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Friday, August 08, 2008

Presenting... Indigo!!!



Shake your booty!!!!

Yup ladies and gents, I am happy dancing here in Brighton today! I tried my best to finish Moonlight Guardian (aka : Indigo) last night. But my poor eyes got the best of me and I had to stop for the night just after completing the backstitching. However I prevailed today and finished up the beading during Ann's Thursday Stitching Group! It was wonderful to share my happy dance with about 13 other stitchers in the room! So often we celebrate our happy dances alone, at home.

Moonlight Guardian (Indigo)
c Dragon Dreams
Stitched on 28ct Blue Spruce Linen
Stitched using DMC Rayon & Cotton, Krenik #4 Braid, Caron Waterlillies, and Mill Hill Beads

Also what better day to celebrate a HD than on a good friend's Birthday! Happy 60th Birthday Beatrice! We celebrated with cake and tea during stitching today.

I also wanted to share a picture with you of Adriana, Beatrice's Mom who at almost 92 (next week) is still stitching... on evenweave! Here she is showing two of her latest finishes and getting ready to start a third in the same series!

While stitching at Ann's I've been quite entertained by this nest of baby robins whose parents made their nest in Dan's ladder. Poor Dan, he needed it at one point but just couldn't disturb the nest!

Last weekend I took a picture of the view off of the deck where I stitch when I'm at the cottage. Isn't this just a heavenly place to stitch?

Last but not least... this wouldn't be a genuine post from Ann's without a picture of one of the girlie dogs. Here's Paddy all pooped after this afternoon's company!


vEr0n!c@ said...

Congratulations on finishing Moonlight Guardian! He looks lovely.

Cute pictures of the robins and Paddy.

I'm impressed by Beatrice's mum... I wanna grow up to be just like her ^.^

Rachel said...

Indigo is just fantastic! great pictures - thx for sharing them ;o)

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on your finish! It looks really great.

I hope that at 92, I am still able to stitch like Beatrice's mum.

Mel in Dubai said...

Congratulations, Dani!! I'm taking Morag on vacation with me tomorrow - need something for plane rides :)

Karoline said...

Congratulations Dani, Indigo is gorgeous

Stitchingranny said...

WOW Dani, congratulations on getting Indigo done. It is lovely.

I love the view from your stitching place - it reminds me a little of the one I have in my blog - can there be a better place to stitch than on a balcony shaded by trees and with a wonderful view?

Your friends dog looks lovely, I love retrievers such calm natured dogs.

Oh and thanks for the tip about the birthday girl - I just popped over and left birthday wishes on her blog.

Chiloe said...

Congratulations !!!! It must sooooooo nice to shre a happy dance with people who truly appreciate what we do. Usually people say it's nice but only stitchers know all we put in one piece.

karenv said...

Some lovely photos today - the robins are cute as is Paddy :) The view from your cottage is gorgeous - what a relaxing place that must be.

Ginnie said...

Well done - Indigo is fantatic. I think all us stitchers would hope we'll be still stitching at 92.
Cute dog!

Tanja said...

Wow, awesome stitching! And so fast! It takes me years to finish something like that :-)


Carol R said...

Indigo looks great Dani.
Can I come stitch on your deck with you?

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

Indigo looks wonderful, and sharing a happy dance with other stitchers is always a treat. I'm one who always ends up celebrating alone because I always end up being up really late completing a know, oh - I'll only be another twenty minutes and it will be done....three hours later it is finally finished! Glad to hear you are having such a great time on your travels, hope you plan a little time this weekend at my place, no so peaceful with the two boys, but we will be home!

Heidi said...

Congratulations on the finish!! Simply beautiful! You do great work!

Needlearts Kelly said...

Congratulations on Indigo! What a wonderful finish.

Happy Birthday to your stitching friends. I want to be just like them.

Beatrice said...

You little devil you. Thanks for the good wishes.
Beautiful finish! lovely photos!

Becky K in OK said...

Congratulations on your finish! And thanks for the heads up on B's birthday. She's one of my first exchange partners.

Medieval Needle said...

Come over and enter it on The Wagon in the Stitching Olympics - it qualifies as a Sprint finish!!! We've got great prizes and lots of fun!

Carla said...

woohoo Congratulations Dani!!! Looks fantastic!!!

geeky Heather said...

