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Saturday, July 17, 2010

July Goals And Stuff

Thanks to everyone who has stopped by and visited my new blog and thank you for all your support and very kind words!  I read and appreciate every comment (on both blogs).

We're a few weeks into July and I still haven't shared my stitching goals with you (shame on me!).  Even though I haven't put them up here to share with you I did make a point of jotting it down on paper when the first of the month rolled around. 

June Review
Finish Wedding Piece - Yup just have to get it framed before next Saturday!
Stitch an Ornament - Yes!
Find Something for Beatrice's Round Robin - Yes I've picked it and made my working copy
Work on Celestial Dragon - Yes!

July Stitching Goals
Finish Celestial Dragon
Stitch an Ornament
Start Beatrice's RR
Start 2 Smalls


I didn't take a Celestial Dragon progress picture Friday night as I usually do, probably because I was so anxious to work on it!  Late Thursday night I put the final "X" in the dragon!  Last night I started the process of backstitching the dragon on this last quarter.  I wrapped that up today (I took this picture before I realized I hadn't finished the beard), and started giving the dragon scales.  Boy that is taking a long time!  Hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to start the background netting.  There's still a lot of detail to go into this piece!

Have you noticed this year that I'm not sharing as many photos with you as I used to?  That's because I haven't really been shooting very much this year.  I don't know why, I'm not shooting as much and I find I don't carry my camera around as much either.  I used to always have my point and shoot in my purse, I've really got to get it back in there!

Earlier this week after getting home from work I decided to photograph some of my day lilies that are currently in bloom on the side of my house.  It felt really nice to get out with my camera!  Now I wish it would just cool down enough for me to go wandering around with it again, like I used to!

Here are some shots from my time in the yard.





30 comments:

Myra said...

Gorgeous flower pictures. I love the coneflower. CD is really moving along now, I know you will be happy to finish it.

Erna said...

Hello Dani your CD is great...and the flowers ..I can almost smell them overhere in Amsterdam
Hugs
Erna

Dee said...

I just took pictures of some coneflowers last week. Guess great minds photograph alike. LOL

I totally understand about not making as many photos. I think I've lived in the same area for so long that nothing really seems interesting to photograph anymore. I don't haul my good camera around as much because I don't want it sitting in the heat of the car while I run errands and such. So all that = not so many photos.

CD is looking GREAT! Good luck with all the backstitching and detailing. It won't be long now and you'll be doing a happy dance.

And remember -- happy dancing burns calories!

Elaine said...

CD is progressing well Dani. Your flowers are just beautiful. Oh how I would love that purple lilly in my garden. I've only ever seen yellow, orange and white ones in our local garden centres.It is just gorgeous!

Lesleyanne said...

Your flower pictures are stunning. CD is gorgeous have fun with all that back stitching.

Bette said...

CD is beautiful. You've made a lot of progress on it. And I love your flowers. They're gorgeous!

natalyK said...

The progress yu made on CD is amazing. What a beautiful piece of art.

Annie said...

Wow.. CD is looking so complete. Bet you can just smell the finish!

And those flower photos are to die for!

Alice said...

What beautiful photos Dani! CD is amazing.

EvalinaMaria said...

Lovely pictures and nice goals for July!

Karen said...

CD is AWESOME! Beautiful pictures too and I did notice that you haven't shared as many photos as you used to. Just figured you were too busy with stitching ;).

Christine said...

Great flower pictures, I love your day lilies.
CD is looking amazing

Wendy said...

celestial dragon is auwsom, I cannot immagine it looking better, but I know it will !
your flowers look beautiful, here most of them have gone due to the heat, and them the storm.

jane said...

CD looks fantastic and I love your flower photos

Ingrid said...

ooohhh wow Dani girl what a beautiful flowers and your CD is amazing.It is truly a work of art!

Kathy A. said...

Miss those photos. Nice to see them.
Nice progress on THE dragon! That netting will be something when done.

Olenka's Stitches said...

Your CD is awesome! Thank you for sharing the pretty flowers' pictures.

mbroider said...

OMG, you have accomplished so much in so little time! CD looks so wonderful...

Little Cat said...

Wowww, fantastic! That dragon is just the bees knees!

Giovanna said...

The dragon is stunning!

ollie1976 said...

Great job on CD and the flowers are beautiful!
-Jen

Lisa said...

Beautiful progress, and GORGEOUS pictures!!

Julie said...

Super lilies, CD is looking so fab!
Good luck with the July goals

Lillie said...

Beautiful blooms.
Congrads, the dragon is awesome.

Beatrice said...

Oh it nice to see some of the shots again.Pretty.
CD is looking finnnnne.!
Hmmm RR you say!

Sally said...

Your flowers pictures are beautiful Dani.

Wow CD is looking stunning!

Karoline said...

CD is looking stunning and the flower photos are lovely

Meadows08 said...

You are the fastest stitcher ever! I applaud your goals, especially the fact that you meet them!!! LOL!

Suzanne said...

CD looks amazing. I can only imagine how much back stitching is involved. Great photos.

Jenna said...

Beautiful flower pics. You have such a talent! And your Celestial Dragon is coming along so nicely. I admire your ability to keep moving on one piece and making such significant headway each time you stitch!