Multitasking at Its Best

I periodically attend inservice presentations at a local center that is part of a statewide training network. Usually the presentations are telecast to the center that I go to. I often see the same people at the inservices and one of them is a woman who brings her needlepoint to work on while whatever expert is on the screen talks away. I've always wanted to join that woman in stitching while learning and now I have--only not in public. Before and after vacation, I listened to an on-line conference for about 30 hours (lots of different presenters, thank goodness). While I listened and occasionally glanced at the powerpoint slides, I sat on my couch and stitched on Hester's Needle Grace and Truth and all that multi-tasking led to another finish. I'm sure someone is going to look at my collected works someday and comment that 2010 was a very good stitching year.


I started this sampler last year as my reward for having the scale dip below a certain number. The sampler is successfully completed, but my weight loss program not so much. I'm a very lapsed lifetime member of Weight Watchers and since it worked for me 10 years and a much faster metabolism ago, I've decided to rededicate myself to following the program. I notice several other bloggers have become WW members in the past six months or so and that has also spurred me on to another try. I may or may not give updates on my progress.

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Comments

  1. Your finish is beautiful! What a great use of time.

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    1. I could not agree more. I use the same method myself. I just sit at home and knit or stitch and listen some sport radio program.

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  2. What a gorgeous finish! Great use of your listening time, I'd say.

    I am also a lapsed WW lifetimer. Just went for a 20+ minute walk/run earlier. Must take off the pounds.... am craving nachos this very minute!
    My metabolism has slowed to a crawl since having the radioactive iodine treatment recently. UGH!

    Good luck on your quest - it's just not fun. I try to remind myself that "Nothing tastes as good as thin feels" but sometimes (more often than not), wanting that taste wins out.

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  3. Gosh, Susan, that is so gorgeous!! Love the colors and the verse, and what an accomplishment to multi-task and get this beauty completed! Yay!!!

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  4. Your sampler is beautiful. Congratulations on another finish.

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  5. I love the sampler - it is really beautiful. Don't you just love those times when it all clicks and you finish one thing after another!

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  6. Good for you on the multitasking! I love your finish -- the colors are just wonderful! Good luck with the weight watchers. I just don't seem to be successful with the weight thing. Ever.

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  7. Lapsed WW here too! We should start a support group. Anyway, I've done the same thing, re-dedicated to the program. The pounds MUST go!

    Love your finish! I've not seen this particular sampler so now, I'm on the prowl!

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  8. Oh wow Susan - that Hester's Needle sampler is beautiful - colors are so vivid and rich and good for you with taking the plunge and stitching during the teleconferences. Since I don't see so well - my choice is always knitting for things like that. I am looking forward to a break in this oppressive heat so I can start walking again after work. Of course I've slipped into the ice cream dream land of summer lately - SO BAD a habit to eat ice cream before going to bed. Mel

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