Monday, 27 October 2008

Another Week Flies By

We have spent this week with our oldest son, his wife and our beautiful granddaughter. It has been a very relaxing week and so it allowed for some serious stitching time. We have spent a great deal of time eating out and saying goodbye to our family and friends. I don't remember the last day I cooked a meal, and no, I haven't done many dishes either LOL.
On Friday, I set off to a stitching retreat at the Gananoque Inn in Gananoque for the weekend with Dani. You will find a detailed report and lots of photos on her blog. It was a great weekend with approximately 55 stitchers and knitters busily working away. There were some classes offered but I took the opportunity to stitch in large blocks of time and to meet some wonderful new stitchers. We ate far too much and ended up going for a walk in the pouring rain to digest the Chocolate Pudding Cake on one of the lunch buffets LOL!




This is the beautiful Gananoque Inn on the Saint Lawrence River at the entrance to the Thousand Islands.
Dani took a couple of wonderful photos that I shamelessly borrowed.. The first is of me sitting on the bed shopping online at Stitching Bits and Bobs. They have a great sale on - what more can I say and it is for an exchange!
The second is Dani and I dressed for dinner on Saturday evening. Doesn't she look great - so slim and with her new hairdo!
On the stitching front - I have finished Marjean's RR and it will go in the mail today. I think this is one of the most beautiful RR's I have ever seen and it was a privilege to stitch on it.Here is my completed White Christmas on her piece. Isn't she a beauty!

I pulled our Lady Periphaeria's Mystery Sampler and started on Page 4.


I worked on Paradigm Lost for the Friday night SAL with the Let's Stitch blog and the many other stitchers in the stitching room at the Inn. LOL - Blogger has flipped my Paradigm - it seems to do that every week.


On Saturday, I stitched some more on Paradigm, then picked up a mystery stitch and completed it.

Sunday, I picked up Noddy and got a large chunk of the back stitching done. I am trying to backsstitch as I go so I am not overwhelmed at the end. This is about 1/3 of the piece so far.

I will focus on Noddy in the car to AZ this week as it is on 14 count Aida and allows for the bumps in the road. I also have an afghan that I promised to finish for someone who is unable to do so due to age and ill health. My fingers will certainly be busy. So, if you see an ivory van with Ontario plates scooting down the interstate and the lady is looking down - you will know it is me!!!! You will have to toot your horn to get my attention.
Till next time...........










24 comments:

Beatrice said...

Oh Kathy it looks like you had a great time...I will miss you!!!
your stitching all looks so good!

Marjean said...

My RR looks fantastic. I can't wait to get it home to get it all finished up. Thank you so much, I owe you big. Have a safe trip! I wish I lived somewhere on the route.

Cindy F. said...

WOW Kathy! You amaze me! How in the world do you get so much stitching done so quickly! And everything is so beautiful!
Hey, if you know anyone interested in Lavender & Lace charts, I'm giving away 3 on my blog this week!
Ck it out:)
http://lonestarstitcherandherramblings.blogspot.com/
Thx!
Cindy F./TX

AnnMcD said...

Kathy...have a safe trip...we'll all miss you this winter. Great lot of stitching you got done!

Becky K in OK said...

You two gals look mavvelous!! I know you had a great time. Drive careful on your way down to the ole US of A.

Annemarie said...

When I started reading your post I thought you had done all of this stitching in the car, but this was before you even got into the car???? Wowie. Do you have magic needles, Kathy?
All of your work looks wonderful.

Karin said...

Wow - great updates! It sounds like you all had a great weekend of stitching.

Judy S. said...

Beautiful work, Kathy. It was fun to see so much progress on Lady P's SAL (I've only purchased the threads.) And that RR is truly a beauty. Have a safe trip to AZ; it should be warm there!

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

Lovely stitching...and have a safe journey...see you in the Spring!

Barbara said...

What a delightful post! Love the pictures. :D

Carolien said...

Dear Kathy,

Good to read that you had a good time! Your PL looks marvellous!!! and so does the rest :)
Have safe travels & have lots of fun!

Hugs, Carolien

Suzanne said...

Such great stitching progress, you must have had very very relaxing week.

Have a safe and happy trip.

Vonna said...

Well safe travels! I'll be thinking of you.... do you come through Indiana?

Sharon said...

Beautiful stitching and your RR finish is just gorgeous.

Petra said...

What a wonderful week you had with friends, family and stitching...what more can a person ask for?

Laura said...

A stitching retreat sounds like so much fun. And you have accomplished a lot of beautiful stitching. Noddy is soooo very cute.

samplerlover said...

Hi Kathy,
My you certainly have been very busy. I really love your RR finish. Marjean is really a lucky lady.
I love your Noddy sampler. I can remember (a long time ago LOL) when I was a little girl having the complete collection of Noddy books. They were small and around the size of Beatrix Potter books. I wonder whatever happened to them. You never know they might be worth something now. Oh darn. - Sandra.

Wendy said...

Safe trip, Kathy! It sounds like a wonderful time in Gananoque and visiting your family. And wow - gorgeous RR!!! It would be hard to send that one back.

Stitchingranny said...

Noddy should be well on the way by the time you reach your destination. Good luck with both Noddy and the journey.

You both look very classy in the pic but my my I hardly recognised Dani she has done so well with her diet and the new look.

Hazel said...

Some lovely stitching here Cathy! xx

Marion said...

Great stitching!!

Eating out and no dishes...my kind of life1 Nothing gets me crankier than dishes!!

Carolien said...

Hello Kathy,

Thanks for your message on my blog. I am glad you arrived safely!
Have a good time & hugs, Carolien

Edna said...

Hi Kathy!I'm Brazilian and I live in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais With my husband And 3 Songs. Congratulations of your blog. It's really beautifull! I love cross stitch too. Visit my blog, ok? Bye.

Rachel S said...

It looks like you had such a fun time. That RR is beautiful!