Since my last post, we have come back from out of town and left and come back again 🙂
The family reunion was wonderful! It was a lot of fun and I got to connect with more members of my stepmother’s family. It also spawned more work to do on her family tree! I’ve been blogging about that over on my Genealogy Blog.
Then, this past weekend, we went to take three of the boys back home. We have the youngest one still for the next 10 days or so. Then, Kalonji is being sent off to Florida to play soldier (he’s in the reserves) for 5 days. Then, after he gets back, we’ll celebrate his birthday (b/c he’ll be in the field during his birthday).
In stitching news – I continue to stitch! I don’t think I’ve done enough to warrant a new picture, but I am getting my time in.
Finally… my cross-stitch picture! I was able to stitch on her quite a bit last weekend. I think I may be able to get in several more hours tomorrow. This is the only project I’ve stitched on in like a year, but it had been about six months I think since I last touched it.
To my stitching buddies…
I am stitching again! I stitched some last night and plan to do more this weekend. Will upload a picture later.
But, I also have an idea. Since Kaleya was born, I’ve mulled over what to do about the gallery site and xsmagdb.com. I’ve left them up as is for those that still use them, but they are no longer scalable for me. So, I’m drumming up an idea for a way to rework them but make them more manageable. Stay tuned. No promises yet, but I’m thinking of options…
I just put away half of my winter clothes. I hope that I never have to wear them again. This is my declaration.
We joined the YMCA today and if I’m going to pay $90/month for a membership, I’d better get my act together and start exercising. Losing weight is of course a lifestyle change and since I’ve had Kaleya, I’ve never quite really regained my motivation to lose weight. I was doing so good right before I got pregnant! So, here I am – I’m going to try again. If I manage to be successful and stick to a good regimen over the next two months, then, I may start myself another weight loss blog. We’ll see 🙂
In stitching news, I continue to work on Madonna of the Garden. I have about five more hours of stitching time today, so I THINK I may be able to do it. Keep your fingers crossed.
That nasty headache that I had kept me out of work on Monday, but it finally went away. A co-worker of mine asked me if perhaps it could be sinus problems, but I’ve never had sinus problems that I know of. However, I realized on Tuesday morning as I went to my car that the pollen count had gone way up (car was practically yellow), so perhaps that did have something to do with it. Who knows. In any case, I’ll stay attuned to the possibility.
Guess what? Today, I actually have stitching news! In 2004, I started Mirabilia’s Madonna of the Garden. This was my last WIP pic.
Since this picture, I have done a bit more. I stitched her face and the baby’s face as well. Notice the date on the WIP pic – 10/11/04. I went into the hospital to have Kaleya four days later. I started stitching this for the daughter-in-law (she had a baby boy) of a coworker of mine who has been absolutely GREAT to me. But, I never finished it. Three days ago, my coworker gave me an invite for the baby shower for the second baby and the shower is on Friday! So, I took this out of the attic today so that I can finish it. I really don’t have much to do – add some beads and finish the top arch and do some leaf stems. Look out for a finished picture hopefully tomorrow.