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Thursday, January 07, 2010

Almost Finished A Page

Thanks to all of you for your tips about my tired eyes. They are still bothering me, burning a little, I've picked up some drops so hopefully that will help. I must not be looking too great lately, today two co-workers asked me if I was feeling well, one said she could tell my eyes were really bothering me. Guess I looked like crap when I left the house this morning! But on the up side a fellow asked me when he had to see some paperwork with my date of birth on it if I was often told I looked much younger than my age. That was a good boost to the ole' morale!


The first week back to work is always a long and tiring one! What stitching time I've managed to get in so far this week (1-2 hours an evening) I've spent working on Tour des Marques. Tonight I finished all the over one on page 4 and have gotten a start on the backstitching and with luck I'll have time to wrap it up tomorrow evening.

I have been faithful at taking a picture a day ... so far. Here's Monday-Thursday in pictures.


Monday January 4th - In honour of my first day back at work, the view from my workstation!


Tuesday January 5th - The woodpile at my parents place with a fresh dusting of snow


Wednesday January 6th - Picking up the mail


Thursday January 7th - Downtown Ottawa, pigeons cuddled up against the cold on a grate. I had to drop some paper work downtown today, and I had planned to walk up to Parliament Hill, which I've photographed several times now, and thought these guys were more interesting... and they were just outside the door of the building I had to visit. Much more convenient!
Here's a bonus for you, a PhotoHunt! The theme is "Flags"
This is form my trip to Montreal with my Mum this summer, international flags on the grounds of the "Big O" in Montreal where the 1976 Olympics were held.

27 comments:

Karen said...

Wow, your stitching is beautiful!! Great pictures, too! How cool to see where you work. I have a few pics in my camera that I need to upload. I'm behind, though. I don't have a full week's worth. At least its a start!

Kathy A. said...

Great photos Dani. Love the keys in the mailbox. If your eyes are not better in a couple days - get your butt to a doctor. There could be something else going on.

Cole said...

This first full week back at the grind is killing me too! Hope your eyes get better quickly...

Christine said...

Tour des Marques looks fantastic.
Love the picture of the huddled pigeons, they look so fed up!

Alice said...

Oh Dani! Tour looks so beautiful. I like the pigeon picture too. I wish I could work in a library, I would love to be surrounded by all those books. I think you better be careful about your eyes... if they are still bad it might be something more than fatigue

Giovanna said...

Wow, it looks so awesome! Great going, and with prickly eyes too :-)
I hope they'll get better soon.

Bonnie Brown said...

Your Tour looks amazing!
Sorry to hear your eyes are still bugging you :(

Love your pictures of the day!

ollie1976 said...

Tour looks beautiful. Love the pics especially of the flying rats! I remember when I lived in New York City that I'd see them do that all the time on the subway vents.
-Jen

Sally said...

wow your Tour Des Marques is looking fantastic Dani!

Brigitte said...

Absolutely beautiful stitching. And some nice pictures indeed.

riona said...

I love watching progress on major projects ... your TdM is coming along beautifully ... loved the photo of the pigeons ... a great example of the natural world over-writing the urban landscape!

Heidi said...

I LOVE your pictures! It's nice to have someone else doing this along with me...I love seeing life from someone else's perspective too!
Your stitching looks great too! I'm hoping to get some stitching time in soon, I have a few typing jobs and some cards to make before I can get it it, but hopefully soon!

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

Sorry to hear your eyes are still bothering you, and I second Kathy, if they are still bothering you after a day or so of drop's - go get them looked at, vision is not something to fool around with.

Love of the photos - I thought I was the only crazy lady who took pictures of her work station, I did some before and after shots from the renovations!

Tour is beautiful!

Yvonne said...

Beautiful WIP. Get them checked if you want to stitch more ornaments. I love your lifestyle. You have so many different activities and stuff to occupy your daily life and they are all so interesting!

Dee said...

Even though the pigeons are over a warm air grate, they still look mighty cold.

Your castle is coming along beautifully!

Tama said...

Hope your eyes are better soon - your castle looks wonderful!

Terri said...

Hope your eyes are better soon Dani. I love your stitching it is great. I absolutely love your pictures. Someday I'll make it to Ottawa.

claudia said...

Tour is becoming a whole picture now! It looks great!
Love your photos a day. Those poor pigeons look so cold!
Hope your eyes comtinue to improve.

Karoline said...

Tour is looking gorgeous, great progress

Carolyn NC said...

Great progress and pics!

Julie said...

TdeM looks fabulous.

Nice to see where you work too.
Hope your eyes are soon feeling better.

Laural said...

Great progress!! I like the pics too.

Doris said...

wow amazing sttiching Dani, i hope your eyes be fine soon. take care of the cold..and the snow in the road.

Suzanne said...

I hope your eyes are feeling better. Tour des Marques looks great. Lovely photos, thanks for sharing.

Karin said...

Great photos, Dani. Great progress too.

Claire said...

Tour looks great Dani! This week sure did seem long here too, especially with the colder weather - but what great stitching weather:)

Cheers

Casa Pearl said...

Hope your eyes are doing much better. Your stitching is fantastic even though it did result in sore eyes.