Congratulations!!!!! She is *beautiful*!! And, wow, seeing your progress picture from last week is really did a lot in a week!

Erynne said...

Fantastic finish! Such a lovely dragon and the border is very pretty.

Erynne in Hillsburgh ON

Mylene said...

Congratulations on such a beautiful finish!!

Crazee4books said...

Hi Dani,

Moonlight Guardian looks simply
amazing!! Congratulations on yet
another fantastic finish. Bet it
looks great in person with all
the beads and sparkly threads.
And Indigo is an excellent name
for such a handsome Blue dragon.

The gathering at Ann's looks
like it was a lot of fun, and
I must say that I find it hard
to believe that Beatrice is 60!
She certainly doesn't look at
all close to that age. And her
Mom is simply amazing.

I wish I could attend the
gathering on August 16th, but
aside from the distance factor
we've also got a friends 25th
wedding anniversary party to
go to that day, with a pool
party afterwards. Hope the
weather is good. It's
certainly quite cool here

I'm well past page 500 in
Breaking Dawn, and it's
getting to be so hard to put
the book down. I promise that
I won't give any of the story
away on my blog. I hope you
enjoy the series as much as
I have. I just hope the ending
doesn't let us down. Don't
know about you but I'm all
about the happy ending.

Your vacation looks and sounds
like it's been great. Loved
the pictures of Ausable Chasm.
What a beautiful place. Tubing
down the river must have been a
blast!! I have to go into work
on Monday and then I'm off for
almost two weeks. No major
plans, except that I just might
get some stitching done during
that time.

Have a great weekend Dani.


Ruth said...

Dancing here in Denver for you! Congrats!!!! When I leave here I'm heading straight for that deck --- there is a spare chair for me I hope! :)

Mel in Dubai said...

Dani, yes I did use black rayon for the corner!! Thanks for the heads-up that it is supposed to be beads - better get my eyes checked - lol!

Lennu said...

Congratulations!! It's a wonderful finish!

Sally said...

If I could happy dance safely with you, Dani, I would but I fear I might fall over! So I'm doing a gentle jig in my chair with you! Lol! Indigo looks absolutely fantastic!

Angela said...

Congratulations on finishing Indigo! He looks absolutely wonderful, you deserve the happy dance.

Carolien said...

Thanks for sharing these nice pictures, Dani!

Greetings, Carolien

Julie said...

WOWZA!! indigo looks stunning.

Cute little robins, dont think i would be able to disturb them either. Adriana is one wonderful lady, such lovely finishes for her too. The view is lovely too, very serene.

Karin said...

Congratulations on the finish!

Dani said...

Congrats Dani ... Indigo looks magnificent!

Olenka's Stitches said...

Cogratulation on your Moonlight Guardian, it is so pretty.

Miokka said...

Congratulations on your wonderful finish! You are having quite the productive summer! Too bad we are so far apart, would love for you to come down and stitch with the Florida group! Doors open anytime!
Enjoy the rest of your summer holiday.
Congratulations too, on your framing finishes. Do you frame your own finishes?
Enjoy your day!

Dawn said...

MG looks fantastic!

Jo said...

Copngratulations on finishing Indigo - it must have been great fun to share that HD with friends. What are you working on next?

stitcherw said...

Congratulations, Indigo looks wonderful. What a lovely finish. Your earlier finish of the Bless Be square was very cute too. Glad you had such a good time at your get together, it would have been such fun to share your happy dance with all your friends.

samplerlover said...

Hi Dani, Congratulations on finishing Indigo. She/he is lovely. My youngest son would love this one in his bedroom as he has a thing for dragons.

Sounds like you all had a lovely time together, celebrating Beatrices 60th birthday. Was the cake yummy? = Sandra.

Itching To Stitch said...

Congratulations on a stunning finish ;)

Artystitches said...

well done nice work! love the doggie piccie.

Sharon said...

Congratulations Dani! Indigo looks fabulous!

Anonymous said...

A very belated "WOW" on finishing Indigo - what a total stunner!!! You almost make me want to drag mine out and start it (it's been kitted up for years) ... so so tempting ;) It looks awesome :D

Haven't been commenting much lately, but wanted to say how much I've enjoyed seeing your photos for your photography course etc ... you take wonderful photos! I miss you doing the Photo Hunt :)

Karan said...

Congratulationson finishing Indigo. (Sorry - still having a post vacation catch-up).