Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Punching...

Good Day Friends!
One of my followers "divorced" me today, so I thought maybe that was a *hint* that I need to get my hiney on here and tell you something worth reading. I don't have much, but what I have hopefully will entertain you. Can you pretend it is entertaining at least ?! Gee...thanks you all always have my back :)

As the titles suggests....
in between running the kids to and fro, work and everyday, mundane housework, well ok and stitching some secrets, I have been doing a little needle punching. Here's my very first try...this was with a 6 strand needle and I just have a little bit left to finish. Not too shabby for my first try, right? (You better say yes, Vonna, why that's grrrr-eat!)

Then you know me....
why not just jump head first - singing a rendition of Queen's "We are the Champions" - right smack dab in the middle of something that you know very little about? And as in my driving - if it isn't pedal to the metal and rubber to the road, I don't know what driving is - so I went for the gusto! Mama Mia! I had purchased some cloth and then hand drew Fredrick by Carriage House Samplings on it. I stupidly thought that, "Hey, I have Fredrick and hey, I have Fredricka - so I'm going to punch them - it'll be faster!" LOL! LOL! LOL! Gosh I make myself laugh sometimes! Maybe it is a little faster - but I agonized over the drawing for 4 hours! Yep from 2 a.m. until 6 a.m., one morning when this idea whacked me, right in the middle of my forehead, and brazenly woke me up to get on with it! Can you believe the audacity? What is this world coming to?

So....
here's Fredrick from the "wrong side":

Design modified from Carriage House Samplings Cross Stitch Pattern "Fredrick"

And....
Here he is from the right side (pictures clickable):

Design modified from Carriage House Samplings Cross Stitch Pattern "Fredrick"

Purdy...ain't he?

Then....
I haven't told anyone this "openly" on my blog. But on September 21st, I became a Weight Watcher Member. I was scared, embarrassed, desperate...and I just did it. You know I am not unlike what I feel a drug addict must feel like, except food is my drug of choice. So in my mind, going to Weight Watchers was like an intervention. I have a problem, I've admitted it to myself and I know the world has seen it for the past 9 years or so. For the past 6 weeks I have faithfully *every day* counted my points and have eaten within them and have done 30 minutes on the elliptical keeping my pace at 3.8 - 4.2 mph and making sure that I get in at least 2 miles in that 30 minutes. Some days I can get in 2.5 miles in 30 minutes going 4.5 mph or higher. I haven't missed doing my elliptical in 6 weeks. NOT. ONE. DAY.

I'm not telling you.....
all this for accolades or pats on the back or any sort of feedback period. Although I got the last little *push* that I needed from reading of others and being friends with others that are on the program. You know what? That step I took into a room filled with men and women on September 21, 2009 at 5:37 p.m. was the best, single thing I've done for myself, my life, my family ever. Period. This step will be a huge part of my life for many weeks, months and years from now on. If you are even *thinking* about Weight Watchers, do it! My decision to join Weight Watchers is a lot of the reason why my blogging is being cut down to only weekly posts. I'm taking time to focus on ME and get me back to the person I looked like 20 years ago. I looked good. I want to look that way again and you know what? I will only I'll be better, seasoned, like a fine wine. You can count on it. Mark it down, write it in the books - my will is firm and I have one hell of a strong constitution. I'll git 'er done, as my Pap used to say, come hell or high water.



So....
with that little bit of cheering from the recesses of my own head. I congratulated my victories over the past 6 weeks and loss of 14.2 lbs. with a trip to the nail salon. I haven't had my nails "done" since I was pregnant with Katie in 1997. Welcome back, fancy nails :)

So with that....
my story is complete. If I'm not around here at my own blog, I will be back again soon. And I really do try to spend a little bit of each and every day with you on your blogs. Please don't divorce me, I'll be here, but I just need to focus a little more on ME so that I can be HERE for a whole lot longer.

Until next time my dear friends and stitching buddies....
Love and best wishes, as you count your blessings and your stitches, from our house to yours! XXxxxx

Life is not intended to be simply a round of work, no matter how interesting and important that work may be. A moment's pause to watch the glory of a sunrise or a sunset is soul satisfying, while a bird's song will se tthe steps to music all day long.
~~Laura Ingalls Wilder~~

86 comments:

  1. Weight Watchers and punch needle and new nails...oh my!

    Vonna, you just ROCK my world with your inspiration and spunk! If I had the courage to try any ONE of those three things I would need to lay down for a week.

