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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Wahoootieeee!!!!

Well its late, after midnight and I have a lot to blog about. I've been staying off-line the last little while to maximize my stitching time! Which really wasn't much the last few days.

First, I had a lovely weekend visit with Beatrice! She fed me good and healthy meals, we visited, and we stitched. I had several treats this past weekend, both Saturday and Sunday I got to see Adriana, Beatrice's 92 year-old mother... who still stitches! It was so nice to see her again. I was also pleasantly surprised to get to see Kathy both days! We stopped by Kathy's place on Saturday to welcome her back to Canada (she had arrived on Friday), then on Sunday she found the time to come and stitch with me, Beatrice and Adriana for the afternoon... heaven!

Do you remember that little motif I shared with you just a few short blog entries ago? Well I was actually quite sneaky, and stitched another side and turned it into a fob for Beatrice.


Second, I found out yesterday that my blocks for round 12 of Fair and Square arrived at my partner's yesterday.

Sapin Noel
cGazette94 (blog)
Stitched on : 32ct Natural Linen
Stitched with : DMC variegated floss

Third, yesterday was weigh in day at Weight Watchers. I'm down 0.5lbs this week. Not bad. After that meeting, we also had a new addition to the family... meet HUNGRY!!! He was hanging out with my Paradigm Lost while I was making something to eat. Isn't he cute????

Fourth, and finally.... HAPPY DANCE!!!! Paradigm Lost is finished (Started October 31, 2007)!
Paradigm Lost
c Long Dog
Stitched on : 32ct Queen Ann's Lace Joblean
Stitched with : DMC colour variations #4240
Everyone wanted an opportunity to pose with Paradigm Lost tonight!

Now I'm off to bed!

48 comments:

Teejay said...

It is soooo gorgeous, Congratulations on such a long coming and magnificent finish!

Suzanne said...

What a fabulous finish! Why wouldn't everyone want to pose with this piece, it's just so beautiful.

That's a lovely fob that you stitched for Beatrice.

Kathryn said...

Congratulations! That is an awesome and beautiful piece. May you frame it well and enjoy it every day.

Jeanie said...

Congratulations on a lovely finish !
That sicssor fob is gorgeous !

jennilynn said...

Your stitching is just lovely. It sounds like everyone had a great couple of days stitching and chatting.

mollycaff said...

Congratulations on your finish, it's beautiful! Sounds like you had a great weekend - stitching and good company!

Wanda said...

Oh Dani......fantastic!! Beautiful!! PL is absolutely wonderful! I'm so glad you were able to spend a weekend with friends and that you had a great visit. And congrats on the loss...you ARE going to make it! My hubby doesn't look at blogs very often but I do share yours and am really excited to show him your finish! It is awesome..and....what's next? Inspire me again!!!

Mel in Dubai said...

Congratulations, Dani! PL is gorgeous!

Gabi said...

SO beautiful Dani. Congrats with this fantastic finish. And the little fob is gorgeous.

Heather said...

So Stunning

well done! Love Hungry

Karan said...

Sounds like you had a good weekend. Well done on a stunning finish - enjoy that HD! Well done on the weight loss too. :0) I know Hungry very well - he sits in my stomach grumbling and complaining regularly! LOL

Leah said...

Congratulations...Paradigm Lost is absolutley spectacular!!

I didn't know Hungry stuffies actually existed outside of WW commericals. He's super cute!

ollie1976 said...

Congrats on the happy dance!
-Jen

Donna said...

Spectacular! Great job.

And I think you're very brave letting kitty pose on your work.

Bette said...

Dani, PL is stunning! congratulations on a wonderful finish. Looks like Hungry and friend love it as well.

Heidi said...

Great job! It is beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS! ON your weight loss..on your finished Paradigm Lost...on your general happiness. Your blog is a joy to read ;-) Have fun, Ann

riona said...

