Sunday, May 31, 2009

Taking a Look Back

There is a reason I'm posting an unflattering picture of what I see when I look down at myself behind the wheel of my Honda Pilot. This year my weight loss has stalled after 2 years on Weight Watchers. When I saw this view of myself, I remembered when we bought this car. My stomach touched the steering wheel! Look at all the room I have now!

Lesson Learned: Sometimes we're so busy looking forward that we forget to appreciate where we are at this very moment. It may be better than you think!
Not a lot of sewing going on. I went to the tote bag sale at my favorite LQS yesterday and thought I was picking out a few pieces of fabric that would go well with some reds I had at home. What I picked out was all wrong. Then I noticed that when I put the fabric up against the muslin I was going to also use, the muslin looked yellowish. So back to the drawing board with this one.
I guess this is one way to acquire stash, huh?!

16 comments:

yarnjourney said...

Congrats on the weight loss! I acquired my stash the same way. The fabrics are pretty and I am sure you will find the perfect project for them.

Teri said...

Good for you Jackie! I'm on my own weight loss journey. I finally got to the point in my life that I am absolutely sick of being fat. I am going to knit that Alice Starmore sweater St. Brigid, just so I have something to look forward to when I am thin.

Barb said...

Your weight loss is awesome...inspiring...and love the red fabrics....but feel your quandry with finding stuff to go with it.

Jean in Georgia said...

Congratulations on your wonderful weight loss progress. Instead of thinking about stalling, think of how you've maintained what you've done!

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

Congrats on your weightloss, I love the red fabrics.

Debbie said...

Clever photo depicting your amazing accomplishment.

I like your assortment of red fabrics. Looking forward to seeing what you decide to do.

Karen said...

Just look at all that room;) Congrats! Love the red and white fabric;)

QuiltSue said...

Wow, well done on the weight loss. That's something I must get started on tomorrow (which never comes). I love the red fabrics and if they don't work for the project you planned, well hey, you could start planning another quilt! (gg)

Chris said...

Way to go Jackie!!!!

Ruth's Place said...

You have done awesome with your weight loss. The rest will come in time. I love your reds.

Zlaty said...

Congratulations on your weight loss! I have been trying to lose some but only a few pounds so far but I feel much better from the exercises.

I like your red new fabrics! keep them in your stash. Sometimes I just buy fabrics and then I found out they go with other fabrics in my stash.

I have not done much sewing lately either! Enjoy this time of the year!

Zlaty :)

Candace said...

Wow - I would be very proud of myself, Jackie! Good things take time - just keep that in mind! Yes - you've found the best way there is to stash-build - LOL!
Cheers!

parrotheadchic said...

Way to go Jackie! This red screams to me - I need a chocolate kiss. What about throwing some brown against the red and muslin?

Micki said...

Congrats on your weight loss, and I love the fabric. What an accomplishment!
Micki

Jacquelynne said...

I am sure you will find something to do with your lovely red fabrics- maybe something patriotic with some navy blue and white?

Simone de Klerk said...

Now those red/whites would really be something for my daughter. Poor her, I'm hardly into red.