Archive for February, 2013

How many needles have you lost? Feel free to estimate. Tell us your best “lost needle” story ;)
 I have lost just a few needles here and there, usually all found at some point. However, my best “lost needle” story the needle wasn’t really lost.
Back when my daughter was in 2nd grade, I was stitching on a project one afternoon in late January while she was in school. I had the fabric in a Q-snap with a spare needle on the fabric as well as the needle that was attached to the floss. When the time came to pick her up from school, I parked my needle, decided to leave the project out next to my stitching chair, crated the dogs… our 3 1/2 half year old Labradoodle, JoJo and a 10 month old Beagle, Daisy… and left. It was a lovely day out and I decided to let Hannah play with her friends for a bit. By the time we got home my husband was home from work, napping on the sofa (with dogs out of crates) so I started to make dinner. But I noticed that my stitching wasn’t exactly were I left it. I went over to pick it up then started to panic when I noticed that both needles were missing!
I looked every where for them even pulling out the magnate I have to run over the carpet trying to find them. I found only one. I knew that Daisy was the one who had messed with the stitching, she was after all still a puppy who wasn’t yet fully trained. So we called the vet and rushed her there so that they could take an x-ray. And sure enough, they brought us the film and should us the needle. (They were very concerned about where the floss was that had been attached to the needle.) Unfortunately they didn’t have the equipment to get the needle, so we rushed to the emergency vet hospital a few towns over. After a surgery and a weekend stay the needle was returned to us with our beagle baby.
Stitching is always put away into a project bag noq and never left out even if I think I will be getting right back to it, needles are always stored safely as well. Thankfully, we haven’t had another needle go missing.

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Eventually there comes a time when you’re not feeling well, whether it’s the flu or a cold or something else entirely. The question is, do you manage any stitching when you’re under the weather or does it just have to wait for better days?

Great timing on this question for me.  I can usually stitch when I have a cold, that doesn’t usually stop me.  However, I have been suffering from several headaches a day since the first of the year.  I am on day 37!  And I can’t usually stitch when I have a headache.  I have been to the chiropactor for a few adjustments and a massage that are helping, I have another adjustment tomorrow and three next week.  They are getting better and I am keeping my fingers crossed that soon I will once again be headache free and can stitch again.

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Well, hi there!

I haven’t been stitching much thanks to several daily headaches everyday since the first of the year. I am hoping to get the matter resolved with another visit to the chiro, a visit to get a massage and a visit to the primary. I am keeping my fingers crossed.

I did it!

On January 20th my good friend and I ran the Tink Bell Half Marathon! 13.1 miles and I completed it in 2 hours 31 minutes and 23 seconds. I didn’t stop for photo ops 😦 which would have been fun but the lines were to long and I was afraid I wouldn’t motivate my legs to start running again if I did.  We had a great weekend in CA and have even signed up for the Run Like a Diva Half in September… what were we thinking? And have plans to sign up for the Wine & Dine Half in WDW in November to earn a coast to coast medal. Plus we have decided that we want to run the Princess Half in WDW next February. Seriously, I think we have lost our minds!!

For Christmas this year, Sean gave me Jillian Michaels’ Body Revolution DVDs. It’s a 90 day program, like P90X. There is a 7 day kickstart program with meal plan, very strict, and AM/PM workouts. I completed that yesterday and actually dropped 8.7 lbs!! Now to keep that off and drop just five more pounds to get to my goal weight. Tomorrow I start the 90 day program with new workouts every two weeks and a new cardio every month.


I am really looking forward to the Superbowl this year and not just for the commercials. I think it is going to be a great game.

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