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Sunday, October 25, 2009

A Long Awaited Stitchy Weekend

I've been very lucky this year, I've managed to get together with my stitchy friends from along the 401 corridor once a month since May! This weekend was another one of them! This time it was hosted by Rebecca in the Kingston area. Our furthest east stitcher was Lynn from the Chesterville area and the furthest east was Bonnie from the Coburg area with folk from in between!

I only took a few pictures this weekend, I stitched instead of playing the shutterbug! Unfortunately I didn't get a picture of Trista... well I did but it was out of focus! Sorry Trista. Ann and Beth couldn't join us as they both had the flu. On Sunday we were joined by Rebecca's lovely Mother and Law for a few hours too!

Rebecca, our hostess!

Beatrice
Bonnie
Christin
Judy...and Tasha by her feet, Tasha was a well behaved and constant companion for us all weekend long!
Lynn (foreground) and Barb (background)
Boy did I need this weekend! I needed an opportunity to step away from all the stuff I've got going on at work and at TKD and just enjoy my friends company and stitch! I didn't get pictures of everyone, but those I did get, you can see everyone is enjoying themselves and stitching!
Oh boy did I stitch too! I worked on Tour Des Marques from Friday night-Late Sunday afternoon. I got so much done!


Tonight when I got home I pulled out yet another monogram that I had on the go and finished it up too... there seemed to be a little speculating over my monograms going around the room this weekend. Judy has threatened my life if one of those J's doesn't end up in her hot little hands!


Red Threads Letter "P"
c2002 Rosewood Manor
Stitched on : 28ct Ivory Jasmine
Stitched with : Olde Willow Stitchery Rebekkah Green

Fingers crossed this week will be a little more in control than last and I'll get some good TKD studying in!!!

29 comments:

Giovanna said...

Great progress on TdM - and lovely monogram too!

Sadie said...

Sounds like you had another great stitchy weekend. You got loads done on TdM and a very cute monogram too.

riona said...

Beautiful progress on TdM ... I love watching it take shape ... especially since my own BAP [TW's Autumn Faerie isn't] ... it's comforting to know that someone is making major progress even if I am not.

Karan said...

Good progress on TdM. Looks like you were all very industrious. Another lovely monogram. :0)

Brigitte said...

Sounds like a wonderful get-together and the perfect get-away. Your progress on Tour looks fantastic.

Julie said...

Hi Dani! Its so nice when you have stitching friends close enough to meet with a couple of times a year. Once a month is even better! I hosted a stitch in on 10/3 and am having a few over this coming Saturday for a few hours. Then 11/7 we're meeting in Abilene at Picture This Plus. I love these get togethers. I wish all stitchers could be so lucky.
Great progress on the letters and on TDM. Do you mind sharing a picture of the pattern the next time you have a progress picture? I can't remember what you're working towards.
I hope you're feeling better and that you have a good week.
Julie (ps changed blogs; julie-octobereves.blogspot.com)

mollycaff said...

Looks like you had a great, relaxing weekend. TdM is looking fabulous!

Angela P said...

Looks like it was a fun stitchy weekend! Love your wip :)

Kathy A. said...

It was a fun stitchy weekend wasn't it?
I loved it. You did get a lot done on Tour. and I still don't see a J lol

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

Glad you enjoyed yourself! I loved it and may have to schedule another one so I don't go thru withdrawls :-)

Andrea said...

ns looks like another great get-together. Wonderful progress on TdM.

CindyMae said...

Looks like a wonderful get together and a wonderful time!! Wonderful stitching progress!!

Cheryl said...

Fun to have stitchy weekends i bet! Lovely stitching too

Donna said...

Sounds like a fantastic weekend! Love your stitching.

Dee said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. I wouldn't have made any stitching --- I would have been petting Tasha all weekend. She's a beauty.

Crazee4books said...

Hi Dani,

Wish that I could have found a
way to join the fun this weekend.
Alas, it was not to be.

Had a nice time at my friend's
daughter's 6th birthday party
however and ate a humongous slice
of chocolate birthday cake.

My friend assured me that it was
totally fat and calorie free
though so I should be fine for
weight in tomorrow.

Really.

My goodness but everyone at the
stitching weekend had such serious
facial expressions. Totally
absorbed in their stitching.
Looks like it was fun. Sigh!!

Hope life allows you some time
to relax and chill out and get
some more stitching done this
week between obligations.

Tour des Marques is gorgeous, by
the way.

Cheers!

Carolyn NC said...

Great progress and wonderful pics!

Vonna said...

Another good time stitched by all! :)

Julie said...

Super progress on TdeM

Carla said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend! You've made fantastic progress on Tour Des Marques!!

Laural said...

It sounds like a great weekend. You did a ton on your project! Wow!!

Judie said...

I hope you know that I was only kidding about the "J", BUT, if one happens to make an appearance, I wouldn't turn it away.
Judie

Lynn said...

Despite my aches and pains I did have a lovely time stitching with all of you. Glad to see you made such fantastic progress on Tour. I'm home again stitching with my feet up and looking forward to my turn to host in May!

Michelle said...

Fantastic progress on TdM!!! Wow!! Sounds like you had a lot of much-needed relaxing and fun too!

Karoline said...

Sounds like a great weekend. Great progress on Tour

Lillie said...

Wow! looks like a wonderful get-together. Progress on the Tour is looking great!

Charlene said...

Glad you were able to get away, and look at all the progress you made! Beautiful piece! And more monograms, too! Great job.

Doris said...

great progress! seem like a great weekend!!

Wanda said...

Your progress on Tour de Marques is awesome! It's really at that exciting time now.