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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Thursday Stitchers


I just love it when I can get away and get down to Brighton for a Thursday and get to hang with the "Thursday Stitchers" as I call them. Ann has this great group of ladies, most she has met via her shop Knowledge and Needles and once a week they get together on Thursdays to stitch, visit, have tea and treats! Can you think of a nicer way to spend an afternoon. Ann has actually had to start a second group, albeit small at the moment on Fridays because the room is just jam packed on Thursdays. This week's number was down a few as a couple of ladies couldn't make it. They're the neatest group of ladies around (and always welcome me as one of the gang when I make it down)!

One, Marie-Paul is very creative! Here's a new finishing idea for all of you. She took this Crossed Wing piece (Palliated Woodpecker I think).


And turned it into this....

Who would of ever thought of making a chair cover and table cloth to show off a piece! Her husband was wonderful and brought everything over a little earlier in the day and set it all up so the Thursday stitchers (and myself) could see this lovely set!

Judie (of the famed Cows in blankets from Ann's blog) brought an early b-day cake for Ann (its on the 18th). I even enjoyed a small piece, and I can tell you it was worth every POINT!

On the model front... I ended up having to do some frogging this afternoon. I have to say for once it wasn't because I was too busy playing Ms. Social Butterfly (which I love doing!), alas I can't blame it on the Thursday stitchers for distracting me! Because I know I made the mistake at home a few days ago... stitching by myself. However I didn't notice it until today when I started filling in the area with #4 braid. Out came the scissors, snip, snip, snip. I think my frog shower curtain (they're very cute they have googlie eyes and all!) at my house has worn off. They have done a good job keeping the frogs away from my stitching and in the bathroom! Before I put my stitching down for the night I had fixed the area and started the border (almost 1/4 done). Which means... evil DMC metallic time!

Tomorrow I get to hang with the Friday stitchers... and stitch! Also my dear friend Sharon is going to come and stitch with us tomorrow! Yay!
On a sad note, I found out from Chrisanne today that the Lenny Kravitz concert scheculed for Ottawa on the 24th got cancelled. Oh pooh! I was really looking forward to the show!

16 comments:

BeckySC said...

Sounds like a GREAT time, Dani :)

Yuko said...

Hi Dani!
Thank you so much always for your lovely comment on my blog!
The photos told me you had wonderful time there!
By the way, you asked me what software I use when I edit, here is the answer and I use photoshop, but it's 10 years old, very very old one, LOL, but still surviving, I still can use, lol :D

Sally said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic time! I could think of no better way to spend an afternoon:)

Lillie said...

The cake looks yummy! Looks like a great group you've got there.
Happy weekend, Dani

stitching aussie style said...

It looks like you had a brilliant time. I would never have thought about displaying my work in that fashion. There are so many creative people in this world!
I hope you enjoy Fridays stitching group just as much (& find some more time to stitch over the weekend)
Lindy

Katie said...

Oh that looks like soo much fun and just look at all of those patterns on the wall, very tempting :)

Carol R said...

And don't forget the Monday stitchers, the Tuesday stitchers and the Wednesday stitchers. And the weekend stitchers too! Wouldn't that be heaven? lol

Karin said...

Looks like a fantastic time, Dani! I wish I could join all of you.

Carol said...

Sure looks like you are having some much needed/deserved fun!

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

I'm looking forward to the days when I can also have some time off to stitch! Soon, it has to be soon! Glad you had a wonderful time and that having your piece of cake was worth the points. Keep up the good work!

Nancy said...

That sounds like a fun stitching group, and the cake looks so yummy.
I love what the lady did with the chair cover. What a unique idea.

DaisyGirl said...

I hated counting points! What a great idea with the chair cover.
Donna

Cheryl said...

Sounds great to have all those ladies to stitch with! Love the finishing idea and i would love a piece of that cake :)

Beatrice said...

It was so much fun to see you at Ann's. Thanks again for the dinner invite. That kick ass lasagna was amazing. Terry liked it too thanks!!!!

Michelle said...

Looks like a fun day - and that cake looks yummy!

Carolien said...

It must be such fun to stitch together like that, I'm jealous ! LOL
I like your cats and the fairies, good luck with the finishing touches!

Greetings, Carolien