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Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Hangover and the Stitching

Well I didn't actually have a hangover, but that's what it felt like. I have been sick all week with a tummy bug and all day I would feel a bit sick, you know the feeling when your hungover and feel a bit seedy in the morning...Anyway I couldn't eat for 4 days because of the nasty effects but not so bad because I lost a bit of weight (I wasn't going to waste away in a week :)) However I do feel better now thank goodness, though that is NOT an excuse to eat whatever I like! I lost 1.5kg in 4 days and still have another 18.5kg to go...which will bring me down to my race weight - aim to lose it by January 2013.

I had Tuesday off work so I did get a lot of stitching done while watching my Larkrise to Candleford DVD (fantastic english period drama) I mostly worked on Tuscany Town mandala and getting along just fine.

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Also continuing in my WIP projects, this project is Rose Lights by Chatelaine. Started this about 5 years ago, but this too has fallen by the wayside.


I did a bit of stitching shopping the other day too, and went to Needle Arts in Christchurch. This shop mostly has designers I have never heard of, but I did get this book...



I have been wanting this book ever since I saw it in the Inspirations magazine, who knows when I will ever get to do it, but the pictures are pretty! Its published by countrybumpkin.com.au who also do the Inspirations and Smocking magazines.

I have started biking to work again, it's about 15km and takes 40 minutes, so by the time I get to work I am awake! On the way from work I take the long way and do by training then, so with a bag on my back for extra resistance and a 2 hour training ride, it works quite well and when I get home I can relax. (Saves on petrol costs too)

Happy stitching!

Michelle

5 comments:

  1. Hope you're feeling better quickly, but you making wonderful progress on your stitching, it's beautiful! Where did you find a dvd of Lark Rise? I just started watching it and am hooked! Thank you also for posting a pic of Home Sweet Home, I love it & cant wait to order one myself! Thank you for all the inspiration!! :D

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    1. Thank you for your kind thoughts Kate, I brought Lark Rise here in NZ, they are easy to get and relatively cheap here. I have the first 2 seasons, but plan to get the whole series. If you have trouble getting them let me know and I can probably get them for you.
      Michelle

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  2. That would be so cool and I greatly appreciate! Is there something you would like in trade from the US?

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  3. Tuscany looks fantastic! Sorry to hear you've not been well, of course the weight loss is always an added bonus!

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  4. Sorry to hear you haven't been well. Hope you are well recovered now! Your stitching is gorgeous ;0)

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