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Monday, July 05, 2010

Thanks Rebecca!

I had a fantastic, perfect stitchy weekend at Rebecca's!  She had me out to her place from Thursday-Sunday and oh boy did we stitch!  Bonnie joined us on Friday and... oh boy did we stitch!  On Sunday Beth joined us in the afternoon, it was so good to see her again.

Here's where Celestial Dragon ended up at the end of the evening yesterday (with a little bit of Hunter's tail).  I finished yet another 1/4 of the dragon and got a good start on the last.  Unfornately once all of the cross stitching is done on this last 1/4 I won't be finished yet!  There's the scales to backsttich... all in gold blending fillament (ick), then the whole background is netting, all done in backstitch, witha bead in each corner!  Lots and lots of beads!!!!  So unfortunately the finish line isn't in sight.

On Saturday we spent the day at Rebecca's grandparent's cottage.  It was a fantastic day to be sitting on the screened in deck... you've got it stitching.

The boys were just having so much fun in the lake!

Bonnie was a sweetie, after she found herself a flower frog... she managed to find one for me too (for a great price!!!).  My scissors are now proudly displayed in my new scissor frog.  Thanks bonnie!

Hunter was being adorable while I was trying to photograph Celestial Dragon, so I took a picture of him.

Cuddles was feeling left out so he got his picture taken as well!

36 comments:

Bette said...

CD is looking so good. It will be spectacular when it's done. And what sweet kitties. They look so comfortable!

Annie said...

The dragon is looking better and better. Sounds like a great weekend. Love the photo of the guys jumping into water. And your scissors look great in their new home.

Daffycat said...

Awesome stitching, Dani! Ugh, I am not much for blending fillament either. It's pretty & all but such a pain to stitch with.

Love the cat's photos. They are adorable!

Jackie said...

You've made a lot of progress!

The collection of scissors looks fantastic in the frog.

Donna said...

Great job. When people ask me why I don't sell my needlework, thoughts of your piece and others enter into my mind. They have no idea how much work we do on our projects!

Karen said...

All I can say is "WOW." The patience needed to stick with a project like this is unimaginable. Kudos to you Dani! It'll be done in no time if you keep this up! :)

Myra said...

It sounds like you had a great time. CD is looking great, I don't envy you the beading and backstitching. Love the kitties!

Bonnie Brown said...

Yes we did get lots of stitching done, with some fun stuff and eating thrown in.
Your very welcome for your scissor frog... Sometimes you find the neatest things when you are not looking for them.
Can't wait to see you again!

Lesleyanne said...

CD is progressing sooo well. Ugh backstitch. Love the pictures of the cats and the boys and your new scissor frog.

Christine said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend. CD looks really impressive, its going to be absolutely stunning when its done.
Sweet cats too

Katri said...

Wow, you're really making progress! I have to disagree though :-) the end is in sight, might not be in the very near future, but you are getting so close to finishing!

Lovely pictures of the cats!

Giovanna said...

Wow, you've got so much done - great going! He's spectacular.

Carol said...

Just incredible, Dani!! Good luck with all of that blending filament--I avoid it whenever possible. It just doesn't like me :)

Your kitties are so darling--such sweet little faces...

Elaine said...

CD is looking fab, good luck with the beads and back-stitching.
Cute kitties!

Kathy A. said...

Looks like a great weekend Dani. You are doing wonderful work on (my) dragon!!!! Keep it up.
What a great scissor frog from Bonnie.
See you Saturday.

ollie1976 said...

Great job on CD...Hunter and Cuddles are adorable!
-Jen

Julie said...

CD is looking so good, such a lot of progress since i was last here, i am way behind on blog reading - sorry.

What a fab weekend you had, love the scissor frog

Lynn said...

That sounds like an awful lot of work still to go on CD! Looks great though!
Sounds like you had a great weekend. I just purchased the same flower frog at one of the antique shops near me. There's all kinds of them around here.

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

I had a wonderful time as well...and I'm glad the photo of the boys doesn't show too much of me, but the face on me is priceless! Stitching, eating and gabbing - it was a wonderful long weekend. See you soon!

Erna said...

Oh Dani CD is getting more and more a dragon, all the best withe the backstitches and the beads....
Hugs
Erna

Bekca said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time at your stitchy weekend. You may not be able to see the finish line on CD just get, but you are definitley over half way. Keep it up!

Wendy said...

I love your kittens !

beading can be a drag, but it does make it look so much more stunning !

Ma Teakettle said...

What an awesome weekend you had, much deserved :) Your pics are so fun, and your WIP looks beautiful and you are making great progress ((hugs)).

Karyn

Mylene said...

WOW! You made a great progress on Celestial Dragon, it is looking stunning!!

Dee said...

I love the flower frog scissor holder idea. Yours is gorgeous!

Sooooo...did you jump in the lake too? It looks quite chilly.

Siobhan said...

CD looks great! It looks like you had a fantastic weekend. :)

Jo said...

Glad you had such a lovely weekend - CD is looking brilliant, it's coming along so quickly!

Patti said...

The dragon is really looking great. But what I really love is your scissor frog. It is gorgeous and I love all your scissors too. But the best thing is the great weekend you had.
Patti xxx

Ingrid said...

Great job and .... i love that dragon !!!The frog scissor holder is really gorgeous :D !Very nice pictures Dani, you were definitely a very nice weekend ..
Hugs Ingrid

Sally said...

Glad you had a great time :) CD is looking stunning!

Cute kittie pics. They look very contented.

Doris said...

amazing stitching!!i love the scissor frog!.

Carolyn NC said...

CD is looking great - love your scissor frog!

stitcherw said...

Fun furbabie pictures, they look so sweet. Love your flowerfrog, where do you find those at? Nice progress on CD. I didn't realize all the backstitching with filament was left as well as the beading part, that will make for a bit more time till done.
As to your question on the cat mats, yes they go home with the cat when it is adopted so it has something familiar to smell and snuggle with while it is adapting to its new home.
Sue

Meadows08 said...

Looks like you had a fabulous weekend!

Suzanne said...

Excellent progress on CD! I love you flower frog and all those pretty scissors and fobs.

Patty C. said...

I'm liking the flower frog :)