Thursday, June 14, 2007

Stash for Pounds - The Box

In December of 2006 a sub-group of the CQ for Newbies was established by Susan N called Stash 4 Pounds where we have a monthly 'official' weigh in, and we can 'report' on Monday each week. This is a wonderful group of women who are supportive and encouraging! Another neat thing about this group was that everyone contributed a starting squishie (packet of CQ materials), and with each month of gain or maintain added a little more. The member who lost the most at the end of six months would win The Box - of which Judyth was in charge. The end of the six months was June 4, and guess what?? Yes, I won The Box at 163 - a 15.6 pound loss in six months.

Good grief, girls. Do any of you still have stash? I think you sent it all for The Box. I was overwhelmed by the sheer amount of stuff in the box. There were several gallon zip locks plus quart bags stuffed! There are beautiful fabrics, beads, sequins, buttons, lace, motifs, fibers, threads, ribbons, charms, jewelry pieces, ... simply amazing! Wonder why there was no Orange?? Just teasing, Judyth - you could have kept half of everything and I'd have been none the wiser! Hang in there -- you really DO want to win the next one !! See what I mean?

I couldn't believe all the things that came out of this box!

Beads and buttons and trims and nic nacs galore...

Beautiful motifs...

Lovely laces abound...

And a plethera of swatches of all kinds of fabrics, lavendar, pink,

burgundy, green and blue - and even a hint of orange! :-)

And a great book by Dover with CD for printing images!!

Thank all you Stash for Pounds members again for your generous contributions!

5 comments:

Susan said...

Wow, when you lay it out like that, it does look like an amazing amount of stuff. Maybe the box brought back the 15 pounds you lost!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your weight loss! You are doing great!

Lil

Ati. Norway. said...

O,My Charlene, I think you are happy twice now. First for that you have lost weight ( congrats! ) and second that you have enough material for the next years for CQ ;)

Sandie said...

well done Charlene on your weight loss! What a brilliant bonus winning all that gorgeous stash!

Gerry said...

Congrats on your weight loss. And what an incentive! Just look at all those goodies.