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.



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 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!



  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

    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.

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

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

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