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Monday, May 07, 2007

Amazing Weekend

Wow! This weekend was exactly what the doctor called for!!!

It started out with a finishing frenzy Friday night after getting home from my running around. My friend Beatrice I thought really needed a pick-me-up. She's going into hospital soon for some very serous surgery so I took my Quaker Hedgehogs I stitched up a few weeks ago and turned them into this flanged pillow. I just love how this turned out... and I made Beatrice cry!



Saturday morning I piled myself and my stitching into my car and headed for Ann's! Ann and I had the most fantastic afternoon. Dan, her husband BBQ'ed up burgers for lunch, then we finally settled into Ann's sun room and we started stitching. Honestly not a lot of stitching got done Saturday afternoon. First Kathy (who I stayed with in Arizona) showed up. Then one of Ann's customer's who I've met in the past Marie-Paul came by there was much admiring of stitching. She was in just to pick a few things, must of stayed for at least half an hour. Next another customer (don't remember her name) from Trenton came in. She had on this great jean jacket she had stitched with Harry Potter designs! She also had one of Lynne Nicoletti's new fortune teller designs all stitched up and finished, it was sooo cool! Then later in the afternoon Beatrice came in after work. One by one, everyone started to head out, until it was just Ann, Dan and me. Dan cooked us a fantastic dinner and we spent the rest of the evening stitching. Before bed, I managed to finish my current page on Noah's Sub! That's 5 pages down, 3 to go!


This morning Ann was off to stitch with some ladies in Toronto so after one of Dan's fantastic breakfasts and a bit of a visit in the morning and I bought supplies for the Ornament RR that's starting up this month. I packed my stuff back into my car and I headed to Kathy's. We had a great visit, just Kathy and I... and she made an awesome lunch! When I first got there I was musing about what to stitch... Kathy not so subtly suggested (Kathy is not subtle and I love that quality in her!) that I get that ornament RR started! While there I actually finished it! The chart came with three ornaments and since I had enough left over fabric and plenty of threads I started the second one. After lunch it was back in the car then Kathy and I drove over to Beatrice's where we stitched and visited with Beatrice and her Mom Adriana... I so want to grow up to be Adriana... she's 91 and still stitching on 28ct evenweave! Is that not inspirational?? While I was there I kept working on the second ornament. Next thing I knew it was after 3pm and I needed to hit the road.

Silver Thaw #1
c2004 Wren Song Designs

Stitched on 28ct Jubile Using DMC & Kreinik

On the way home I stopped in and had a nice visit with Rebbecca. When I first got there Rebbecca was at the neighbours with the kids. So her husband pulls out an ATV (four-wheeler) and asks me if I've ever been on one. Ummm no. I'm just chuffed... today I drove my first ATV! It was fun! I think I could of ripped around on that thing for an hour! Anyone who knows me well, know I love TOYS! Anyhow, Rebecca's hubby is a nice guy we chatted, I got along with both of them really well. They fed me a great dinner and once the kids were settled into bed for the night we got to stitch for about an hour (where I finished the second ornament) before I realized it was almost 9pm and time for me to get home!

Silver Thaw #2

So here I am... its 1am I've finished the 3rd ornament and I'm wide awake...

Silver Thaw #3

Hmmm wonder why?

Mum and Dad will be picking me up bright and early in the morning for my biopsy. Then I can come back home, settle in on the couch watch movies/TV ... probably sleep and stitch!

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Crossing my fingers that it goes smoothly and that you can enjoy your day to the fullest afterwards. Ann.

Concetta said...

Your weekend sounded fantastic. Noah's Sub is looking good and I LOVE your Quaker Hedgehogs pillow.

I hope everything goes OK for you. You're in my thoughts.

Cheryl said...

Sounds like you had a great time and look at all that stitching! Your pillow is fab and great job on your ornaments. Great progress on Noahs sub too!
I hope everything goes ok for you today {{hugs}}

jymisgurl said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend, and all your finishes look terrific. Good luck today!

Vonna said...

Sounds like you had a much deserved fun filled weekend :)
Thinking of you today :)

Karoline said...

Noah's sub is looking stunning Dani, the pillow and the ornies are gorgeous.

I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers today

Anonymous said...

Once again Thank you for the Quaker Hedgehog Pillow!! As you know I love it and I love that you thought to make it for me. Just what the Doctor ordered. It was great to see you on the weekend. Good luck today and my prayers are for you.
Hugs Beatrice

Aussie Stitcher said...

WOW!!! What an awesome weekend. You certainly deserve it Dani. Noahs sub is looking great and I love the ornaments, very sparkly.

Sending you good vibes for tomorrow.

Joanne

Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) said...

I had a great time with you as well! I've got my fingers and toes crossed that your biopsy went well this morning (it is now 10:10am, so you should be done and on your way home) and look forward to another weekend where we can sit and stitch! Oh yea, the movie we were watching was done about 9:15pm - you should have stayed 'til the end!

Rest up and get lots of stitching done...

Jennifer said...

Sounds like a fantastic weekend! Everything looks great!! Looking forward to good news after today's testing!!

Dawn said...

Your weekend sounds like it was great especially the 4-wheeling part. I love the ornies!

Sending you good thoughts your way today:)

Christine Doyle said...

That does sound like a fantastic weekend. My thoughts are with you today - I hope everything went well!

Lynne said...

It sounds like you had a great time this past weekend !! I love the ornaments and Noah's sub is going along swimmingly. You are in my thoughts and prayers today.

Svenja said...

Wow, you really did a lot this weekend! I love the hedgehog pillow and the ornaments are very pretty!

I hope everything goes well for you!

Geri said...

(((((hugs)))))

Michelle said...

Fantastic weekend! You got a lot done too. I love the hedgehog pillow. I'll be thinking about you with your biopsy appointment...big hugs!

Jennifer said...

May angels wrap their wings about you and keep you safe from harm. Our prayers are with you for the biopsy and everything else!

Jen, Nick, Erin & Bethany

Kathy said...

well, I had fun too. You are my enabler and I added to my stash while you were here. Nice to spend time with you again and when are you coming back LOL.
Big hugs for today
Kathy

claudia said...

Sounds like a fun whirlwind of a weekend! My good thoughts are with you today as you go in for your biopsy.

Carolyn said...

Wow!! What a weekend, huh? Sounds like you had a great time AND got a lot of neat finishes done! :)

Please let us know how your appt went - I'll be keeping you in my thoughts. *hugs*

Julie said...

Wow! Three finishes and some great progress on the Ark. Sounds like you had a great weekend. I hope the biopsy went well yesterday, you're home resting now and that you find out soon about the results.