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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Family & Stitching

Today we celebrated Todd's Grandmother's 80th birthday.  We wrapped up the day with family photos... I really wish I had thought to bring my good camera.  I took my point and shoot with me, and boy can you tell from the quality of the pictures!!!

The whole family from Todd's Great Grandmother at the age of 97, to the youngest in the family, Liam who is 16 months.

Me, Todd, his Mom, Dad, Sister and partner Mark

Us "kids"

Me and Todd (its rare I can get him to take a picture)

Here's my Celestial Dragon progress at the end of the weekend, the end of the border is in sight!

30 comments:

valerie said...

What a wonderful family gathering! My mom turns 80 this year...i guess I should start planning on something!

Kathryn said...

That's a great family get together! Tell Todd that he needs to get more pictures taken; he's quite good looking.

Celestial Dragon is looking wonderful. I wish I could stitch as fast as you do.

mbroider said...

97 years to 16 months!! Pics like these are really wonderful arent they...

Celestial Dragon is progressing great. You have to tell me what all those signs mean? I know the second one is Longevity (from your earlier post)

Mylene said...

Great family pictures, Dani.

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely family pictures. Great progress on Celestial dragon.

Lillie said...

Wonderful pictures. Thanks for sharing them. CD is progressing beautifully.

MrsB said...

Great family pictures! It's wonderful when these opportunities come up, when you can take photos of several generations...

Love the progress on CD!

Elaine said...

Wonderful family pictures!

Giovanna said...

Nice pics, how wonderful to be able to celebrate these milestones all together.

I'm avidly following your CD progress, it's so beautiful!

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

You have to have some spunk to get to 97. Wow, now that's inspiration if ever there was. Congratulations to the entire family.
Be always in stitches.

Siobhan said...

Nice family photos! Nice stitchy progress, too. :)

Ingrid said...

Beautiful pictures Dani !! My mother is 80 on July 10, I also look forward to it! but this will only have a very small family gathering! Me and my husband, our daughter and husband and two grandchildren .... that is the whole family! :-(

Celestial Dragon is looking wonderful.You made a great progress!
Hugs Ingrid

riona said...

Five generations in one photo ... now that is impressive ... and a very great blessing and joy for you all, I am sure.

The progress on TW's Celestial Dragon is also impressive ... you do know how to hold your focus!

Carol said...

Isn't it nice when so many can gather together for family celebrations, Dani? I love seeing the different ages all connected by a common bond... Congratulations to Todd's Grandmother--80 is something to celebrate!

Great job on your Celestial Dragon, too... it looks like a ton of work with so much backstitching, but it is really impressive :)

Bette said...

What wonderful family pictures! The TW is looking pretty good too.

claudia said...

That is a feat getting all those generations together! Good looking family!
Celestial Dragon is moving along quite speedily (Is that a word?)
It's looking good.

Olenka's Stitches said...

Wonderful family pictures!

Alice said...

Nice family pics Dani! I like the one of you and Todd...cute couple.

Erna said...

Wow even a greatgrandmother, that's special.Your dragon is getting better and better
Hugs
Erna

Donna said...

It doesn't matter what camera you use, just the fact that you got those great pics! My favorite one is the one of you and Todd together.

Lynn said...

That's a really nice picture of you and Todd. It's so great that you were all able to get together like that. We're trying to do the same for my Mom's 80th in August.

Carolyn NC said...

Great pictures - nice progress on CD, too!

Karan said...

Looks like a wonderful family gathering. Great progress on CD too - looking fab! :0)

Dee said...

That is a BIG family! Looks like y'all had a good time.

Julie said...

A wonderful pic of the whole family, its so nice when you have get-togethers and this can happen.

CD is looking fabulous

Missy Ann said...

Great to see pictures of you & Todd together.

My favorite part of that dragon is the blue corners, what TW did with the shading of the blue is amazing.

~mj~ said...

Wow Dani! I haven`t seen a pic of you lately...you have lost a lot of weight, and you look great! I love your TW also...that blue really is amazing...

Wanda said...

Wonderful progress. Isn't it amazing what a differenct the backstitching makes? I always find that so fascinating. I love the family pictures. It's not many families that range from 16 months to 97 years old. What a blessing! You look great!!

Suzanne said...

What a great family get together! I always love when my entire family can get together.

Cindy said...

Wow...that was a great family get together!