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Monday, August 17, 2009

Camping TKD Weekend and an Ornament

Well, another weekend another trip! This one wasn't so far, we went to a nearby Provincial Park in Fitzroy Harbour for the 2nd Annual Taekwon-Do Outdoor Training. Todd and I (yes... we spent a weekend together!) decided to partake of the group campsite that was booked for the weekend, instead of just going for the day. We really enjoyed camping, the company at the group site, and being together. It was a VERY hot weekend with temperatures in the 30's (Celsius), a little hot for Taekwon-Do outdoors but we took it easy, and had lots of water breaks. Master Lu, from Lu's Taekwon-Do came out to teach. Its was a treat since I used to train with Master Lu until I moved out to Almonte Taekwon-Do when I bought my house.

Here's a few shots of my friends and students at Almonte Taekwon-Do. Unfortunately I have no action shots since I was in the middle of the action!

I finished up my second ornament for August. I was a masochist, and stitched this one up on 40ct linen!

Coeur d'Hiver
Elisapasson - Internet Freebie
Stitched on: 40ct linen
Stitched with: Silk'N Colors In the Burgundy

This upcoming weekend is one of my favourite weekends of the year! Its Ann's annual stitching day retreat! Its a simple retreat, there's no registration, no hefty fees, you show up with some stitching, and a potluck dish! I think last year's attendance topped 30 stitchers! I look forward to seeing everyone there!!!!
So have you been keeping track of all my travels this summer? You never know, there could be a pop quiz at some point!


claudia said...

Lots of smiles at the outdoor training! Looks like it was fun.
Love your little ornament. It looks like a pretty torturous one though on that small count fabric!

Aussie Stitcher said...

That ornament is gorgeous. Looks like a great time was had my all!!

Wendy said...

Looks like you had a wonderful weekend.

The ornament is really nice! Great job.

Wanda said...

It sounds like you guys had a nice weekend! Not only camping to enjoy but your favorite activity as well. The ornament is beautiful! Thanks for the coin in the photo! It really makes it easier to see your fine work!

Brigitte said...

Looks like a great weekend with lots of friends. And the next weekend will also be with some friends, and with stitching. Have fun!

Christine said...

Looks like a great weekend.
The tiny heart ornament is beautiful

Mylene said...

Looks like everyone had fun, great pictures.
Lovely ornament finish.

Doris said...

everybody in the photos look happy, is good thing enjoy the activities.

oh,so tiny stitching!! is beautiful.

Kathy A. said...

Everyone sure has big smiles. looks like a fun time. Glad you are back to your Taekwon-do. I know it makes you happy. I am excited to see you on the weekend.

Karan said...

Looks like everyone was really enjoying themselves with those big smiles. And sounds like another great weekend coming up too. :0)
Love the sweet little ornie. :0)

Julie said...

Fun pics!
WOW teeny tiny design ... over 1 on 40 you must be mad!!!

Anonymous said...

Teeny-tiny stitching and oh so beautiful! You did great work.

Glad you had a good weekend at TKD camp.

Yvonne said...

Is that you with Master Lu? You look really fit! I can't wait to send my DD to Taekwon-Do lessons too.

40ct linen! The squares look very even and nice. I got frightened when I saw 32ct Belfast linen as they have uneven thread on the fabric!

Very lovely finished ornament!

Ranae said...

A sweet little heart in a very romantic red.
Looks like a super nice weekend.

tkdquintmom said...

No excuses woman I want an action shot! lolol just kidding. Love the pics...40 ct? yikes. Looks wonderful.

Carolyn NC said...

Looks like a great time! Love the ornie!

KaLu said...

very pretty ornament! and so small too!!

Mary said...

Wow, those dobuks (sp?) must have been really hot in those temps. That's great you got to work out with your old master. I know my old school has an annual week camp but it's in NH and it usually cooler than if they stayed in MA.

I love your finish. I'm very partial to that color.

I'm glad you and Todd had a great weekend at camp!


vee said...

Wow! That ornament is tiny!

venus said...

I love your finish...looks like great weekend time...nice pics..
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