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Sunday, July 05, 2009

A Weekend At Kathy's

Well, where to start and where to end? I had an AWESOME weekend at Kathy's! Thank you so much Kathy, for inviting me out and allowing me to do your dishes all weekend. Thanks to Beatrice for hanging out with us Friday, Saturday, and Sunday! Also thanks to the Brighton stitching ladies who came by Kathy's today. Each and everyone of you helped to contribute to a fantastic weekend, and it was so great to see everyone.


Thursday morning I had everything, all packed up ready to go.



After work I had a little get together with the girls from the office, then I hit the road, here's my mileage (kilometers of course!) before I hit the road.




Along the way I pulled over for these wonderful critters that I sighted from the driver's seat.



Thursday night Kathy and I of course stitched! Hungry and I were also happy to hit the hay that night, after a day at work and 3 hours on the road.



Friday we hooked up with Beatrice and headed into Coburg to check out the artisans at the Riverfest. Unfortunately they asked no photographs so I have nothing exciting to show you from this little adventure. We had a fantastic lunch at a German restaurant, window shopped, and got back to the van just as the rain began. From Coburg, we headed over to Ann's for a visit and a little stitching. Our evening was spent... stitching of course!
As usual mother nature didn't disappoint at Kathy's!

Saturday Beatrice came back out to Kathy's and we had lunch, stitched a little, then we did another little road trip. This time, into Bellville to hit Michaels, and Reid's Dairy for a yummy milk shake. Along the way back Kathy stopped on a back road so I could photograph the Snowbirds who were strutting their stuff at the Trenton Air Show. I took a lot of pictures, what I've got here are maybe 1/10th of what I took.
That night Kathy, Beatrice, and I stitched again, me on Todd's stocking (I'll share a picture of that with you tomorrow since I've got so much to show you tonight), Kathy was either working on scissor fobs or her Noddy piece. We did take a stitching break and here are Kathy and Beatrice making beaded scissor fobs after I gave them a brief lesson.

Sunday morning, there was no sleeping in ... we were up and at it, to get the house and food ready for the ladies to come over and stitch today!


Judie (of the Cows) was stitching


So was Marie-Paule


Beatrice and her sister Lisa were stitching too


Here's Lisa, Adrianna and Angie all settled in to stitch


Hungry and I were having a good time too!


Sadly, the fun had to end, and I drove back home... here's the damage to my odometer at the end of it all (over 500 Kms!).
So stay tuned for a project progress report and some lovely little gifties Kathy made for me!!!

30 comments:

devonaz said...

Oh it looks like you had a great time,,,glad to hear you got away,,,thanks for sharing with us..

Lillie said...

What can I say but 'Wow', beautiful pictures of everything.

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Looks like a wonderful trip, thanks for sharing all the pictures both wildlife and stitching friends. The pictures of the Snowbirds were great. CJ ok;-)

valerie said...

Fantastic photos Dani! Wow! Sounds like a fun time was had by all. That little pier at Kathy's is fantastic! If I had that view, you couldn't drag me away. It's wonderful!

Carolyn NC said...

Gorgeous photos! Sounds like a fantastic weekend!

Cheryl said...

Looks like a great weekend! Enjoyed your pictures

Wanda said...

What a great weekend! Thanks for sharing. I felt like I was there too!

Christine said...

Sounds like a great trip. I loved the photos of the aerobatics team

Sadie said...

Looks like you had a wonderful weekend, can't wait to see your progress pics for the stocking.
Have a great week x

gio162 said...

Glad to read you had such a great time - love your pictures, particularly those of the air show, wow, that must have been amazing!

Mylene said...

Sounds like you all had great fun! Thanks for sharing all the beautiful pictures.

Julie said...

Looks like you and hungry had lots of fun, i hope the fox wasn't eyeing him up for lunch!!! LOL

Karan said...

Great pics & it looks like you had a fantastic time. Looking forward to the stitchy updates. :0)

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

I'm so sad I couldn't make it...but I was there in spirit! I stitched on my wolves for about two solid hours yesterday between getting sunburnt and keeping my children from drowning :-)
Can't wait to see you soon!

Dee said...

What a great weekend!

Love the "critter" pictures.

Glad you go to see the Snowbirds too.

In 1976 I was lucky enough to be at a show where all three precision teams performed (Snowbirds, Thunderbirds and Blue Angels). Very cool!

claudia said...

What a great weekend you had! I love all the pictures, they really tell a story. I especially like the ones of all the ladies together stitching. Everyone looks so peaceful and happy!
I'm so glad you had such a great weekend!

riona said...

Sounds like a fantastic weekend ... may all the rest of your summer trips be as satisfying.

Olenka's Stitches said...

You had a great time with friends; the pictures are so pretty!

Beatrice said...

Oh boy, oh boy, Did we have a great weekend.
I'm so glad the Snowbirds posed for you.
Awesome pictures!!!!!!!!!!
It was soooo good to see you and thanks for letting me share your weekend with you!

Andrea said...

Looks like you thoroughly enjoyed your weekend away.

Doris said...

I'm so glad you had such a great weekend. i like your photos, the airplane are amazing, and i like especially the ones of the girls stitching. Everyone looks happy!.

i like Hungry too,is cute.

geeky Heather said...

Looks like so much fun!! I love your wildlife pics, and the Snowbirds pics are AMAZING!!!!

Carol R said...

Great pictures of your exciting weekend - thanks for sharing!

Sharon said...

Looks like a fabulous time was had by all! Great pictures.

Shelleen said...

looks like you had a great time!

Ranae said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend, I love to hear about them
Dani! you take some awesome shots with your camera, love that fox
Thanks for sharing the lovely photo's

mollycaff said...

What a great weekend, thank you for sharing your fun with us! The Snowbirds pics were amazing. In the UK we have the Red Arrows who are at an air show here in Swansea this weekend, I can't wait!

Wendy said...

Wow! This looks like you had a most wonderful time. I really hope I will be able to join a stitching retreat like that :)

Michele said...

looks like you had a great time with Kathy and Beatrice .. and Hungry :)

Lynn said...

Glad to see you had such a great time with both Kathy and Beatrice.
I sure could use a getaway right now. Counting down to vacation!