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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Post No. 800!

Wow! This is my 800th post! I've been blogging since September of 2003 so I'll be hitting my 4th blogaversary this year! Wow four years of keeping this up... who wudda thunk it!



I didn't really stitch much tonight. I wanted to but Todd took control of the TV... I don't like watching UFC fights I've seen before... I mean c'mon I know who knocked who out! (he was watching Hughes vs. Gracie tonight) Then he put on the show I just can't stand! He's taken to watching re-runs of "The Man Show" Its not funny... its just not funny, it makes me leave the room! So off I went to my crafting room (formerly the computer room... but now that I'm wireless its not a computer room anymore). I finished up my first flat fold! I used Judy O'Dell's book and as usual it was wonderful! I had a hard time photographing it this evening. I'll try and get something better tomorrow during daylight hours. The fabric in the background is what I used for backing fabric on my flat fold. The cord I made with Todd's usual assistance... which equates to me going "here hold this" and laughing while Hunter jumps up in the air to try and get the thread we're turning into cord!


First Snow
cDrawn Trhead


I can also share with you some finishing I did a few weeks ago. When it was time to send out my Neighbourhood RR I wasn't really paying attention... I assumed I sent it to the person below me on the address list. Not! So Debbie was kind enough to send my RR onto Margaret. Sooooo she deservied a giftie!


Emblem of Friendship
2006 Just Cross Stitch Ornament Edition


I've gotten a couple of more questions over the last 24 hours...


Dawn wanted to know how my foot's doing? Well Dawn its doing much better I have to say the physio is really helping, am I active again no. I'm not walking (for exercise) or doing any TKD until September. I have gotten out on my bike and if this damned hot humid weather would break I'd go out on it more often! I'm not pain free but the pain is better.


Joanne asked me what is the stitch count for Noah's Sub ... Noah's Sub is 320 stitches x 220
stitches. So on the 28ct jubilee I'm stitching it on the design size is a whopping 23" x 16". I really wish I had worked on it more tonight but I just couldn't be in the room with that crap on the TV.


Now onto some FUN stuff! Seeing as this is my 800th post and its going to be awhile before I hit the big 1K... lets offer up a prize! What's the prize, I don't know. A little something stitched... some a little stash, fibers, fabric, ribbon, cording... who knows! Sooo... leave me a comment and I'll enter you in the SUPER FANTASTIC 800TH POST DRAW! The draw will be made next Tuesday July 17th!

47 comments:

Lili said...

What a lovely scissor fob! Amazing!
You've done a great job with the flat fold! And I love your first snow. Did you use beads for the snowflakes? I didn't but I should've because mine don't stand out very much...
I've had many problems with my left foot and suffered for four years at least. After surgery, things were no better. Then I had those custom made insoles and the pain stopped in two weeks' time. Do you think that could work for you?
Take care, Lili

coral said...

I read you every day, Dani!

I love the scissor fob, so small and so neat!

I am amazed at your Noah's Ark. When I first started reading you I thought it was only the left hand side of the picture - imagine my surprise when you started the right hand side - it is enormous!

ollie1976 said...

Congrats on your 800th post! The flat fold looks great as does the scissor fob-great work.
-Jen

Cheryl said...

Congrats on your 8ooth post! Great job on the flat fold, i must try and make one of those. Love the scissor fob too

Katie said...

Oh wow, congratulations on your 800th post :) Love the flat fold, I have yet to try that finishing technique although I do have some pieces sitting downstairs that it would be perfect for ;)

Louanne said...

Grats on your 800th! I have to say that I hate that awful show too! It's just not funny, NOT FUNNY! Your flatfold looks lovely! and that fob is gorgeous too, love the reds, can't resist the reds! Good luck and healing vibes for your foot.

Vonna said...

Almost 4 years....well that's great ;) Since we were introduced via the RR, I'm a faithful reader! SO you've hooked me!
I think your flat fold will look fantastic, I love that design and the backing fabric is very pretty...:) Can't wait to see it!

