Thursday, September 19, 2013

A Summer of Sundays

Oh dear!!!  My poor abandoned little blog!  Would you believe that I actually do visit my blog every day, not to post, but to look at my blog list to see what you all have written.   So I have been here in spirit and behind the screen/keyboard, just not posting.  I always have good intentions, but I am again, wondering if I still have friends out there in blogger-land. 

So what's happened since I last posted.....oh yea...I was walk, walk, walking.  And I did!  I walked every day during the challenge, and then when the challenge was over I stopped.  GRRRR at myself.  The six pounds that I lost I gained back with 4 more added to it.  GRRRR at myself.  I'll have to do some thinking and see how I'm going to tackle this weight thing once and for all.  My torn meniscus doesn't make it very easy to do too much exercise, so biking, walking and water are pretty much the only thing that I can handle right now.  but it's a good start...just have to talk myself into it...develop a strategy....and follow it through.  yep...that's all...that's all I gotta do....yep........  :o/

So how was everyone's summer.   We had the flood of the century here in Calgary in June.  We were fine where we were, we are up higher from the riverbanks.  However we did have some friends that lost quite a bit....but thank God they are fine and it was only "things" that they lost.

We spent lots of weekends camping, and doing day trips....lovely time together with hubby.  Which we needed for the times that are ahead.  Hubby opened his own company! Yes he did!  So proud of him, but it's lots of stress and lots of worry and lots of work but in the end it will all be amazing....and we are already starting to see the fruits of our (his) labour.

I did stitch...I was just too lazy to take them out of the q-snaps to take a pic, but today I finally did.  So here they all are.....

1st my Sunday SAL with Kati - Humboldt Coast.....every Sunday I work on this....I just love it.

Second is a Christmas ornie for's Christmas Sock Monkey. It can be found in the 2010 JCS Christmas Issue.

Lastly there is another ornament that I stitched for me....first because of the sentiment and then secondly because of the cardinal.  It's a Dimensions kit.  I have another one as well, that I'm hoping to start and finish this weekend.

And finally I have to share a pic of the Queen of Shiba''s been a while since I've shared a picture.  She turned 3 in baby is all grown up  :)


Chris said...

It sounds like you had a great summer.
Your stitching is gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Lovely stitching and a gorgeous Lulu!
Enjoy your weekend (:

Anonymous said...

We're still here! :-) Your stitching looks great. Love the little Sock Monkey for Liam.

Good luck to your DH. I'm sure it's scary, but having your own business is such a great thing.

Carol said...

Good to see you back, Barbi--we've missed you! I'm so happy about your husband's company--best of luck to him!! And I do hope you can get back on track with the weight loss challenge. If you lost it once, you can do it again. Just take it day by day and don't beat yourself up if you have an "off" day.

Wonderful stitching--the cardinal is especially lovely :) Hard to believe Lulu is 3--I still remember when you got her!!

Maggee said...

Love your finishes--especially Humboldt Coast--it's is great! Hugs!