Monday, 22 February 2010

Knight panel finally finished!

Yesterday evening I finally finished the back stitching on the knight panel of FT:

Fantasy Triptych (c) Teresa Wentzler

I love the way the image 'pops' after the bs is done. This seems to have been a goal for months and months, but I've not really been in the mood for TW. Or maybe it's the unwieldy wide frame which has been putting me off! I put a couple of lengths into the maiden panel tonight. I do have itchy fingers for a new start though. I have a Michael Powell kit (which I bought of Michael in person at Harrogate 2 years ago), a Maria Scharrenburg fairy (night) and a cute classic Pooh (Pooh and Eeyore) which I'm trying to chose between.... I'm not feeling drawn to my other WIPs at all.

It was ww again tonight and I lost another 2.5 lbs, a total of 13 lbs so far. I'm losing weight a little more radpidly than is recommended, but am eating all of my daily points over the course of a week (I tend to save a few and have some treats on the weekend). Hmmm. I suspect this week might change the rate of weight loss though... it's my mum's birthday at the weekend and me, mum and Michelle are having a girlie day shopping (with a light lunch out) then in the evening we are going to an Italian restaurant. We've chosen one that's WW friendly - Michelle is at goal weight, and mum has just joined as well (we are a great support network!!). BUT... I've just been asked to take our guest speaker out for a curry tomorrow night. One day of splurging I can manage. Pretty easily. But two??? And one is a curry... nightmare. I need to make sure I go swimming several times this week, otherwise I'll suffer my first gain.

Thanks for all the words of encouragement about my weight loss - it's going so well so far, and I really appreciate the kind comments you all make. My back is all good again thankfully - taking it easy on Saturday really paid off.


Andie said...

Wow congrats on finishing that panel, he looks wonderful and awesome on the weight loss! I need to join you :D

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Anything from TWD is a beauty and yours is awesome so far. Keep up the good stitch.
Be always in stitches.

Giovanna said...

Oh my goodness, this is amazing! Well done!

ME said...

Wow that is absolutely beautiful.

Daffycat said...

Ooooh, wonderful finish, Jo! It really looks terrific!

Big congrats on the continued weight loss. It's such hard work but your results are wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on finishing the panel, it looks great!

poussy stiches my love said...

magnifique, merveilleux
amities de FRANCE

poussy stiches my love said...

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regards marylin

~mj~ said...

Your TW is gorgeous! Don`t you just love the way the colours blend?