Sunday, 9 February 2014

Sunday Round Up - plus another Crazy Jan Finish!

Good afternoon!

I hope you have all had a pleasant weekend and those to the south of the UK and Ireland are coping in the battering storm that seems to be going on the moment - here further north we have had some wind and rain but nothing too bad.

This week has been a pretty good week stitching wise, I worked on some secret stitches at the start of the work which I can't show you at the moment, sorry, but once I can I will :)

Then I continued to work on Row of Cats by Bothy Threads, and today I added the backstitch to my first cat Chester. I think he looks great!


Then, once that was complete I pulled out one of my Crazy January Challenge pieces and managed to complete that too! This is the Tropical Bookmark which came free with Cross Stitcher issue 269.


I just love the bright colours in this and it's another of the 15 done! Hooray!

In other news the slimming is still going well, I lost another 3 1/2lbs this week, so since joining Slimming World two weeks ago I have lost 10lbs! Added to the weight I lost on my own last year I am now 23lbs lighter. I'm very pleased but still a long way to yet :)

I will be back tomorrow with another post as it is Turtle Trot time, I haven't managed to work on all ten projects but the ones I have I think I have made good progress, so I am happy.

Until tomorrow!

Emma xo

31 comments:

  1. Such cute progress! Congrats on another finish, and congrats on the great weight loss! :D

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  2. That cat is just adorable and I love your colourful birds!!!

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    1. Thank you! I think I am going to enjoy stitching Row of Cats!

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  3. Well done on all your stitching and your continuing weight loss - have a great week.

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  4. Great stitching, lovely finish. Congrats on the weight loss :)

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  5. Lovely stitching! Chester looks great and your parrots are very cute. Big congratulations on your weight loss. A (male) friend of mine has lost over 6st through joining Slimming World and sticking with it and has had some great health benefits as well as looking and feeling much healthier.

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    1. Thank you, they were both a lot of fun to stitch :) There are three of us at work all doing slimming world at the moment, so it really helps to have each other to encourage. I have a friend who has lost over 4st on it too. It is still early days for me but it seems really easy to follow so far!

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  6. Love the kitty and parrots. Weather is crazy this winter!!

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  7. Lovely stitching! The cat is really cute :) Congrats on your weight loss too :D

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  8. Your stitching is going very nicely, as is your weight loss. I've just bought a dressing gown about the same pink as the birds on your bookmark - it was the best of a bad bunch :-)

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    1. Thank you! Wow that colour dressing gown will certainly wake you up in a morning! :D

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  9. Your bookmark and kitty both look great! Looking forward to your Turtle Trot post!

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  10. The Kitty is so cute <3 <3 =^.^=

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  11. Congrats on your finish! I love the colors of the tropical birds. Also Chester is my favorite pet name. I hope one day I find a dog that has the personality to go with that name :)

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  12. Your first cat looks very very cute !! And the book mark is very pretty and colorful !! You are doing so well in finishing your pieces:)

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  13. ooo well done on the finish ... doesn't the back stitch make the wee cat pop :) and wellll done on the weight loss too :) love mouse xxxxx

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  14. Cute kitty. The bookmark is so vibrant and colourful.
    Well done on the weight loss.

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  15. The cat is so cute! Look at those wiskers! :)
    Congrats on the bookmark finish, the colours are lovely!!

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  16. Love the cat. He looks adorable all back stitched. The bookmark is wonderful. I love bright colors and boy that sure fits.

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  17. Congrats on your finish, I don't think you will have any trouble with getting all of them done by year end :) 10 lbs in two weeks - that's a lot! Well done.

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  18. Great job on the weight loss.
    The parrots and the cat are both very cute

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  19. Oh such a cute cat! Adorable :)
    And your bookmark looks so fun :D congrats on your finish!

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  20. Chester looks great! Love the bright colors for the bookmark!

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  21. everything is so lovely =)
    I really love the colours of the parrots ! we so need colours those days...
    great stitchings, well done =)
    xxx

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  22. Oh what a gorgeous kitty! The bookmark as really cute too. xx

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  23. Love the birds - they are a great splash of color! The kitty looks good too.

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