Thursday, May 08, 2008

Spring Peepers HD

Here's my biscornu for the Monthly Finishing Challenge. It's Spring Peepers by Just Nan. I broke down and ordered the gold frog charm because I just couldn't find any button that looked good in the middle. I am selling a few charts to make a little money, so it should even out.

I used a pale blue linen, 28 count I believe. I also used some leftover beads from a kit; they were just the right color! It's the second biscornu I've made but the first with a beaded edging. I also replaced the gold metallic for the frogs with DMC 500; they just didn't show up well in gold.

I'm still working on my Fantasy/Magic Exchange piece. Why did I pick something with so much stitching? I just hope it looks good when I'm done!

I received a framed piece from Jill Rensel last night, my first from her. I was not disappointed! I'll take pics when I get a chance. I was too beat last night.

Diet: I started the diet again seriously this week. I joined TOPS too. My mom's been a member for years and does the conventions. I had to roll my eyes at the weight-loss songs and pledges, but otherwise I think it will be good for me. I started the South Beach diet again, and I'm doing well. I made my 15 pounds total loss yesterday (which I started waaaay back), but now I can't reward myself because I'm not buying stash. Doh! Maybe when I hit 20 pounds lost.

The job front: Matt has a day-long interview today. Yuck. But we're optimistic. He also has another job prospect that we're waiting to hear about.


HasturTorres said...

Your froggies are adorable! Congratulations on your weight loss! Good job vibes to your DH.

Dawn T. said...

Those frogs are too cute!

Kim B said...

Your biscornu is perfection! And congrats on 15 pounds lost! That's awesome!!

SandraRee said...

Your biscornu is lovely, nice job! :)

Kendra said...

Very pretty Spring Peepers! I stitched this one for one of my daughter's preschool teachers for Christmas last year...I changed mine up a bit from the pattern as well. If you want to take a look, here are a couple entries where it's pictured:

Finished form -

Closer view of the stitching -

Carol R said...

Love your froggie biscornu - it's very cute! I can't see the gold frog though - maybe you are still waiting for it?
Great news on the weight loss and good luck to your hubby in finding another job

Becky K in OK said...

Spring peepers is so cute. Don't you just love biscornus?

Sharon said...

This is beautiful Michelle!

Michelle said...

Love that biscornu! Soooo cute!!!