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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Rebbecca's Stitchy Weekend Report

Sorry its taken me a little longer than expected to give you my report.  I've been down and out for the last 24 hours with a migraine.

Now onto the good stuff!

Friday night after work Christin and I hopped into my car and made the drive down to Rebecca's place just outside of Kingston.  Bonnie had beaten us there, but we were taking our time, stopping for dinner and to buy a new pair of shoes (me).  Rebecca's Mom Sylvia was also staying for the weekend, the four of us stitched until almost midnight Friday night.

Saturday was such a nice sunny day (for the first time in ages) that before the bulk of the stitchers arrived, I got my gear on and went for a nice 10K run.  It was a great run, beautiful country roads, and perfect temperatures!

Saturday was the main get together for the weekend.  We were joined by Trista, who was there for such a short while that I didn't get a chance to take her picture.  Of course Rebbecca and well, her picture didn't really turn out so I don't have one to share of her.  In attendance were a lot of the usual suspects!

Bonnie, she spent most of the day working on Paradigm Lost

So did Christin

Kathy Happy Danced with a San man Design

Beatrice had the same Happy Dance!

Sylvia worked on a variety of projects, but I was most fascinated with the Bunka piece she was working on

Barb was stitching up a storm with some ornaments

Beth joined us for the afternoon and was working on a gorgeous piece I don't know the designer!

On Saturday I finished up the Fire block on Art Deco Spirits

Now at the half way point!

I do also have some small happy dances to share with you!

'Tis Red
c2010 La-D-Da
2010 Just Cross Stitch Ornament Issue
Stitched with DMD 115
Stitched on mystery linen, it actually looks green

Needle Wizard Needlecase - class piece
c2008 Dragon Dreams - Creativ Festival
Stitched with : DMC, Caron Waterlillies, #4 braid
Stitched on : 28ct Mushroom Jazlyn


Kathy A. said...

Great photos Dani. Love that needlecase. It made me laugh.

Carolyn NC said...

Great finishes and stitching on AD. Love all the shots of your stitching buddies! And your needlecase is too cute!

Patty C. said...

I loooove Tis Red - I need to stitch that one - I think it is just as beautiful as the green :)

Lesleyanne said...

Sound like a fab weekend. Lovely progress on art deco. Congrats on your two happy dances. Love the needle case.

Christine said...

I do envy you all your wonderful retreats, they look like such fun.
Your fire spirit is stunning. Well done on your two little finishes too, the needlecase is so sweet

Lindsay said...

Great finishes love the needlecase

riona said...

You belong to such an active stitching comunity ... I love reading about all the get togethers. What, pray tell, is bunka work? As might be expected, I am blown away by your Art Deco Spirits! As to the smalls you posted: I consider you one of my big-time enablers: I bought the ornament preview issue after I saw Tis Green posted on your blog and now I just know I am going to have to purchase the regular ornament issue in order to stitch Tis Red ... even though that is probably the only ornament I will stitch from it. The needlecase is adorable ... Dragon Dreams is one of my favorite designers ... I have loads of her dragons in my stash and even a few stitched, framed and on my walls!

Annie said...

You always seem to enjoy these stitchy get-togethers so much. Very intense looking stitchers too!

The needlecase is adorable and that little red ornament is so pretty in the variegated thread. Love the Art Deco piece. That one is fabulous!

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

Any time away with your Stitching buds is a good time. Nice job on the ornaments and needle book.
Be always in stitches.

ollie1976 said...

Love the finishes and Art Deco spirits is turning out so nice. Great job!

Ingrid said...

oohh Dani you made very nice pictures, I just loved it!
Great finishes to , the needle case is really beautiful !!
Have a nice weekend !!

Carol said...

What a nice stitching get-together, Dani! Thanks for sharing your photos with us...

Congratulations on reaching the half-way point on Deco Spirits and on your little ornament and needlecase. They all look great--the little wizard is especially cute :)

Bonnie Brown said...

It was great seeing you again!
Congrats on your 2 finishes, and your spirits are looking amazing!

Bette said...

What a fun weekend! And AD is looking lovely.

Kajsa said...

Cute litte finishes! AD looks great!

Carla said...

Sounds like you had a great time :)

Lisa said...

Looks like you had a great weekend. I'd love to be able to attend something like that but it doesn't seem to happen often in the UK.
Well done on reaching the halfway point with spirits, it's looking great.

Bekca said...

It sounds like you had a great time. Well done for getting to the half way point on Art Deco Spirits! I love your little finishes too, especially the needlecase. I hope the migraine has gone now and you're feeling much better :) Happy stitching to you.

Annette said...

Great pictures! Great finishes (as always). Love the needlecase :) But then, it's JAS, so how could I not love it? LOL

Crazee4books said...

Hi Dani,

Some very serious and focused
stitchers in those pictures.
Everyone with their eyes
riveted to their projects
and oblivious to anything
going on around them.

The Fire block turned out
great and looks wonderful
alongside it's companion
Earth. 'Tis Red turned
out well too and your
Dragon Dreams needle case
is wonderful. I can see
the shine of the metallic
thread even in your photo.
Love the wizard's fluffy
beard too.

Hope you have a great weekend.


fatgirlwearingthin said...

I've been meaning to get over here forever and I'm so glad I did: your work is absolutely lovely! You are a woman with so many talents, Dani....soon you'll be able to add 10k runner to that list, too :)

Erna said...

Great finishes and wonderful photos, thanks for sharing

Brigitte said...

Pretty little finishes for you - and another great stitching get-together.

Lynn said...

It was great to see the pictures of everyone! I'm so sorry I had to miss the weekend.
ADS is gorgeous and I just love seeing your progress on this one.
Congrats also on Tis Red. I've considered stitching this one as well.

claudia said...

Lots of Happy ace and another great weekend with stitchy friends!
I love your little needle case. It's so cute!

Dawn said...

Nice blog!!
Sorry about the migraine!! I use to suffer from daily headaches until I went to a chiropractor-- I guess years of stitching/computer work put my neck out of place. I still get the odd migraine -- usually caused by foods or weather now. Since your into karate too something else could be out of place too!!

Karen said...

I hope you're feeling better now! Congrats on finishing another block and reaching the half way point. You're needlebook is adorable!

jane said...

Great photos Dani, sounds like a lovely retreat. Hope you are recovered from your migraine

Sally said...

Your Art Deco Spirits are looking gorgeous Dani. Love the needlebook and Tis Red.

Glad you had a great time :)

mbroider said...

Congratulations on reaching the half-way point:)

This seems to be a tough project with having to stitch in white (so much of white), and various shades of grey

Thanks for the stitcher-pics!!

Giovanna said...

What lovely finishes! Congrats on reaching the half-way point on Spirits.

vEr0n!c@ said...

Cool photos. I can see the intense concentration on everyone's faces as they stitch ^.^ Fire Deco Spirit looks wonderful. You're now officially halfway stitching them :)

Julie said...

Lovely to meet all the ladies you shared your weekend with.

The needlebook is lovely, and Art Deco looks fab.

Andrea said...

Great finishes. Love 'Tis REd. It's on my 'to do' list.

Tama said...

I love your finishes! The needlecase is cute; Art Deco is to die for! So elegant!!!