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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Show Me A Little Sub!



Today when I got home I was greeted by a lovely sight... both of my clematis (would that be clemati for plural? Hmmm???) decided to open their first blooms! I always watch my clematis each spring closely as they are well known to be finicky plants and sometimes don't winter well. Todd and I started working on expanding the gardens on the front of the house and I can definitely see another clematis in my future for sure!


This evening I FINALLY got to pull out Noah's Sub for the first time in about 10 days. I'm working on the top right hand page (the last page on the top!!!), I can tell you its going to be a boring stitch. I have to say 97% of this page is all sky! Half stitches in various shades of blue and purple. Just as I snapped this progress pic Hunter decided to jump up on the bed to check things out. He's my precious... my precious.. mine... all mine....


I've got two friends who have recently started blogging and I'd really appreciate it if you could stop by and say hi! First is Lynn at Kearnel's Korner, Rebbecca and I helped her start the setup of her blog when we were there a couple of weekends ago. I think she has the hang of it now! Lynn is a keen stitcher whose stash is slowly starting to expand...

The second is my BEST FRIEND from grade 10 Claire at Blarney n' Grits (I came up with that name!). We got up to all kinds of teenaged wickedness together... Some of my long time readers will recall that I was one of her bridesmaids at her wedding in Tennessee just a few years ago and that I stitched Teresa Wentzler's wedding sampler for her and her new hubby. I'm so excited that Claire has started blogging, and I hope she'll keep up with it so I can keep up with her. We both work in schools so its hard to keep the communication lines flowing during the school year! I'm trying to talk Todd into perhaps driving down to visit with Claire this Christmas... if Claire doesn't go away that is. I taught Clarie how to stitch a few years ago and she's not as speedy or addicted as many of us are but she enjoys it all the same.

Today at work I was offered the honor of presenting the staff bursary at next week's graduation ceremonies. I of course said yes, never in a million years did I imagine I'd be asked to present anything in an official capacity at work. Hmmm now what to wear...

16 comments:

Von said...

Dani, your clematis plants are so beautiful! Mine will be blooming shortly. :)

Congrats on receiving this honor to present the bursary!

BeckySC said...

I ALWAYS look forward to Noah's Sub :) I have enjoyed watching your progress to date :)
I was one of those people that couldn't wait for this chart to be re-released and as soon as I could get my hands on it I did...but alas, it still waits for me to *think* about starting it :) I love how yours is coming along, Dani!
Your clematis look great :)

Dawn said...

The Clematis look wonderful I can only imagine how they smell:)

Noah's Sub looks wonderful!

Cheryl said...

Noah's sub looks great - i love the picture with the cat!!

Judith said...

Noah's sub looks beautifull, also your cat looks great. Sjors also wants to do that when snapping pics.

Jennifer said...

Pretty flowers!! Congratulations on your honor! Noah's Sub is looking beautiful!

msstitch01 said...

Your Noah's sub is looking great Dani. Hunter looks like he's waiting for one of the fish to jump off the fabric so he can catch it.

Vonna said...

The Sub is looking SUPER! You've really done a great job on this it's is so big and so many color changes..you ARE the woman :)

Julie said...

Your sub is looking great! I see Hunter is wanting to add some of his own fibers to the piece!
I've visited your friends blogs. I hope they enjoy it, I know I do.

Beatrice said...

Hi Dani. Love the sub and I love what you've done with the corner of it...Hunter that is...lol.
My clematis just started blooming this week as well, they are gorgeous.
I checked in with Claire and Lynn nice to see their blogs.

Kathy said...

Hey Dani. Nice to see Noah's sub out again. You are almost there and it is a beautiful piece of needlework. Checked out the new blogs. Enabling again are you?
Hugs

Michelle said...

Great progress on the Sub, it is really coming along. And of course, the kitty on the WIP photos are always the best!

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

Hunter looks like such a wonderful helper! Great progress on your sub:)

stitcherw said...

Noah's sub looks wonderful, and Hunter looks like he is having fun admiring it as well. Congrats on having your two friends start blogs, it is such a fun way to keep up with what people are doing and stitching.
Sue

Jenna said...

Ooooh, I love clematis! They are my favorites. I just planted one of the second color (the purple and pink) late last season, but I don't know if it's going to make it. I'll have to buy another one, if it doesn't. :)

Lelia said...

Beautiful flowers! It has been so dry around here that the only blooms we have are small & we are watering daily. Your cat, Hunter, likes your sub project, too. What a cutie pie.