Sunday, June 30, 2013

I have been working on Little Fairies at Play this last week.  The end of page 3 is in site.  I really enjoy working on this one.  Good thing as it has been 2 years, I am still on page 3 and there are a total of 28 pages.  I will be working on this one for a while.  That gives me 20,006 stitches complete.

I ran (or jogged/walked) my first 5K yesterday.  It was cross country which I had not practiced for.  But the weather was nice and hot - no rain.  I did not come in last, which is good and I finished under 45 minutes (43:03) which was what I was aiming for.  Lots of room for improvement.  I just don't enjoy running.  Walking/Hiking yes but not running.

Down to 2 weeks til I leave for the Grand Canyon.  They are having record high temps out west.  We are going to take our time hiking and avoid injuries.  Still gathering up all of the small last minute items we need.  Then to start packing and hope I don't forget anything.

This week I dealt with an issue that had been bothering me.  I came right out and asked where I stood in a new relationship.  I got the answer I expected and find myself back in the friend zone/alone.  Good thing I have alot of projects to occupy my time and mind.  I will be concentrating on the Grand Canyon and deal with the aloneness when I return.

I turned 50 this past week.  Time has just flown by.  I still feel like I did at 20.  Workmates decorated my desk and gave me cards and a nice cactus planter.  Then my x sister-in-law and brother-in-law took me out to dinner.  That side of the family still speaks to me even though I am no longer married to her brother.  Today after church my daughter and son-in-law are taking me out for lunch.

It is a short work week as they are giving us Friday off as well as Thursday.  Hope the weather cooperates so I can get alot of yardwork done.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

WIPocalypse June

 I didn't get much stitching done this month.  I did work on Cat Cushion which had alot of frogging done.
 And Little Fairies at Play got some attention.
 I was also bad and during the Father's Day sale at HAED bought 2 more patterns - QS Red Maple Fairy and
Faces of Faery 93.  When I will ever have time to stitch all of these I don't know.  But these are much smaller with only 6 pages each.
And I just finished up another week on In the Garden.  The butterfly is back stitched.  Still alot of back stitching to go.  Hope to finish this one this year.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

 I worked on my Cat Cushion for the past 2 weeks.  It doesn't look like I got much done because I had to frog a large section of the blue background by the right border.  I  sat and looked at it for several days as I hate frogging.  It took me several more days to pick out the blue.  I finally removed enough of the blue last night to put in the red border on the right.  Ugh.  On to the next project which is the backstitching on In the Garden.  Hope I make lots of progress on this one as I ordered 2 more HAEDs during their Father's Day sale.  Bad me.  I need alot more time or to stitch faster.
Sunday June 2, my sister and I went to Salamonie Reservoir to hike.  It was kinda a gloomy day.  It was our first time there and we hike a 13 mile trail to break in some of our hiking gear.  It did pour down rain for a while but we were back in the wooded part of the trail and only got lightly wet.
Here is a snap of my sister.  I won't lose her in the woods!  We do love our bright colors.  Less than a month for our big trip to the Grand Canyon.  Everything is booked and I just need to buy a few more small things and we are ready to go!  I hope to have alot of pictures to share when I return from that trip.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

I worked this week on Little Fairies at Play.  The butterfly was full of confetti stitches and took forever to complete.  I am now working on a section with alot of solid color.  I will move my scroll rods next time I pull this one out.  Over half way done with page 3.  I have completed 19,726 stitches.

Getting back into my rotation and looking forward to the next project up - Cat Cushion.  Hope to start stitching on that tonight while watching some tv.

I did complete my goal of walking 250 miles by 6/1.  Weight loss - I lost another 2 lbs for a total of 32lbs.  I am down 3 sizes in pants.  I still need to lose 4lbs to reach the weight I should be at for my height.  If that doesn't happen I am ok as I just want to maintain my weight.

Today I am going on a 13 mile hike with my sister.  We are breaking in our gear for hiking the Grand Canyon in July.  This trip has been a big motivator in my weight loss and exercising.  I don't want them to look at me and say this old lady cannot hike the Grand Canyon!  I will be 50 in a few weeks and I feel the best I have in years.