Heidi said...

Congratulations on your 800 post! I stop in and read your blog every day, although I am usually lurking and don't comment...I enjoy seeing your updates and hearing what you have been up to. You keep me motivated to keep on stitching!

Kathy said...

Wow, 800 - that is amazing. You do a wonderful job and I also read yours almost every day. Your flat fold is gorgeous and it reminds me we need to set a date to do some ornament finishing.

Karoline said...

Congratulations on 800 posts Dani, your finishing is lovely as always

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

800 posts! WOW!
Everything you do looks so great and perfect...I can't wait to see you in person again, oh yea the 21st won't work now, DH's family is having a reunion that day so the next weekend he is off is the long weekend in August...then I'll see you at Ann's...we will figure something out!
GREAT FINISHES - and a contest, I can't not enter that!

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

P.S. LOVE the new profile pic!

Sue said...

Happy 800th Post!

Your scissor fob is beautiful.

Yolanda said...

Congrats on your 800th Post Dani.. Hopefully I'll get to see you again at the fall CSNF.

Yolanda

Jenna said...

Yay! Congratulations on making your 800th post! I love the flat fold that you finished. It looks fabulous, as does the scissors fob. Great work!

Ranae said...

Congratulations on the 8800th post. Great job on the flat fold, I love that design. The FOB is beautiful, love the red thread. I should get around to making one. The Sub is looking great also.

Julie said...

Hi Dani! Your flat fold turned out great! I love this pattern and it looks great as a flat fold.
Congrats on your 800th post!

Von said...

Dani, you must be among the elite of stitching bloggers to be coming up on four years!! Congrats on your 800th post. :D

Both your ornament and fob are gorgeous!

ollie1976 said...

Keep those laughs coming Dani!!!!!! A dragon hidden behind an English cottage!!! :)
-Jen

Jennifer said...

Oooh I love that flat fold and the fob!! Both so lovely!

Congrats on your 800th post!! That's amazing.

Little Grey Cat said...

Woo Congratulations on your 800th post!

I'm with you on the tv stuff. I can't sit in the same room where there's crap on either. If I do I end up grinding my teeth and getting really annoyed.

I'm glad you said how big Noah's is. I was wondering that too. Mmm, yes, that's definitely huge lol

Andrea...stitching with Akitas said...

Congrats on your 800th post! I've only been blogging this year, so I have quite a way to go to match that. LOL.
Your flat-fold is great. I have Judy's book, but haven't yet made one. I need to finish some of the projects sitting in my box.
Andrea

Christin said...

Congrats on number 800. I'm like 500 posts behind now!!
The scissor fob and flat fold look fantasic. Has Todd gone wire shopping yet?

Linda litlaskvis said...

Oh! Comment! I love draws!
Happy 800th post! Your flat fold is beautiful! That is one of my favorite designs out there. So simple, yet beautiful and FREE! The fob you stitched is really cute!

Crazee4books said...

Hi Dani, I wanted to stop by and thank you for leaving a comment on my blog last week. I also wanted to add thanks for the advice re: the colonial knot. I'll be researching this knot on the web and giving it a shot.
800 posts!! Holy smokes! Congrats on such a milestone. Your's may be the oldest blog I read.
I love the finishes that you've done and especially the christmas tree one with the birds and snow. Very pretty.
And I'm in awe over Noah's Sub! I've seen one in person and it's amazing. Good luck with it.
Cheers.

Lynn said...

800 posts! Woohoo!! Good for you, that's what you call being committed! I'm not sure I'll be able to keep at it for that long!
I love your flat fold finish particularily the pattern you chose. Your fob turned out quite nicely as well.

stitcherw said...

First Snow looks wonderful as a flat fold, this is such a pretty piece. Your fob turned out lovely as well. Glad your foot is doing better, I wish that it would hurry up and get totally better for you. It is hot and muggy here as well, and so far no rain, my grass is beginning to look like straw.
Sue

Beatrice said...

