SparkPeople Embroidery Lovers Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=14371 Embroidery Lovers is a team for sparkpeople who like to do embroidery or would like to learn how. This is for all kinds of embroidery and also needlepoint. SparkPeople Embroidery Lovers Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=14371 Back stitching http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=26896x14371x56956070 When I do back stitching I like to use really small stitches because in my opinion it makes the project look neater. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 23:03:18 EST Hi I'm the new team leader http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14371x54766305 Hi, I'm Lisa and I just became the new team leader today. Lets make this a really great team. I changed the team name to Embroidery Lovers. If you have any suggestions for more team goals let me know & I will add them. Tue, 3 Sep 2013 13:10:50 EST Embroidery E-reader book I found http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14371x54551909 Earlier this year I found an embroidery e-reader book called Handbook of Embroidery by L. Higgin. I started to read it today & it was written 133 years ago in 1880. Fri, 16 Aug 2013 23:22:15 EST Hi I'm Lisa http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14371x53381933 I just found this team tonight. I love to embroider. Right now I am starting to work on a baby quilt that is stamped for embroidery. I needed to find something to keep my mind busy as I just buried my mom today. She died of cancer on Sunday. I now live with my brother & sister-in-law & her mother. I have been embroidering for years. Fri, 17 May 2013 21:48:34 EST What's on your table before Christmas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14371x51054148 I have a brief window to finish the embroidery projects <BR> before all must be put away for Christmas gathering <BR> [stuff gets lost in this process] <BR> On the dining room table <BR> #1.a queen size crazy quilt that needs vertical sashing stitches <BR> #2 a 'For the Love of Horses' large throw <BR> #3 Rhyme time baby quilt <BR> What's on your table before Christmas? Sun, 2 Dec 2012 11:50:26 EST I've got my needle threaded! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14371x50867336 Hi! <BR> Just came across this group. Thought I would check out. I am an avid embroiderer. Denim is my favorite medium. I sell my stuff on a website called Etsy.com. <BR> <BR> Check out the photos on my page to see my work. <BR> <BR> Stitch on! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Sat, 17 Nov 2012 17:43:56 EST 2012 closing soon what are your plans this year http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14583x14371x50781333 #1. ABC 123 bear hugs, FIBNISHED <BR> #2. For the Love of horses throw size <BR> #3.Rhyme Time baby quilt <BR> <BR> Also Would like to add a few quilts to my baby gifts box Sun, 11 Nov 2012 10:29:46 EST Embroidery buddy system http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14584x14371x50483358 My buddie Andrea & I challenge each other <BR> We have one this week <BR> Finish 1 embroidery design each day <BR> Mine today has 10 color changes <BR> I am off hoping to not be a slacker this week Sun, 21 Oct 2012 10:27:54 EST Christmas 2012 ready or not? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14371x50331153 About now I'd like to have my Christmas gifties finished so i have time in case a new family member joins us! <BR> How do you handle the holidays? Wed, 10 Oct 2012 14:35:16 EST Fall 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14371x49824713 Waiting on fabric from Sauder's and Zooks in Denver, PA <BR> Kaufman konas for 'Love of Horses ' quilt <BR> Embroidered poem blocks are squared down to Eighteen 6.5 " squares. <BR> I need two Kaufman solids midnight and a turquoise <BR> Great shops, helpful staff and the bulk food prepared by the Amish, <BR> I always buy 3 beef base powder, 3 chicken base and 1 ham base <BR> [ best for making broth when i become ill during winter] <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 8 Sep 2012 07:24:57 EST Not new to embroidery, but new to spark people http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14371x49255106 I've been doing embroidery for quite a while now. Very new to spark people and still trying to figure it all out. An ATW friend pointed the way here and I hope it keeps me motivated to lose the weight and get healthy. I was doing good until I tore my knee up the day after Easter, surgery went well but healing has been a nightmare with complications, so I gained back a lot of the weight I had lost....but it's getting better and I will succeed!!! Okay I'm off to figure out