Tuesday, February 15, 2011

First Crazy January Challenge Finish!!

I put the very last stitches in my very first Challenge finish last night! I'm really happy with the outcome, and soooo excited to finally have a finish! My next focus is a smaller one- the German Shepherd..mostly because it's so small, so it's easy to just pick it up and take it with me whenever I go to the museum or to visit my parents, etc.

"Zippity Do Da" by Fa La La
Stitched on 14 count Light Oatmeal aida with DMC threads
 So it's about the middle of the month, which means I'm about halfway through my no-caffiene challenge! It's not as bad as I thought it would be. I had 3 days of intense headaches, and then...nothing! Although I've been having some majorly intense sugar cravings! I spend most of my free time now searching for anything sweet I can find and inhaling it. When the month is over and I can resume my love affair with coffee, I'm thinking I might cut back on the sugar LOL! I mostly miss drinking tea in the afternoon and having my weekly Starbucks latte. Although I did discover last week that I can ask for any latte I want to be decaf. So this week's treat will go back to normal, hopefully!

As for Ryan's month of veganism....I think it's going well! We've both cheated once. I ate some dark chocolate covered pomegranates, and figured I could even up the score when I caught him drooling over a tray of chocolate covered strawberries I was making at work the other day. I told him he could eat one, and I would overlook it, since it was Valentine's Day and all...so he did. And now we're even again. He mostly misses cheese and chocolate milk apparently, and was very tempted by superbowl-type foods last weekend...but he resisted.

Well...hope you're all having a good week, I'm off!


  1. woohoo! Congrats on the wonderful finish!!!! Yes, work on something small now, to make the finish feel even finer!!!

  2. Kudos on your finish! Can't wait to see what's next in line to be finished...

    happy stitching...

  3. I love your finish! Congrats!!!

  4. Congrats on your finish! It looks great!
    I really love that pattern. I would love to stitch it myself.

    Can't wait to see some pics of your GSD project! :)
    Oh, and Jambi says Hi Cooper! LOL

    Good luck for the 2nd half of your no caffeine challenge! I don't think I could do it! :)

    Happy stitching

  5. What a pretty piece. I could never give up chocolate lol.

  6. Your finish looks great! This is on my WIP to finish this year list too...you've inspired me to get going...

  7. Love that finish! What a cheerful piece.

  8. Congratulations! it's a greaqt feeling to finish one of the 15 projects, isn't it? I have finished two myself, but also started ntwo new ones, so there are still 15, lol.