Friday, July 3, 2009

Irene and Nora (and diet news)

It's just too hot for me. Too much sun. Too much heat. Too many sweaty bodies. For the first time in quite a while I've had a cake to do - the icing does not like hot weather, it becomes very soft. Making models is really difficult - all the icing wants to do is make a big sticky shapeless blob on the board. This cake is for a work colleague of Mr Stressy - twins, and all she gave me was a very old black and white photo and said she wanted it 'pretty with the twins on the side'. Why do people do it to me? So I have been up until 1am every night this week trying to get this decorated in the cool of the evening.

And I am now rather tired.

But anyway, enough of all this, sorry it's a day late, but how are all the diets going? Dotty Cookie let me know straight away on Thursday (weigh day) that she has lost an amazing 4lb! Great stuff Dotty, I'm obviously up for competition with the raffle. Oh, and me? I've lost 3lb. What about everyone else?

It is not too late to join in with this. All you do is send me something fabulous and crafty that you really love, pledge to lose weight and for every pound you lose, you get one raffle ticket. Even if you put weight back on next time, it still doesn't alter the fact that you have your tickets. I will do a raffle draw sometime like New Year's Day and see who wins which goodies. But be warned, I'm a woman on a mission, I don't want to lose my Posh Yarn! (And I need to fit into some of my clothes rather than buying a bigger size - again)


Mary deB said...

Okay, I will send you a skein of yarn! I still have your address from before. And I have lost 2 pounds, if you can count those before you get your ransom. Let the games begin!

dottycookie said...

Woohoo, so between us we've lost well over half a stone so far. I was on the verge of giving in and getting a curry tonight (it has been quite a tiring couple of days) but now I shall have the willpower to resist.

Expect a half pound loss from me next week, at most. Can you halve raffle tickets?

quinn said...

One! I have lost one pound!!

And the weeks of rain must have melted my brain, because I'm having an absurdly difficult time choosing the yarn to send. Perhaps it's time for a coin-toss!

quinn said...

Forgot to say - that cake is lovely, and must have been a delight to the recipients! Your cakes are also marvels to me.

quinn said...

Jeez Louise! I meant to write "your cakes are ALWAYS marvels." See what I mean about the brain-melt??

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

I've lost 1lb. But it will probably be back there again tomorrow!!!

Must sort out what goodies to send to you!

Lucy x

Working Mom Knits said...

I have the most wonderful baby-girl sweater kit to send and I haven't lost an ounce :(

wonderwoman said...

i just think you are all doing brilliantly!!! I can't believe you are doing your cake at 1 at night - awesome!


Handmade in Israel said...

Great cake! Love those twins. Sorry about the weather over there... we get used to being hot and sweaty here!!!

Kathryn said...

Half a pound only this week, but slow and steady is good! Really!

Moogsmum said...

I've lost a pound!! Nothing short of a miracle!

Hoping to get something sent to you this week.

The cake is fabulous Michaela. My Mum used to do cakes very similar to yours with so much work in them - and she used to have very late nights too!