my next quilt which u... Wed, 1 Aug 2012 09:49:06 EST embroidery today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14371x49164571 Today I plan to embroider 2 quilt labels for my Sister, <BR> One For the Love of Horses quilt, <BR> 1-2--3 One Bear Hugs for her first great-grand baby Jaxson. <BR> Both digiotized sent to card and ready to stitch out <BR> What 'embroidery' is on your schedule today? Thu, 26 Jul 2012 09:51:45 EST Needlework Quotes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14371x46319778 As ye sew, so shall ye rip. ~Author Unknown Mon, 30 Jan 2012 10:53:03 EST new to embroidery (machine) and sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14371x46085545 Just joined in Dec. and looking around the site. Love the site and sure hopes it helps with the weight loss. I am a special education teacher of 7th graders (this year) and love my job, well most days. I just bought myself a brothers embroidery machine for Christmas (I let the hubby think it was from him). It is a simple one from Wal-Mart but I love it already. Made Key Chains out of ribbon for all my students and working on a quiet book for a Grand-nephew. I would love to hear ways you ... Tue, 17 Jan 2012 14:34:17 EST Does anyone do machine embroidery? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14371x42919954 Hi,I have treated myself to a brother embrodery/sewing machine. I have had it for about 1 year now and love working with it. Does anyone else have one? Sue <em>125</em> Mon, 11 Jul 2011 08:02:57 EST I just joined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14371x42600058 Hi everyone, <BR> I just found this team. I love all kinds of needlework crafts. I have embroidered forever, but my new passion is machine embroidery. I got an embroidery machine when I cut down from working full time to part-time, semi-retirement. I love it. I also knit and crochet and love doing counted cross stitch also. I am looking forward to joining you. Effie Thu, 23 Jun 2011 16:07:22 EST March Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14371x40278397 It's a fresh new month. How about we post our goals for March, both our health-related goals and our crafty goals? And any other goals we might have? I find that writing things down helps me keep them in mind. Wed, 2 Mar 2011 09:52:41 EST Just Joined! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14371x39682457 Hello, everyone! <BR> <BR> I could hardly believe it when I saw this team on Spark! I have been embroidering all my life, since I picked up a needle and thread from my mom's Singer sewing cabinet and stitched my first satin stitch flower (not that I knew the stitch had a name, ha!) I've engaged in nearly everything there is: Brazilian embroidery, cross stitch that evolved into doing reproduction 16th, 17th, 18th & 19th century samplers; needlepoint, which I currently am crazy about; qui... Fri, 4 Feb 2011 10:19:40 EST National Embroidery Month http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14371x39285066 February is National Embroidery Month, and February 5 is the Embroidery Guild's Stitch in Public Day. <BR> <BR> Should we plan some fun activities for February? <BR> <BR> Lisa Wed, 19 Jan 2011 11:18:38 EST Civil War Era Quilts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14371x39257708 Hi everyone - <BR> <BR> For the quilt and/or civil war era history lovers among us, here is a blog by Barbara Brackman about the quilts of the civil war era. She is offering a block a week during 2011, along with some tidbits of quilting history. <BR> <link>civilwarquilts.blogspot.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> I'm enjoying reading along, and I may have to work in some quilting time so I can make a block or two. <em>30</em> I hope you enjoy it too! <BR> <BR> Lisa Tue, 18 Jan 2011 11:37:27 EST Stumpwork Embrodiery? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14371x39100868 Anyone ever heard of or worked this type? If not, it's a 3-D type of embrodiery that I'm getting very interested in trying. Wed, 12 Jan 2011 12:09:51 EST New Challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14371x39068938 Is anyone interested in having a challenge on our team? It could be stitching related, exercise related, or nutrition related. Post here and let me know what you think. <BR> <BR> Lisa Tue, 11 Jan 2011 10:50:40 EST Trying again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14371x38032641 Hi- I have tried this before but this time I am hoping I can overcome my weight. Can I join if I do machine embroidery? It still keeps me busy and away from food! I am married to my hs sweetheart, have 2 sons (18 and 12) and work at an insurance company. <em>334</em> Sat, 20 Nov 2010 09:41:30 EST