    You go, you skinny minnie you!

    (My word verification is conedip. Cone dip. As in "I'm such a boob that I now want to go get a dipped cone from Dairy Queen".

    (Must. Not. Cave. Must. Think. Of. Miss. Vonna. And. All. Of. Her. Hard. Work.)

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  2. Good for you Vonna! You Go Girl! I lost 90 lbs. on WW many moons ago. Perhaps I should try again? You inspire me girlfriend.


    Amy

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  3. Vonna - I enjoyed seeing your progress with the punch needle designs. It's always fun to try something new. Best of luck with WW!

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  4. Vonna --
    Great job on the punch needle! I especialy like Fredrick. Good luck with WW and taking the first step to taking care of yourself which is so important! You have to make TIME for yourself so that you can recharge your batteries!

    BrendaS

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  5. First, I want to know if there is any craft that you're not good at! LOL Good job on the punchneedle, I have tried it and I suck at it. Maybe some day I'll get it. Second, congrats on the weight loss! I keep threatening to join WW too, really should. Keep up the good work!

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  6. From a fellow momma who too often puts herself (and her diet) last...i say...CONGRATS! Way to go girl!

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  7. I believe all moms should take time for themselves!! I just took back some of my time this past year and it feels great - no guilt here!!

    Love the nails and the punchneedle!

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  8. Good for you Vonna. If you don't focus on yourself, whose going to do it for you? I'll be cheering you on all the way! I definitely know what it's like to diet (having lost 30 pounds a couple years back - never losing those pounds after DD was born). It takes a lot of commitment.

    I can't believe what a fantastic job you're doing with the needlepunch. And your Frederick - I can't believe that you drew that out and did it! Huge kudos to your needlepunching and weight loss goals. YGG!!

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  9. Vonna, great job! You're right. You do need some time for YOU!!

    I started doing WW earlier this year, but fell off when I fell in my "pit" this summer. I need to get back with it!

    By the way, love you Laura quote at the end of your post! ;)

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  10. You go girl!!!!!! You are such an inspiration to us all that we want you around for a long time!!!! Keep it up. Will be in your corner cheering you on whatever you do!

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  11. Congratulations! It's very difficult to take a diet and an exercise program seriously and I know what I'm saying... It's not only wanting to see my child 's growing, it's moving better, faster, having better clothes, the best health... You're an inspiration!! Do you know how punch needle is called in Portugal? Fada do Lar (home fairy) and I say no more. I did a Mickey Mouse at school at the age of 10.Your bird is beautiful. Hugs, MJ

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  12. Wow! Cool new crafting skills, big-time weight loss and super-sexy nails all at one time. Way to go! I like to read all that good news.

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  13. Congrats! I can practically "hear" the joy in your post. Positivity is contagious and you are doing a great job spreading it. Thanks!!

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  14. Wow! Vonna, your needle punch is fabulous! YGG. I am so impressed.

    Even better than your skill at all things crafty, I am so impressed with your will--and bravery. Good for you. My older daughter did WW and was very successful with it. I keep saying I should do it but having done it before and GAINED 3 lbs the first week (yes, I am probably the only person able to gain weight on a weight loss program!!), I just haven't done it. YGG. I'm cheering you on.

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  15. Your Frederick is beautiful! I can't get the hang of that punchy stuff to save my life. Congrats on the weight loss too!

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  16. I agree...Good For You! You have to take care of you first, eveything else will just have to fall in line. Love your punch work. I've never tried it, but it sure looks neat. Your drawing is pretty amazing. I look forward to seeing the finished piece. Keep up the good work...and don't worry...I don't believe in divorce:) So, I'll be around to check out what you've been up to when you've got time to let us know how life's treating you.Have A Great Day!

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  17. Congratulations on the weight loss, Vonna! It's such hard work to lose weight!

    I checked to make sure...I'm still following you!

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  18. That's a funny coincidence--dear boyfriend and I started on a diet right about the same time, and have lost about the same amount (though I haven't been exercising properly...)

    But, Go, You!!

    And, don't worry overmuch about loosing readers. It may be nothing. For example, I use blogger to blog, and google reader to follow stuff, including stitchyblogs, online. And their overlap is a little confusing in that your blogger follwed blogs show up in your reader, but not vise-versa. So, perhaps you didn't actually "loose" a reader, maybe they just changed the way they are following you. :D

    I have you in my reader and so that's how I knew to come by today! I won't admire you any less if you post infrequently.

