Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Second Finish For 2011

I went a little astray but I figured that since I already had all the threads out, I might as well complete the mate to Cuddle Up Snowmen 3 :o) Here is Cuddle Up Snowmen 2 by Stoney Creek -


I love his little jacket. He's just so cute :o) I'm still not sure about the green fringe on his scarf. It was supposed to be red but I thought there was too much red in him already and changed it out. DH said he liked it so I guess it will stay.

Here is a picture of the two together -


The pillows aren't the same colour. One is antique white and the other a light tan. They still go well together though and I'll keep them out on display for a little bit longer so that I can admire their cute little faces a bit more :o)

If you happen to look at my list of goals for 2011, you'll see that I considered this an ornament sized finish. When I categorize my patterns, I do so by stitch count and not by the size it will be when completed (32 count vs. 12 count, blah, blah, blah). These snowmen were 45 x 45 so as you can see, definitely ornament size when you look at it that way. Make sense?

A few days ago I started Christmas Rules by LK. I'm so excited about this project because Nia and I are doing it as a SAL :o) My plan is to have the header and first block done by the end of January and then a block a month until December, when it should be completed...

Today was my second low impact aerobics class and I seriously thought I was going to die! Once the class was over, K and I sat down and weren't in too much of a rush to leave. It was a good workout! I'm very pleased with the instructor though. Considering that I have Fibro, I am able to get out of bed the next day. Of course I have the typical soreness that accompanies exercise but it's not making me bed ridden. I also like the fact that I have K there to give me incentive :o) We ROCK! LOL!


Annie said...

Those are two very cute snowmen. I'm glad they have each other now!

And just keep going to aerobics. It will definitely get easier if you keep it up. Just wait til those endorphins kick in!

dixiesamplardesigns said...

How adorable! They make a great pair to celebrate the season.

Enjoy your SAL; it sounds like a fun piece.

Happy Stitchin'

Alberta said...

I love the green fringe on the second cute! But I'm tired of snow...I want spring to arrive!
Keep exercising, it does a body good!

Melanie said...

Hi hun! I didn't know you had fibro too! So hard to find your limits. Glad you are exercising, and get out of bed!! Some days, all I do is sleep. Love the pillows and the snow men! I find with fibro, and the two kids, it is hard to find time to stitch. By the time I want to stitch, I have used all my energy I had for the kids and life :)

Anonymous said...

Love your little snowmen. I take it you are trying to keep going with your exercise and I just have to tell you that at the age of 55 I began a Cross Fit workout progem when I have never really done a lot of exercise forever. After a few weeks and even several months now I feel better than I have felt in my life! Keep it up. It will be worth it. The fun part is if you can do something at the first of each month to test where you are at and then at the end of the month do it again and then you see just how much you have improved. GOOD LUCK! It is worth it!

Patty C. said...

Love your snowmen - Too cute :)

Daffycat said...

Very cute pair of snowmen! It's Winter, snowmen are perfect on the couch and these aren't Christmassy at all...kepp them out until it starts warming up!

Rachel S said...

Cute snowguys! Love them!

valerie said...

Cute snowmen pillows! Good for you for getting to exercise class! I wish I could say the same! I am lazy...will try to drag myself to the gym tonight for yoga.

Irene said...

The snowmen are so cute !

Deborah said...

Very cute snow people!

Gert said...

Oh I love your little snowman! It is darling!
Keep up the stitching!

xoxo Gert

Mel said...

Cute snowmen!

Glad to hear that your low impact class is working out for you!

Myra said...

Yay you for the exercise. I really need to do something myself. Those little snowguys are so cute and I like the green too.

Denise said...

You would love Carolyn Manning Designs snowmen! Your guys are adorable! Love your pillow idea!

Glad you made it thru the class - can't have you keeling over! Keep it up - pretty soon it will feel easy!

Crystal said...

Both of your snowmen are so cute.

Crazee4books said...

Hi Cathey,

Those snowmen ornaments are so
cute!! I love the bright,
cheerful colors in these and
it's neat that they are larger
in size then our usual cross
stitch projects/ornaments.
I wouldn't put these away until
the Spring officially arrives
because they look so terrific
sitting on your couch.

Congrats for finishing your
second aerobics class and
doing so well with it. It's
great that the class isn't
causing you any extra grief
from the Fibro and you're
just "enjoying" the usual
aches and pains from working
out. Having your friend K
working out with you makes
the class more fun, don't
you think??

Hang in there girl!!!

Hugs!! Judy

Blu said...

Those snowmen are just adorable!

Tatkis said...

Oh, those snowmen are so cute! I love their scarves - very nice fringes!

And starting an aerobics class at the beginning of the year is such a good idea! Good luck and don't give up :))


Elaine said...

Two adorable snowmen!
Look forward to up-dates on your cute LK SAL with Nia.

Lisa said...

What a cute finish, they look lovely finished as pillows.

Pointed Stitcher said...

I LOVE your pillows, they are so cute.

Carol said...

Darling snowmen pillows--I keep snowmen decorations out through February, too.

Great job on sticking with the exercise class--you need it to work off your Cadbury egg eating habit, right? Hey--you're a little slow this year--only one?? C'mon girl :)

mumzy said...

Those snowmen are just the cutest.

I'm so proud of you to go aerobic classes. Just hope you can keep it up and not to have an increase of the Fibro pain.

{{{Love and Hugs}}}

Julie said...

These 2 guys are really cute!

Julie said...

Cute finishes!

♥ Nia said...

One more adorable snowman!! =)
This couple is so cute, I hope I'll be able to stitch them too!
I like the green fringe :) It was a good change!

diamondc said...

I love your snowpeople pillow,
oh so sweet.

Angela P said...

Oh, they look so great together! Love them both :)

Lori-Ann said...

glad to hear you are able to enjoy exercise again. The pillows are very cute.

Sharon said...

Cute finish and they both look adorable together.