Saturday, February 28, 2009

Are you ready?

Are you done guessing yet?
Here is what I did with my snowflakes. I used them to drape clear glass ornaments. They reminded me of a beaded lampshade from the Victorian era

I did 12 of them, of course, I only took pictures of one, and almost didn't get that, as I got them wrapped and ready to give away as I finished them. Each of them was done in a different thread color and different color beads so that no 2 of them were alike. I couldn't post them before as my children received some of them. Although, my one daughter hasn't received hers yet, as I won't see her until Easter.

the project that I am working on tonight is below.

I bought this brown slouch hat from for my trip to South Carolina. It came with the green embroidery on the right side of the brim. I couldn't let it just be plain, so am adding tatted flowers to the embroidery. I will show you the finished project as soon as it is done.

life has it's ways

Hi All, you have no doubt gotten tired of waiting for me to update this blog.

Life has it's ways of getting in the way of things you want to do versus the things you would like to do.

I have decided that if I am to have a blog, I will need to discipline to occasionally post.

I have some tatting and some crochet to show you so that you won't think that I just while away my time twiddling my thumbs. but that will need to wait for tonight or tomorrow. Today is Saturday and the housework is calling. Also there are some comments that need to be moderated. I apologize for the delay.

Most of kids decided as a New Year's resolution to do a Biggest Loser Challenge. we are half way through, and though I decided to try to lose 10% (15lbs) of my weight, I have only been able to lose 6lbs. That may not seem like much, but for someone who suffers from hypothryoidism, that is big.

Just a bit of news, we were notified this week that Grandbaby #9 is on the way for this fall, so we will be busy, a wedding and a new baby all in a couple of months time.

I am also in the planning and getting ready stages for a trip to South Carolina leaving here on the 12th of March. I have never been east of Milwaukee Wisconsin, nor have I flown before so this will be a very interesting time. I am going with a neighbor who has a daughter in the area. I will tell you all about when I get back.

It is now Lent. I decided to do the following: no eating between meals, and only clear liquids such as water or tea. No reading other than the newspaper and religious books. both of these will be hard. I read like a vacuum cleaner, I just suck up books, but that gets in the way of housework or other things I should be doing. Also the not eating between meals - the worst part for me will be during meal prep times. I have a tendency to grab a handful of nuts or something "to tide me over" until the meal is on the table. all the extra calories are really not needed, just a crutch. So, maybe this will help me get a bit more weight off.

I am also trying to walk at work. I have a route figured out that takes about 300 steps so if I do that 4 or 5 time 2 or 3 times a week that will increase my activity level over sitting in my office chair all the time. That should help my metabolism I hope.

Alright, you got me, just to whet your appitite, I will post a pic of part of the tatting that I did for the Christmas presents. Can you gues what I did with it?

Stay tuned for further updates.

Gotta go wash the dishes and do another load of laundry.