I'm starting my post a little different than usual today. I've been on a healthy eating, weight loss journey for just about a year and a half. Tuesday I needed to go for a weigh in and I was feeling a little concerned after being away for a few day over the July 4th holiday. You know how it goes.....ate a few things I shouldn't have eaten, then a bit of a struggle to get back on track.
Anyway....I was starting my day as usual, going through my emails, and found a new posting by Kate, aka Sparkle Tart. I follow her blog and her post that day was called "Words of Wisdom - Comparison". She is one of the art bloggers I follow and this post certainly hit a cord with me.
It was just what I needed to read (hear) to get myself back in perspective. It made me stop being concerned about what the scales might reflect and look at all I have accomplished in this year and a half.
Her post is well worth reading if you have the time. So often we short change ourselves on what we have accomplished and how far we have come on our personnel journey through life.
Just in case your wondering how that weigh in went.......I lost 2 lbs. That puts my total weight loss at 101 lbs....YAY!
Okay, enough....now on to what I've been creating this week. My week has pretty much been filled with spinning for the Tour de Fleece with a little time carved out in my studio.
Tour de Fleece......
Boy....it doesn't look like I've gotten much done this year. You can just see my first skein in my basket, second is the brown alpaca/silk lace and last but not least, working on spinning 100% merino lace. Hopefully I'll be able to get this merino done by the end of the tour.
Wow......I didn't have a clue how long it would take to spin lace. It's going to be well worth the time and it was just what I wanted to try spinning this year.
I've been looking on Rav for a shawl pattern for my first multicolored skein. I'm thinking of Hitchhicker, Vendanges or Dragonfly Wings. Must admit, right now I'm leaning towards Vendanges. Only time will tell which one I'll choose. Not even thinking about what I'll make with the lace I've spun.
I can't post any pics of my current art project....sigh. It's going to be another present for my step daughters birthday in August. Just remembered I haven't shared the first present I made for her earlier in the year....same reason! I'll be sure to post pics after her birthday celebration.
That's it for me...hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. To everyone one out there who's participating in the Tour.....spin on, the finish line is almost in sight!
Happy Fiber Arts Friday!!