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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Celebs, Old Friends, New Friends, Stitching Friends and Stitching!!!

From left to right : Lori, Lynn, Beatrice, Bonnie, Kathy, Rebbecca, Christin

Wow, this update is long overdue!  I bet you've been dying to hear how my stitching weekend went.  Well it went VERY well!  There were 8 of us in my little living room, chatting, stitching, and eating!  I think my guests did far more stitching than I did, my mojo was... off.  I just couldn't get into Celestial Dragon, perhaps it was the complexity of the design and a room full of company?  Trying to work on CD came to an end when I dripped some tea on it!  The horror!  I was pushed by all the ladies to get it in a bath ASAP.  So instead I pulled out Art Deco Spirits, which actually was a joy to work on, to the point that I didn't put it down until bedtime Sunday night!

Here's Art Deco Spirits when I put it away on Sunday

Hunter decided to steal the show on the weekend!  He made a show of himself becoming best friends with Christin for the weekend.

L to R : Mioced Yammesse, Pedro

This week has been a whirl-wind for me!  On Monday evening a few people from Experiantia Dominicana were here in Canada!  There was Robert, the program director, Mioced who was our guide in the D.R., Pedro a school teacher from Esquela De La Salle, and Yammesse a young lawyer.  They came up for a week to talk to schools about education for all and the borders that Dominicans and many other come up against : economic borders, social borders, political borders.  Monday night we had a pot-luck dinner for the Dominicans which went VERY late!  On Tuesday morning they came out to the school to talk to about 200 students, we had a quick lunch with them before they were off to another school in the area.  That night we all met up again at a restaurant in the Market for dinner... yet again another VERY late night!  Then, it was time to say goodbye as they were heading to Toronto on Wednesday.  It was sad to say goodbye again, but on the other hand so nice to see them again!

Pedro Yammesse, Anne, Brid, Mioced, Me, Val, Robert


Now you're wondering about the celeb part aren't you?  Today at work we had a fantastic surprise for the grade 10 & 11 students!!!  We've been having mental health awareness week at the school, we had an assembly where a young lady was talking about living with extreme OCD.  After she was done speaking, a local celebrity came out to speak to the students as this is a cause close to his heart as his sister is affected by mental illness.... Daniel Alfredson, Captain of the Ottawa Senators!


Up until last night I've had NO time for stitching, but CD has been getting some of my attention!  Here it is as of this entry tonight!

I've got a good weekend ahead (I'm ready for Friday, believe me!), my Mum and I are going to get our hair done (its about time too!) and out for dinner.  A belated Mother's Day out for us.  Sunday, I'm hoping to get out to see Ironman 2.  Oh and there's sleep and stitching too!  Lots of sleep!

26 comments:

Lana said...

Wow! Your stitchy weekend looks like it was a ton of fun!!! CD looks amazing!!! Was that after you tried to share your tea with it? lol, if so, you gave it a great bath, you can't even tell! oh yeah and I STILL after all this time since your weight loss adventure just am amazed at how wonderful you look!! EVERYTIME I see a new pic of you here, I'm like "You go girl!" =)

Lana said...

Oh yeah and not like you didn't look wonderful before, I am just so proud of you!! =)

Erna said...

Wow Dani what a week and weekend....Your CD and your Art Deco both look wonderful.Enjoy your hairdo with your mum....
Hugs
Erna

Lesleyanne said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic weekend. Stitching looks gorgeous. Glad you had a good time with your DR friends.

Sadie said...

Oh my! What a busy week. Sounds like a fun one though :-)
ADS and CD are both coming along. Enjoy your weekend x

Christine said...

Sounds like a busy week, you must be exhausted! Art Deco Spirits is looking good, and I can really start to see a dragon taking shape in CD now

Lillie said...

Seems that you had a busy but exciting week/weekend.

Both WIP looks great. Have a wonderful weekend :D

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

Oh I can't wait to see the TWD every time I stop in. You know how I feel about any of them... It is coming along very quickly too. What a busy week and how nice to see DA stop by schools to inform students and put some awareness into their day. Funny how kids seem to hold on to information when it comes from someone in the public eye, especially from so close to home...
Be always in stitches.

Giovanna said...

It's nice to read your news - and your WIPs are just amazing!

Lynn said...

Thanks again for the opportunity to get together and stitch with all of you. Wish I could have stayed the whole weekend!
I had no idea you had such a busy week ahead of you! Wish my Dan could have heard DA as well as the young lady speak at your school.
Hope the soaking got rid of your tea spots! Art Deco Spirit looks fantastic. It's good to see you stitching on that one again.

Annie said...

Looks like tons of fun this week. I don't see any tea stains so I guess the advice to wash them out quickly worked. That piece and the Art Deco both look great.

Have a great weekend!

Bonnie Brown said...

Thanks again for a very fun weekend. Hope CD came out okay from the bath. You have put some work in it this week... I see blue?
Thanks for posting the pics of Alfie! What fun for the kids.

Jennifer said...

Wow you are a busy gal Dani. Your stitching weekend sounded fun . Nice for you to get together with the travellers. Your stitching is looking great. That is great that D.A came to your school .It really helps the students to become more aware. Have fun with your Mom

Kajsa said...

Your WIP's are lovely! It really seems like you have been busy lately!

Bette said...

Your weekend sounds like it was wonderful. And I sure can't see where you spilled tea on the dragon. The Deco Spirits is coming along nicely as well.

Mylene said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend.

Both WIPs are looking beautiful!

Missy Ann said...

Mmmmm.... hockey player...

Karoline said...

Sounds like a great weekend, both wips are looking lovely

Olenka's Stitches said...

Sounds like you had a busy and fun week. It's great to see CD growing.

Carol said...

Glad to hear about your stitching weekend, Dani--sounds like fun! I can't work on complicated pieces when I'm stitching with others--I just get too distracted with the conversation and laughter...

Both of your WIPs are looking amazing :)

Beatrice said...

Oh I'm so glad the tea stain came out in the wash!!!Glad I pushed you on that a bit.
It looks wonderful.
Look at Hunter all curled up on Christin...what a sucky he is..lol!
It looks like you had a busy week after your wonderful weekend .Thank you so much for your hospitality. I had such a good time and it was wonderful see everyone again and meeting Lori...it's always fun meeting a new fellow stitcher!
Have fun with Mom on the weekend.

Julie said...

Art Deco looks great, a busy week for you but a nice weekend with your friends.

Tama said...

beautiful stitching! looks like you had a lot of fun :D

Carolyn NC said...

Wow - you should be tired! Sounds like a great time stitching and meeting with friends and celebs! Wonderful stitching!

Brigitte said...

Wow, what a week and weekend you had - meeting up with old stitching friends and new friends from your latest trip must have been great.
Very nice progress on your two WIPs.

Suzanne said...

Sounds like a great weekend. Lovely stitching!