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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Celebrating the Olympics and a Happy Dance!

 Marline (above) & Me (below) at the site of the 1976 Summer Olympics

Thursday after my last day of work for the next 3 weeks my friend Marline and I took off to Montreal for an overnight trip.  We took the opportunity to celebrate the opening of the London Summer Olympics in our own little way.... we visited the site of the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.  We thought we were both definately Gold Medal material!


Spring Mandala - Seasonal Mandalas
c2011 Ink Circles
Stitched on 40ct linen with DMC

Gorgeous colours

Today being my second day on holidays I settled in for some not-so-productive stitching.  You know when you sit there and just poke away at your stitching?  That was me, I knew I'd have a happy dance, and usually that excites me and gets me focused and stitching ... faster!  Not today!  But eventually I did get there, I got the HD!

 Winter & Spring on the same piece of fabric

I am now officially half done Ink Circles Seasonal Mandalas, only Summer and Fall left to stitch up.  I start Summer soonish.

36 comments:

Daffycat said...

Having three weeks off work sounds heavenly, Dani!

Xine said...

Love your mandala finishes. Great work.

mdgtjulie said...

Great pics of you Dani. You're a gold medal winner in my book!!! And good job on getting the finish. I usually get excited about them too, but my last one was the same way. I was poking along, almost praying for each stitch to be my last, lol.

sharine said...

Congrats on your finish!

Bonnie Brown said...

Great work on your happy dance

Nic said...

The mandalas look great. Congrats on the finish. Definitely gold medal material :)

Annette-California said...

Loved your photos of you and your friend:))) Way Cool! Spring Mandala ROCKS! Very pretty.
love Annette

cucki said...

Congratulation s on your finish xxx

Kaisievic said...

What a nice idea to visit the Montreal Olympic stadium. Love your Spring Mandala finish - Winter and Spring looks so good together.

Brigitte said...

I'm happy-dancing with you. The mandalas looks just gorgeous.
Enjoy your three-weeks holiday!

Ruth said...

Well I think you are both great gold medallist's lol. I'm thoroughly enjoying watching them here and they are in the same time zone so I get to see lots of it during daylight hours lol. Well done on the finish, the colours are just gorgeous and both pieces together are going to look great. I can't remember if you said you were doing all four on the one piece of fabric ? Enjoy your holidays.

Vickie said...

Oh Dani! They are just beautiful! Well done. I just love that you said soonish. Good for you. Relax and enjoy your time off. :)

Lumiruusu said...

The two Mandalas look awesome together!
Well done,Dani!

Devon said...

well you both look like gold medalist to me,,and I love your finishes,,have fun on your vacation..
devon

Lynn said...

Your Mandelas look wonderful Dani!
I've been poking at my stitching all week. I just haven't been able to settle at all. We're leaving on holidays shortly so I don't imagine I'll have much stitching to show for the next while.

Shelleen said...

What a great idea visiting where an Olympics was held before. Congrats on the finish.

Carol said...

You AND your beautiful stitching are both gold medal worthy, Dani!!

Enjoy your remaining vacation days :)

Julie said...

Your stunning camera skills would certainly be god medal winners Dani.
Congrats on a super finish.

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

Bet you didn't have any traffic problems either LOL.

I love these mandalas and I'm looking forward to the next two.

ollie1976 said...

congrats on the HD!
-Jen

Silverlotus said...

Looks great, Dani!

Dee said...

Gold medal stitches for sure!

Giovanna said...

Congrats on finishing another mandala, it's gorgeous!

Jo said...

Fabulous HD! And great pics at the Olympic park at Montreal

Chris said...

Have a wonderful vacation!
Your Mandalas are beautiful!

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous finish. Love the photos.

Melinda said...

Love the Montreal Pics - Gold Medal for sure...

Your Mandala's look awesome

Meari said...

Definitely a great way to celebrate the Olympics. :)

Congrats on your finish. I get excited when I get close, too, but I don't think I stitch any faster... LOL... I still just poke along.

Carla said...

Congrats on your finish! Looks great, lovely colors

Anne said...

Big happy dance for you! I hear some music in the background :D Lovely finish Dani!! So cute that the two of you went to the 1976 Montreal site to celebrate the Olympics!!

Karoline said...

Congratulations, it's gorgeous

Karen said...

You are most definitely gold medal material!! What a fun way to celebrate the start of the Olympics. Love your Ink Circles finish! I can't imagine ever stitching on 40ct though.... Such tiny stitches!! :)

Veronica said...

Three weeks off? I'm envious. Enjoy! Beautiful finish, Dani. Congratulations!

Hugs,
Veronica.

Annette Bevelander said...

great pictures!!!
Lovely colors on your stitching!!!

McKenna C. said...

Beautiful!

Catherine said...

Great finishes!