Christmas 10 week Challenge start 10/ 28 end 1/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14371x37605071 Here's where we can post our weight loss for this challenge. We really only technically have 9 1/2 weeks until New Year's Day as we started this a little late, but I still think we can manage to meet and beat this challenge! <BR> <BR> Here's a present for each pound lost! <BR> <BR> Think of it as a gift we give ourselves! :) <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> <em>407</em> <em>19</em> <BR> <em>144</em> <em>407</em> <em>19</em> <BR> <em>144</em> <em>407</em> <em>19</em> <BR> <em>144</em... Fri, 29 Oct 2010 08:28:05 EST First Embroidery Piece http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14371x37586949 I am so excited I finished my very first embroidery piece. My teacher "Lisa" said I did a very good job. I am so thrilled that she gave me a good response on my first piece. I have become an embroidery freak now. Can't wait to get my light box so that I can start on another one. So thrilled about learning all about the threads, fabrics to use and different stitches. The only other sewing technique I had before this was thread count and crochet. Now I have something to look forward to i... Thu, 28 Oct 2010 09:54:35 EST A Fun Halloween Game to play! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14371x37546518 Here is a cat bowling game. Very easy to play--yet challenging too! <BR> <BR> Now, let me say right off that NO cats were hurt in this game :) <BR> <BR> post your scores here and update them as you keep playing daily! <BR> <BR> here's the link to play: <BR> <BR> <link>www.brandextract.com/catbowling/defa<BR>ult.asp </link> Tue, 26 Oct 2010 11:43:20 EST Pants on the Ground, Pants on the Ground http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14371x37449671 I LOVE when my pants start falling off and I don't have to unbutton or unzip them to get them on. <em>334</em> Thu, 21 Oct 2010 11:39:48 EST Diet "Finds" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14371x37403514 Are there any products that you have discovered that make weight loss easier? <BR> <BR> Perhaps some low cal or low carb substitutions, replacements, or even simply something WOW that just hits the spot? <BR> <BR> My favorite find is Da Vinci sugar free syrups. <BR> You can use them in tons of recipes. I use them a lot in my protein smoothies. <BR> <BR> Here's a link: <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.davincigourmet.com/whats_new/Def<BR>ault.aspx </link> Tue, 19 Oct 2010 09:47:31 EST Inside Out Weight Loss - Episode 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14584x14371x37381909 This thread is for discussing Episode 1. Link to podcasts: <link>personallifemedia.com/podcasts/216-i<BR>nside-out-weight-loss </link> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Lisa Mon, 18 Oct 2010 10:54:02 EST Inside Out Weight Loss - Prologue http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14584x14371x37381879 Hi everyone. Here is a thread where we can discuss IOWL Prologue. You can find these podcasts here: <link>personallifemedia.com/podcasts/216-i<BR>nside-out-weight-loss </link> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Lisa Mon, 18 Oct 2010 10:52:45 EST Challenge Starting 10/11/10 - post points here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14583x14371x37225996 Here is where you will post your points for our journey to Kurenai-kai. <BR> <BR> We need to travel 6,733 miles. <BR> <BR> Our plane moves forward using spark power. Here is how we make spark power: <BR> <BR> 1 minute of stitching = 1 mile <BR> <BR> 1 minute of exercise = 2 miles <BR> <BR> 1 glass of water (8 oz) = 3 miles <BR> <BR> Using the Nutrition Tracker for an entire day = 15 miles <BR> <BR> Blogging once a week = 20 miles <BR> <BR> Sharing daily on the "What's Cookin' Good ... Sun, 10 Oct 2010 13:15:11 EST Challenge starting 10/11/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14583x14371x37225867 Good morning! I'm Lisa, and I will be your travel guide for the next several weeks. We are beginning a virtual tour of some great embroidery/quilting/other textile places. We are going to start by visiting Kurenai-kai, the Japanese Embroidery Center in Japan. <BR> <BR> I really love Japanese embroidery. It is done on silk fabric, with all silk threads. The designs are beautiful, elegant, and just simply breath-taking. <BR> <BR> Kurenai-kai is THE teaching center for Japanese Embroidery... Sun, 10 Oct 2010 13:07:27 EST What's Cookin', Good Lookin'? