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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Prodigal Round Robin Returns

Well actually the round robin returned the weekend I met up with my stitching buds in Kingston, two weekends ago. I was kinda holding onto the picture of it for a blog entry when I didn't have a lot of progress on my own projects to show. I did work a bit more on Todd's Stocking between several naps on Sunday. So there's not as much progress to share as I hoped, we'll save a progress picture on that for another day. Since Todd and I had an evening at home last night I was able to work on Mirabilia's Art Deco Spirits. Boy, what a lovely piece, I'll save progress on that for another day too.

Without further ado, here's my Neighbourhood Round Robin complete, and home to stay! Once the official round robin was over I passed it onto my good friends Kathy and Beatrice to fill in the last two spaces. I just LOVE how this turned out! Thank you to everyone for working on it! Its truly a unique neighbourhood.


Onto some more good news! The SCALE was kind again!!! I've lost another pound this week. Which means all the bad I did at the beginning of June has been fixed. The 2.5lbs I put on during the first two weeks have been eradicated. Fingers crossed my body has shifted back to loosing and I'll be able to shed my LAST 8 POUNDS.

Some even more good news, well at Taekwon-Do tonight, I unofficially ended up teaching the class. I started out doing the warm-up when the instructor for the night wanted to work one on one with a WTF TKD student trying out ITF TKD. So he asked me to take over the class. Its amazing how rusty skills just kicked back in. I led the class in patterns, reviewed the 9 (sometimes 8) training secrets, and critiqued some patterns. It felt good to be at the front of the class again.

Final item on the good news agenda, well good news for me. After e-mailing back and forth with Claire's Mom and phone call/cry from Claire... it was so good to hear from Claire. It's been decided and its booked. I'll be going back down to Jacksonville, Florida July 24-Aug 2nd to give my best friend the biggest hug ever. I feel so much better knowing that I'm going down to see her in a few weeks. So strange, this March was my first trip to Florida ever, and here I am going back within the same year. But I need to see Claire.

30 comments:

Dee said...

I know you will be a great comfort to Claire. Have a safe trip.

Your neighborhood piece is very cool!

Barbi said...

Oh my! Your round robin piece turned out beautifully!
I can hardly wait to see the Art deco piece. I have been eyeing that for years.

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

So glad you will be able to deliver your hugs to Claire in person, soon. Your RR neighborhood came out great, such a good plan too. Congrats on the pounds lost and on the teaching option this week. Good to hear so much good. CJ ok;-)

Olenka's Stitches said...

It's so good you will visit with your friends, she needs some support now.
Your Neighbourhood Round Robin looks stunning!

Christine said...

Your round robin is wonderful, you must be thrilled.
Its good that you are going to visit your friend, I'm sure she will appreciate it

Julie said...

Your RR is stunning, so much hard work by all concerned.

Sometimes you just have to do what you have to do, i know she will be so pleased to have that 'best friend' {hug}

Vonna said...

Your round robin turned out lovely! Its really great :)
And I k now that you will be a huge comfort to your friend.

ollie1976 said...

Your RR looks fantastic. Congrats on the WL and the trip.

tkdquintmom said...

Love the Round Robin! That is so cool and unique! We have a ITF student that we had to teach WTF not too long ago but it was an easy transition for her...we do utilize some ITF forms but not many. Isn't it fun to teach? Part of me like doing the whole class and part of me doesn't because I feel that I don't get my own personal training in. I'm glad the scales were kind again! Just a matter of time. :)

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

I'm so happy you get to go see Claire...hugs in person are so much nicer. And congrats on the 1 pound gone - FOREVER! You have done such a fantastic job on your weightloss, you are a true inspiration.

Theresa said...

What a wonderful friend you are to Claire. My prayers to her and her family that she may find peace in a very sad situation.

Your RR is just amazing! Just beautiful.

Hoping your trip goes well.

Theresa in NW Kansas

Lucy said...

Love the RR!!!!

gio162 said...

The RR is just amazing, well done to all of you! And I can't wait to see your Deco S, as it's one of the few Mira's I like, lol - the chart is in my stash, yawning loudly, hoping for action.

staci said...

Terrific RR! Congrats on the scale, I really admire your determination and ability to stick-with-it!

Wanda said...

The Round Robin as totally great! I love the theme and the colors and the whole idea of a round robin! Great job everyone! I'm so glad you've going to visit Claire. It's meant to be..she needs you and you need to be with her and her family. Looking forward to seeing your progress!

Jo said...

It's so wonderful to hear you sounding upbeat again. Have a good trip to Florida, it sounds like you both need it.

Beautiful RR, I had wondered how it turned out!

Jeanne - WillowTreeStitcher said...

Fantastic RR Dani - wish we could click and see it in larger form - can you do that? I would love to see it closeup. Big congrats on all your good news. I'm sure your friend will be so happy to see you - there's nothing like a hug from your best friend when your heart is breaking.

Sara said...

Your RR is gorgeous!!

Sharon said...

Your RR is amazing! Hooray for the kind scales-mine would probably just cry-LOL

Rowyn said...

Your RR is gorgeous. It seems like so long ago when I stitched on it! Glad it is finally home and finished for you.

kimstitch3 said...

wow what a clever rr. I would have loved to be a part of something as cool looking as that one is.Congrats on a beautifully stitched piece. Take care,KImberly

Chiloe said...

Congrats on your weight loss ;-)

I'm happy you'll go to Florida to be a support for your friend ;-)

You RR is amazing (too bad we couldn't click to enlarge. I would have love to see it large on my screen !!!)

Carla said...

Your rr looks great!!!
Glad you lost the pounds you had gained :)

Karoline said...

Your RR is stunning, congratulations to everyone involved

Maxine said...

I love your RR and big congratulations to you on finishing BFG it's stunning.

I'm so glad you'll be able to go see your friend in person and give her the hugs she and her hubby both need.....I know what it's like as my first baby died when he was only 3 hrs old that was 25 years ago and it still seems like only yesterday. The thing was my friends, even some family, didn't want to speak about what had happened(they even went out of their way to avoid me in the street) in case it upset me but I needed to talk about him for me it helped. I'm sure you'll know what to do and to just know you are there will be such a big help. Please give my love to Claire and that I am thinking about her and her husband (((hugs)))

Cindy F. said...

WooHoo!! Congrats on that pound! That is so exciting and WOW! I saw your RR on one of your friend's blogs...can't remember now..Kathy's??
anyway..I LOVE it!! You'll probably live way past me, but just on the chance...could you maybe leave it to me in your will? HA!!! JK...maybe;)
It is so beautiful!! Everyone did an amazing job on it!
Look at you leading your class! What a week you're having:) Good for you girl!
So nice you're going to spend time with your friend. Bless her heart. I know you hurt for her and you being with her will be so good for her:) Sending you big hugs!!

Katri said...

The Round Robin is just gorgeous!

I'm so glad you have the chance to go and give a big hug to your friend.

Karan said...

Am sure she needs to see you too & it'll help her greatly (((((((((hugs))))))))).
Gorgeous RR piece Dani. WTG on the weight loss & on taking the class. :0)

Beatrice said...

It was truly a pleasure to work on you RR. I'm so happy you like it...it is stunning.
And I'm happy to see the TKD is back on track!! YIPPEE!
TdM is lookin' gooood.
See you soon.

claire93 said...

WOW that's a really stunning RR - simply gorgeous with all those castles and dragons. Well done to all the stitchers who took part.