Thursday, July 27, 2006
Weight Watchers
I weighed in yesterday at Weight Wtachers and have lost another 1.2kgs (2.7lbs) so that was good news.

It's been an interesting week. I woke up with a bad back the last week which ended up with a few trips to the ER at the hopital with a suspected blood clot in my leg. Luckily it turned out to be a pinched sciatic nerve in my back that also resulted in a really sore calf muscle. I have had x-rays and ultrasounds but everything turned out ok. My doctor said to try some stretching exercises at the gym which I will start tomorrow. It sure is a lot better than it was a week ago.

I will load the photo of the lovely fabric Carol sent me:)

Only 8 more days until Boy From Oz. It can't come quick enough.

posted by Karen's Blog @ 9:10 pm   6 comments
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
A RAK but no Photo
Yesterday I got a wonderful surprise in the mail. I was RAK'd by Carol with a wonderul piece of Lakeside Linen in 40ct Sand Dune with a Vintage finish. I tried doing a Blog entry last night to share my surprise but our internet connection was done and now, tonight, I can't seem to load photos. Arrrgghhh, very frustrating. I will try sharing a photo of the linen tomorrow:) Thanks again Carol. Such a lovely (and always generous) friend:)
posted by Karen's Blog @ 9:59 pm   1 comments
Thursday, July 20, 2006
More on Stargazer

Sorry it has been a while since my last post. I have pinched my siatic nerve and have had a sore lower back for the last few days. Really painful. It seems to be on the mend now:)

Good news for my first week on the Weight Watchers Programme. I weighed in on Wednesday and have lost 2.3kgs (5lbs) in my first week, so that's a good start. There is something about having to go and weigh in with people watching that seems to keep me on track:) A few of you have asked what programme I am on. Weight Watchers have a new no count programme which is better for me. You can choose from their points programme and their no count programme. The no count suits me better. On this programme I can eat as much fruit and veg as I like which is great. I am also a carb junkie and I can eat heaps of rice and pasta as well. It is basically letting you eat from a balanced range of foods and nothing outside that. They also teach you to eat until you are satisfied rather than stuff yourself until you feel sick. A lot of people prefer the points programme where you are assigned a certain number of points a day and when you reach it, that's it, no more food until the next day. This allows you to eat whatever you like, even junk food, but no more than your allotted points. I find the no count better, where you can't eat junk food a much healthier choice. I guess you have to find whatever works best for you.

I did a little bit of stitching on Stargazer tonight:)
posted by Karen's Blog @ 9:13 pm   7 comments
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Mel's Visit
Today was a really good day. We had a visit from Mel Wilson and her lovely family. Mel and her sweet daughter Caitlin visited the shop while Mel's husband Ken and son Liam drove around and had some "boy time". They came to pick up Mel and Caitlin at the shop later in the afternoon and we all had a nice chat before they had to go. Mel did some serious stash enhancement and Caitlin picked a cute "Little Miss" kit to stitch herself. I saw Mel's stunning St Georges WIP and also an amazing Heaven and Earth design she has been stitching. I can't remember the design name but it looks amazing. I was so pleased they all got to visit. In case anyone isn't sure, Mel is on the right in the pink. Don't she and Caitlin look alike ? I can't believe what great kids Mel has. We get quite a few terrors in the shop, so it was such a welcome change meeting Liam and Caitlin.

Carina I am really looking forward to your visit in a couple of weeks as well. One thing I should mention is that the shop is closed on Wednesdays:)

Jenn, no problems with Paul deciding not to visit. It is a long way:)

Another thing I did today was sign up for Weight Watchers. I want to get about 10kgs off before Christmas if I can. Time to get it of before any more creeps on:)

I'm afraid I didn't see the extra bit at the end of the credits when we saw Pirates. I wish I had known. Has anyone else seen the extra bit? If so could you email me and let me know what it was? I thought the ending was clever though. Really made us look more forward to the final part 3 next year:)

posted by Karen's Blog @ 9:03 pm   6 comments
Monday, July 10, 2006
3 Stockings Done

I finished making up 3 of my Shepherds Bush stockings today. I was really pleased with how they turned out.

Not a lot happening at the moment. We really enjoyed Pirates Of The Carribean 2. The only disappointing thing was that it had a cliffhanger ending. I knew they had made Pirates 3 due for release next year, but I didn't realise it would be the 2nd part to Pirates 2. For some reason I thought they would be 3 seperate movies. Oh well, not to worry. I guess it gives us something to look forward to:)
posted by Karen's Blog @ 9:01 pm   15 comments
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
More on Teris Stocking
I had the day off today so I did some more on Teri's Stocking. I also made a couple of others I have finished into stockings. Just the piping around the edge to go. When they are finished I will take photos:) While I was stitching I caught a baseball game on ESPN. Unfortunately it wasn't the Red Sox but at least I saw the Yankees get thrashed by Cleveland, so that was good to watch (apologies to any Yankees fans:))

Tomorrow, after work, Bren and I are heading down to Sydney to see Pirates Of The Carribean II. We are really looking forward to that:).

Sorry there is not much news. Not an awful lot happening at the moment.

posted by Karen's Blog @ 11:12 pm   4 comments
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