    There is something I've been meaning to blog about, but I'll go ahead and mention here: I wanted to thank you for sending Edgar a Penny rug. :) The way it affected me was that I kept seeing it on his blog...then saw that he said that you had sent it...then searched his blog to find the Penny-rug intro post...then followed the link to your blog, then searched your blog for penny rugs, then saw where to buy them, and bought 2-a blue for me and an ivory for my mother who was coming for a visit. Things aren't entirely great between the two of us, but we had a wonderful time making penny rugs together. We laughed and traded circles like kids with pokemon cards to get the best combos. It was really fun.
    I still will blog this with pictures at some point, but I wanted to sharethis story with you as an illustration that you may not know all the ways your influence can reach people--look at what you started in my life by sending Edgar a RAK. :D

    So, Thank You,,
    Berit

    :D

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  19. I really like your punchneedle pieces. I tried punchneedle once and it was a dismal failure! I'm glad you're enjoying it and doing so well with it.

    Congrats on making a decision to focus on yourself! You deserve it.

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  20. Vonna, fabulous job with WW! You're tough and strong. I'm so impressed.

    Your punch needle drawing looks great. Since I draw stick people, I probably won't be following you into the world of punch needle design. Instead, I will worship you from afar.

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  21. Vonna...good for you! New craft outlet, new nails and new goals. Love the punchneedle progress...look at Frederick..wow. And best of luck to you on WW. I'll be cheering you on! You need to take the time for yourself...we'll be here checking in on your progress! :)

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  22. Vonna,
    Congrats on the needle punch ~ is it hard? I do alot of basketweaving, cross stitching, sewing, working with wax & I really, really, really want to try needlepunch but I'm chicken, lol. Did you use a tutorial?
    Now, a Big Kudos to you on joining Weight Watchers & working so hard. I applaud you.
    Pam

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  23. Why yes, Vonna, that's grrr-eat!

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  24. What a fantastic post! I'm so proud of you! That is great that you have taken a step towards your health. You are to be applauded!
    I love your punch projects! I know that it took a long time to trace, but wow, I think the results will be incredible! You are doing a wonderful job too.
    Take Care! I look forward to more progress.

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  25. YOU ARE WOMAN AND I HEAR YOU ROAR!!!! YGG

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  26. Hi Vonna,
    Wow ~ great job on the punching. I've not tried that as of yet (that's all I need, another hobby!)

    I started my LHN ornament last night.. this is so fun!

    Hey, congratulations on the weight loss and being a WW member. I'm a lifetime member but fell off the wagon this year.. I started back last week and hope to get off the 14 pounds I need to get back to my goal weight. I love WW because it's a way of life, there's no special food to buy and the meetings are what kicks me into gear. I go on Thursdays, what day to you go?

    Keep up the good work and you can always email me about WW if ya need to chat it up with another member :)

    Michelle

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  27. Your punch needle adaptations are excellent Vonna - you are doing a super job - i love the look of punch needle but since I do traditional wool rug hooking - no way I can start anything else LOL - Good luck with WW - I'm sure you'll be very sucessful - thanks for visiting my blog - I have become a follower of yours and will look forward to your posts whenever they fit into your busy life. I'm interested in your LHN ornie SAL but I'll email you on that as you requested. thanks Mel

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  28. Hey there! I love your punchneedle. Been meaning to try it!

    But I really want to congratulate you on joining WW. It's a wonderful program. I've lost 30+ pounds with many more to go. And I got so discouraged because I've been playing with the same 5 pounds for many months now, to the point where I just decided to give up. Until I read your post. Thank you for the inspiration to continue. I am getting to goal!

    Anyway, if you need encouragement or want to talk WW, just drop an email. We all can use some cheerleading!

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  29. Congrats on your weight loss journey so far! WW is a wonderful place and I had thought about joining many times before my illness caused me to loose weight. LOVE your punch needle work and the Frederick and Frederica will be stunning when finished!

    We all need to take a little more ME time and I totally understand. I think I'll be your follower til the day I die :) You are such an inspiration!

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  30. Vonna,
    Your punch needle looks great. Congratulations on loosing 14.2 pounds! Way to Go! You have a positive attitude. I love it! Your nails look great. Hugs!

