Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Arghhhh!!!

After a couple weeks of stitching, I am really not liking "The Baptism". The model on the chart looks so great but I was suspicious of many of the colors when I picked them out. Sure nuff, why are there green stitches for hair & grey stitches in the skin tones? In my opinion it throws off the design. I am so frustrated!! It will be a major effort to start over after substituting all the weird colors. I'm certainly not up to that right now, so it goes to the UFO pile. I've pulled out the Yoruban Women kit as my next project.

On a much better note, I'm proud to announce that after 4 years on WeightWatchers, I reached my goal weight on Tuesday. I've gone from being an overweight (40+ lbs), fast-food-eating couch potato with high blood pressure to a marathon-walking, soon-to-be-50, fit vegetarian (lol). Biggest lesson has been that it's truly a lifestyle change & not a diet so I look forward to the next 6 weeks of maintenance to officially become a Lifetime member. Oops, forgot to mention how my stitching has helped. Its really hard to snack when you have needle, scissors, crochet hook or knitting needles in your hand. Speaking of which - I'm calling this the "Plain Jane" Super Bowl afghan. No real design or color pallette means I can pay close attention to the game while getting rid of some stash..........

3 comments:

Lauren said...

Bummer about your project... but CONGRATULATIONS on the weight loss!

Oh, I saw a pattern that's going to be in the next issue of Cross Stitch Gold, and I immediately thought of you! I scanned a pic of the preview here. Isn't she beautiful? I just love the colors.

del said...

Good for you on getting fit & healthy. I'm glad you realize it's not a "diet" but a lifestyle.

cathymk said...

Congratulations Deb!! What a wonderful achievement!

I'm still at the couch potato stage!!