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Sunday, July 29, 2007

Whew! What a Weekend!

Well, I should correct that by long weekend!

Wednesday night Christin gave me an early Christmas present! She just didn't want to store it at her place. I had been drooling over this scrap booking caddy in Michael's. I could just see the possibilities! A great way to store and tote around all my sewing and finishing bits and pieces!

Our adventure started Thursday morning, bright and early! Christin and I hopped in the car and off we went. The very first stop was in Kingston at the Die cast Model Gallery where we picked up models for Todd for his Birthday (its on Monday). Back into the car and we hit Ann's doorstep at 11:30am just as planned! There were greetings and hugs, and getting our stuff into the house. Soon we were joined by Beatrice and had a wonderful lunch before Ann's Thursday stitchers arrived. Ann's group have grown immensely in the last year there were about 14 ladies there! There was so much to see... and show off (I was asked to bring my finished projects by Marie Paul, one of Ann's ladies), I never got a stitch in!

Once the ladies thinned out it was just the four of us having a quiet stitch until it got close to dinner time. Christin headed off for an overnight visit with Beatrice (as I said they've become good friends). Ann prepared a fantastic lasagna for dinner and we stitched all evening long! It was just decadent!

Friday Ann and I had the day to ourselves for the most part... again lots of decadent stitching! I got to witness Ann's happy dance (I'm sure she'll be sharing on her blog shortly). We were joined in the afternoon by Wendy for more stitching! Beatrice brought Christin back at about 7:30 and the four of us stitched even more!

Saturday Christin, Ann and I did... guess what? Stitching! I've been a little stressed lately and I guess it all hit me on Saturday. I woke up with one shoulder up around my ear... I was tight from ear to shoulder and a huge knot in my shoulder blade. I was also exhausted! So I had to be rude and excuse myself for a nap before lunch. Then after lunch I just had to lie back down... I tried to stitch but made so many mistakes I knew I was useless. I was finally feeling much better by late afternoon, and soon Beatrice joined us again as Dan made us a fantastic dinner (Kudos to Ann for all the prep-work!). More stitching after dinner, where Beatrice finished the piece she was working on (I'm sure its up on her blog by now!). Saturday night was an early night for all of us... that stitching must really exhaust a girl!


Sunday ... today we were treated to a Dan breakfast! More stitching. Early afternoon Christin and I paid for the stash we had set aside at Ann's. I bought a number of boxes of DMC Colour variations (the dark blue I used in my Hedgehog Quaker) that I will use for Paradigm Lost in the fall. I got a piece of 32ct Natural linen for the Fair and Square exchange. Two charts happened to pop into the pile too! Elizabeth Designs Green Old Garden, for some reason it really caught my eye one the shelf, and JBW's French Country - Love. On the way home we stopped in and visited Rebbecca and her wonderful family. The boys actually let us stitch and Rebbecca served us a lovely dinner. I wish we could of stayed longer but I had to get Christin home... she has to work tomorrow. We also made a short stop to get my bangs trimmed. I finally got home after 10pm!

Soooo I have to say a huge thanks to Ann and Dan for letting me stay for so many days and making me feel at home! Also thanks to Rebbecca for letting us stop in with only an hour's notice.


Finally here's my Noah's Sub progress... as usual I didn't get as much as I hoped done, but what can you expect when you're visiting friends!

21 comments:

Jennifer said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip with some fun goodies, too! :)

Little Grey Cat said...

What a busy but great weekend. Lots of stitching and lots of stitching buddies. I would love a weekend or two like that but I don't know any other stitchers in the area.

Noah's is growing really fast now. So near the end. Do you have a favourite animal/section on this one?

Aussie Stitcher said...

I am so envious, it sounds like you had a wonderful stitchy weekend, except for the shoulder ear thingy. Noahs sub is looking great.

Joanne

ollie1976 said...

Sounds like a great weekend.
-Jen

Jo (Puffthelacedragon) said...

Wow Dani, that's brilliant progress, even if you got less done than you'd hoped! I can see a HD not too far in the future.

I'm really jealous of your long weekend - sounds like great fun

Katie said...

Oh wow, what an awesome stitching/girlie weekend! Wow, that's some awesome progress on the sub considering how busy your weekend was (and considering that's a SC).

Cheryl said...

Sounds like a fun weekend!

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

Glad you and Christin both were able to come and enjoy yourselves, and as I've said before, anytime!

Lauren said...

What a lot of stitching! It sounds like you had a great time!

Vonna said...

You've gotten so much done! The NS looks GREAT!! WOW!

Christine said...

Noah's Sub is looking great. You say you didn't get a lot done, but the end is now officially in sight. I bet it'll go a lot faster now that you can see it coming. I always find it goes that way for me.

Claire said...

Sounds like a great weekend!! Hope your neck and shoulder are feeling better.

Cheers

Dawn said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend:) Noah's Sub looks great!

Beatrice said...

It was sooo much fun to see the two of you this weekend.
Yes I will post my piece later today as I'm finishing the finish first. LOL. Noah's Sub looks great!!!tstgst

Katrina in NZ said...

sounded like an awesome weekend Dani - stitching, stash buying and friends, just wonderful :)

Noahs Sub is looking brilliant too, you will have it finished in no time :) hope your week is going well.

(PS. you asked about attaching the rouched ribbon on a flat fold - I start by folding over the end a couple of times so its hidden by the rouching and then when I get back to the start I do the same thing, fold over the end and tuck it under. gee, hope that makes sense, lol)

Lavender Rose said...

Dani, thanks for sharing your stitchy weekend! Your sub looks fantastic!! You've got to be basking in the love of this one!!
Hugs,
Deb

Anonymous said...

Beautiful gift and congratulations on your progress...seemed like a great long weekend! Ann

Karen said...

Noah's Sub is looking amazing!!

CritterLady62 said...

GEtting together with other stitchers is so much fun. I'm glad you enjoyed yourself. Noah's sub is looking pretty good!

stitcherw said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time, what a lovely mini-holiday to have spending time with friends. Your new bag looks like it will be wonderful to hold stuff, and fun stitching stash too. The JBW Love is my favorite.
Sue

Lili said...

My, Dani! This is an amazing progress!!!