Thursday, May 14, 2009

Progress of a sort

On Saturday afternoon, I started on another of my May goal pieces: Sailor's Jig, from the Whale Watch leaflet by Donna Gallagher Creative Needlework. I began stitching it on the car ride up to my daughter's house to meet her for the performance of Galompa that she and my youngest son gave me as a Mother's Day gift. It was a marvelously witty and engaging show: part modern dance, part acrobatics and part comedic mime. Since, what with dinner and the show, we had a very late night, I didn't pick up Sailor's Jig again until Sunday when I managed to put in another hour's worth of stitching on it after Mass. I stitched on it for another hour each on Mon, Tues, Wed and Thurs. mornings. It is nearly done, just a bit more backstitching and the ribbon on the sailor's hat. I'll take a photo when I finish this piece ... as I anticipate doing this evening.
I also managed some quality stitching time during the lunch and dinner breaks at work. I carry The Sweetheart Tree's Holly and Heart Sampler in the stitching bag I bring to work. The progress is slow but it is progress, nonetheless. I am waiting to finish the tracery heart row before taking another photo ... more impressive that way.

On the weight loss front, I haven't lost any more weight but, on the other hand, I haven't regained any of the weight I lost recently when I was under the weather. So I guess that is a good thing. I have been satisfying my craving for sweets with papaya and with grapefruit rather than with cakes and cookies. I have been satisfying my craving for chocolate with a chocolate flavored tea ... I am not sure how I feel about this substitution just yet ... interesting and different are the words that comes to mind ... but not delicious or soul-satisfying. I can only hope that this self-restraint will be rewarded with a loss on next Thursday's weigh-in.


Kim said...

What a great Mother's Day gift. Congratulations on your weight loss :)

mainely stitching said...

Good luck with the tea substitute for chocolate! :)