Apr 7, 2016

The berry cap

Hey.  How the hell are you?  We're cold and wet in PA, have been and will continue to be. 
 
I finally lost 3#.  It's a start.  The most important thing is - I didn't gain which I have been doing for some time.  There isn't ONE pair of spring pants or capris that fit me except for the stretchy Karen Scott that I showed a few posts back.  I must do something and am truly trying.  As for the chocolate, my heartburn has decreased with the reduction.  But the other day, there it was.  The basement door was open and the light was on.  My husband always leaves lights on wherever he's been but I ignored that fact.  To me, it was a sign, beckoning me to go down those stairs.  Door open, a guiding light to prevent another fall, it was fate.  I saw the light.  That light leads to where I keep the chocolate.  I thought making a trip up and down the stairs would deter me but over the years, I just wore out the carpeting.  It was a sign.  I went, I ate, I enjoyed, I took a Tums.
 
Now for the berry top.  Seems many of you have been looking for a metal top for fabric strawberries. 
Here's mine.  Very sturdy, no bending at all, lots of photos to give you an idea of size. 
I pinned it to the top of a wool berry that was finished with the calyx (or leaves) top so it looks a little odd but is about the right size.  They are not in stock but she will email me when she gets replenished, and I will post the source at that time.  I would still like to see a larger size.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I like the heft and the design.   This berry is a little over 3" long and thin.  The bell caps and bead caps I've seen are way too small, even for this size berry. 
 
So if anyone is interested, I will post as soon as they are available and you can order from her.
 
I still prefer topping my berries with chocolate.
 
 
Have a good one!!
 
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20 comments:

Vickie said...

3 pounds is a great start Marly. I am reading a great book, and I only allow myself to read it when I am walking on the treadmill!

Robin in Virginia said...

Good for you on 3 pounds lost! I like the berry metal tops you shared. Look forward to learning more (and when they become available) in an upcoming post.

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

Congrats on the 3#'s! That's a GREAT start. Wish I could get motivated.... there's always tomorrow. It's cold here too but the flashes are killing me so the windows are open. Everyone else is freezing. I don't care.
I'd go up and down stairs for chocolate, too. A few steps and heartburn aren't deterrent enough for me! I'm Pitiful.

Jacqueline said...

Yay for you....wish I could conjure up the will power to join you in your journey.

gracie said...

I think many of us will be wanting these...

Rugs and Pugs said...

Congrats on the weight loss. I made the mistake of buying Cadbury eggs at 75% off and taking them to work. Even though I keep them in my co-workers office, I manage to eat a few too many every day. The older we get, the harder it is to lose...sigh.
Those berry caps are really cool!
Hugs :)
Lauren

capecodgirl565 said...

Congrats on the 3 lbs.! I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 1 1/2 years ago right before my son's wedding...diabetes is a family curse. I immediately cut out carbs which was not fun, but I dropped 60 lbs. since that time and I still indulge in chocolate. If not for chocolate, I would either be in jail, a straight jacket or drooling in the corner, so take heart! Good luck and keep up the good work.

Barb said...

Good for you! 3 pounds is 3 pounds!

C Reeder PhxAz said...

Everything is best topped in chocolate!!! I would love to get those caps when they are in stock. Thanks.

Martha said...

Congrats on the 3 pounds.. slow and steady is the best way... looking forward to hearing about the caps... thanks

Mary said...

Good for you 3# is a loss. Marly, Why do you keep chocolate in the house ?????. By the way my Hannah box is sweet!

Curtains in My Tree said...

I am on the kick of having to loose some weight also,like 35 lbs to start off with.
I have gave up my wonderful sweets and ice cream to start with

I hope I loose 3 lbs before I go back to the doctor to weigh, good for you

Love your strawberries I have been going to make some for over a year now and need to get started

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Yay, am happy for you. Gots to do the same. Love the strawberry top, would like to know where to get them.

Keep warm, enjoy the day with Peace for all, Barb

Fran Caswell said...

Congratulations! 3 lbs is awesome. I think I may have found it. ;)

Carol said...

Snow this morning, and more snow tomorrow--April in western PA?!

So glad to hear about the 3 pounds, Marly--that will inspire you to go for more, I'm sure... Really a great start :)

Your strawberry tops are fabulous--I actually haven't seen those before...

Happy weekend to you!

Dede said...

Congrats on the 3 lbs. I gained that over the winter. Will be getting out to walk again now that we finally are havng some warmer temps. Hate walking in the cold wind of winter so I sit and stitch and grow instead.
I am interested in the stawberry caps. Looking forward to hearing where they can be purchased!

Barbara said...

I've been looking all over for something suitable for a strawberry cap. Good for you at finding them and please post when you have a source. Three pounds is wonderful too!

Karen Budnick said...

3 pounds is a great start. I hear you, sister. The only way I stayed away from the chocolate rabbits was to give them all to my husband and I'm too proud to ask for them back. I try to remember that I live close to stores that sell chocolate. If I really need it, I can always go buy it. I have a car. I have cash. The chocolate's always there.

SusieQ said...

Love the strawberry caps! Congrats on the weight loss. It just takes one little step at a time to feel better!

SusieQ said...

Love the strawberry caps! Congrats on the weight loss. It just takes one little step at a time to feel better!

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