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Monday, September 06, 2010

Fantastic Long Stitchy Weekend!

I want to shout out a HUGE thank you to Kathy and Beatrice for hosting a fantastic, relaxing, stitchy long weekend!  I took all of my running/walking gear with me and didn't pull it out once!  I think I really needed that, I have been pushing myself pretty hard lately!

Sunset on Lake Ontario

Friday evening we all met up at Kathy's place on the GORGEOUS shores of lake Ontario.  Sadly this is the last time we'll meet up there, as at the end of this month Kathy moves into her new home!  The main participants for the weekend were myself, Christin, Bonnie, Rebbecca and our hosts Kathy and Beatrice.

Lunch for 6... more like an army!

Beatrice, Barb, Ann & Judie

Kathy's Happy Dance on Saturday

Saturday we were all over at Beatrice's for the day!  After lunch we were joined by Angie, Judie, Barb, and Ann.  That afternoon I finished off the Earth block on Art Deco Spirits, and started on the Fire block.  I got almost all the black done on one side that night when I realized that it didn't meet up with the bottom of the Earth block!  I had missed one row of stitches... NEAR the top!  I spent a little time before bed trying to fix it up.

Gorgeous double rainbow!

More beautiful vistas!

Sunday it was Kathy's turn to host the core group.  We went out for breakfast first before tucking into our stitching!  I did manage to get Art Deco Spirits all sorted out!  After lunch we were joined by Beatrice and her Mom (Adriana, my favourite 94-year-old stitcher!).  Adriana's sharp eyes spotted a gorgeous double rainbow, we all ran outside with our cameras!  It was too funny!

Earth block all stitched up

Progress on fire block

Monday was more stitching!  Then it was sadly, time to come home.

I forgot to mention this on my last blog post but I had won a giveaway on Regina's Blog Oubliette!  Thank you Regina I really love it!

Run For The Cure Update : I'm almost 1/2 way to my $1000 fundraising goal!  I've raised $415.00 so far!  Click HERE if you would like to donate!  The run is in 27 days!

29 comments:

Missy Ann said...

Oh wow, beautiful pictures all around. Adore the colors of that biscornu.

I've already warned Kathy, as soon as my son goes to college (5 yrs!) I'm going to come crash one of the Canadian GTGs.

Dee said...

How in the world did you concentrate on your stitching with that beautiful view????

Deborah said...

Sounds like it was a wonderful stitching retreat! The vistas are beautiful.

mbroider said...

I love to read about stitching retreats.. so thanks for the pics and the news too, eh!

Loved the rainbows....

claudia said...

What a gr stitchy weekend you had! The pictures are beautiful! Thank you for sharing your beautiful views. And of course, the stitching you did is great. I love the biscornu you won! It's so pretty! I lovwe the colors.

Lesleyanne said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. The photos are gorgeous. Lovely stitching too.

Christine said...

You seem to have the most wonderful stitchy weekends. Love the sunset and rainbow pictures, what a beautiful place to sit and stitch, and what great progress you've made on Spirits.
Love the biscornu too

Giovanna said...

Great pictures - what a wonderful place! Congrats on finishing Earth, she's beautiful.

shakatak66 said...

Sounds like you had fun as always :) Love the stitching updates - and that biscornu is a real stunner, what a treat to receive :D

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

Glad to see you all had a wonderful AND productive weekend.
Be always in stitches.

riona said...

Love your progress on art Deco Spirits ... such an unusual and lovely piece. Glad you liked the biscornu.

Annie said...

What a great way to spend a weekend. Love your Art Deco piece. And that rainbow is just too spectacular!

Sally said...

Oh wow what a gorgeous place to be stitching! It looks like heaven on earth. Your Art Deco looks goregous and I love the biscornu.

Carol said...

That is so funny, Dani! I was on the shores of Lake Ontario this weekend, too--but on the U.S. side at my sister's lake house. Looks like you all had a wonderful time...I'm sure it was very hard to say goodbye to such a pretty place.

Your WIP is looking lovely :)

Bette said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend! And the pictures are gorgeous!

Lisa said...

The Art Deco Spirits look wonderful :) Congrats on the progress!!!

Patti said...

All your stitching looks as amazing as your weekend sounds. Thank you so much for the great photos too.
Patti xxx

Bekca said...

It certainly looks like you had a great time at the getaway and got a lot of stitching done. The rainbow picture is beautiful. Happy stitching.

Karen said...

Looks like you had another great weekend! Your earth block looks really nice and you've made lots of progress on the fire block!

Lynn said...

Glad you had a great weekend together. I was stitching with a pretty incredible view too!
Great progress on Art Deco.

Brigitte said...

Great stitching with great friends.

Jo said...

Very jealous about your lovely stitchy weekend! And Deco spirits is looking wonderful - I'm sorry the frogs came to visit.

Heidi said...

Great stitching and pics! Sounds like a wonderful weekend!

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

I had a fabulous time, as always. I was disappointed that I had to cut the weekend short but really enjoyed my time that I was there. See you in Octobwer (if not before).

Barbi said...

What a fabulous weekend you had! And you're finish is great! You'll have the next one done in no time.

Elaine said...

Sounds like a wonderful week-end and the setting is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing the photos.
Beautiful stitches too!

Tama said...

What beautiful views! and your stitching is always beautiful - congrats on finishing the first Deco lady :D

mollycaff said...

What a beautiful place to spend the weekend, especially surrounded by other stitchers!

Suzanne said...

What a wonderful place to sit and stitch, especially with that view. Nice finish with earth.