Friday, April 9, 2010

I Am Nearing the End of Isaiah!

Hello Everyone!

I know that it has been a couple of weeks or more since I posted anything, and I apologize for that. Life has been very crazy here. I still cannot talk about hardly any of it, but trust me, it has made things very much a roller coaster here. No one is pregnant or anything like that, but I have wanted to run screaming a few days. Actually, last night, I did disappear for a couple of hours because of some of it. I took my stitching and drove about 1/2 mile away and sat and stitched in my locked car!

I thought you might want to see my progress, even though it isn't done, done. Thank you, Dawn W., for your help in getting the picture just right to post! I believe that I am REALLY nearing the end of this project. I had made an error in the writing of the verse. If I hadn't done that I might for real be actually done. Everything that I stitched on Easter afternoon had to be pulled out! I had stitched the line that starts with the 'w' by the eagle's talon to the line that is just below the word 'Lord'. Every word of that area! I think, if I remember right, I even had "upon the" in the frogging. When I got to the line that had Lord, I realized that I had made an oops in the number of squares I had put between the line that says, "and not be weary" and the line that will say, "with wings as eagles". When I started stitching again, after all the frogging, I started with the first word of the verse and decided to work my way down to the lines I know are right. I think I only have one or two strings of thread to finish the verse out. What do you think? When I am done with the verse, all I have left is the back stitching of the eagle and then I am done.

The gal I made the baby bib and burp towel for will probably be giving birth any day now. She was due yesterday. She went to doctor today and is dilated 2cm and is defaced 30 - 40%. Tomorrow is the baby's Nana's birthday. She (the Nana) is excited.

Jack and Rachel went fishing about an hour ago. Rachel has been looking forward to this trip for a long time. She loves to fish with her Daddy. I expect them home late tonight.

We found out Sarah's grades for the third quarter and we are very happy with them. She got 2 A's, 2 B's and 3 C's. She is in ninth grade. Rachel got 3 A's and 2 B's. We are very pleased with her grades as well, but it seems like Rachel doesn't have to work quite as hard for her grades as Sarah does. Rachel is in fifth grade.

I have still been losing weight, though not near as fast as I had been I am okay with that though because the rate of loss was becoming scary. Since mid-January I have lost another 13 pounds. Between mid-May 2009 and January 2010, though, I had lost 100 pounds. I am working out at the YMCA twice a week, if not more. Sometimes I swim, sometimes I go to the part of the Y that has the treadmills, stair streppers, stationary bikes and such. I can now complete a mile in about 22 minutes on the treadmill. Today I did a bit over 2 miles on the steps that move like a stationary bike! I have lost five inches since January off my thighs and gone down another size. On Christmas I had moved into a size 18 skirt and 20 top. I tried on a size 16 in both earlier this week and they both fit great! I am honestly feeling stronger.

Sarah will be starting to volunteer out at the stables at the State Park tomorrow morning. That is not far from here at all. Maybe 8 miles from the house. the Park is on the west edge of town. I am excited for her because she is an animal lover and loves to ride horses. Jack and I think this will be good for her too.

It looks like I'll be all by myself for at least a part of tomorrow because Jack just called and said he and Rachel will be fishing again tomorrow after they take Sarah to the stables. Maybe I'll be able to catch up on my e-mails and complete housework and maybe even stitch on Isaiah a bit! LOL! ;-)

Take care everyone, until next time!


  1. Isaiah looks wonderful! And congrats on the fabulous weight loss!

  2. Wonderful stitching. Don't you hate those dang frogs?! Wish Rene would keep them locked up.

    WOW! What a fantastic weight loss! Here I am, struggling to lose 20 lb; feels like it might as well be 100! You should be over the moon proud of yourself. I bet you feel fantastic!

  3. Sorry to hear you had to frog some, but you will be done soon. Glad the girls got good grades and that you are losing some weight. Congrats.

  4. I am feeling very good, the more I think about it. I knew I had more strength, but wasn't sure if I felt better because of the weight loss, but I realized today that I really do feel better. While Jack and the kids were out of the house today I cleaned the entire house, did the dishes, and washed 4 loads of laundry...going up and down the basement stairs to do that...and I feel great. I plan on stitching on Isaiah some more tonight.

  5. Isaiah looks good so far. Congrats to the girls on their grades. Good work for both of them.

  6. Isaiah is looking great!!! I love how it is turning out!!!

  7. Isaiah is looking great. You are going really fast on it. Since I am behind in reading blogs you might have it done by now. I don't know what's going on in your life but if you need to chat I am here. I am going through so much in my own life with the girls and getting a divorce so I know how important it is to have someone to chat with.

  8. Your work is beautiful and I will keep saying that until it is done.

    Good work girls on the good grades.

    I hope everything works out for Sarah... I know you have had issues with her and hope it makes things better.

  9. I know that her attitude has improved since she started working with the horses, Dawn, so I think it is working! I will let you know. Thanks for caring.