It is absolutely lovely ... but I confess, I am going to miss seeing progress photos posted every so often. In any case, enjoy your well-deserved happy dance.

Margie said...

Bravo! :-) PL looks wonderful and you inspire me to get mine going.

zoomcity said...

Congratulations!! I've so enjoyed watching you stitch PL. It's beautiful.

Barbeeque4 said...

What a beautiful finish!!!! Congratulations!!!!

Anna van Schurman said...

Congratulations. That's a remarkable finish!

Charlene said...

Glad you had such a great visit - and what an amazing finish! Looks like everyone else was pretty amazed, too ;-) Happy Dancing with you!

Cindy F. said...

So much good stuff going on!! Wow!
Great weekend with the girls! Congrats on more weight loss!!! and a ~~HAPPY DANCE AND CONGRATULATIONS~~ for your amazing Paradigm Lost finish!! THAT'S AWESOME finishing such a beautiful piece!!
(((HUGS)))

Christine said...

Congratulations! PL is wonderful

valerie said...

Sounds like a great weekend! PL is amazing. Congrats on a major finish. I love Hungry...don't let him eat your stitching!! :)

RuthB said...

Congrats on success in every corner! I especially love that everyone wanted a turn having their picture taken with PL. lol

tkdquintmom said...

Love how Paradigm Lost turned out! Pretty!....and omg I LOVE those Hungry commercials! I wondered if you could get one of those things! Did you have to earn him? or were you able to buy him?

Christine said...

Congrats on finishing PL! It looks great! Love your "hunger"...I always get a kick out of him on the commercials (especially when he opens the pizza box in response to the person opening her laptop).

Dani said...

Congrats on the finish ... it looks great!

Olenka's Stitches said...

Congratulation on this wonderful finish, PL looks fantastic!

Lana said...

PL is absolutely GORGEOUS Dani!!! When I saw it, I actually exhaled a breath of amazement!!!! Awesome! I like Hungry! He's cute! Your stitching and your blog is always a sence of inspiration to me...and your weight loss now too! You rock!

Lisa said...

Congrats on the PL finish! Well worth it.

StitchinKat said...

PL is stunning Dani! I love the little critters in it, esp. the phoenix(?) bird in the center.
Congrats!

Julie said...

CONGRATS!!!! stunning finish, its so gorgeous.

Von said...

Congrats, Dani!! Finishing PL is a huge accomplishment, and you did a superb job on it!

CindyMae said...

Oooh, that turned into a fantastic scissor fob! Gorgeous! Your square is beautiful as well! Hungry is just to cute, congrats on the loss this week btw!!

And CONGRATS on the finish! Paradigm Lost looks amazing! What a fabulous piece!

Lillie said...

Congrads!! Its stunning!

Beatrice said...

Congrats on the finish..yippee!!!!
I knew you weren't far away from it.

I'm glad I was able to contribute to the -.05 loss.
We can't get hungry yet. Still waiting...he is a cutie.

It was so much fun to have you here for the weekend...we'll do it again sometime!.

Brigitte said...

Terrific, absolutely terrific. Must be a great feeling to finish such a big project. Congratulations!
And what a nice fob for Beatrice.

Sally said...

Congratulations on a stunning finish Dani!

Karoline said...

Congratulations on finishing PL, it's gorgeous

Tracy said...

Hungry is very cute, lol. Your finish is stunning well done to you

Kajsa said...

Congratulations! It's gorgeous!

geeky Heather said...

Congratulations, Dani!!! PL is just stunning! I know you must be so proud!

Lynne said...

I'm so sorry I'm late. CONGRATULATIONS !!!! What a great finish. Whoo Hoo !!! Yeah !!! Yippee !!!

Sharon said...

What an amazing accomplishment! PL is stunning. Congrats! Pretty fob too for Beatrice.

shakatak66 said...

Wow, a HUGE congrats in getting Paradigm Lost finished - just an awesome achievement and a total stunner finished :D I adore it! :D