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Thursday, September 06, 2007

Long Weekend Update (Finally!)

Well my long weekend started as soon as 2:30 rolled around!

Bye, bye work! See you on Tuesday!

After a stop for gas and a caffinated beverage, my radio set to my favourite station it was time to hit the road! Just over three hours later with a stop for dinner I made it to Kathy's! As usual its a greeting with hugs and lots of catching up (its funny despite things like e-mail and MSN you still can find things to catch up on!). We settled in to stitch and watch movies. Kathy worked on her floral wreath and I started my fair and square exchange. We stitched late into the night (as all good stitchers like to do).

Saturday we woke up to a beautiful day on the shores of Lake Ontario! Kathy and I stitched the morning away as we waited for 1PM to roll around when a couple of the Brighton Thursday Stitchers to join us. We ended up with a nice cozy little group of me, Kathy, Judie, Angie, and Lisa, it was nice enough (but a little chilly at times) for us to stitch out on the deck overlooking Lake Ontario. Finally, late afternoon we were driven inside by the chill in the shade. Kathy fed all of us a most excellent spaghetti and everyone stayed to stitch until 8PM!

We had a beautiful sunset that evening.

Of course Kathy and I kept stitching... I even finished my Fair and Square exchange. Of course I can't share pictures of it yet.

Sunday was our finishing day! The main reason for my trip down. Kathy and I both had numerous ornaments to finish and other techniques we wanted to play with. What a long day too... we started our foray into finishing at about 10am... we didn't finish until 11pm!

Boy did we make a mess! If Kathy's hubby ever saw the mess we made... I think he would of just walked right back out of the door (he was away).

Of course some of the stitching ladies came by to stitch and sake their heads at our flurry of finishing!
Ann (left) & Kathy (right)
Beatrice (left), Barb (middle), Ann (right)

But we weren't totally done, we still had the trim to do on our ornaments we left that until the next day. I'll share pictures of all my finishing with you another day... I made one flat fold (still need to make some cord for that), one cube-it, and a stack of ornaments.
Here are the cube-its we made...
Left & Center Kathy's, Right mine, Dragon Dreams A Spot of Tea. We're really happy with how these turned out!
Kathy, thank you for a fantastic get-away! I enjoyed every moment of it!


Cheryl said...

Sounds like a great get away! What beautiful views over the lake.

Michelle said...

Oh, what fun!! And your cubes turned out great!

Lauren said...

Wow! What a great time you had! You're very lucky to have so many wonderful stitching friends not that far away from you. I love the cubes, and I can't wait to see what else you finished!

Dawn said...

Sounds like a wonderful time! I love your cube!!

Carol said...

Mike is hooked on those sweet iced coffees too! Sounds and looks like you had a fantastic time!!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Sounds like a great time. I have only been to one GTG, and I am hooked, will try to get to every one from now on.


Lynn said...

What a great get-away weekend! You accomplished a lot with beautiful views too. Love your finishes. You'll have to show me how to do those cubes. They turned out really nicely.
By the way, how are those ice caps? I haven't tried one of those new ones yet.

Kathy A. said...

Dani - thanks for the nice compliments. It was a blast. Hopefully we will get in one more visit before we head south!

Retta said...

they all came out great! cube it's are such a cool finish technique. I only have one, but I have a few small pieces I'm considering finishing that way as well.