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  31. Love your punched pieces -- cool that you're doing Frederick! And the Weight Watchers. Good for you! I admire anyone who can lose weight of any sort. I just can't do it. I'll be rooting for you!

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  32. Vonna, You have been BUSY!!! Glad to hear your update! So many exciting things going on with your life. Thanks for sharing them! I started the CCN Sugar Plum Fairies Ornament from JCS 2009 Ornament Mag and am also looking forward to starting my first ornament of the year long LHN Ornament Blog. Thanks for putting that together in the midst of all the other business in your life. Congrats on everything! Meredith

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  33. always fun to see what your talents are up too
    no seperation here
    your are a stitchy star
    smiles

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  34. Great punchneedle, Vonna. You should send a pic of Frederick to Kathy Barrick-Dieter when you're done - she'd love it, I'm sure! I love it, too!

    Good for you with the WW. We'll all be cheering you on!

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  35. Congrats on doing something for yourself!! It took me to the point I wanted to do something to make me feel better not everyone else. Weight Watchers did that, I go to meetings every sat that I don't work and feel great afterward even if I haven't had the best week!!
    I have been at weight watchers since feb and have lost 30 lbs I have about 14 to go.
    If you need any recepies or ideas let me know I've hunted down a few good ones!! Also the 100 calorie snack packs are awesome..

    Your Stitching Friend

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  36. You go girl! Sometimes we just have to do something for us and I applaud you for that. Your punching does look great - can't wait to see Frederick all finished.

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  37. Divorce you, NEVER! Vonna, you are such an inspiration. I look forward to every blog entry. Congrats on the WW, I know how difficult it is. W2G on the nails and pampering yourself. Wish I was brave enough to try needle punch. But, do I need another hobby? No!!!
    Love ya,
    Barb

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  38. Love your punching, love your Frederick, love your weight loss, love your fancy nails - kudos and much success to you Vonna, am very happy for you!

    Looking forward to more *punching* posts:)

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  39. Oh Vonna, that is so cute, I always get upset when a follower quits, I am so sensitive!
    I just realize you can't control what happens, and that's life....
    I do love to needle punch and I am better at that then cross stitch!!!
    I love any kind of handwork!
    Good for you, I miss my WW's group, but here in the city it is hard, I am trying to loose weight again, it is so hard as you get older....
    Keep it up though and I will always be there for you!!!!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  40. One of your readers divorced you??? Did they also ask for alimony? LOL
    I love your blog and I don't see a problem with someone posting less. Most certainly not when it has such a good reason as you have. Good luck with the weight watchers, and your nails look great too. Good on you that you take some time for yourself.
    Love your punchneedle projects. Frederick is one of my favorites. It's a design I'm planning to purchase and stitch...together with his sister.

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  41. Good for you, Vonna! I like this post because it sounds like you've made a big happy change in your life! All the best to you!

    I had to laugh re your dive into punch needle. Not laugh AT you, but in amazement you crazy talented woman! Have lots of fun!

    ps I like your song playing while I type this!

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  42. Go Vonna! Loving yourself takes effort and it is totally worth it. I look forward to seeing your progress and cheering you on!!!

    Love the punch version of Frederick - great idea.

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  43. Your punch needle, especially Frederick look wonderful !!

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  44. Cograts on your WW! Time I did something for myself too :)

    Your punchneedle is great !

    All the best :)

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  45. Punch needles!!!! Those look like fun but I do not dare picking up another hobby!!! So I'll just be admiring yourse for now~
    Wishing you the best of luck on your Weight Watcher journey!!!!

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  46. We are happy about your decisions, and, yep, we will always be here. Can you hear...."GO GIRL, GO", that's us. So, when the going gets kind of tough, sheeee, listen....can you hear us now?

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  47. Congratulations on the weight loss! (I'm clapping for you.) WW is a great program. I am a life time member, but the struggle continues. Thanks for helping me rededicate myself to the plan.

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  48. Vonna, fred is absolutely fabulous! Just stunning - he's going to look marvelous.
    I'm about to get serious about my weight (I've made a promise to myself to stay off the chocolate and chips/fries till Christmas - that's just a start but its a start I have been able to keep for the last three days (best I've done on a promise in a long time!!)

