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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

July Stitching Get Together at Lynn's

Wow!  What a busy weekend!  I was actually off this past Friday, but I didn't get to relax!  I met up with my friends Tracey and Terri and we were off cross-border shopping (again)!  I left my house at 7am and I didn't get back until 10pm what a long day!  We hit up all the major stores and mall in Watertown N.Y. and swung by Wal Mart in Ogdensburg, N.Y. on the way home!  I didn't buy much but I enjoyed the girls day out!

Saturday I was up bright and early (again) this time to pick up Christin in the city shortly before 9:30am, gas up the car, get a skinny caramel frappucino in me and hit the road again!  This time it was off to Lynn's place for our July Get Together!  I was surprised to find we weren't the first there but shortly after our arrival everyone started pouring in!  There were 11 of us in total for the day's stitching.  We lived up to our motto for sure Stitch, Eat, but no sleeping this time.  There was a lot of fantastic projects being worked on and lots of healthy and decadent foods!  Thank you Lynn for putting on such a great day and a fantastic spread!  I'll let the pictures do the talking!

Beatrice was in attendance, her and Kathy made the 3 hour drive!  That is dedication!  Of course we're called the Travelling Stitcherhood for a reason.  Our GTGs range anywhere from almost Cornwall, Ont. to Brighton, Ont. this way various people have the chance to have it close to home!

This is Lianne, she's new to the group.  Earlier this summer she e-mailed me and Lynn looking to meet other stitchers.  I was so glad I remembered to forward on the invite to her!  She was so nice, I look forward to getting to know her better and of course stitch!  In the background is Rosanne who I had me a few years ago at one of my retreats.

On the left is Rebecca's Mom Sylvia and on the right is Lori, she's new to my neck of the woods this last year and was brave enough to e-mail me as well to get to meet some stitchers.  See, it pays to be brave and send out an e-mail you can meet some wonderful people!

Rebbecca is working away on Kaleidoscope by Ink Circles, I so want to start this piece some day soon!  This was the second week in a row I got to see Rebbecca and Mom!

Shhhh... group session in progress!
Our wonderful hostess Lynn and the happy dance she got to share with us!

This is Leslie, she's form Lynn's stitching group.  This is the first time we've met.

Here's my CD progress from Friday-Monday, not as much as I'd like to have gotten done but like I said the weekend was busy!

So after all that driving on Friday (at least I wasn't the driver that day) and Saturday, what did I do on Sunday?  I got back in my car, again!  This time I drove in the opposite direction to Arnprior where I met up with my friend Carolyn from work and I went kayaking for the first time!  Carolyn has two and invited me to come join her.  We spent about an hour on the Ottawa River, it was so nice but it was a warm day and I couldn't handle any longer than that!  When I got home it was time for some serious napping!  LOL!!!

Now onto the Weight Watchers front... somehow despite last week being a write-off food and exercise wise due to the heat I had a good week at the scale!  I am down 1.5 lbs!  I've started this week fully re-committed to the plan, determined to get back to goal!

35 comments:

Cole said...

Goodness, your stitching retreats look like so much fun!!

Silverlotus said...

Your continued WW success is very inspirational. I gained back everything I lost when I was ill at the beginning of the year (I was eating just so I'd have some energy to make it through the day). Now that I'm feeling better-ish, I need to recommit. Your success proves it can be done.

Oh, and Celestial Dragon looks fabulous!

Kathy A. said...

Wonderful photos of the weekend. It was nice to reconnect with you.
Dragon is looking marvellous!!!!

valerie said...

What a fun stitching retreat! It looks like it was a great time.

Patty C. said...

I'm glad you had fun with Lynn
She is such a wonderful blogging buddy ;)

(I'm hosting a giveaway on my blog if you are interested :)

Lesleyanne said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic weekend. It must be great to meet and stitch with other stitchers. CD is looking great - it looks almost finished - is it?

Christine said...

What a great weekend! You must be exhausted

Elaine said...

Sounds like a real busy week-end Dani. The stitching retreat looks so much fun.

Sadie said...

You certainly had a packed weekend :-) Sounds and looks like it was a fun filled time.
CD looks fab!

Jo said...

Now that sounds like a really fun, if busy weekend!! And CD is looking fabulous, as ever.

So happy you are on a downward spiral weight wise again - I'm off the ww in about 15 mins, so will find out the extent of the damage for my weekend of fun...

Giovanna said...

You're a great group, the wonderful atmosphere just spills out of the pictures - reminds me of my bunch of stitching buddies :-)

Well done on CD, he's so almost done now.

Ingrid said...

Dani ooohhh I really enjoy the pictures, thanks for sharing them with us! It looks nice and cozy!It must be a great weekend!

Annie said...

Looks like such a fun time with the stitchers.

I guess all that running around burned the calories! Congrats on saying goodbye to those 1.5 lbs.

CD is getting so close to the end now and looking better and better!

Julie said...

They looks a lovely group of ladies, what a fun time you must have all had together. You were so busy, no wonder the scales were kind to you.

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

So nice to hear the TS had a wonderful time together and by the pictures it looks like it was indeed a productive day.
Be always in stitches.

devonaz said...

I am jealous,,,you have all those lovely stitching friends,,I havent found any here yet in florida,,and you are one busy little girl..glad you had such a wonderful weekend,,also me and my husband have been wanting to kayak,,is it hard??

Carol said...

That looks like such a nice relaxing group, Dani--lucky you! I'll bet your next posting of CD will be a finish--YAY!

Karen said...

That really was a packed weekend! Kayaking is really fun! Glad you got to try it out. It must be nice to have such a lovely group of stitching friends. There is no one around here... at least no one that I know haha. CD is really getting there!

Bette said...

What a fun weekend! And CD is looking so good. Can't wait to see it finished.

Dee said...

That stitching group is fantastic. You look like you all had SUCH a good time.

Weight --- go figure. Sometimes I think the ups and downs and more salt intake than calorie. I gained three on vacation, but it was back off the next day when I ate my usual "home" food.

Erna said...

Oh Dani a busy but wonderful weekend, great happy pictures and the CD wow, almost there girl
Erna xx

Ranae said...

You are one lucky lady to have such a great circle of friends
It looks a fun time

Bekca said...

That looks like a really fun weekend, but maybe your next one will be a bit more relaxing! Happy Stiching.

Céleste said...

Superbe ce dragon , si mon fils le voit , il va vouloir le même . Magnifique . Bonne journée .

Carolyn NC said...

Great pictures and it looks like so much fun! CD is looking fantastic!

claudia said...

What a fantastic weekend you had! I have to say I am a little jealous of the kayaking part...I haven't been in my kayak for a few years, due to not having a car that will carry it! I am so glad that you had such a great weekend!

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

It was a great weekend wasn't it? I'm so glad we spent two weekends in a row together, looking forward to see you again soon and for sure at Ann's in August!

Shelleen said...

Sounds like fun and I am about 2-3 hours from Watertown.

Lillie said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. Looks like your are almost done with CD.

Congrads for your reinforced success on your weight! Happy weekend!

Suzanne said...

Great photos! CD is looking fantastic.

Sally said...

Sounds like you had a brilliant weekend Dani! CD looks fantastic!

Doris said...

I'm glad you had fun days. Your stitching is beautiful.

Felicity said...

Looks like you all had a great deal of fun! The dragon is gorgeous!!! Good success with the weight loss. You inspire me on so many levels!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

What a blast of fun - and great progress on your stitching! So, will you be going back kayaking? Congrats on the scale!

stitcherw said...

My you've been busy, and what fun it looks like was had on the stitching get together. CD is looking wonderful.
Sue