Monday, January 08, 2007

Chatelaine's Rose Quilt started

This is the top of the decorative border for one block of the Chatelaine Rose Quilt. There are 16 blocks, and we get one or two blocks a month. So far I have the first two to stitch. I'm still gathering my materials, which are going to be pretty pricey. I'll add the beads at the end since I don't want them to get in the way of my Qsnaps. This piece is huge--I have lots of fabric to manage as I stitch.

I've taken a short break from My Stitching Treasures. I started an over-one peacock in the wrong place, and now I have to rip it out. Ugh. All I have left is the top block and the satin-stitched border.

I need to get working on my Just Nan RR and another exchange piece. So much to do!

Diet: I've been doing well on my diet. I think I've lost 8 pounds so far, which is water weight. Being this heavy, it's easy for me to lose 10 pounds in the first week. The following weeks will be harder.

Reading: When I start reading, I go nuts. I finished Mercedes Lackey's Sanctuary and loved it. Then I devoured L.E. Modesitt's Wellspring of Chaos, and I'm now reading Ordermaster. I may have to see if they have any more out in paperback.


Glenda said...

Tempting as the Rose Quilt is, I'll be staying with my Alhambra Garden for now. One Chatelaine at a time is all I can handle.

And watch out for that bunny. You never know when it'll turn vicious on you. Better lay in a stock of holy hand grenades, just to be safe.

Nicki said...

So pretty! Are those all NPI silks? It looks really lovely :)

Missy Ann said...

Congrats on the weight, every little bit counts! Drop me an email if you need some support/advice/a shoulder to bitch on. :)

bunnyhead said...

Beautiful progress and congrats on the weight loss! I can't believe it was a bunny that caused all those problems for you!

Anonymous said...

I've just come across your blog and like your stitching. Your Chatelaine Rose Quilt is beautiful.

fudgey said...

lovely start Michelle , now i know three girls stitching it.. i look forward to watching your progress, especially with that neat sttiching of yours!

Barbara said...

Your Rose Quilt is off to a beautiful start - love those colors!

Congratulations on your diet! I just bought a cross trainer today - a store had a sale that finally brought one down to my price range. Yay!