So many of you kind folks have commented and asked 'How'd you do it' that I thought I'd tell the plan that has worked for me. Of course we all know that my plan won't work for everyone; you have to find your own that works for you. But if any little tip can help someone else, then that's what sharing is all about; right?
Here's a link to a note in April when things were getting started, and another in June. Since then, I've really just been keeping on. The typical day is breakfast - still cereal and skim milk, some coffee and Diet Mt. Dew along, then dinner. No, I don't eat lunch. I sit on my behind all day in front of this computer, as I told DS the other day, it's a waste of calories to eat lunch when I'm not working in the fields or doing ANY physical activities. I know many people can't do that with blood sugar issues and such, but it works for me. Back to dinner - usually chicken or fish with some veggies. A piece of fruit or pretzels after dinner is a sometimes snack, but do try not to eat after dinner.
Monday, August 20, 2007
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Over the last week or so, I've been really busy working longer than usual hours, and haven't had a lot of time for answering list group messages or blogging. Trying to do a little catch up today...
Found a package of 30 ink jet printing silk sheets at a very reasonable price!
Also got a couple of women images' CDs from Ephemeraplus to use for those silk sheets.
Some new threads I got in the mail from eBay
"Original: China Quality: 100% Silk with intense sheen Length: 20m per shein,20 skeins,about 400m.Colors:Rainbow of color." Chinese Art Online.
As you can see from the scan, these are a finer silk than I typically use, but they're very pretty, light, and cover well with two strands. You can see a little of the thread in use on my Fall Swap block.
"Silk Embroidery Floss Thread
10 skeins of pure silk floss. Rainbow of colors, no duplcate.This beautiful thread is similar to Soie Platte with intense sheen. 23m per skein, not the 5m or 8m small skein you buy in the store."
Little Cheribs Online.
I haven't tried these yet, but they appear to be even a little finer than the previous.
I also got a couple more skeins of the cotton from YarnPlayer on Etsy.com
"Hand dyed size 50 6-cord cotton crochet thread with color variation from red,pink,peach,yellow,light yellow-green,and bright green. I am calling this batch "Rhubarb Crisp". The base thread is DMC Cordonnet Special. I used Procion MX dyes to hand paint it. This is a lovely thread for tatting or other lace work."
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
It's been a busy time at work, but I have a minute and want to share our local weather predictions with y'all. Too bad this display didn't include the humidity... but it's running about 50%. Oh, and that breeze... it feels like sauna air. Thus it's not so bad to be working, you see - better in than out. Of course, I'd rather be home stitching, but the mortgage must be paid!