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Monday, September 02, 2013

Huge Happy Dance, Kathy's Labour Day Stitching Weekend and Sneaky Fobbing

First of all, lets get the important and exciting part out of the way... I've had my first BIG Happy Dance for myself this year!

 Cirque des Cercles
c2006 Ink Circles
Stitched on: 32 Queen Ann's Lace Joblean
Stitched with: DMC 4240

Isn't CdC fantastic?  You can't really tell from the picture but the floss is a gorgeous shade of blue/purple.  The fabric is supposed to be Queen Ann's Lace, one of my favorites but for some reason this piece I ordered on line (hadn't seen in person) had non of the lovely grey mottling that I normally see.  So it was the perfect piece of fabric to stitch design like this on.

I started CdC in September of 2012, I got a wee corner done between then and this past February when I last picked it up.  The almost all of this piece was stitched between July 24th- September 2nd (at 1:30AM!).  It was a great piece to stitch and perfect to work on while I travelled this summer.

The last couple of years Labour Day Weekend has become Kathy's Annual Stitching Weekend.  Christin comes into work with me on the Friday before Labour Day to help get the student packages ready for the first day of school.  Then we hit the road and road trip down to Kathy's where she has her guest room set aside for us.

Saturday (and Monday) was a rainy day, perfect for stitching!

We spend the weekend putting into practice our favourite motto with some really good friends: Eat. Sleep. Stitch (repeat).  Here are some shots from the weekend.

Fran showing Barb how to make a bullion knot

 Adriana, the most amazing 97 year old stitcher!!!

 Beth

 Christin

 Fran, Barb and Beatrice

 Kathy & Beatrice trying to put lavender in an ornament

 Julie was new to the group this year and it was a pleasure to meet her!

I wanted to show off Clare's amazing knitting!

A short while ago I was making a few scissor fobs, and I had the most perfect penguin charm, so I snuck it into a certain Penguin lover's belongings.  I know she's since found it but ... so far hasn't accused me of planting it!


38 comments:

Anna van Schurman said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! Congratulations on that amazing finish. You should be proud.

Ann said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! And what a great way to spend a week-end.

Catherine said...

Fabulous finish! Your time away sounds so fun and wonderful!

Jackie said...

Congrats on your finish!

You always seem to have wonderful stitching weekends! I love seeing the pics and reading about them.

cathymk said...

Just gorgeous! Congratulations!

Barb said...

That is an amazing achievement!! Looks like the stitching was lots of fun!

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on a gorgeous finish. Looks like you all had a great weekend. A lovely scissor fob.

Brigitte said...

Oh my, this looks just gorgeous! Congratulations!
You all seem to have spent a wonderful weekend at Kathy's.

Annette-California said...

CONGRATS!!! Oh Dani its BEAUTIFUL AND FANTASTIC!! WOW! Also great stitching weekend with friends. How fun! Very pretty fob you beaded.
love Annette

Daffycat said...

Wow, gorgeous finish, Dani! Congratulations!

sharine said...

Congrats on your awesome finish and what a fun weekend:)

Silverlotus said...

Great finish! I love CdC.

And it looks like you had a really fun weekend.

Chris said...

Congratulations on your gorgeous finish!!!
Looks like you had a great weekend.

cucki said...

wowwwwwwwwwwwwww congrats for the super sweet finish..
such fun ....i can feel the happiness too
hugs x

Julie said...

Stupendous finish Dani, fabulous!
Great knitting by your friend, it looks like a fun meet up, lots of happy faces.

Angela P said...

Huge congrats on your BAP finish! It looks gorgeous :) Nice to see you had a good long stitching weekend with some friends....it looks like a lot of fun :)

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

CdC.....STUNNING! Pay yourself on the back girl!!

Bonnie Brown said...

hmmmm doesn't look like I was there... but I was LOL

Vickie said...

Hooray! It is beautiful!

Christine said...

That is stunning Dani

Linda said...

Congrats on the gorgeous finish Dani. Looks like you had a fun weekend.

Linda

Karen said...

Beautiful finish! Sounds like you had a great weekend at Kathy's! :)

Xine said...

Love the CdC finish. That is one of my favourite DMC variegated colours and it is beautiful on that fabric. Nice work!

Aurelia Eglantine said...

Gorgeous finish! Very exotic looking :)

Lindsay said...

CdC is beautiful Dani, Congrats on a huge finish

Bette said...

CDC is gorgeous! Congratulations on the finish!

Cole said...

Gorgeous finish! It looks amazing!

Melanie said...

Wow!!!!!!! It's GORGEOUS. Really is stunning. Congrats on finishing!!! :)

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

Congrats on the Happy Dance. I love this piece, it is a real Rite of Passage for Stitchers, along with Teresa Wentzler's Castle!

I remember that 97 year old lady from last year but she was a sprightly 96 year old!! Maybe if I save all my pennies I can come to Kathy's weekend in three years time for Adriana's 100th Birthday! Is she Canadian? If so, maybe the Queen would pay me to deliver her card in person?

Giovanna said...

Congrats on the great finish, and glad you had a nice time.

Carol said...

What a glorious finish, Dani--really love it in the blue! Congratulations!

Looks like a great time was had by all at Kathy's. I so love seeing 97 year old Adriana still going strong... I can only hope :)

Karoline said...

CdC is gorgeous, congratulations

Faith... said...

Such a beautiful finish!

Andrea said...

A fabulous finish. I still can't believe Adriana is 97!

Meari said...

Congrats on your awesome finish. Beautiful!!

Kaisievic said...

Congrats, Dani, that is a fabulous finish!

Zeb said...

Fabulous finish, congrats :)
Always loved this design, but been too scared to stitch it XD

Lynn said...

Your CdC looks amazing Dani! Congrats!
I'm so glad you had such a great time at Kathy's. I missed you all!

I'm afraid my road travelling days have come to an end for awhile. Too little cash and too much pain while driving have put me out of commission for awhile. I'm not even going into Ottawa all that often and I'm afraid I won't be able to make it to Jeff's for my granddaughter's birthday this fall. Bob is too busy working to take me so I'm out of luck!