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.


  1. Your practice piece is lovely.

    I hope things go better than you think when you get back to work. Enjoy your independence; marriage is hard sometimes too.

  2. Thank you! I can't wait to see your Raven Queen!