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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Fantastic Get Together!

Well I had this post almost done, just popping in pictures until Zeus stepped on the keyboard and bye bye post!  Argh!  So, time to start over.

This past weekend was my annual stitching weekend, its become an annual event because at this time of year Todd heads off to the cottage with the boys for his annual Mississippi Massacre (opening weekend for fishing).  So I have the girls over for some stitching, food and laughter!

The weekend started off on Friday evening with Christin, Bonnie and Rebbecca coming out to stay until Sunday afternoon.  On Saturday we were joined by Kathy, Beatrice, Lynn and Amy (no blog).  We had a wonderful day full of stitching and laughter.  Thanks for coming out girls, you made it a special day!
Lynn showing off her latest framed finish, the most perfect frame!

Beatrice - We had lost of great laughs

Christin being productive

Kathy showing the camera her thin side (Rebbecca and Bonnie having a good laugh at this)

My friend Amy, she's a casual stitcher... I'm working on trying to change that LOL.  We had a good laugh when we discovered that the piece she's working on is the one that Rebbecca JUST finished!  Its a small world!

We had an opportunity to celebrate Lynn's retirement earlier last week!  Lucky girl!

I decided that it wasn't a good idea to work on Enchantment of Winter, there was going to be 7 fantastic distractions in my living room that day!  So I decided to start my ornament for May which I finally finished up tonight.  It turned out a little bigger than I normally like for an ornament but I'm declaring it one none the less!

Nordic Mitten
c2007 JBW Designs
Stitched on 28ct Platinum Lugana
Stitched with DMC 115


 Of course Zeus was super cute all weekend long!  I think Zeus was the most photographed this past weekend!  I got a  little surprise at the vet on Thursday.  I took him into the Vet for the third time, for his 2nd vaccine this time we saw a different vet at the practice.  Upon much closer inspection she declared Zeus a GIRL!  We've decided we won't be changing names.  I couldn't do anything but laugh over this!

35 comments:

mdgtjulie said...

Whoops, lol. I wouldn't change her name either. She's used to it, and to change it would only confuse her!! I'm glad you had a fun stitchy get together. I love getting together with my stitchy buds!!

Kathy A. said...

It was a wonderful time Dani. Loved it.
Thanks for showing off my "thin" side.

Rachael xxx said...

Awww Zeus is a beautiful girl LOL

Glad you had a great time

Patty C. said...

Zeus is definitely super cute.
I hear you all had a wonderful time with your get together - I am happy you did -

Lynn looks to be enjoying her retirement ;)

I have some larger ornaments on me tree at Christmas - Just hang it toward the bottom where the tree is larger - it should work perfectly !!!
Take Care,

mbroider said...

Reading about your get together energises me!! All your girls are all smiles... Zeus looks to be thinking if he should bring out another bye bye post!!!

Christine said...

Looks like a wonderful weekend.
Zeus is adorable, and I'm sure she doesn't care if her name is a bit (lot) masculine

Lesleyanne said...

Looks like a wonderful time was had by all. Zeus is a really cute little girl.

Giovanna said...

What a great time you must have had - and lol on Zeus :-) She's a cutie!

Alice said...

Great stitching weekend! lol about Zeus. My Boddinton's mother was called Richard.

Kate said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend, friends, laughter and stitching!
Zeus looks so bothered over the masculine name - NOT!

Sally said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic weekend Dani!

Awww how cute Zeus looks. I doubt she'll be bothered by her name:)

staci said...

Looks like another fun time with your stitching pals :)

Carol said...

Love the fact that Zeus is really a girl!! She sure is a beauty, Dani!

And what a great ornament you stitched at your get-together. Still laughing at Kathy showing off her thin side :) You all look like you had a wonderful day together just stitching and laughing.

Bonnie Brown said...

Thanks for a great weekend!
Especially our little side trip Saturday morning lol

Can't wait to see you again :)

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

oh my goodness Dani, what fun and I can't wait till next weekend when our Stitching Sisters gather at Brentwood. Nothing better than spending time with a Favoured Few and a few good stitches too.
Be always in stitches.

ollie1976 said...

Sounds like a great weekend! Zeus is a cutie.
-Jen

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a great get-together. Love the cute kitten too, those beautiful eye and cute little nose.

Julie said...

A super weekend, that cakes looks amazing.

LOL she doesn't look to bothered about the change of gender!

Lisa said...

Looks like you had a great weekend with your stitching buddies, and congrats on the ornie happy dance, it's lovely.
Zeus as always looks cute.

Dee said...

That is such a great way to spend a weekend. Looks like everyone had a great time. Even looks like some stitching got done between all the laughs.

Zeus is adorable. Look at those big EYES! :-) What a sweet face.

Karen said...

Cute kitty!!! Looks like y'all had a great time! Happy stitching...

Lana said...

I always love your blog, but I especially love when you post about stitchy get togethers you have!! You always have so much fun!! I'm jealous! =( Just kidding! So glad you all had so much fun! Zuess is so cute, even if he did erase your post...

Karen said...

Stitching with friends, who could ask for anything more!?! Sounds like it was a fantastic weekend! Great job on the ornament. Poor Zeus with a mistaken identity! lol What a cutey SHE is though! :)

Lynn said...

Thanks Dani for the fantastic time I had on Saturday. I only wish I could have stayed longer.
Thanks for hosting and for sharing in my retirement celebration.
Hope we can do it again soon!

riona said...

You do seem to enjoy some of the very best stitching gatherings ... at home or on the road ...and there do seem to be so many of them. I'd be envious but I am soon to have my annual stitching treat in early July, the Stitcher's Hideway in Sturbridge.

Von said...

What a fun time! Thanks for letting us share in a bit of the fun. :)

jane said...

Looks like you all had a great time, thanks for sharing your fun with us.

Carolyn NC said...

Sounds like such a wonderful time! Cute little ornie!

Sara said...

Looks like a great weekend with your stitching friends!

Tama said...

What a fun weekend! Looks like you had a blast!
That happened with my last kitten - fortunately only a day of being a boy, so it was easy to change from Munkustrap to Grizabella. (I had been watching the Cats musical)

Aussie Stitcher said...

Looks like you had a great weekend, would have loved to have been there. Zeus is so cute, a girl OMG!!!!!

mollycaff said...

Looks like you all had a ball at your stitchy weekend, you are very lucky to have so many stitching friends to share your hobby with! Poor Zeus, how confusing LOL, but looking at that cute face she's far too pretty to be a boy!

Ginny said...

You get together looked like so much fun. And boy or girl, Zeus is a cutie.

Suzanne said...

What a great weekend! Love the photo of Zeus.

Patches said...

looks like it was a lovely time.

Cute name for a boy or girl.