Thursday, July 12, 2007

M&M - 32 years

Marinus & Margaret
July 12, 1975
Thunder Bay, Ontario

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Please welcome a new blogger

Just a short note to let all my friends know that we have a new blogger in our midst - my husband Marinus.

Now Marinus will not be writing about his cross-stitching experiences as this is not his line of expertise. Instead he will be sharing The Netherlands with us from an ex-pat point of view.

Please visit his blog at and leave a welcome note.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Sunday update

It's another sunny Sunday in Las Vegas and after reading everyone's blog this weekend, and hopefully leaving all of you a comment, it's time to sit down and bring you up to date on life here.

The past week has been very busy (workwise) but I did manage to stitch with friends at our local LNS on Wednesday and actually got quite a bit of cross-stitching done in the evenings as well. Like many of you I am also re-reading HP in anticipation of the final instalment. I'm only on "The Prisoner of Azkaban" at the moment so have a lot of reading to do by the 21st (you are right, there is no way I'll be ready in time).

All my stitching since the finish of Round 1 of Fair and Square has been concentrated on the SALs. I had hoped to have all the red books finished on Frederick by the end of June but as you can see I didn't manage to do that. Now I'm hoping to finish his leg and tail this coming Tuesday. So sorry for the crummy picture - he just doesn't seem to scan well.

And now the first showing of "Autumn in my Garden". Brenda and I will be stitching on her every Monday and Thursday evening and this week treated ourselves to working on her all weekend as well. What a wonderful pattern this is to stitch. It is one of those designs which becomes addictive and I have a hard time putting her away at night.

Once the 4th of July has come and gone I plan to start on some small projects which I've been planning for a while. They are always such fun to do and holding a small piece of fabric for a change is nice too.

This afternoon DH and I are going to see "Shrek The Third". They say it's not as good as the first two - will let you know. I would also like to see "Ratatouille" which I think must be hilarious.

That's it for today. For my Canadian friends have a wonderful Canada Day and to all the American friends have a happy 4th.

PS: We thoroughly enjoyed the movie - certainly just as entertaining as Shrek 1 & 2.