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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Recharging the Creative Batteries

My usual Tuesday night routine for the last almost 3 years has been go from work, to visiting with my parents, to my Weight Watchers meeting, to Taekwon-Do and even sometimes staying for Cardio TaeBox afterwards.  Tonight I decided it was time to change that and I'm so glad, and excited that I did!

For some time now I've known that there's a little stitching group in Ottawa, one that Lynn goes to and I decided why not change my routine and go?  So go I did... well first I got in a visit to the gym before stitching began (gotta get my workout in).  Lynn was back form a trip to visit family, Lori was there who I met about a year ago now, so were many other ladies I have met over the years at various stitching retreats, classes, events and get togehters.

I didn't really get that much stitching done tonight.  When I got home, for the first time in ages I felt really excited and re-energized over my stitching that the first thing I did was pull my stitching back out!  Wow it just felt so good and so right!

Now to share a few non-stitching related things with you...

I noticed this on my odometer when I got home!  Guess what my favourite number is?  You've got it 27!

Also yesterday while waiting for my turn at an intersection to turn, the winter sky was just so gorgeous!  I was glad I had enough time to pull out my camera and snap a quick picture.

Finally another old PhotoHunt, this one is from November 21, 2010 and the theme is "birds"

I photographed this fellow a few years ago at the Jacksonville Zoo.  I just loved his "headdress"!

14 comments:

Lesleyanne said...

Sounds like a great evening. Love the photos.

Lisa said...

Glad you had a fun evening, would love to go to a stitchy club.
That sky looks gorgeous.

Karen said...

That's great that you were able to really relax! And you fit your gym time in too! Sounds like a great night.

Lynn said...

It was so good to have you join us Dani! I'm so glad it helped boost your mojo. It felt great for me to be back with the group again. I only wish I didn't have to drive quite so far to get there!

Bette said...

It's so fun to have a group to stitch with. And I love the photo of the sky!

Carol said...

I always enjoy seeing your photos, Dani, and that sky is particularly beautiful! So glad you "broke tradition" and went to the stitching group--there is nothing better than spending time with fellow stitchers who share your passion, is there?

Giovanna said...

My stitching group has been my anti-stress therapy ever since I found it - glad you found one too.

Kathy A. said...

Whohoo!! I closer to home stitching group. Good for you. Glad you had fun.
Take care.

geeky Heather said...

Oh goodness, that Winter sky is glorious! That's so exciting to find a new wonderful stitching group and you were so good to go to the gym first.

Dee said...

Wow! I thought MY car had a lot of mileage. You have me beat!

Congrats on the 272727 --- maybe you should play the lottery this week.

Carolyn NC said...

Sounds like a great evening!

mollycaff said...

Wow, it all seems to happen in your area, stitching weekends, retreats, clubs, you are so lucky! Glad you enjoyed your new routine, and that you have renewed passion for your stitching, I know exactly how you feel. Out of interest how old is your car to have that many miles on it? My OH has 130,000 on his Jeep and we thought that was a lot!

Lana said...

Glad you enjoyed your new routine, sometimes we do need to mix it up, and if there's stiching involved, WITH other stitchers-HECK YAH!!! =) Loved the pics too!

claudia said...

It's alwas good to change up the routine from time to time. Brings a breath of fresh air with it.
Love the pictures you got, especially the bird at the end. He's purty!