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Friday, December 31, 2010

Friends, Gifts and Stitching Updates!

I have been very lucky this week!  I've got to spend some time with some of the very important people in my life!  Besides my family... which is always a given over the holidays.  On Tuesday I went to the gym with Christin before we joined Kathy at our favourite restaurant (Lone Star) for dinner.  Despite the restaurant being busy, our waiter got the drift and just left us alone to talk after eating.  There's nothing I hate more than being pushed out of my table before I'm ready to leave.  Sadly I forgot to get a picture of the three of us together!  It was great to get caught up with Kathy, I won't be seeing her again until March when I fly down to Arizona over the March Break!

Then on Wednesday I got to spend the afternoon and evening with my best friend Claire (and her hubby Patrick who I adore as well)!  She and I have been the best of friends since grade 10 and no matter where life has taken us (her) we've always somehow managed to keep in touch.  I think I'll be looking at a flight down to Jacksonville Florida this summer to spend a good couple of days with her!

When Christin and I met up on Tuesday it wasn't only to spend time with Kathy but we finally exchanged Christmas gifts.  I was finally able to give her the gorgeous flower frog I've been holding onto for months to her (for her scissors of course)!  Of course did I think to get a picture of it?  Nope!  Christin got me these cool racks (2 of them) for my ever growing ribbon collection!  Now I have room for more!  I've put them together but I'm now waiting for Todd to put them up on the wall for me... but I may have to take things into my own hands and attempt to mount them on the wall myself!

I have been stitching this week, more than I have in a very long time which has been nice.  I'm actually seeing progress on The Accolade!  Working on a 10x10 block every day before I pick up my main project has really been working for me.

Fingers crossed, I may get the Air Spirit finished on Art Deco Spirits, before the year is out!!!  We'll see as there are just hours left to the year.




Late Wednesday night I was stitching and I had Cuddles at my feet, and Hunter on the back of my chair!  Super cute!!!

22 comments:

Giovanna said...

Air Spirit is shaping up beautifully! Happy New Year!

Meadows08 said...

You're making great progress! Have a Happy New Year!

Dee said...

Hunter looks so soft! Makes me wish for a kitty of my own.

riona said...

Air Spirit is coming along beautifully ... but, then, I always enjoy tracking your progress on your BAPs ... you have a discipline I lack and, as a result, envy considerably!

Karen said...

Those ribbon racks look so handy! What a nice gift from Christin. The Accolade is coming right along and Air Spirit looks fabulous! Good luck finishing it off before the new year! Your kitties are just adorable! So cute that they both want to be around you like that.

Happy New Year!

mollycaff said...

What a great way to store ribbons! I'm going to show this picture to my DBF to see if he can make me something similar, give him something to keep him busy in the New Year LOL. Happy New Year to you!

Lesleyanne said...

Love the ribbon racks. Your cats are so cute. Great progress on your stitching. Happy New Year.

Chiloe said...

Love the ribbons racks ;-)

Great stitching.

Happy new year Dani ♥

Alice said...

How nice to see friends. Hope Claire is well...
Nice ribbon rack!
Happy New Year Dani.

valerie said...

Happy New Year! Love that ribbon rack! Your Deco piece is really coming along!

Blu said...

Awesome ribbon racks!

Air Spirits looks amazing! You're definitely tempting me to pick up Deco Spirits!

claudia said...

Love those ribbon racks! Great gift.
Happy New Year to you!

Lynn said...

Great progress on your WIP. I have one of those ribbon racks and just love it but it's full already. I may just need another!
Best wishes Dani for a healthy and Happy New Year!

Von said...

Happy New Year, Dani!!

Lucy said...

Beautiful stitching, Dani!! Happy New Year!

Carol said...

Sounds like you have a couple of nice trips planned, Dani--AZ and Jacksonville--perfect for the coming winter months.

I hope 2011 is a wonderful year for you and your family :) Give those darling kitties an extra new year's treat for me, okay?

Bonnie Brown said...

Love the ribbon holders.
How nice that you got to see Claire!

Gabi said...

Beautiful stitching. The ribbon holder is fantastic. Never thought of something like that. What a great idea

Sally said...

Gorgeous stitching Dani. Love that ribbon rack!

Happy New Year!

Julie said...

Happy New Year to you Dani, the ribbon rack is wonderful, great pics of your WIP's

Kathy A. said...

It was wonderful to spend some quality time with you too!
Air is looking fine!

Suzanne said...

What great friends you have! I love your ribbon racks. Nice stitching as well.