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Monday, February 15, 2010

Not Quite A Page


I had high hopes for my stitching long weekend, and boy did I stitch! But obviously not enough, as I had hoped to finish page 6 on Tour des Marques, and alas I didn't quite make it! I'm two colours short on the trees, and of course all the backstitching necessary for this page. After page 6 is completed I have two very short pages left! Fingers crossed, I'll have this baby done before I go to the D.R.!
I realized I'm way behind in sharing my Daily Photo Project with you! I have still been taking my daily pictures, still nothing super creative, but I'm still snapping and that's important!


Wednesday February 10 - I think this is called diamond plate???? Its on a trailer, I intentionally played with the focus and aperture of my camera so that only one small area is in clear focus, the rest is slightly out.


Thursday February 11 - Hunter playing hidey-attack from under my wool coat early in the morning.


Friday February 12 - Portable stitching, I always carry something in my purse. I pulled this Prarie Schooler freeibe out and worked on it while I was waiting for Christin at the bus stop.


Saturday February 13 - I had to run to Canadian Tire to pick up chain saw oil for Todd and his Dad. This gave me the opportunity to indulge in my old barn fetish.


Sunday February 14 - Hunter... begging for chicken.


Monday February 15 - On Saturday Todd and his Dad worked on cleaning up the tree we lost due to freezing rain shortly after Christmas. This is what we've been able to salvage. Boy we feel very exposed to the road now!

31 comments:

Kathy A. said...

Nice photos Dani. You have made remarkable progress on Tour. It is over one after all!!!!

Lisa said...

Your Tour is looking great!

Karen said...

Everything looks beautiful. I'm really enjoying watching "Tour" come to life. LOVE the barn photo!

Lisa said...

OMG! Its a PS Hedgehog, how come I havent seen that one, me being a hedgehog freak and all. Oh its just too cute.
Gotta find it now!
Hugs
LISA V

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Your Tour is so cool,and almost completed. woooo hooo you go girl. Love the pictures.
BE always in stitches.

Anonymous said...

My, Dani, such great progress on Tour! You will have it done in no time indeed. Congratulations! Ann

Christine said...

Fantastic progress on Tour.
I would be surprised if your tree regrows from where its been sawn off

Silverlotus said...

Wow, you made some great progress over the weekend. You are so close to finishing.

Thank you for the pictures you share of Hunter. He looks so much like my Isis.

Wanda said...

Great photos, Dani! And really nice progress..even if you didn't quite achieve what you wanted to! I love the Valentine's day heart too...makes me remember that spring WILL come!

riona said...

I have enjoyed watching your progress on TdM and shall miss it when it is done ... which will be very soon I expect. Can you share the #/name of the PS card with the hedgehog ... I'd like to ask my LNS if they have it for distribution. It is adorable.

Julie said...

Tour looks amazing!

Hunter is such a sweetie, but the poor tree i hate it when the weather does this kind of damage to living things.

Heidi said...

Tour des Marques looks great! You do such beautiful work! Your pictures are great too! I love the diamond plate and the old barn!!!

Your poor tree! We lost a few trees on our road this summer with all of the strong winds and thunderstorms. So sad to see them go!

Jules said...

It's official! I am in love with "Tour"!!

Hunter is a cutey pie!

Giovanna said...

Fantastic progress, Dani!

claudia said...

Tour is just flying along!
Are you going to miss it when you've finished? I'm thinking it'll be like the end of a really good book that you just don't want to stop reading!
Love the pictures. Especially the ones of Hunter.

Kielrain said...

Wow. Your Tour is looking amazing. Great work!

I am loving the photos. One a day sounds like a fun idea.

Jo said...

Great progress on tour - you're nearly there now!

Gabi said...

Tour looks fantastic. Not long to go anymore :)
Love your pictures too

Erica said...

Tour is looking pretty darned amazing!

Your pictures are really cool too. Hunter and both of my cats assume the exact same position when begging for treats!

BTW, if you care, some folks call it diamond plate, but just as many call it checker plate. I once painted what felt like yards and yards of it with the nastiest paint on earth! Never again! :-)

Dee said...

Tour is a beautiful project. Could you tell me who the designer is? It looks very much like Teresa Wentzler's castles.

I have one of her's in my living room.

staci said...

You are really making a lot of progress Dani!

I hope Hunter got what he was after...how can you turn down such a sweet face???

Doris said...

tour look like a big work, but pretty too.
i like the Hunter`s photo :D

claire93 said...

Tour de Marques is looking stunning - WELL DONE !!!

Carol R said...

Amazing progress on Tours Dani.
Great photos too - thanks for sharing!

Suzanne said...

Wow, you really have finished so much on Tour. Great photos!

Karan said...

Tour is really coming on fast now - smokin' needles! More great photos Dani. Love your PS piece. Hope you have a great weekend. :0)

Lynn said...

Wow, Tour is looking fantastic!
I'm sure you'll have it completed before your trip.

one and one + two said...

Dani, It was great to meet you the other day! We need to pick a day to get together again {and maybe I will actually stitch this time...!!} Looking at your stitching makes me want to start up again.

Tama said...

Both your projects are looking great! congrats on being so close to the end of the big one!
Nice pics, too... very pretty kitty!

Kajsa said...

TDM is looking good! Love that PS freebie!

Chiloe said...

Tour des marques is sooooooooo beautiful !!! I really love it .