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  49. congrats! You can do it! Making ourselves healthier is so important!!
    The punch needle looks good. Never tried that!!!

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  50. congratulations, vonna, on everything! I started November with the commitment to just 'put one foot in front of the other' every morning. And that's what I'm doing. I'm up to 3 miles a day, shooting for 6. December's goal will be to focus on my food intake.

    I'm proud of you!

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  51. Anonymous6:20 AM

    Hello,
    Joining all the cheering voices: Good for you. Sometimes one has to do what one really needs. I lost 12Kilos since July. One more and I will fit again in my weeding dress!!!! Although not through Weight Watchers!
    Go girl!!
    We might miss you here, but we also understand the good reasons behind!!!!
    Hugs
    Paula Nunes Lima

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  52. Wow. You are a busy lady that has gotten even busier! Well done on the punch needle... it looks great. But, 2-4 am? yikes. You won't regret taking care of yourself, and what a great example for your kids too.

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  53. Vonna,

    Your punch needle looks great!! Fredrick looks great! I'm so impressed that you drew that yourself!! You did such a great job. Congrats on losing 14+ lbs! That's wonderful! I've been trying to motivate myself to get on the treadmill - it's so hard, so I know what determination you must have to keep to your elliptical workout everyday. I have to set a reminder if my calender to do it, or I won't get on. I'm so proud of you!! :)

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  54. HiVonna--You never cease to amaze me with your creativity and talent! Your Frederick punch needle is creativity at its finest...Can't wait to see the whole thing finished.

    Be proud and talk loud about your weight loss. It is a great accomplishment and you are giving both yourself and your family a gift...

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  55. Vonna,
    Your punch needle work looks grrrr-eat!! Truly! I am wowed by Fredrick! And congrats to you on joining Weight Watchers and taking care of yourself. You go girl!!! That is awesome! 14.2 pounds in 6 weeks! Incredible! In my best cheerleader voice..."Go Vonna, Go Vonna, Keep your game on, Go Vonna!"

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  56. Good for you Vonna. WW is absolutely the way to go. Yay!

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  57. Congrats on your weight loss, and joining WW! That is nothing to be ashamed of. You go girl!
    Frederick looks great! Your hours of drawing paid off. :)

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  58. You are one amazing lady. Congrats on the WW success. I need to do that too, but until I really can get my head into it, it would be fruitless.

    Making your own punch patterns, is awesome. Love the work you are doing. Cannot have another vice, so I stay with the stitching.

    Wishing you continues success at WW.

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  59. Wooooooo Hooooooo on the weight loss!! You go girlfriend! I am here rooting for you.

    I love the punch needle that you are doing of Frederick and can't wait to see Frederika. Fabulous. I love that you made you own pattern. And envy you. I can't draw a straight line to save my life. :)

    Keep up the good work on both the punch needle and the weight loss.
    Miss your posts but totally understand.

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  60. I just want to say great job on the weight watchers and your progress so far!!!!!!!!!!! I know it must make you feel so thrilled-- letting the cat out of the bag, and we can all root and cheer with you!! What a great idea to do Frederick with punchneedle. I love that one and it is super to see your progress so far. A big thank you for your inspiration last night, after reading you revised your pattern from 2AM- 6AM, I thought while stitching, well, if Vonna can do it, why cant I?!!! Thanks for secretly rooting me on :). I love reading your blog, and your 'little wisdom' is the truth, and I thank you for that too! I appreciate all your positiveness!!

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  61. I love your blog it is so cute.

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  62. Punch needle is neat and you are doing a great job with that...and also your exercise and commitment to yourself! Moms always think of themselves last.I'm hoping to have a procedure done (lady issue) that will help me to feel better so I can too 'take that step' to losing weight and being able to do more. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  63. I am in love with the punchneedle Frederick. He is fabulous!!! And congrats on doing what you need to do for you and celebrating your success with new nails! I am also a WW member, and it does work! Congrats on taking this new step in your life!

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  64. Vonna, good for you for joining WW and congratulations on the weight loss so far! Will be following your progress - I hope you know that you are going to inspire more people to do 'something' about their weight and have a healthier lifestyle :)

    Good job on the punching - it looks grrrr-eat!

    Your nails look really good too :)

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  65. Your punching looks great, Vonna
    And the nails are oh so pretty
    Congrats! on Weight Watchers and the weight loss, keep it up!girlfriend

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  66. Best of Luck with WW...you will be successful, I'm sure!

