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Sunday, June 08, 2008

Yes! A Productive Weekend!!!

Wow! I'm so impressed with myself tonight, and with how much I've gotten done this weekend!

Saturday I got to sleep in, which I love doing. Once I was up and conscience I did a trip into town. I picked up a new prescription from Costco (we're trying a Beta-blocker for my migraines)... a possible side effect is weight gain... I hope not! Then to the bank... and finally, to Curves for a nice sweat! I tell you I don't feel like I've exercised unless I've broken a good sweat. Then it was back home... to clean the bathroom, have lunch, and start framing! So for about 6-7 hours I cut and built 4 frames, cut 3 double mats with two openings, cut foam core, assembled 3 of the mat sets into deep mats (had a base mat, built up foam core around it then put the mat with the openings on top so you have a deep opening so something isn't smashed up against the glass. Assembled on of the pieces completely. In between all of this I had to clean off the kitchen table so I'd have a second work surface... oh yeah did a load of laundry too!

Saturday night Todd surprised me and took me out for fish and chips... well he had fish and chips, I had fish and salad. I miss fries... I know I could have them if I counted my points for them but I just don't trust myself to have them! Oh and I enjoyed a beer too! After we got home I settled down and stitched a little on Robyn's past due RR.


Today I did three loads of laundry, and finished up 3 of my 4 framing jobs. It's nice to get them all wrapped in their brown paper ready to be delivered tomorrow! I'll share those pictures with you once they've been received by their owners. Also I did a little calligraphy on a bunch of certificates for work. I had hoped to settle down and stitch some more, but I found that a challenge this evening. So I'd stitch a little then go back to my workroom and started cutting out mat board for the next batch of frames to be done... 5 of them I believe, I should hunt the person down tomorrow for a proper figure.


Before I got going on the laundry and finishing my framing jobs, it was the weekend that the Ottawa Cycling Club does its run up my road. So at around noon I popped outside with my camera to try out some panning while they went by. It took some experimenting but I finally got a few descent shots!


Oh and I found this stunning and large columbine in bloom in my front garden the other day! The sad thing is I don't remember if I bought it or it just showed up. I find things have a way of suddenly sprouting in my gardens. I must have some industrious critters in my area!

20 comments:

Karin said...

Sounds like it was a productive weekend all around, Dani!

Jo said...

Wow, what a busy, but fun weekend - well done for finsing time to pick up your needle again

Lillie said...

Sounds like a well spent weekend.
Nice bloom and the lighthouse is looking good.

Carol R said...

Wow - I'm exhausted just reading about your weekend!
Must be great to be able to do you own framing.
Great photos - your photography class must be working!

Doris said...

wow the pictures are great!

Kathy A. said...

My goodness girl - you have been busy. Good for you - it must feel good to have that much accomplished, plus a trip to Curves and some photo time.

Sally said...

It sounds like you have been very busy lately Dani. The RR is looking great.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on all your work and what a beautiful flower. Ann

DaisyGirl said...

I hope that new beta blocker helps, there's one out there that makes you make kidney stones, and since I make enough of those on my own, I can't take that med. Can't wait to see the framing jobs!
Donna

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

Sounds like a wonderful weekend! Good for you, even a trip to curves!

Julie said...

Hello Dani! You have had a full, busy weekend, but I bet it feels great to have completed all that you were able to squeeze in! I'm looking forward to seeing the frames. Great pictures and progress on the RR.

staci said...

Wow, you have been busy!!! Love the pic of the cyclist...feels like you're actually watching him ride if you stare at the pic!!!

Redwitch said...

Great photos Dani :)

I'm tired just reading about your weekend!

Julie said...

Busy weekend

The pic with the bike it weird, it looks like its moving when you staqre at it ...

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Wow Dani you were one busy woman this weekend. The RR piece looks great. Happy Stitching (when you can fit it in), CJ

Faith Ann said...

What a productive weekend! Your photos look great... love the bike shot.

I have trouble "letting" myself have fries too. I always think that if I let myself order them, that I'll start eating them all the time (again). I'm okay with occasionally having other "treat" foods, but fries are a huge weakness for me.

Beatrice said...

Sounds like you had a good weekend. Very fruitful.
The RR for Robyn is wonderful.
I look forward to seeing that framing soon!
That fair and square is a lovely piece from Hannah.

Lisa said...

Good luck with the beta-blockers!! Hope they work for you.

Sharon said...

Busy weekend! The RR looks great.

Karan said...

Hope the new migraine treatment works.
Now that's what I call a busy weekend!
Great pics. :0)