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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Better Late Than Never .... right?

What a month its been! Its not quite over yet, but the end is near.

I've had yet another productive weekend! I finished four framing jobs, which I will share with you once my customers have received them. I have just four jobs left pending. Two I would very much like to get done by Thursday. The other two can wait until a little bit into July.

I managed to squeeze in a visit with Chrisanne on Saturday. The poor girl has completely lost her desire to stitch. I wonder what I can do to help foster the urge to stitch... ideas anyone? I brought her some stash I had picked up on her behalf a few months ago that didn't spark anything. Now on the other hand that evil girl has gotten me into play PackRat on Facebook! Argh! I vowed I wouldn't get sucked into Facebook. Oh well.

Today I also finalized what photos I'll be turning in for my photography assignment. I'll be happy to hand that in tomorrow night! My course ends on Wednesday and I'll be happy to have my evenings back! Until the fall when I plan to take another photography/photoshop course.

I also got to stitch! Yay! I finally finished Robyn's Neighbourhood RR! I've got it packed away and ready to go into the mail. It should of gone in the mail on June 1st.

West Coast Lighthouse
By Julia Lucas
Just Cross Stitch August 2002
Stitched with DMC cotton & Kreinik #4 Braid

My next item to stitch is round 7 of Fair and Square. I've got almost 1/2 of the block stitched. After this is done... I promise I'll do the finishing on Sally's gift that I've been promising her since April! I received these fantastic squares and gifts from Staci last weekend, as you (my readers know) I've not blogged in at least a week so this is the first chance I've had to share them with you.

I am just so embarrassed with how far behind I got on everything and apologies to anyone who I owe something to... you're getting it in the next week to two weeks!

As for the weight loss, last Tuesday's weigh in I stayed the same. I've got my fingers crossed for a 1 lbs loss this week then I'd hit the 25lbs mark, that's quite a milestone.


Karin said...

Sounds like a hugely productive weekend, Dani! Can't wait to see all that you've done.

Chiloe said...

I love the part you stitched : it's really beautiful ;)

To spark the desire to stitch, the best thing is to show completed pieces in her tastes: maybe it will make her want to stitch again ... who knows?

Jo said...

yup, definitely a busy one... Your lighthouse is lovely, I'm sure that you'll be forgiven for being a bit late.

What colour rose have you planted? Mine took a bashing in the high winds yesterday...

Anonymous said...

Beautiful lighthouse, Dani!

How about gifting Chrisanne with the latest JCS issue, with the ornie preview? There are some really fun ornies charted in there, she might get itching to start one.

Aussie Stitcher said...

Love what you stitched on the RR. Hope Chrisanne's mojo returns to her quickly. Perhaps you could suggest a little new start.

Lynn said...

Your lighthouse is gorgeous so I'm sure you'll be forgiven for being late. No wonder either with all that you have going on!
As for Chrisanne...not sure what will help. Can you drag her with you to Rebecca's?
BTW I'm on vacation all this week. Feel like getting together for a stitch some evening?

Sally said...

Love the lighthouse on the RR Dani. It looks fantastic.

Stitchingranny said...

Your stitching is lovely Dani. Fingers crossed for tomorrows weigh in.

Dani said...

I love the light house :) It turned out really well. Great squares to receive ... can't wait to see what you come up with. Have a great day!

Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) said...

Lynn stole my idea, if Chrisanne is free (and you get out of your prior obligation), drag her here with you!
Everything looks lovely as usual, and you are getting as bad as I am about blogging! There just doesn't seem to be enought hours in the day anymore.

Doris said...

Beautiful lighthouse, Dani :)

stitcherw said...

Your lighthouse square looks wonderful, what a fun RR to be working on. I hope Chrisanne finds the stitching bug again soon. Maybe a shopping trip to find the perfect new project and see some lovely stitched models? Or, a stitching get together to see all the fun projects people have going? Or, sometimes you just need to sit down and stitch on something even if you don't really feel like it. Sometimes I go to long for whatever the reason and almost seem to get out the habit, but making myself stitch on something small and cute helps jump start me again. Good luck on your next weigh in.

Beatrice said...

My blogging mo jo is a little lax as well..Facebook games have hit me too. Oh well we all are still around just summer has been busy for me.
Your lighthouse is very pretty.and your exchanges are lovely.
Good luck to you on the weight loss.
You are reaching a milestone...yippee!
I hope Chrisanne goes to Ann's next month we'll get her going.