I've not had much time to blog this week, mostly because in a fit of madness I decided to stitch this for Eddy's Valentine's card:
Peacock Heart, Freebie by Trillium
I have to thank Lindsay for putting up the link to this. Of course I saw the chart on Tuesday... which gave me just 3 nights to stitch it before Eddy came home for the weekend. On Thursday night I took it over to Louise's with me, and it wasn't looking very likely that I'd get it done, especially as some pesky frogs came and paid me a visit, but I stayed up til nearly midnight, and put in the last couple of lengths over breakfast on Friday morning! I was delighted to find the perfect card in the little stationery shop in Pudsey... and he wasn't sure what I was doing when I banned him from the study while compiling the card Saturday evening.
We had a very relaxed Valentine's - last night we had a curry takeaway (Eddy's choice). I was very good at picking low points options - smoked haddock baked in spices to start, and a vegetable curry (Aloo gobi), but still had the necessary pilau rice (plain just doesn't do it) and naan bread - sharing both with Eddy, and a lovely cold beer. I'd even saved up a few WW points, and just need to save anther 2.5 today... which is going well so far! We watched A LOT of TV - Igor (amusing animation, love the idea of a country populated by evil geniuses) the final of 'so you think you can dance' and the Star Trek. Today was a rugby day, and we booked a few hotels for our upcoming trip to the US... plenty more to sort, but we are getting there.
Last week I did actually finish Postman Pat:
I changed some of the shading on his hands and face, as they looked odd before. Hopefully I can give this to Leanne in a fortnight.
WW went well last week. I weighed in a day late (off excavating on Monday, lots of activity, but as it was for work I didn't count the extra points). I lost another 2 lbs, taking my total to 8. In 3 weeks!! Woohoo!! Not sure how I'll have done this week - excavating meant I ate a little more than I should on Monday, and then a day in Cambridge for a meeting on Wednesday and a Valentine's curry yesterday has made sticking to my points tricky this week. I over-ate a little on 3 days, but compensated and saved points on the other days. But I only went swimming once. We'll see. Tomorrow in fact!
Today I started another new start, this time a Blackwork of Laugharne Castle, but I'll share that in a later post.