    And you deserve to focus on yourself...you do so much for others already!

    Love the punch-needle designs...can't wait to see them completed. Until later...

    HAPPY STITCHIN'
    Terri

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  67. Congrats on the weight loss and beginning of a new era! I love, love, Frederick and love how you have converted it - looks great! And your first attempt at punchneedle also looks great!
    I also absolutely love your Queen Song - one of my most favorites!

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  68. I am getting ready to take a Punch Needle class, how wild is that?Yours looks awesome! Heard it was difficult to keep those loops all one height, we will soon see.

    As for WW...It really is one of the best weight loss programs. My cousin is down 40# and her Mom 36! Keep up the good work...Do you have the WW meatloaf recipe? My cousin says it's delicious...Let me know and I shall email it to you.

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  69. Wow! You really jumped all in on the punchneedle! It's looking great :)

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  70. Hey, Vonna, Congratulations on your decision to start weight watchers! I started with my dear hubby in July. We are both still hanging in there. He has lost 40 lbs. and I've lost 20. (men just suck that way... :)...). But he's there to encourage me along the way.

    Good luck girl!
    Melody

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  71. Good for you, Vonna!!! I love your first attempt at punching, and am SOOO impressed with your moxie re: adapting Frederick for punch needle! He is looking really great!

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  72. Your punch needle looks so great! Fredick is looking awesome! Great job! Congrats on the joining and sticking to WW! You needed to tell us these things, that way we can be here to support you and back you up on this!! Thats what friends are for, right?

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  73. You are utterly amazing, Vonna! And inspirational!

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  74. i wish you lucky for the weight program!.

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  75. Woo hoo! Good for you!! Congratulations - that's (14lbs)a great reward for such hard work! I agree, taking care of YOU is the best thing you can do for yourself and any others around!

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  76. This is so great Vonna -- good for you! I went through a personal slump during the child-raising years, too. It's so hard to spend time and energy on yourself when everyone else needs you too. Keep up the good work ... you're worth it!
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  77. I am a little late with my comment to this blog, but I had a good reason, although it wasn't really a good reason...my poor old computer diesd! I just got this one hooked up and I am catching up with everyone.
    I am so happy that you have joined WW!!!! No really, I am. I have been there (this time) since the 26th of August and this time it is working for me. I can't believe how much my health has improved in the last few months! You will be amazed at how quickly it goes and how hard it is not!
    Good for you, taking care of yourself, good for you coming along with us on ths fantastic journey!
    I'm loving your punching! I had styarted some myself a while back, but I have been distracted and wanting to get back to it. The punches are so cool! And look at you doing your own drawing of great designs to punch. That's lots of work!

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  78. Yes, Vonna, it's great, lol. (Am I doing fine?) But seriously, you were doing a great start on this new hobby. And I *love* your start on Frederic. It looks adorable.
    Great to have joined WW and doing so good at it. I wish you all the success that is possible with them.

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  79. Well done on the weight loss and for trying new crafts.

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  80. Vonna, you have such daring creativity! I love Frederick and how cool that you thought to do that. The weight loss is fantastic and I don't have a doubt that you are going to meet your goals.

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  81. Oh I am so pleased for you Vonna! It's a very difficult step to take and I know you will continue to do well with the support of family and friends. Way to go!!!

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  82. You go, Vonna! WW is awesome! I gave my SIL the materials (she couldn't afford the meetings) but she read and counted points and in a little over a year had lost 100lbs. She looks great. I lost 16 lbs. but fell off the wagon and have debated going back. You will feel great and the lifestyle change will be wonderful for you and your whole family!

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  83. An insightfull post on "Good Day Friends!".I'm using the methods from http://debtfreeliving.lose20.com to reduce weight and it really works.

    Thanks,
    Karim- Lose 20 - Losing weight may save your life

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  84. Your punch projects look great, and I love the way you decided to draw Fredrick and how he's turning out. Congrats too on the weight watchers. You are so focused when you decide to do something I'm sure you'll do great on it.
    Sue

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  85. Vonna, you are amazing! I love the punch needle interpretation for Fredrick. He's already a cutie. As for WW - it's a great lifestyle program that you really can follow for the rest of your life. I have to pay particular attention to your recipe blog now! Keep at it, and keep making time for yourself!

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