Thursday, April 19, 2012


I am so happy. I have lost 20 lbs in the last 45 days! Thanks to the A.C.E supplement. My amazing wife has lost around 15 also.

Happy Dance :-)

Ok. Enough talk about weight. Let's get to the stitching. I am finishing the beading on Peacock but it is going slow. The beading needles keep breaking. I am gonna have to switch to a different needle. Maybe I'll try a regular sewing needle. If I use my tapestry needle, it doesn't fit through the beads and I have to take the needle off and thread the beabd and then put the needle back on. There must be an easier way.

Happy Stitching!!!



Daffycat said...

Congratulations on the weight loss!

It drives me insane for needles to break! I got some once where I broke more than one a day. That's stupid! I kept trying brands until I found some I really liked ~ Piecemakers are my favorite and they do have beading needles:

I've also heard good things about Bohin needles.

You asked about the traveling patterns on my blog. Most of them are just started by bloggers (I've even started one before) and sent onward, each person stitches the design, signs the pattern and offers it up to someone else. If you are interested in stitching a certain one you be sure to follow it from blog to blog entering your name whenever it comes up. Sometimes these go missing...I know of one that is stuck with a former blogger in the UK =(

Other traveling patterns (like Lynda's) are sign-up-to-get-on-the-list and then it travels the schedule and hopefully ends back up with the originator.

How do you find these? Read a lot of blogs. Sometimes I think I read TOO many ~ which is how I got whammied with three traveling patterns at once!

SoCal Debbie said...

Good luck with your beading, Chris. Sorry I don't have any suggestions for you.