Thursday, June 27, 2013


while my progress is not as quick as it would normally be, i'm just fine with it. 

Carol Dupree TCU candy cane

i finished stitching the center band and just have to bead the letters and this will be complete!
4 more to go!

Carol Dupree TCU candy cane

i've been wanting to make a change in terms of my fitness routine, and this week i took the plunge...

i've started pure barre classes and LOVE it! i've been going every night and really enjoy the curriculum. i've made a commitment to myself that this is going to be part of my permanent fitness routine. 

so while the 55 minutes of pure barre every night takes away from my stitching time, i'm ok with it. needlepoint and stitching is definitely my favorite hobby, but unfortunately it keeps me sedentary. i have always been active and only until i really started getting into needlepoint did my activity level drop. while in no way am i decreasing my stitching or giving it up in any way, i  do want to take time every day to get my butt off the couch and get moving. and if that means it takes me a week to stitch a candy cane instead of 3 days, so be it!

it's all about balance!


  1. I love love love Pure Barre! It's such a great workout! I can't do it very often, but when I get the chance, I jump at it! I'm glad you are enjoying it. :-)

    And cute candy cane!

    1. it's addicting! (both pure barre and the candy canes) LOL

  2. Amen to that! No stitching until I have done my five miles. Plus want to live a long healthy life full of needlepointing fun!!!