Sunday, June 24, 2012

Enchanted Swans and Frightful HDs

I finally found a charm to go on this piece, Enchanted Swans! This is a Just Nan limited edition that someone passed on to me (generously!). It didn't have the charm, of course, so I had to find a replacement. I tried painting a brass one I found, and it came out all blotchy. I think this silver one goes pretty well, better than the brass.

This is another Just Nan piece that I finished, Frightful. I think it would look good on a box, so I'll need to keep a look-out for a good one.

I visited Ginger's again and bought more fibers and beads. I also got a beautiful Christmas quilt/table runner for $40; I couldn't make it for that (and probably couldn't make it, period). It's so depressing seeing Ginger's almost completely stripped. :(

So does anyone remember my rant about losing weight? I sure do. The good news is that I've lost 20 pounds since mid-April. How? First, I set a goal of booking a Disney Cruise once I got to a certain weight. I have 2 pounds to go. Vacations are a big motivator to me. Also, I joined My Fitness Pal. It lets you track food and exercise, and you can get support from your online friends, kind of like a Facebook for being healthy. If anyone wants to join and add me, look for Arthemise1. I still have a long way to go, but I'm finally thinking it's possible! And I can now walk 3 miles in an hour -- pretty good for me.

Next bit of news... My 2002 Mazda Protege got rear-ended and totaled. I wasn't hurt, but it's very depressing to lose a car not by choice and acquire a new car payment. The new car is helping me ease the hurt. It's got as many dials as a space shuttle. OK, maybe not, but my engineer husband is loving it. It's by far the nicest car I've ever owned. It's a 2012 Infiniti G37, by the way. We got a great price on it.

I've been reading and playing Diablo III more than stitching lately, but that'll change at some point. It's a temporary slump.


Lana said...

Beautiful stitching! I sent you a friend request at myfitnesspal! And So sorry to hear about your car! You sound like me, I have been reading and playing games alot more too!

Tatkis said...

Lovely finishes!
Good luck with your weight goal, and new car is usually better than old one ;)


Giovanna said...

Lovely finishes, congrats! Sorry to read about your accident, but I'm glad you love the new car :-)

Karen said...

Beautiful HDs! Love the swans!!

Sorry about the car. :(

Congrats on the 20 lbs.! A Disney cruise sounds like a great motivator.

Katri said...

Swans are so lovely and Frightful is cute!

Sorry to hear about the car. It's really dull to have all the extra hassle because of what someone else did... But congrats on the new car though :-)

Abd congratulations on your weight loss!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I love both your Just Nan finishes. The swan charm is gorgeous. That is one problem with her designs, finding the right charms!

Andrea said...

Lovely finishes. The charm is just perfect.