Wow 800 that is amazing. Don't laugh but I just posted my 2nd only 798 to go.
Keep up the good work and I agree with Kathy we must plan an ornament finish get together.your Flat fold is very interesting ,hmmm!!! Love the Sub.

ragamuffin child said...

Hey...the first thing I saw was your First Snow! I did that on SW Fern in Thailand, and I'm going to repeat it on gray and slate blue fabrics too, and have three... :) I love your little fobbie too!

Melanie said...

Congratulations on 800 posts Dani! And lovely finishing on both those projects, as always of course :)

Nancy said...

Both of these are just beautiful! Congratulations on your 800th post - wow do I have a long way to go!

Nancy

Wendy said...

Congratulations on your 800th post, Dani! And Happy Blog-aversary too!

Slynne said...

Congrats on your 800th! As always, everything you stitched looks fantastic!

Heidi said...

congrast on your 800th post. Nice fob and I love your first snow. :)

Judith said...

Congrats on your 800th post.

Sharon said...

Wow, your 800 post! Amazing. Your flat fold is gorgeous too. You did a great job. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Claire said...

Zowie!!! Happy 800!!!! Here's my post so enter me in the "super fantastic 800th post draw" lol
love ya
cheers

Michelle said...

COngrats on your 800th post! Your blog was the very first one I ever read, and once I stumbled on to it, I went back and read all your previous posts. You introduced me to Chatelaine Designs too via your blog! Thanks so much for being such an inspiration. I love the flatfold - isn't that such a cute piece? I love mine. And I'm with you on The Man Show. Ugh!

quiltorstitch said...

I am sorry about having such a horrible headache, those are the worst ever! :( I hope you are feeling good again soon. I can’t believe you’ve done 800 posts, that is awesome! I am so glad I started a blog, it’s been very worth it to me. I have been visiting yours for almost a year now, and love it, so keep it up and don’t stop :)

Your First Snow piece is darling, I love how you finished it off! Bravo! I love the fob, it’s so sweet.

The Man Show? And Re-runs? Oh that is so funny!!! Men… my hubby is a surfer, so we watch a lot of surfing movies. They get boring, some are good, but after awhile every wave looks exactly the same LOL! I feel for you, I’d run to my craft room too!

Anonymous said...

800 posts! Oh me,oh my!
And for the TKD chick's prize we try!
So I'll post a short rhyme,
To celebrate your success.
Because we all think
Dani the stitching wizard is the best!

Grats on you 800th post and keep up the good work

Stacey T
Dartmouth NS

Anonymous said...

Dani, I have been following your blog for a few years now - you ALWAYS have something interesting to say and are a wealth of information. Keep it up! Love reading about your stitching, finishing techniques and the various adventures you go on!

Christine said...

Love the fob!! It turned out really cute.

I don't comment much but I do check in regularly and love to see what you're working on. Congrats on 800 posts!!

Gina E. said...

Hi Dani, congratulations on your long running blog! I've been reading you for a couple of years now (only been blogging for about two years - feels like twenty two years sometimes!), and I visit you two or three times a month. Like most of us, I have so many I like to keep up with, it works better for me to have one long read on a regular basis occasionally, than spending 5 hours a day trying to read all my favorites every day (blinks away matchsticks propping eyes open).
Your stitching is always an inspiration, to which I'll never aspire, but will continue to admire.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your 800th post - I don't comment but read your blog regularily. Keep up the beautiful stitching.
Clare

Aussie Stitcher said...

Congratulations on your 800th post, WOW. Your flat fold looks great and thanks for answering my question. That is a BIG design, but looking wonderful.

Joanne

Barbara said...

I am a little behind on reading but I love seeing what you are working on or have finished. So very inspirational.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your finish and 800th post! Ann.