More recent pics of myself (expcept for the first which was taken last summer at about the same weight). . . examples of how I kinda hide behind my hair and glasses (and occasional trademark hat), and also how I choose weird angles and crop in just the right areas in an attempt to hide my weight. I'm known in some circles for drawing slim, sexy female characters and sometimes I get paranoid over letting people see "the whole picture."
Okee .. hopefully this will work this time ... here are some of the X Stitches I have done ... I dont remember to take pics of them all before I give them away, but I found these ones on my computer lol ..
I love cartoony ones and these ones were all part of the same range which is why I got the set ... I think I gave these ones to my sister & brother in laws
Then I have these one which I created myself to represent some of my collections .. my main one being the Me To You Tatty Teddy Bears
And my little collection of Pocket Dragons:
I did this one while I was travelling .. then finished it this year for a friend in the UK
I Love teddy bears so love to do X Stitches with them in .. I think my mum has this one rofl ..
My sister has a farm.. so I did a couple of little farm themed ones:
This is one of the ones I purposely did for my mum .. its got the names and birthdays of all 8 of her grandkids on it
I vaguely remember doing this one ... cant remember who I gave it to tho rofl .. I have done a few like this one .. like doing horses
I have almost finished another one called Angel of Cross-stitch (just have to do the back stitch which isnt my favourite thing) .. dont know what I will do with it when I have finished, probably fold it up and put it in a box with other ones I havent homed yet rofl .. and the other one I have started is for my mum for her birthday in November, its a nice brick house in the background with lots of little flowers etc in and on the front of it.
I still havent learnt how to do the french knots .. I have been shown and can usually manage to do one .. then I just cant get it right .. so I now cheat and wherever a french knot is supposed to be.. I put a tiny little bead instead .. makes it a little different I think
OK I'm hoping these become my "before" pix. I took them just now. DH isn't home so I had to set up a full length mirror so I could get the full me. I cropped out the mess. It's not the best digital camera. I think next time I'll just have DH take the pix.
Here's a pic from today with me in an outfit I looooove! Yeah it's nothing special at all, just normal clothes...but that's the point!!! I've been in elastic pants for the years now, LOL!! FINALLY something new!! Okay, so the pants are less than an inch from buttoning up - they are wearable though, lol! But those *so close to fitting* pants are a size 22!!!! So, here it is:
Just wanted to post the latest pics that we took at the hotel at the weekend. Neil set up the camera and we just clicked away. I was impressed that the only shirt he took with him matched my top. The pic also shows off my new necklace that I got to wear with my new low cut tops. I'm really happy with how these turned out. I'm going to post both of my favourites, as I can't decide which one to put up. The first one is the one I've got framed at the moment, but I may change it to the other one.
Thank you for putting up with having to look at all of these pics of me. I'm just really pleased with how I can actually manage to look OK in photos now. Oh, and I really like my colours in these pics. The hair colourist was right I think... I should be wearing more hot/warm colours such as reds and browns.
__________________ Zelma - Loving the freedom of being half the size I used to be!
I took some pics of me in my wedding dress. Keep in mind that I'm not wearing proper undergarments (no bra!) and my hair isn't even combed. I took these pcitures myself with a timer on my camera so they aren't great.
I also include a picture of my fiancee and me when we were in Montreal a few months ago.
You can't out-exercise poor eating habits.
Ok the first pic is Cal and Daren with the houses of Parliament and Big Ben behind them.
The second is Daren and I with the wax works of the Little Britain characters, Lou and Andy.
The third is Daren and I with our feet in the water at Diana's memorial fountain. It's designed for people to be able to have a splash around in, a people's fountain just like Diana was a people person
The fourth is Daren and I dressed to go see We Will Rock You.
The fifth is Daren and I with the London Eye behind us, see how BIG it is
The sixth is a funny photo, I had been to the toilets and looked in the mirror in there. It was so slimming that I had to see if the camera could catch the image. I looked so much smaller in that mirror
here is a link to see 7 more photos taken in London. These are the ones I paid for at the various attractions. My fave has to be the one of Daren, Me, and Caleigh on a ride in the London Dungeons. Daren is looking mental, I am dodging a big spurt of water and Caleigh is so terrified that she and another little girl sitting beside her are covering their faces in terror Too funny Anyway I hope the link works ok,