I see from the HOE
blog that my partner, Annette, has now received the scissor fob that I sent to her for the freebie pattern exchange, together with a small gift package. This pattern is from Drawn Thread called Heart Throb (chart here
) and is stitched on 32ct platinum linen with the recommended DMC floss. The second picture shows the original piece I stitched for Annette - the Alphabet Tree by Blue Ribbon Designs (chart here
). This was stitched on 36ct antique white linen with Gloriana silk floss in Blue Grass - it was heartbreaking when the colours ran when I pressed it prior to finishing. I tried hard to rescue it but without success and as I would not send out something that I would not like to receive myself, I decided to stitch an entirely different piece. I do hope Annette likes the replacement.
Yesterday I climbed on the scales and discovered that, since retiring, my weight has shot up. I didn't really need the scales to tell me as my clothes no longer fit as they did. Maybe it's because my wardrobe shrinks them? No, after years of working on the third floor of a building and running up and down the stairs upteem times a day, now I am at home all day, leading a much more leisurely lifestyle, the pounds have started to pile on. So, I have decided to diet. It's not as though I overeat - I think it's more exercise that I need, so I am changing to a more sensible diet, I will spend less time on the computer and take a bit more exercise in future. My son, Justin, and his fiancee, AnnMarie, have set their wedding date for June 2009 so that gives me a year to lose my excess pounds, after all I do not want to be the fat frump in the wedding photographs do I?
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