying to wait until tomorrow, but it just got to be too much.  I weighed 168.2 at the doctor's office.

I've been watching a bunch of videos on youtube by cross stitchers.  That's been really interesting.

I ended up having to buy a piece of cross stitch fabric from ebay for something I wanted to start this weekend.  It turns out Silkweaver has not actually mailed my fabric.  They've only printed the mailing label.  What in the world is keeping them from going ahead and mailing it, I don't know, but I won't be getting it by this weekend when I should have had it last week.  I am so not happy about that.  While I really do like their fabrics, I don't think I'll be ordering from them anymore.  This is absolutely ridiculous.

Those shots made me really dizzy this time.  We went to Walmart while ago and I nearly had a wreck on the way back home.  I'm going to lie down for a while and try to get over this wooziness.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Tempest Finished

I used Thread Heaven for the backstitching.  I didn't use it on any of the cross stitching.  It really helped with the backstitching, but I'm not sure I'd use it for cross stitching.

I'm glad to get him finished.  Now I've got to find a frame to put him in.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Day 47

I ate about 1500 calories yesterday.  I've been having issues with anxiety yesterday and today.  I eat more when I'm having an anxiety attack.  Actually, I usually binge, so yesterday I did well.

My best friend did come over for a while and we had a nice visit.

Raggedy Man showed back up yesterday and he's been here today, too.

The depression got worse today and I cried.  I'm feeling a little better now.  I don't know what happened.  I started thinking about school starting and I'm not feeling up to the stress that's going to entail.  My daughter will be going back to college and graduating this year.  I felt guilty for spending time and money on cross stitch.  It was a whole lot of things.  I got depressed and then every horrible thing my brain could come up with started going through my mind.

Silkweaver finally mailed my package today.  I'm not sure if I'll use them again.  Their fabrics are nice, but customer service is atrocious.

I got very close to being finished with Tempest.

I received the awesome needle minder today.  I ordered it from A Needle Runs Through It on Etsy.  I also got one from another shop on Etsy.  I'll have to get a picture of it later.

I'm trying to get finished with Tempest so I can get started on Titania.  I'll have to take a couple days break to get some other stuff done.

That's all for now...