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Sunday, April 04, 2010

A Spring-y Small

Happy Easter to all my blog readers!

It was another gorgeous day here in the Ottawa Valley, so Todd and I took full advantage of that going for a 9k walk on the Trans-Canada Trail.  We're very lucky in that its not too far from our home (just a 5 minute drive), but its somethign we don't take advantage of.  Today we did, and walked one section of the trail 4.5k in one direction then 4.5k back, it was fantastic 2 hours in the great outdoors!

Here are a few shots from our walk

a mallard and his mate

another great old barn

Last night I started this little freebie and finished it up today.  I was going to finish it as a biscornu, but when I matched up the back to the front... guess what I hadn't stitched the border for the backing big enogh.  Too tired to try again, I pulled out the sewing machine and made up this little pillow, filled with crushed walnut shells.


Dragonfly Free-bee
cLa-D-Da
Stitched on : 32ct Queen Ann's Lace Joblean
Stitched with : DMC




30 comments:

Carolyn NC said...

Nice finish and pictures!

Lillie said...

Beautiful scene from the trail.
Dragonfly is very pretty.

Cheryl said...

Sounds like a good walk! Thats a lovely little pillow

Ingrid said...

beautiful pictures and a lovely pillow! Have a nice Easter Monday!

Alice said...

That is a pretty duck! I like the Dragonfly freebie too.

Siobhan said...

Congrats on the finish! I love the duck picture. :) Have a good Easter Monday.

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely finish. Pictures from the walk are lovely.

Elaine said...

Lovely pictures Dani and your pillow looks really pretty!

Bonnie Brown said...

Love the pics from your walk... It looks amazing! I'm just itching to go with you now lol

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

I agree, the weather this weekend has been STELLAR! We also spent the majority of the day outdoors and even got the oldest to FINALLY ride his bike on the road. Your little finish is super cute...

Carol said...

Hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend, Dani! Your mallard photo is darling--we have a mallard and his "wife" who visit our pond daily, but they won't let us get close enough to photograph them. I'll keep trying though!

Your little dragonfly pillows looks so cute nestled in your handmade carrots :)

staci said...

Terrific pics. Darling little pillow too ;)

Bette said...

Your walk sounds lovely. And your dragonfly pillow is so cute.

Julie said...

It's nice when you can have some quality time together and enjoy the scenery, we've had a weekend of rain.

Lisa said...

Beautiful scenery from your walk..I love that the female mallard blended in to the surroundings - but we found her :) I love your finish of the dragonfly pillow. So many stitchers are finishing their little pillows with crushed walnuts. I might have to try that sometime.
Take care and have a great week!
Lisa D

claudia said...

Love the green on that Mallard's head. Your camera captures the color fantastically!
Cute little Dragonfly pillow. I'll have to look that one up and do it, since I am so obsessed with dragonflies!

Karoline said...

Cute finish Dani and lovely photo's

Lynn said...

Great photos Dani. The green on that mallard's head is almost metallic.
Your pillow finish is very sweet.

Sonnja said...

Cute finish Dani and lovely photo's!
Bear regards,

Beertje Zonn
Bear from the Netherlands

Christine said...

Great pictures from your walk.
The little pillow is lovely, and so are the carrots

Giovanna said...

Very cute little pillow, well done!

Annie said...

Very cute finish.

The green on that duck is so bright I have to wear shades!

octobereves said...

Oh! I'd love to walk that trail! It sounds wonderful! I'm glad you were able to get out and enjoy the day.
Cute pillow finish!

Suzanne said...

How lucky you are to have a lovely walking trail so close. Love the little finish, very cute.

Brigitte said...

Such a nice little pillow, together with those great-looking carrots. A wonderful picture.
I've been enjoying all yourposts and pictures about your trip to the Dominican Republic. Great experinece for all of you.

Michelle said...

Great finish! Thank you for the pics!

Sonnja said...

I like the Dragonfly freebie too!
Kind regards,

Beertje Zonn
Bear from the Netherlands

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Cutie cushion! Strange how we often don't take advantage of the special things close to us - but glad you did. Love your photos, too! Thanks for sharing!

Karan said...

Lovely pics - sounds like you had an enjoyable walk. Love the finish. :0)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful pictures! Can you tell me, where did you get the design for the little dragonfly pillow? I'd love to find it :)

Deb