Day Two of NaBloPoMo and so far, SO GOOD! I know, it is laughable and I am joking but, I hope that in this joke you also see how easy and fun NaBloPoMo is!
So, now on to my things….
November stitching… So, what does it mean if you dream in stitching? I don’t know, but I have and that will be my stitching for this month! Also, you may not be aware, but I am keeping a “stitch journal” of the month with that days “color” saved on each day. My plan is to put these in a journal, or somehow bind them (as in book binding sort of). My thoughts were to stitch these together in January and to make some kind of nice cover to hold them in. Now, this will most likely be something my kids will wish that I would have “Death Cleaned” but I am excited to have figured out something special for the paper portion of my stitch journey.
So, what will my “stitch journal” paper look like in my plans for my stitching next year? Yeah, I have been thinking about that quite a bit and going back and forth – do I do it or not? Well, I was going to toss it out – after all my plan is for a much longer project with my plan to stitch the seasons. It is kind of hard to have a “stitch journal” that starts mid-December and goes on through mid-March. However, then I started this on Pinterest… (thanks Kym for inspiring me with so many of these!) So, my brain is working out how to incorporate a bit of watercolor with the days threads. Maybe too much? I don’t know, and I probably won’t paint every day, but I will add in bits and pieces as I am moved.
And, totally unrelated to either stitching, book-making, or painting… after a LONG stretch of weight loss stagnation (I mean we are talking more than a couple of months) I have finally gotten back to the path of losing a little bit every week. This is a long journey and not for the faint of heart, let me tell you! However, I think that at long last the benefits of faithfully doing Pilates and making sure I am moving every single day is paying off and the muscle I am building (albeit slowly!!) is doing what it’s supposed to – burning fat! Yay! Really, this caused much celebration and dancing with joy!
There are my things for this week! But, what about you? Do you have any fun things this week?
P.S. if you want to see lots of other things, you can find them all here at Carole’s!
P.P.S. Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale is on sale today for $2.99!!
Those pages are going to be awesome as a book. Will you add any journaling about this projects? I can hardly believe there are only two months left in this project. I have so enjoyed watching it. And how great to finally see some results for your hard work. The journey takes longer as we age, doesn’t it?
I have to tell you that I was listening to “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me!” yesterday (on podcast), and they mentioned Swedish Death Cleaning — and of course I thought of you! It may be that in a couple of years you won’t feel you need to keep this record of your year of stitching, but I think it’ll be a nice thing to have now.
I love your stitching, no matter how you document it, or what other additional things you do. I also appreciate the motivation you provide for sticking with a goal, especially when the going gets tough. Way to go, Kat!
I am looking forward to seeing your book grow! And congrats for sticking with the weight loss thing even through a couple months of stagnation. That is the point at which many of us lose hope.
Your kids might not be crazy about your Stitch Journal, but your grandkids… personally speaking, I would TREASURE something like that made by one of the creative women who came before me.
Yay you!! I have been dancing around the same few pounds for months and am anxious to hit the next milestone!!
I LOVE your stitch journal idea. WOW. That is so fun.
Maintaining my weight watcher weight loss is a daily challenge. I still track points and get on the scale twice a week. I admire anyone’s battle to feel better and be healthier!!! Hooray for you
I love your stitching project and looking forward to the big reveal at the end of the year. The process is as interesting as the project!
I think the stitch journal sounds cool and who cares if they throw it out eventually so long as it brings you joy now.
BRAVO for building all that muscle! You will NOT regret it! 🙂 (I’m a life-long journal-er . . . and I have a BOATLOAD of journals. I’ll have to burn them at some point. Because who would ever want them????? But I think I’ll wait a while.)
I absolutely love the idea of doing a stitch journal. I may have to steal this idea with paint and lettering. 😀 Great job with your muscle-building-weight-losing journey. You SHOULD BE dancing with joy – seriously, that’s great exercise! 😉
Love the stitch journal! Are you done with the large piece you were doing that was daily stitching? It looked so beautiful.
Still pondering my daily sky project for 2018 … maybe we need to chat about that! and yay you on the weight loss! I am loving the daily pilates/move routine (and the little bit of muscle I’m seeing in my arms and back is cool, too!)
congrats on your #3. I just did the gym with a personal trainer for the first time today and I am eager to get stronger. I was surprised at what I have trouble doing and the way he pointed out my ‘poor form’ is shedding light on why (oh why!) my back is a mess. So I think I’m on the right track and it’s going to take a long time to get there.
Yay for your new + improved health routine and the success you are seeing! Go Kat Go!
The stitch journal is brilliant…and you are going to L-O-V-E it, trust me! Every time you’ll see it, you’ll say to your self “I did that!” Wahoo!
Aa for the watercolor, just play with it…you’ll probably come up with ideas, inspiration down the road…Have fun!