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14371x37204230 This will be a place we can have not only some accountability about what we actually put in our mouths on a daily basis, but it will also be a great place to exchange and share cooking and meal tips, recipes, nutrition news, etc. <BR> <BR> As an added bonus you'll also rack up some miles to use in our new Virtual Tour Challenge*! <BR> <BR> Each time you post a recipe, or tell us what you cooked (or ate in the case of someone else cooking it--such as eating out, etc.) you'll get 2 miles. ... Sat, 9 Oct 2010 07:16:16 EST Spit or Swallow? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14583x14371x37181444 I saw this on another Team and thought it might be fun. <BR> <BR> To Play start by naming a food. The next person posts whether they would SPIT or SWALLOW it-- depending on whether they like the food or not. Make sure you post a choice for the next person. <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's begin... <BR> <BR> BANANAS...spit or swallow? <BR> Thu, 7 Oct 2010 23:12:38 EST Hello? Echo.....Echo. .....Echo..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14371x35357515 So where is everyone? I am kinda new here and I put in a request to take over leader since the leader is MIA. <BR> <BR> If there is anyone still here.....What are you stitching on and what are your spark goals? <BR> <BR> <BR> Here's mine. <BR> I am learning crazy quilting and embroidery right now, I have cross stitched for years,knitted, crocheted, and just about everything with a needle and thread and so I thought it was time to learn some of the things that I've had a had time with. In... Mon, 12 Jul 2010 12:13:35 EST Mini Challenge for Tuesday, 4-20-10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14583x14371x33562549 Do the Trivia Questions. Tue, 20 Apr 2010 01:20:31 EST Mini Challenge for Monday, 4-5-10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14583x14371x33205301 Do something outside today. Mon, 5 Apr 2010 06:44:00 EST Mini Challenge for Thursday, 3-11-10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14583x14371x32617273 Lay on the floor on your back, arms a little ways away from your body with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Roll your hips side to side. Keep your back on the floor as much as possible. Do this 50 times. Good for the waist and hips. This is one I made up years ago. <BR> <BR> If you can't figure it out, do a SP exercise 50 times for your lower body. <BR> Thu, 11 Mar 2010 14:40:35 EST A most amazing vegetable http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14584x14371x32268254 The Amazing Cucumber <BR> <BR> This information was in The New York Times several weeks ago as part of their "Spotlight on the Home" series that highlighted creative and fanciful ways to solve common problems. <BR> <BR> 1. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc. <BR> <BR> 2. Feeling tired in the afternoon,... Fri, 26 Feb 2010 13:07:56 EST Mini Challenge Fri,Sat,Sun http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14583x14371x32262846 FRIDAY: Do 3 Random Acts of Kindness <BR> <BR> SATURDAY: Drink one more glass of water than you normally do. <BR> <BR> SUNDAY: Day of rest Fri, 26 Feb 2010 09:52:30 EST The Real Killer Of Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14584x14371x32262549 The Real Killer of Motivation <BR> Routine is a murderer. <BR> <BR> Years ago, before starting the Motivation123 Web site, I had pockets full of plans and ideas. My mind was in a constant state of activity. <BR> <BR> As for my reality, nothing ever changed. Nothing in my life went in the directions I had hoped for. It got to the point that I began to doubt whether or not a better life was even possible. Could I change? <BR> <BR> Then, while paging through a magazine at the doctor's office,... Fri, 26 Feb 2010 09:42:33 EST Mirror, Mirror http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14584x14371x32220283 Mirror Mirror <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mirror mirror on the wall <BR> do you have to tell it all? <BR> Where do you get the glaring light <BR> to make my clothes look just too tight? <BR> <BR> I think I'm fine but I can see <BR> you won't cooperate with me. <BR> The way you let the shadows play <BR> you'd think my hair was turning grey. <BR> <BR> What's that you say, a double chin? <BR> No that's the way the light comes in. <BR> If you persist in peering so <BR> you'll confiscate my fac... Wed, 24 Feb 2010 18:09:58 EST Say It in 5 words http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14583x14371x32220067 Describe yourself, how your feeling, or how your day went, etc. But only use 5 words--total. Wed, 24 Feb 2010 17:59:15 EST Movie Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14371x32149066 Anyone interested in The Movie Game? It works like this ... <BR> <BR> The first person names