Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Olympic Torch, Dragons & A Thank You

I have so many exciting things to share with you today.
But first I wanted to answer some questions I have been asked from my last post (and wow, thank you for so many comments!!).
Nancy - My HAED is on 25 count over one (using one thread).
A few people asked about my Waterlilies colour for Bouquet, the colour is called Rainforest.

So yesterday a family friend carried the Olympic Torch through town, as it's on its way to Vancouver. My camera did okay... most of the pictures are really blurry... but that is user error I'm sure. :(
There were lots of people, which surprised me. And it was kinda moving, everyone had tears in their eyes and stuff (which also surprised me). It was a truly great thing to be a part of though. Here are a few pics:






 



I did get to hold the torch but the photo didn't really turn out. I'm hoping someone else has one that looks better. But here is the torch up close. It's really quite heavy.





Okay, onto the next. I *finally* took some pictures of dragons. I'm not super happy with these pics. they look kinda distorted on the edges. Not sure if that is my camera or just the angle that I am shooting at. But they work I suppose.
Here is the section I have been working on:
 

And here is the whole piece to date.


I am showing my uncle (who this piece is for) and his girl  this weekend the progress. I hope my uncle still likes it and that his new girl will like it.


And finally... I hit 101 followers!!! You guys are awesome. Thank you so much. I was not expecting to hit 100 that fast. :)
I will do a giveaway as promised by the end of the week. Look for it tomorrow or friday. And again thank you so much for all your comments, views and time spent here. I truly appreciate it!

17 comments:

EvalinaMaria said...

Nice pics but I did not see any snow! And you've done a lot of stitching on dragons.

Rene la Frog said...

How exciting to actually hold the torch.

Really nice progress on Dragons. You Uncle will love it I'm sure.

Emily said...

Dragon is looking great, you have made much progress since you last post. That is so cool about the torch, how totally awesome for you and your friend.

Marjorie said...

Your're really moving along on Dragons, I'm sure it will look awesome when it is done!

silentsgirl said...

Dragons is beautiful, and how exciting that you got to hold the torch!

Lisa said...

Dragons is coming along lovely. I'm well impressed that you got to hold to torch, how exciting.

Terri said...

Looks fantastic. Your pictures are great. Thanks for showing the torch up close :)

Daffycat said...

Awesome progress and just beautiful stitching!

You got to hold the torch??? How cool is that?

Congratulations on 101 followers!

Blu said...

Nice progress on the dragons!
How awesome that you got to hold the torch! And it's great hearing about all the folks that come out in support when it seems like all the news reports is people protesting.

Anonymous said...

Glad you were able to hold the torch. You have made great progress on your dragon.

Marl

MaryT said...

Great progress on the dragon and that is really great pictures with the torch. Hope someone did get a picture of you holding it.

Meari said...

That is soooo awesome you got to hold the torch! Your stitching looks great... and I hope your uncle still likes it, too.

Meari said...

Oh, and congrats on reaching 100 followers!!

Carolyn NC said...

So awesome about the torch! Congrats on the milestone and love the progress on stitching!

Nancy M said...

Wow, you got to hold it???? That's pretty cool and a once in a lifetime opportunity! Your HAED looks nice. I didn't like the look of the one over one, but yours looks good!

Brigitte said...

Holding the torch, that's really awesome. Lucky you.
Great progress on the dragon piece. It gets better and better..

Shelley said...

That is totally cool that you got to hold the tourch! Dragons is coming along great. If you want some tips drop me an email regarding pics with your new camera. There might be a setting on yours that I found on mine by accident that really helps with detailed stitching pics.