Friday, January 29, 2010

SAL photos

I've stumbled into two CHS SALs quite by accident, so here's an update. Both photos were taken at night because I keep forgetting during the day, so they are not great, but I wanted to update today.

First is my Sampler Stocking, now a SAL with Karen, who is working on the Quaker one.


And here's Shores - a SAL with Sally and Jane.


Stitching has slowed right down this week because I've got a muscle spasm in my right shoulder and side of my neck. I've no idea what brought it on, but it started on Sunday and is still very sore. In fact, I've been a mess of sore joints, sinusitis and muscle aches for the last few weeks. As we got a Wii with Wii Fit at the beginning of December and I've been exercising regularly (but not overdoing it) and losing weight, it's a bit irritating to feel worse!

20 comments:

  1. Lovely progress. Hope you feel better soon. Don't worry, all the exercise will pay off soon

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  2. Great progress. Sorry to hear you're not feeling well, hope the muscle spasm isn't stitching related (gave myself similar from an afternoon of knitting with with the cat sitting on my lap so that I had to have everything at an odd angle - not easy to get rid of).

    I'm sure the exercise will pay off soon, and congrats on not just exercising but losing weight too in winter!

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  3. Beautiful progress pics! I hope you're feeling bettersoon.

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  4. You're making better progress than I am, I haven't touched my stocking since I last updated - oops! Both pieces look lovely :)

    Sorry about the muscle spasm - I get a lot of tension in my shoulders and find that Voltarol gel (over the counter stuff) works wonders.

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  5. Love your stocking and Shores is coming along well too. I'm hoping to get this block finished by the end of January. Would like to do one a month but some look like they've got a lot more work in than others.

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  6. Forgot to say hope you feel better soon.

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  7. Both of your SAL pieces are beautiful! I hope you feel better soon. Hugs!!

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  8. You've picked two great CHS pieces for your SALs. They look fabulous. So sorry to hear you've not been feeling well. I hope you recover soon.

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  9. Both SAL pieces are 'meaty' ones and they're looking great.

    Sorry to hear about the shoulder spasm. I wonder if that's what I've been feeling, kind of my right shoulder/upper back! Hope mine and yours disappear soon!

    Good for you on exercising. Thought about getting the Wii Fit but then didn't want another gadget in the house! You're doing great though with weight loss!

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  10. Lovely progress! Hope you feel better soon.

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  11. Wow - two great WIPs and you're making good progress on both of them. I just pulled that stocking out today thinking that it was about time I stitched it, so I'm glad that I see you working on it. Seeing your pictures convinces me that I should give it a go!!

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  12. Hey good for you! You are obviously an excellent choice for a SAL partner! :D

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  13. Thsoe muscle spasms are horrible! They come on so suddenly and seem to take forever to go away...hope you are feeling better soon.

    Beautiful stitching BTW :)

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  14. Shores is comong on great - as you say we are about level. Your other SAL is lovely too.
    I hope your shoulder is better soon - I know how frustrating that can be.

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  15. Beautiful WIPs! I hope you'll be better soon.

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  16. Stunning pieces - both of them - and beautiful stitching!

    Muscle spasms make your body feel yuk all over don't they? Feel better soon!

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  17. Sorry to hear you're not feeling well! With exercise and weight loss you should be feeling good. Perhaps your body is just fighting something off?

    Your WIPs are beautiful!

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  18. Sorry to read that you have been under the weather so much. I hope you are feeling a bit better by now. And that you can stitch as much as you want to.
    Great progress pictures.

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  19. Your WIPs look great already - sorry to hear about the muscle pain though ... you make sure you look after yourself! xx

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  20. Your WIP's a looking great. Sorry to hear that you haven't been feeling well. There is nothing more discouraging when you excercise and don't feel good afterwards.

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