an actor or actress, a movie that person was in, and one of the co-stars. The next person has to use that co-star, name a movie he/she was in, and one of the co-stars. <BR> <BR> Example ... the first person starts the game with <BR> "Paul Newman was in Absence of Malice with Sally Field" <BR> The next person could say"Sally Field was in Smoky and the Bandit with Burt Reynolds" <BR> <BR> I'll s... Mon, 22 Feb 2010 10:51:20 EST Monday Mini Challenge (2-22-2010) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14583x14371x32143307 For today, tell what your short term goal is. Mon, 22 Feb 2010 07:10:32 EST Sunday Mini Challenge (2-21-2010) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14583x14371x32113888 For Sunday, let's all pick any exercise of our choice and do it steadily for 15 minutes. It can be as mild or extreme as you wish. Just please report it here when finished. Sat, 20 Feb 2010 22:33:02 EST Saturday Mini Challenge (2-20-2010) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14583x14371x32089629 Plan at least three meals for the upcoming week today and write it down and share it with the group. Fri, 19 Feb 2010 20:02:35 EST THIS or THAT game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14371x32079992 Hi, Team! Let's get to know each other better! <BR> <BR> <BR> Answer the this or that.... <BR> <BR> and <BR> <BR> add another this or that. <BR> <BR> I'll start: <BR> <BR> Hot chocolate or hot tea? <BR> Fri, 19 Feb 2010 11:30:13 EST Dietary Fat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14584x14371x32075118 I thought this was an interesting article on how our views have changed about dietary fat: <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=60 </link> Fri, 19 Feb 2010 08:43:01 EST Start Over http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14584x14371x32075062 If you've started out in pursuit of your goal <BR> And you've really tried with your heart and your soul, <BR> but somehow things got out of control--- <BR> START OVER. <BR> <BR> When you've tried your best to do what you should <BR> And you thought this time that you surely would, <BR> But once again, you didn't do good--- <BR> START OVER. <BR> <BR> When you've worked so hard to follow a dieters way <BR> And you fought to win a victory each day. <BR> But one more time you went as... Fri, 19 Feb 2010 08:40:52 EST Friday Mini Challenge (2-19-2010) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14583x14371x32070763 Let's drinkk 8 glasses of water today. <BR> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <BR> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> Thu, 18 Feb 2010 23:47:51 EST EMOTICOM your day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14371x32070175 Tell how your day is going using emoticoms! <BR> <BR> I watched my daughter's <em>183</em> today. He really is a little <em>43</em> we had a good <em>180</em> he took a little <em>102</em> and I was glad for that, cause he kept me <em>312</em> all day! <BR> <BR> By the time my daughter finally picked him up tonight I was a little <em>100</em> and ready for some <em>102</em> myself. Not much time for <em>17</em> , although I did make myself <em>324</em> Thu, 18 Feb 2010 23:12:41 EST The Ten Commandments for Dieters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14584x14371x32045642 I saw this on someone's SparkPage and loved it so I thought I would post it here: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The Ten Commandments of Permanent Fat Removal <BR> <BR> 1. Thou shalt honor and believe in thyself. <BR> <BR> 2. Thou shalt move thy booty. Move it and move it some more. <BR> <BR> 3. Thou shalt never go hungry again. Eat small meals and healthy snacks throughout the day. <BR> <BR> 4. Thou shalt stock the fridge with the right stuff - the fruits and vegetables of the earth, the me... Thu, 18 Feb 2010 00:00:48 EST Thursday Challenge (2-18-2010) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14583x14371x32044664 Hi, Team! The Challenge for Thursday is...... <BR> <BR> 3 minutes of neck exercises. <BR> <BR> This exercise firms up the area at the front of the neck where aging first leaves its mark of deterioration. Here's how to do it: <BR> <BR> In the sitting (I do it in the sitting) or standing position, tilt your head back. <BR> <BR> While tilting your head back, press your tongue into the roof of your mouth. This tightens up all the muscles at the front of your neck. <BR> <BR> Now bring yo... Wed, 17 Feb 2010 23:12:36 EST Mini Challenge for Tuesday, 2-16-10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14371x32001717 So sorry I am so late getting today's mini challenge out to you. Big time computer problems this morning. <BR> <BR> Your mini challenge for