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Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Helping Friends, Borders and Dragons Oh My!

Wow I am nowhere near as regular a blogger as I used to be!


Friday after work Christin and I hopped in my poor (now fixed) little car and drove down to Kingston where we stayed with her parents for the weekend (thanks for the bed Mom & Dad!).  Saturday I was up early (for me!) and even shocked Christin's Dad by being up, showered and dressed before he was!  I had to head into town to help Ann out!  The Cataraqui Needlework Guild was hosting their annual market day where Ann was setting up her booth for Knowledge & Needles.  It was a very busy day, and I was pretty tired by the end of it all!

Matilda got to go on her first road trip.  During a quiet moment she got to play in the flossie bin!  Oh what fun and a stitcher's dream!

Caleb, Rebecca's son having a little cuddle time with Matilda.

That evening we met up with Rebecca and Bonnie to stitch for the evening.  I kept plugging away on Celestial Dragon.  Sunday after breakfast we went back out to Rebecca's and stitched some more!  It was a great weekend.  I wrapped up the weekend the best way, by finishing the border on Celestial Dragon on Sunday night.

The week has been a busy one and I've grabbed a few hours of stitching here and there, its been great to finally start the dragon on CD.  Unfortunately I've delved back into the golds again, I am looking forward to hitting some of those greens and rich blues!

Looking forward to the weekend again, as usual!  I'm having my stitching friends over and I can't wait!  I'll be stitching with Christin, Rebecca, Bonnie, Kathy, Beatrice, Lynn, and Lori.  Hopefully things will work out for Beth and she'll make it too!

33 comments:

Lesleyanne said...

Congratulations on finishing your border. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Giovanna said...

Absolutely in love with your CD! I fear that I'm getting too old and impatient for more large TWs after the two I've made, so following yours is nice vicarious pleasure, lol. Congrats on finishing the border, it's just lovely.

riona said...

The border looks grand ... but then all TW borders are exquisite. It sounds like you had a busy weekend, I read about it on the Knowledge and Needles blog as well. I am waiting to get back to my TW Autumn Faerie until after the crazy May times [Confirmations, First Communions, Finals, Progress reports & 2010-11 registrations ... too much for the first two weeks of just one month]

Ingrid said...

Congrats on finishing the border, i love it !A wonderful weekend and stitching time!

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

You go girl, CD is coming along very quickly for a TWD. It looks wonderful. Glad you had a great weekend and here's to looking forward to another stitchy weekend. Now really, is there any other kind of weekend?
Be always in stitches.

devonaz said...

Wow you are just booking on that design,,,it is looking good,,,glad to hear you had a good weekend...cant wait to see the next profess picture...

Annie said...

That market trip looks like it was a lot of fun. The bunny had a great outing!

Fun to finish a border. Looks great and now you can get to the 'good' part!

Ma Teakettle said...

Oh Dani, It's beyond gorgeous! I love your border :) It sounds like such a wonderful weekend and I can see the happiness on Matilda's face to be on the road with you, and living my dream of rolling in a basket of floss! ;)

Hugs
Ma TK

Alice said...

That border is wonderful! Whew, that is the hard part done... good for you. It sounds as though you have great weekends. Enjoy

Kathy A. said...

Wow, looks like you had a great time in Kingston. Sorry I missed it.
Celestial Dragon is moving right along!
See you Saturday! I can hardly wait!

Carol said...

It is nice to see that little Matilda is getting out to see the world and make some new friends, Dani! The needlework show looks wonderful...

Nice to see the dragon making his appearance--you are one brave stitcher to tackle this piece. I love seeing it take form!

Bonnie Brown said...

Congrats on your border finish. It is looking amazing!
Can't wait for the weekend!

Bette said...

Sounds like you had a lovely weekend. The border looks wonderful.

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

Love the picture of Caleb! I can't believe how dark his eyes look...can't wait to see you Friday night!

Erna said...

The border is great.Enjoy your stitching weekend
Hugs
Erna

Dianne said...

that is beautiful! Love the shading and detail :)

Lynn said...

CD is looking awesome! All that gold, it's really going to stand out. Looking forward to seeing all of you on Saturday.

Elaine said...

Looks like your trip was great fun.
Your border is looking fab.
Enjoy your stitchy week-end.

claudia said...

Sounds like a busy, satisfying weekend!

Lillie said...

Congrads on finishing the border. Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend and the coming one too will be fantastic! Enjoy the weekend.

Karoline said...

CD is looking gorgeous, congratulations on finishing the border

Carolyn NC said...

But it all sounds fun - border looks great!

Sally said...

Wow that border looks fantastic Dani!

Siobhan said...

The border looks great, Dani! It sounds like you had a fun weekend--I hope this one is as good! :)

Christine said...

Sounds like a great weekend. Looking forward to seeing the dragon grow

Julie said...

Matilda looks like she was having lots of fun. The border looks fab on CD.

Enjoy your weekend this week with your friends

Brigitte said...

Wow, finishing that border is such a great step forward. The rest will be peanuts, lol. No, not really of course, but it certainly gives you motivation to not have to care about the border any longer.

Suzanne said...

Lovely progress on your WIP. I hope you had a great weekend with all your friends.

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

Congratulations on your win at:

http://blacksheepsite.blogspot.com/2010/05/we-have-some-winners.html

Love ya,
Reb

Tama said...

Your border is beautiful!
I'm looking forward to the dragon!

Maxine said...

Great work on getting the border finished on CD. I'll be looking forward to seeing the dragon progress now. Keep up the great work :)

Michelle said...

Glad to hear you had a good (and busy) weekend. Congrats on finishing the border on CD - can't wait to see all the gorgeous shades in the dragon!

Doris said...

congratulations for your border finish, is just beautiful. the gold and blue look great.