Tuesday, January 22, 2008


No, it's not some mystery code or reference to March 7th. It is part of my quest to stick with at least one of my New Years' resolutions. Remember that terrible one about not buying any new cross-stitch supplies? Well, I am trying so hard to keep up with it that I am requesting a favor. Anyone out there have a spare DMC #3708? I am starting a new project (no, I have still not finished the 5 or 6 other UFOs that are hanging around) and it calls for a large amount of DMC 3708. It is called "Jerusalem Sampler". I'm at work now on the wonderful hi-speed computer, but I am away from my collection of photos, so I can't share one of it right now. It is a rather modern and stylish take on a Hebrew alphabet framed by a stylistic rendition of the city of Jerusalem. All the colors are bold and bright. The entire alphabet and part of the framing is done in 3708 . I have about half a skein left and I know this will not make it through the whole project. I will gladly trade for something out of my stash. My long term goal is to make alphabet samplers in as many languages as I can. I have several designs for Russian/Cyrillic samplers, this Hebrew one, one in Chinese and even Sign Language! I am fascinated by languages, although I do not have much of a gift for learning them.
On the theme of New Years' resolutions...I have managed to stick with my goal and lose 2 pounds per week until I achieve my ideal(fantasy!?) weight. I feel as if I have cursed myself just by putting that down in print here, but I am rather proud I have gotten this far. I am loyal to my treadmill twice a week at the gym.....just got off of it a few minutes ago. I am also trying to be very careful about what I eat..................well, rather how much I eat. I really love fruits, veggies and whole grains, so that is not a problem. I just love everything too much!
Now I must tear myself away from this wonderful fast computer and get to work. This is my junior group today. I hope to take some pictures of them as they are the "chosen ones" that are expected to move up to the Team in May. Still lots of work to do as most are only 6 and 7 years old.


  1. Oh, good for you, Jennifer! Two pounds a week?!

    And good luck with your promising young group of gymnasts!

  2. Just googled the Jerusalem Sampler, and it's very cute! Are you going to stitch it right to left? ;)

    Good luck with the diet!