today is do 25 side bends and 25 touch your toes. Tue, 16 Feb 2010 12:40:58 EST Embroiderers Spark Wheel Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14371x31970180 <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> Mon, 15 Feb 2010 11:34:56 EST Mini Challenge for Monday, 2-15-10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14371x31970093 Give 5 Spark Goodies to members of this team. Mon, 15 Feb 2010 11:32:43 EST Mini Challenge for Sunday, 2-14-10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14371x31937600 Eat one green veggie and one orange fruit. Sat, 13 Feb 2010 23:34:52 EST Mini Challenge for Saturday, 2-13-10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14371x31924569 Read a SP Motivational article. Tell us what it was and if you learned anything from it. Sat, 13 Feb 2010 11:20:50 EST Introducing Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14371x30542104 Hi, all! My name is Sarah. I'm 24 and I live in Florida. I am recently engaged, and we're planning the wedding for next November. I have a preschool-age son with cerebral palsy and a miniature dachshund with a severe clownish streak. I'm vegetarian and only recently starting to get into cooking. I can make anything from a box, but I want to learn to really cook. I enjoy reading, needlepoint, and bellydance. I have 28 pounds to lose in total, but I'm breaking that up into 7-pound increments to... Sun, 27 Dec 2009 19:44:03 EST hi i'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14371x29858889 hi i'm new at this team but not at spark <BR> i'm a mom of 3 <BR> 2 boys 1 girl <BR> first boy 17.5 years old second almost 16 years old and a baby girl 3.5 years old <BR> i love birds have 17 as pets <BR> cook my own food everyday <BR> love to decorate my house (hate to clean after boys) <BR> i work at my pizza store ( witch is going like hell) <BR> i like to do needle work as you can see in my pictures <BR> thinking of buying the futura ce150 in 2 years ( if price goes down) <BR> ... Fri, 20 Nov 2009 00:41:07 EST Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14371x29778954 Do you have any strategies to get through Thanksgiving without overindulging that you care to share with us? Mon, 16 Nov 2009 13:41:55 EST H1N1 Tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14371x29369477 I received this post below in one of my leadership teams and wanted to share it with you............ <BR> <BR> I work in the healthcare industry and this was shared recently at a business meeting...thought you may be interested.... <BR> <BR> <BR> In a global epidemic of this nature, it's almost impossible to avoid coming into contact with H1N1 in spite of all precautions. Contact with H1N1 is not so much of a problem as proliferation is. <BR> <BR> While you are still healthy and not sho... Wed, 28 Oct 2009 15:13:02 EST Yummy or Yucky http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14371x27449623 Name a food, the next person posts yummy or yucky on whether they like it or not and then they post a new food. I'll start the first few and we can play for awhile. Mon, 3 Aug 2009 15:06:50 EST Hi From Phoenix, AZ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14371x27333895 Hi All, <BR> I've been doing machine embroidery for several years but I would really like to try Hand Embroidery, so I'm a newbie and may need your expertise on some things. <BR> Kip Wed, 29 Jul 2009 13:00:00 EST What is the oldest embroidery piece that you own? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14371x27040805 How old is it? Who embroideried it? Is there a story behind it? Thu, 16 Jul 2009 12:29:44 EST What is everyone working on? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14371x26863120 I'm curious as to what embroidery project everyone is working on. I've got a table cloth with bouquets of flowers on it, that I started a few years back, have been trying to get back to it. Wed, 8 Jul 2009 16:49:30 EST A guy on the team???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14371x24405313 Greetings ladies from southwest Missouri. I've posted a couple of pictures to my Sparkpage just so you will know I'm not kidding and yes, I do embroidery. <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> I just joined Sparkpeople a few days ago and hoped there would be a team for embroidery. A wish granted. <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to posting more pictures and sharing success with you. I truly hope no one will be too upset with me being here. <BR> <BR> <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Just kidding. <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 3 Apr 2009 15:58:14 EST Have you ever checked....... .............? