Wednesday, January 30, 2008
I finished another block on Tesori. This is the Abruzzo region, which was the second block I needed to stitch for last week. I am hoping that when I get to the center map, I can get caught back up. The motifs for the Abruzzo region are: the coat of arms from the City of L'Aquila (the eagle), red deer and mountains for the Abruzzo National Park, the ancient fountain of Sulmona, and honey. I enjoyed stitching this one, it seemed to go pretty fast too, once I got started.
Here's the whole thing so far. The piece is going to be four blocks across, so I have one more to go on that top row. It is also going to be six blocks down, so I have four more rows after I finish these two I'm working on. This week's blocks are going to be the one next to Lazio and the one next to Abruzzo. Wish me luck and speedy fingers!
In other news, I think my Red Thread fabric issue has been resolved. Thanks so much for reassuring me that I am not the only one who doesn't check my fabric count. I received my replacement fabric from the ONS and it does not appear that they charged me for it. I am so grateful for that!! I will definitely be checking my fabric in the future though! So, this weekend I will pull my thread out of the other piece of fabric in the hopes that I can salvage the thread as well as that fabric (it would be good for ornaments!). Then I'll get started again on my new piece. I'm only a month behind now. I received Carol's Neighborhood RR in the mail yesterday as well, so I'll need to make a start on it.
I had my four-month fitness evaluation on Monday at the gym. I am feeling very proud of myself. My strength has vastly increased, my endurance has increased, my heart rate is lower. I've lost an inch in my chest, two inches in my waist, four inches in my hips, and an inch and a half in each thigh! Pretty good, huh? I've lost six pounds on the scale, which is great since I'd been hovering at the same weight for awhile. My total loss to date is 38 pounds!! Woohoo!!
I only stitched for about 45 minutes last night. My computer has really been acting up lately, so Eric spent a lot of time trying to figure out the problem last night. I may have a drive that's failing, which is causing problems. He should be able to replace the drive with no problem though - and everything should be backed up. I did use my 45 minutes to stitch a little more on Mystery 9, though not enough progress worth showing. So, I'll share some more New York photos instead.
On Tuesday of our stay, we went to see The Cloisters. It was all medieval pieces, and in such a beautiful setting. The whole building was decorated for the holiday, but in keeping with the surroundings.
Beautiful, isn't it? I just loved all the stone and stained glass, just lovely. Until next time, stay warm!
I am grateful for a great resolution to my fabric issue.