Thursday, January 31, 2013

Poinsettia Place and a new Start

First of all my apologies. I'm a terrible blogger at times. It's Summer here and it's kinda busy. We're changing the garden and that takes quite some time. I also became member of Weight Watchers to loose the pounds I piled recently up. Thanks to my chocolate addiction thyroid problem.
Or even better, lets blame Santa. He brought way too many sweets. I'm totally innocent here!!!

Seen that Santa refuses to take away the pounds that have magically appeared, I'm back on track to walk almost every morning and started also a training program for running.  But boy does running tire you out if you're not used to it. I fall asleep soon as I sit down it seems...lol.
I do stitch every evening a while though. I just need that. That's the most treasured moment of the day.


There is a little finish I have to show....
 Poinsettia Place
Part 2 of Santa's Village by Country Cottage Needleworks
Fabric: 32ct Belfast Summer Khaki
Recommended Threads, minus the button 
 
 
Part 1 and 2 together 

And a new start: 

 A Parrot, A Leopard, A Lion
Designer: The Scarlet Letter
Fabric: 40ct Lakeside Linens "Vintage Maritime White"
AVAS silks


32 comments:

Ellen said...

Poinsettia Place is gorgeous! Love your new start, it's going to be very colorful!

Hugs,

Margaret said...

Great stitching. All the best for the weight loss - seems harder to exercise in the heat doesn't it?

valerie said...

Love how your Santas Village is coming along! Great new start too...very colorful! Good luck with your weight loss. I need to go back to the gym and know that the moment I start I will want to go to sleep by 8pm!

Cardygirl said...

Great projects...good luck with those pesky pounds!

Annette-California said...

Awe your Poinsettia Place is very pretty adn especially sitting next to Santa's House. Your new wip is already showing beautiful colors:)
Have a great week. love Annette

cucki said...

great stitching and all the best for the weight loss..
love for you x

Krista said...

Great new start and the Santa village is looking so sweet! Good luck with the WW program. I think that walking is the key.

samplerlover said...

Love your new start. It is really lovely. Santa's Village is very sweet. Good luck with the weight loss.

Siobhán said...

Fantastic stitching, Gabi! You go girl on the weight loss and running. I'd love to take up running but that would require me to get up off the sofa first, something I am never very keen to do. :P Best of luck with it.

Catherine said...

Looking good! Good luck with the walking and running!

Margaret said...

Love your Poinsettia Place! And A Parrot -- I so need to stitch that one. lol! Good luck with your walking and running. I need to get back on schedule with exercise.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Poinsettia Place is so sweet. I'll enjoy watching your progress on this piece. Love your new SL start. Best of luck on the weight loss and walking/running.

diamondc said...

Gabi: Beautiful stitching projects, I love Santas village.
Catherine

Vickie said...

ooOoo! Your new stitch looks most intriguing.

Carol said...

Your Santa's Village piece is so cute, Gabi! Wishing you much luck with the weight loss. I love my daily treadmill walk/runs--they are actually pretty addicting (in a good way!!)... You can do it :)

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Congrats on your new lifestyle - and your great finishes!

butterfly said...

Your stitching is beautiful love every thing .hugs.

Emma/Itzy said...

Pretty Stitching!

Good luck with Weight Watchers, I joined too just over two weeks ago :)

Glenna said...

Gorgeous colors in Poinsettia Place! As for the weight loss/exercise: in the choice between walking and stitching, stitching usually wins, which isn't doing me any favors. I'd love to run, but I'll have to shed a few pounds first. And I love your new little red car--so cute and zippy looking!

SoCal Debbie said...

Have fun working outside in your garden! Santa's Village looks wonderful!

Giovanna said...

Lovely new start! And congrats on the new part of the Village, it's really cute.

Evelyne said...

Mooi de nieuwe sampler van Scarlet letter waar je aan begonnen bent!
Borduur je hem over twee draadjes, want ik zag dat hij officieel in tent stitch over een draad wordt gemaakt.
Stop je met de Susan Singleton?
Ik heb bij de anderen nog niets voorbij zien komen en iedereen begint wel aan andere samplers.
Succes met het afvallen, maar met de steun van Weight Watchers moet het lukken!

Fijn weekend en lieve groet, Evelyne

Patty C. said...

Beautiful work Gabi!
So glad you are walking/ running- it is so good for you:)

Mary said...

The villiage looks great and can't wait to see more of the new start!

Nicola said...

Your village is looking good, I was so tempted with this series but maybe next year.

Good luck with your diet, Santa brings far too many chocolates and I cannot resist them.

Marie said...

Weight Watchers works...good luck in your weight loss.
I agree with you about running...ugh! but it is very effective for weight loss.

Your Santa's Village looks great. So many people are working on that, I am tempted to join in but I have too much on my plate already.

Nancy M said...

I was gifted the first 2 patterns of the village and now I need to see more of them and decide what material to use and whether to do all on one. I might have to wait until all 12 are out to decide!! Your new project looks very pretty!
I know what you mean about exercise tiring you out! Everyone talks about the "high" you get after exercising...I always get the urge for a nap too! Good luck trying to shed those pesky pounds!

Anne said...

Lovely new start Gaby!! Well done on the weight loss!! I'm trying to loose a few too but am having difficulty. Too many treats in the staff room! Luckily Lent is around the corner :D

Lynn said...

Your Santa's Village looks fabulous so far. So many bloggers are stitching this one and I may just have to start it.
Your new start is going to be gorgeous!! Those colours look so vibrant.

Carolyn NC said...

PP is adorable! And your new start is going to be gorgeous!

Diana said...

Wow, nice start, can't wait to see it finished....

Diana said...

Wow, nice start, can't wait to see it finished....