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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A Beautiful Weekend

It was a gorgeous weekend here in Eastern Ontario! Finally (well up until today), summer had found us! We've had two weeks of sun, and temperatures in the mid 20's. Why didn't we have this weather months ago???

Saturday turned into a busy Taekwon-Do filled day! I did something I rarely do, go to a Saturday morning class. I like being able to start at least one day a week in a leisurely manner. However we had a bit of an open house, and I was asked to be there. The open house was followed by a meeting for instructors at the school.

Here's the superstars at the school, Paige and Jason Showing off.

This is Paige and I... she may be half my age, but we have just too much fun together!

After most of the day being dedicated to TKD business I finally joined Todd out at his family's cottage (which funny enough is barely 15 minutes from our home, so its not a long trip!). I got to spend time stitching on the deck over looking the lake in the sun, my favourite activity. I took Monty, Todd's Mom's dog for walks. And well I took pictures!

Saturday evening we were treated to this beautiful sunset. I heard it was even more spectacular on Friday night.

On one of my long walks with Monty we came across this falling down barn.

The barn I spotted from the road, but first we had to walk across this field.

Here's Monty, it was hard to get him to sit still. Would you believe he's not even a year old???

I did break down and start a new project this week, Isabelle Vautier's Lettres A Mon Chat. Of course I have to be different, instead of doing it red on white I'm doing it white on red

Also I worked on Tour Des Marques... next on the chopping block! I hope!

Last week I felt very lost, not going to my Weight Watchers meeting (being lifetime I only have to go once a month). So tonight, though I didn't need to I went to my meeting. I'm proud to say I'm still maintaining (despite there being cupcakes everywhere lately!). I think its going to take me awhile to wean myself off of my security blanket!

21 comments:

Brigitte said...

Very nice weekend pictures. You must have enjoyed it.
And you have two very nice projects on the go.

Kathryn said...

Sometimes it is good to remember all the work you have put into Weight Watchers, even if you don't go to a meeting. Just having that day to remember where you came from and where you are now is good. Never forget!

Gabi said...

ohhhhhh.....lettres a mon chat!!! That's one of my favorietes. Love your color choice. Looks fantastic. Your Tour de Marques looks fantastic too. Great pictures of your weekend. That sunset is amazing.

Mylene said...

Wonderful pictures of your weekend and great progress on both your projects.

gio162 said...

Very nice start! I have a white-on-red waiting in line too (a Christmas design, goodness knows when I'll have time for it). And it's always a treat to see an update of TdM - great stitching on that one.

riona said...

I will enjoy watching the TdM progress ... your BAPs are always such interesting pieces and you tackle so many of them! Loved the photo of the sunset ... the deep orange reflection in the water must have been something to see up front and personal.

claudia said...

I love the white lettering on red background. I think that is going to be a great piece!
So good to have a nice weekend like that. It looks restful.
Ah Yes...WW...I am already wondering how I would feel when faced with once a month meetings! Looking forward, just looking forward.

Yvonne said...

Beautiful pictures!

Wish I can kick like them! You and Paige looks like sisters!!

Karin said...

Looks like a great weekend! Great progress on the stitching.

CindyMae said...

Dani, sounds like a great weekend! Love the pics of the Taekwon-Do and the walk with Monty, who is just beautiful! Love your new start, it looks great. Wonderful progress on your WIP as well!!

Joanne said...

Love the picture of the sunset - I find it so relaxing to sit and watch the sunset. Your new WIP "Lettres A Mon Chat" already looks amazing - what a difference such a small change makes!

Christine said...

We've had a burst of nice weather after weeks of wet too. Sounds like a great weekend, and that sunset is beautiful

Julie said...

Mon chat looks gorgeous, i do like this one.
Super pics of your weekend, you do live in a very beautiful place, monty looks a real sweetie.

Carolyn NC said...

I think I love everything Isabelle V. designs - this is one of my favorites. Very pretty on red. Congrats on staying with the program and maintaining! The picture of the sunset is just too beautiful for words!

Wanda said...

Such a wonderful weekend! Yes, the weather this year, around the world I think, has been strange. Tour Des Marques is looking awesome and I'm excited about your new project. It looks like it is going to be yet another winner!

Kajsa said...

I love the pictures, especially the sunset, that one is just beautiful!

Cute new finish, I like your idea of switching the colors around.

Sara said...

Looks like a great weekend. Congrats on still maintaining, you can do it!

CritterLady62 said...

Love Tour. And the white on red is great. I think I like that version better. Looks like a relaxing weekend. Here in Western MI, summer has finally found us as well. Better late than never I suppose!

Cindy F. said...

Beautiful pics girl!! Seriously!! Scenery and the clarity! I need your camera;)
Beautiful new start and amazing progress on your wip!! LOVE THEM!!

Congrats on maintaining:) So proud of you!!

Lhassa said...

Tu brodes des projets importants, cette toile promet d'être aussi belle que la botte de Noël. Bravo !

Karan said...

More lovely pics there Dani. Like the new WIP & Tour is looking good. :0)