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Monday, May 04, 2009

The Most Gorgeous Gift!

Today I met up with Kathy, she's doing a quick flying visit to Ottawa and managed to find some time to meet me for dinner after work today. We first did a little shopping in Michaels and Chapters before heading to the restaurant to eat (I was hungry!). We had a great visit and it was so nice to catch up and talk about... yup ... stitching! It wasn't a long enough visit, but I was so happy to have some time with her.

Kathy gave me the most gorgeous gift! She presented me with a blanket done in huckweaving! It is oh so gorgeous and all mine. Any of my good friends know I'm a blanket fiend! If you are in my living room, there's a quilt or blanket on every couch/chair to cuddle up in. I often travel with one of my quilts made by my Mum. I even used to get in trouble from my Dad when I was young and I'd settle in the living room with my blankie and watch TV! Its a habit as an adult that I haven't given up and have no desire to!


I had a great weekend, Saturday Christin and I met up to go to the movies. I don't go too often, it has to be something I really want to see for me to go. So we met up bright and early to see the new X-Men movie, it was awesome. I'm looking forward to the new Star Trek movie this upcoming weekend, I hope I can find the time to go see it! After the movie I came back home and did the finishing on my two recent ornament finishes. That evening I started a new project, but I'll save that for another post this week... there's not much to see on the new project just yet.


Tomorrow is weigh in day! Once again, I'm not sure how I did... food has certainly been a challenge for me lately. I've had a few things this week that won't help me at the scale, dinner out on Friday with Christin (as we do every Friday) but I was good. Saturday I had quite a few points leftover (I was so good and didn't have a single treat at the movies), so Todd and I went to DQ... I always crave soft serve at this time of year! Then on Sunday was Todd's Grandmother's birthday so there were hamburgers, cake, and ice cream! Of course I couldn't turn any of it down, but did my best to be sensible and not have seconds. Finally there was tonight's dinner out but I was VERY good, I had a Strawberry Mandarin salad with grilled chicken. Check in with me tomorrow night (or Wednesday night at the latest) to see how I did at the scale!

21 comments:

Gabi said...

What a GORGEOUS blanket Dani. Kathy did a marvelous job. If you're having for any chance too much blankies, you can safely send that one my way (grin).Love your finished ornaments as well. Both are adorable. I LOVE the colors of the Red Threads Motif. Crossing fingers for your weight in

Suzanne said...

Wow, that's a gorgeous blanket. I agree, a house can never have too many blankets. Love the ornaments.

Christine said...

Thats a beautiful blanket. Great ornaments too. Enjoy Star Trek. It previews Thursday here

Anonymous said...

I have my fingers crossed Dani! Ann

Wanda said...

The blanket is great! I never thought of a huck blanket...wonderful idea! And your friend really chose her gift to you wisely since you love blankies! The ornaments are really nice..a little part of you for your loved ones. And...fingers are crossed for the weigh in!

Kathy A. said...

It was wonderful to get to spend a little time with you. Sorry it wasn't longer.
Glad you liked your blankie. Only the best for my friend

Becky K in OK said...

Gorgeous blankie from the great Kathy.

Leah said...

Oh, lucky you...that blankie is awesome! I'm a blanket person too. I love cuddling up on the couch with one pretty much every night while I stitch & watch TV.

Chiloe said...

The blanket is really very beautiful. I love the colors.

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

Kathy did such a lovely job! I can't wait to see it in person. Good Luck at WI....fingers crossed for you!

Doris said...

beautiful blanket,amazing.

Cindy F. said...

That is such a fabulous treasure Kathy made for you! Absolutely beautiful!
Love your 2 ornies:) Good luck @ weigh in!!

Jo said...

Lovely finishes - good luck for tomorrow night's weigh in!

Beatrice said...

The blankie is stunning.
Good luck at WW.
Pretty little ornies,..hmm look familiar. NICE!

Lillie said...

The blankie and the ornies are gorgeous. Good luck on your weigh in.

Karan said...

The blanket is a stunner Dani! Great finishing on the ornies too. Sounds like you had fun - those are two movies I have got to see! :0)

Kajsa said...

What a nice gift! Love your two little finishes!

Von said...

What a dear friend Kathy is! I have a nice picture of you in my head, snuggling in the blanket with a good book, or watching tv. :) Enjoy!

Julie said...

Stunning blanket, what a special gift.

CindyMae said...

What a stunning and gorgeous blanket! I am a blanker person too! It is just simply beautiful!! Love the finishes as well!

Stitchingranny said...

What a stunning blanket. I have never heard of huckweaving before but however its done its beautiful.

Two very pretty finishes too.