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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Whole Lot of BS Around Here!

Yesterday I got a wonderful surprise in the mail!  I had won a giveaway on Staci's blog, a fantastic pair of scissors!  They will certainly get put to good use!

I've been working on Celestial Dragon when I can and I'm now backstitching (BSing) the knotwork in the last corner.  Hopefully tomorrow I can move onto the last Chinese character : Virtue.  I was asked what was the last character I finished, and that was Wisdom.  I can't believe I'm almost done the border and can't wait to move onto the dragon!

This Saturday the Cataraqui Guild in Kingston is having a merchant's market!  I'll be there on Saturday helping out at the Knowledge and Needles booth .  So if you're in the area stop by (starting at 10am), say hi and buy some stash!  There will be all kinds of fiberarts vendors there, they also provide a very nice lunch for the price of admission.  The merchant market is being held at : Crossroads Church, 690 Sir John A., Kingston, Ontario.  I'm also looking forward to getting together with Christin, Rebecca and Bonnie and I'm sure I'll see some more of my stitching friends as well!

Another exciting stitching event coming up is next weekend (May 7/8/9) is a weekend of stitching at my place!  The stitching starts Friday evening and goes through to Sunday ... I know, not the best weekend as Sunday is Mother's Day but I didn't pay attention to that when the invite went out, and Todd is off fishing as its opening weekend!  The ideal weekend to have wayyy too much estrogen in this house!  So this is an open invite, get in touch if you're in the Valley and would like to come and stitch!


mbroider said...

Congratulations on the pair of scissors!!

Have fun on your weekend!

Lesleyanne said...

Congratulations on winning the scissors. Lovely stitching. Have a great weekend.

Elaine said...

Congrats on winning those gorgeous scissors Dani!
Sounds like some great stitching events coming up. Maybe if I wave my magic wand I could come on

MrsB said...

Congratulations on winning the scissors!

Have a great weekend...I wish I could be there :¬)

Lillie said...

Congrads on your win.
The knots look like a lot of concentration needed.Well done!

Kathy A. said...

Lovely scissors! Congrats on the win Dani.
Nice work on the dragon. See you next Saturday.

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

Love the scissors. And whats better than all the BS in a TWD? That's what make them go POP. Have a great weekend.
Be always in stitches.

Julie said...

Congrats on your win. Can't wait to see the start of the dragon.

Have a good day Saturday

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your great progress Dani! How do you do the border? Do you stitch one colour first or do you do the several colours as you go along? Ann

Bette said...

Congratulations on winning the scissors. And your wekend sounds wonderful!

Bonnie Brown said...

Very cute Scissors.
CD is looking great!!

Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday! and next weekend too!!

claudia said...

I wish I lived in your area for two reasons... the Cataraqui Guild in Kingston, and the weekend at your place. Both sound like loads of fun...and maybe some BSing too!

Karan said...

Very nice win - congratulations. Enjoying watching your progress on CD. Sounds like two great weekends coming up - enjoy! :0)

Kajsa said...

Congratulations on the win! Your CS looks great, nice details.

corinna said...

horay for the great scissors
matilda looks like a good helper

Tracy said...

Congrat's those scissors look great and your TW is looking stunning it is a lovely piece

Olenka's Stitches said...

Congrats on the win!
Beautiful work on CD, can't wait to see more.

Lucy said...

Don't ya just love those weekends...I have one coming up the weekend of the 14th...can't wait!!

Anonymous said...

Cool scissors!

Have fun with your stitching weekend. Hope Todd catches all the fish he's allowed.

Christine said...

Congratulations on winning the scissors.
Enjoy your weekend

Sally said...

Those scissors are lovely. Have a great weekend.

Lynn said...

If all goes well I should be able to spend the Saturday with you. How early do you want me? I'm looking forward to seeing the start of the dragon!

Carol said...

Matilda looks as though she has already claimed those scissors as her own!

Have fun at your stitch-in, Dani. I'm sure you'll have a great time :)

Chiloe said...

Whata cute bunny ♥

You are so lucky to be able to gather with fellow stitchers.

What about your weight loss? Are you still doing your diet?

Ingrid said...

Congratulations on winning the scissors and have a great weekend Dani enjoy it ..

Erna said...

Great pair of scissors, enjoy your weekend Dani

Aussie Stitcher said...

Celestial Dragon is looking wonderful. I hope that you have a great time next weekend with your stitching buddies. Love the family photos, thanks for sharing.

Crazee4books said...

Hi Dani,

Oh shucks!! Wish I could join you
for your weekend of stitching.
Unfortunately my Mother would be
a tad peeved if I didn't visit her
on Mother's Day. Besides, we're
going to the Mother's Day brunch
at the residence where she lives
on Mother's Day and the food is
always awesome. Don't tell Weight

Your Celestial Dragon is looking
fabulous. Doing back stitching
can be tedious but it sure makes
the design POP!! The gold border
and the blue symbols look so good

Got lots of walking done in the
past few days. The weather has
been perfect for it. I'm really
getting to know Georgetown and
all it's neighborhoods that way.

Hope that you had fun at the Cataraqui Guild's merchant market
this weekend.

Looking forward to hearing about your stitchers weekend and perhaps seeing pictures of it too.

Cheers! Have a great week!!

Siobhan said...

Congrats on the win! Love the stitchy progress.

Alex said...

Wow! I can see how much work you have put into this piece! It looks fantastic!

Congrats on the win! :o)