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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

After the Long Weekend

I had a great Victoria Day Long Weekend, sadly not as stitchy-productive as I would of liked.  Silly things kept getting in the way like going to Weight Watchers, cleaning the house and doing laundry.  Somewhere in there there was a nap and a 10K run one day followed by another 3K another morning.  So it turned out to be a little busier than I planned and I still had trouble settling down.  Oh yeah and I did some finishing for my draw gifts!

Let's just get onto the progress pictures!

Enchantment of Winter

Quilt Blocks

The Accolade

Besides doing a little finishing on the weekend I made a stack of ort boxes so I have a stash to give away whenever needed.  I had hoped to make a stash of scissor fobs too but, I didn't get around to that.

I was lucky enough that Kathy had some time to meet up with me to have lunch, we had a great time.  Not only did we eat and visit, she returned two of my quilt squares, don't they look great?



I think this was the first year I've actually been home for this particular long weekend, and for years I've know my village has put on live entertainment and fireworks.  I was quite impressed with the fireworks show, which happened to be set off in the farmers field behind my house.  So I had a front row seat!

20 comments:

Blu said...

Enchantment of Winter looks spectacular! That purple and gold combo is just gorgeous!

Glad you had a fun Long Weekend.

Karen said...

Sounds like a productive long weekend if it it wasn't as stitchy as you had hoped. Love the fireworks pics! I don't think there were any fireworks or really anything going on for Victoria Day around here.

Karen said...

You made me tired just reading all that you did! I love those little ort containers and have instructions to make one.... I really need to give it a try!

hope you have a great stitching week...

mdgtjulie said...

Is there a tutorial online for the ort boxes? Those are really cute! Glad you enjoyed the fireworks. EoW and Accolade are looking good, and I love the colors on your quilt squares!!

Erna said...

Sounds like a busy weekend, love the progress and the fire works pictures...
Erna xx

Lesleyanne said...

Sounds like you had a lovely weekend. Your stitching is looking great. Love the firwork photos. Your orts boxes are lovely. Great quilt squares from Kathy.

Rachael xxx said...

I need a rest just reading that, lol
Lovely ort boxes, I need to get something made for my giveaway

Christine said...

Great progress on your WIPs, the fireworks look fabulous

Kate said...

Fireworks look fabulous. Great progress on the WIPs - Enchantment is stunning.

Bette said...

Enchantment of Winter is looking gorgeous. Fireworks pics are really pretty.

Lynn said...

Ok, so you need to teach me how to make those ort boxes. I missed the tutorial.
Great fireworks! Our village has discontinued them for several years now. Probably due to the cost.
I'm glad you got to see Kathy again. She was quick in stitching up those quilt squares!

Von said...

Sounds like an awesome weekend, Dani! A little stitching, exercise, and lots of fun. :)

Sara said...

Enchantment of Winter is gorgeous! I did find a copy for myself, thank you again for the enabling:) Looks like you got a front row seat to a great show.

Sally said...

Your stitching looks fantastic Dani. I really like Enchantment of Winter. It is stunning.

Glad you had a great long weekend:)

Wendy said...

wauw, your stitching looks so nice, I just can´t seem to make any progress.
maybe that´s beacourse I can finally post comments again, and am busy catching up, lol !

Dee said...

Wonderful fireworks pictures. Happy (belated) Canada day.

Suzanne said...

You have been very busy! I love the little ort containers.

Great photos of the fireworks!

Kathy Ellen said...

I loved reading about your wonderful annual SAL weekend, and seeing all of the great stitching fun had by you and the girls! What a super fun weekend it must have been!

Lisa said...

Great progress on your wips.
Do you have instructions on how to make the ort boxes? I'd really love to try making one of those myself.
The fireworks look brilliant, I love the vivid colours of fireworks.

Aussie Stitcher said...

Enchantment is looking great. Even though you didn't get much stitching done, you still managed to get alot of things done. I love fireworks, your photos look great.