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  1. I love Pinterest! I spend far too much time looking through pins I'm CrochetAmore over there as well.
  2. Too cute! Thank you for the link. I may end up making this one of these days.
  3. I honestly don't think I could handle working on only one thing at a time. That's just not something my brain can grasp. I have to admit, I do admire people who can do that though. Same thing goes for buying new yarn. The concept of only buying enough for one project at a time... I have so many WIPS I literally cannot count them all. I recently moved and was a little surprised, but not altogether shocked, that I packed no less than 4 boxes of nothing but projects in various stages of completion. And that didn't count the 6 or 7 projects that I keep by my "crocheting chair" at any given t
  4. There are all sorts of things that I know how to do. I can knit, embroider, needlepoint, plastic canvas, latch hook, macrame. I can do counted cross stitch, sewing, quilting, polymer clay scrapbooking, screen printing, beading, applique. I've done simple painting projects, I've made all different kinds of suncatchers (painted, beaded, crocheted, woven, etc..), I've made dream catchers (including the intricate 3D ones), I've wire wrapped semi precious stones to make a pendant. But these days I pretty much only crochet. It's what I enjoy most and It's the best medium I have found to express
  5. I'm so glad the box arrived, and so quickly! I should have included a note, the "skein" of Italia is actually a scarf! LOL I thought I'd include the label since it suggests hand-washing. I do love the Italia for scarves, it's such a shame they discontinued it
  6. Hi Ann! Just wanted to let you know there are 12 scarves headed your way from MO as of this afternoon.
  7. HI, I just noticed this thread... I always love to look at the cool effects that variegated will get you. Here are a few examples that I had handy to post...
  8. In reference to the lapsquares, I'm wondering if they "have" to be square? I love making round ripples and one of this size range would work up so quick! (Sorry if this has aready been addressed... too many pages to read through! ) EDITED TO ADD: I also meant to ask if a lacey pattern would be okay for the scarves?
  9. I'll let you know when I get some of the motifs done. I have several projects I'm trying to finish up and get in the mail this week, so hopefully this weekend. I like you're sayings too... especially "Hooking for Health!" I couldn't agree more! I'm off to a slow start, but I'm hanging in there. I truly need to get motivated with the exercise! That's gonna be what it's all about for me... the dieting just isn't doing it
  10. Way to go! Congrats on stepping off that plateau I wouldn't mind testing a couple of short rows for you... I'm wondering how it would look as a bag...
  11. I hope you are feeling better soon! Several years ago my mother's doctor told her not to try to diet AND quit smoking at the same time. Surprisingly, he suggested the weight loss first, then work on the smoking... anything else is just torturing yourself...
  12. I agree Tia, I'm finally starting to buckle down myself. I had a bowl of weight control oatmeal (high fiber/low sugar) this morning with some banana sliced into it, and I actually enjoyed it Everyone here has really given me the motivation to get back on track. I'm slowly making my way through the south beach book, but I do plan to follow it, at least for a while. I'm so happy for you that hubby is supportive! That is so important to success Hmmm... motto suggestions? Here are a couple of nice quotes: "You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'failu
  13. Oooh that is so pretty. The kitties are very cute too!
  14. WooHoo! Congrats on the 5 lbs!! Way to go! I started reading the SB book. It looks like it's going to be very helpful. There is alot of good info in there. More than just about the diet. Lots of tips on becoming heart healthy.
  15. Don't feel bad. I'm right there with you! I weighed in this morning and have only lost .2 lbs in the past week. So 1/5th of a lb... 10 yo yos per lb... that means I can make 2 yoyos. LMBO!
  16. Way to go Gardener, Ally, and Tia!! Woohoo!
  17. I have to be careful about the salt intake because of health conditions... but I shouldn't be eating the crackers anyway! LOL I do love my bread though... it's a good thing I like whole wheat. I always look for the one with the highest fiber content and buy that one. I still try to eat it in moderation. Thanks for the tip about the sour cream. I'll have to give that one a try.
  18. That's too funny! I'm the same way... I'm a total wimp when it comes to spicy foods. I usually have to add 2 tblsp to please everyone else, but I'd be much happier with just a dash! LOL Edit to say: I've heard though, that spicy foods are supposed to help your body burn more fat... don't know how true that is...
  19. Wow, that sounds awesome and does look healthy! I was just thinking earlier that I'd love some chili but wondered if it would be bad... It's the sodium in the commercial soups that get you. So if I don't eat this with the ton of crackers that I usually have when I eat chili this will be quite healthy with all the veggies.
  20. Congrats to everyone who lost this week! I definately need to get into gear with the exercise. I've tried to eat a little more healthy, but I had already cut alot of the sugar and fats out of my diet, so there wasn't really too much more to do in that respect other than try to eat less. (A major accomplishment for me!) I did score an awesome deal at Walmart today though. I happened to spot the South Beach book as I was walking past a book display. It was only 5 bucks so I grabbed it and have been skimming through it. It's the one that's geared toward a heart healthy diet, which is exa
  21. Same for me I did forget to weigh myself this morning and didn't do it until late afternoon... technically I'm up one lb from last friday, BUT when I weighed in last week it was 1st thing in the a.m. so I'm not counting that lb! LOL We'll see what the scale says tomorrow... Looking good Tia! I'm really enjoying seeing it come together I might just have to make a second afghan! LOL
  22. Congrats on becoming a new mommy! Boy or girl? The most important thing for you right now is to nourish that baby! It's very hard to lose weight while you are nursing. Just concentrate on eating healthy for you & your baby and exercise when you can. Don't ignore those hunger pangs! You need the calories right now for your little one
  23. Sounds kind of similar to the Atkins diet which I've followed before. It was actually kind of easy to follow. Amazon has the SB book for 7.99 so I might order it and give it a shot. I think the most effective diet I was ever one, and certainly a very easy to follow because of how it was set up, was the Deal A Meal plan. I have long since lost my cards, but it was fool proof, when you were out of cards for the day you were done eating. LOL Too funny! I like the idea of putting it under a table. Hmmmm... I wonder if it would fit under an end table in the living room?
  24. Thanks Tia, I think the main reason I was able to maintain was because I eliminated sugary drinks. I used to drink nothing but Coke and sweet tea... but then I had a diet orange sunkist one day that my daughter bought for me and OMG, I was in heaven! Orange is my favorite flaver for everything so it was easy to adjust. Now I don't like real sugar, I've gotten so used to the artificial sweeteners. I've been thinking about gettint the WII Fit (my son has the WII). It is really popular right now, but I haven't heard anything about how well it works...
  25. Congrats to everyone who has lost and/or maintained weight! Woohoo I've gotten kind of a slow start. I started on the first as planned. I weighed myself to get my starting weight and the good thing is that I weigh almost exactly what I did 6 months ago, so at least I haven't gained back the 25 that I lost at the beginning of last year! That's a huge step in the right direction. I wish I could say I've been doing great on the diet, but I slipped up & had a couple of slices of homemade pizza for dinner tonight. I guess it could have been worse though... I've been trying to eat sala
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