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14371x22797736 I was just wondering if any of you Embroidery Enthusiasts have ever checked out the Embroidery Library. <BR> <BR> The web site is: www.emblibrary.com <BR> <BR> Hope you enjoy it. <BR> <BR> Sparquee Wed, 11 Feb 2009 00:00:12 EST Daily Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14371x21790827 I thought it might be better if we had a place where we can come and post the day to day stuff without having to jump from thread to thread. Makes it easier, I'm hoping! <BR> <BR> Georgia Mon, 12 Jan 2009 20:00:47 EST New to SP and Team - Need some motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14371x20844537 Hi, I'm new, just joined SP last Wednesday. I'm doing good with the water and tracking my food but am having a hard time getting motivate to exercise. I also want to sit down and sew after a hard day's work. I miss sitting with my mom and stitching at night, during a visit to her house. It was soo relaxing. Any ideas? Wed, 10 Dec 2008 12:46:37 EST Show your stuff http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14371x15906478 I thought it would be fun to show some of the work we've done on our SP Pages and alert each other on this thread. <BR> <BR> My first images are of an apron I just finished. I am going to be wearing this during the classes I teach and thought it would be a non serious way to point out who the teacher was, lol. <BR> <BR> Jen Tue, 17 Jun 2008 22:15:00 EST So what kinds of things do you like to embroider? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14371x15192710 I was just thinking of some more collections for my store, and I thought I'd ask and see what you gals like to embroider? <BR> <BR> Lately I personally have been really into embroidering "story" blocks. I call them story blocks, because their more of an illustration that can have a personal, or fond meaning. <BR> <BR> Jen Sat, 24 May 2008 14:37:11 EST Woo Hoo! Let's Stitch! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14371x15187180 Hey Smallish group! <BR> <BR> I am an embroidery peep too! <BR> <BR> I was excited to find an embroidery forum to join, all be it small, it makes no difference. I love to stitch and create patterns. <BR> <BR> I hope I can see this art form grow as I shrink - LOL. <BR> <BR> HuGS, <BR> <BR> Jen Sat, 24 May 2008 10:01:30 EST Is anyone still here? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14371x11615850 Hi, my name is Georgia. I live in western PA near Pittsburgh. I love to embroider, but am not crazy about cross stitching. It's very hard to find anything that isn't a cross stitch kit--so I generally make my own designs from old embroidery books I find on eBay--or anywhere else I can. I used to embroider when I was very young and then after I started my family I found I just didn't have the time to embroider anymore. My kids are all grown now and I'm hoping that my embroidery will not o... Thu, 24 Jan 2008 07:38:14 EST Are you making anything special for Christmas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14371x10224373 Well are you? <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Fri, 23 Nov 2007 11:14:55 EST New to Embroidery http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14371x9921495 Hi, I'm new to embroidery but I just love it. I tried to digitize some pictures with automatic digitizing but now I know that it is highly complicated when the picture has any gradient. It is very hard to find beautiful pictures without gradients, so maybe I will draw my own designs or go for the manual digitizing software. Anyway I love to search beautiful embroidery designs. Tue, 6 Nov 2007 14:55:00 EST Embroidery Floss??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14371x8991435 I mainly embroider with floss and all different kinds of stitches. I am currently working on a "Birth Record" for our new grandchild. It is quite detailed and has 8 different stitches. <BR> <BR> Can anyone help me find a store that sells embroidery kits OTHER than cross stitch. I recently went to one store than was just embroidery and all they had was cross stitch kits. To me those are so boring. I like to do a variety of stitches. <BR> <BR> Hoping to hear from some enthusiasts soon... Tue, 18 Sep 2007 23:00:34 EST HARK!!! Embroidery Enthusiasts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14371x8942537 This team is for all who love to embroidery. It gives us something to do with our hands, instead of eating. I find it especially useful when I'm watching TV and all those DOGGONE FOOD COMMERCIALS come on and make one think they're hungry just by looking at them. You can also save money by embroidering gifts for people at any time of the year. <BR> <BR> Sun, 16 Sep 2007 20:40:11 EST