Friday, April 13, 2012

A Yellow rose and a word from the Madame

What a lovely rose in our garden this morning. My favorite is the yellow and this has a beautiful scent. I have been busy getting ready the next project..Iris. I will be stitching on 28 ct white from my linen stash and It will be 2 over 1.  Right now I am stitching the grid... very time consuming, but for this especially, I think most needed. I am off to work again today. I am pleased that you took time to visit and hope your day is wonderful... and now....
A word or two from the Madame....
I had a very restful day yesterday.... and had a busy morning so far.
I baked some cranberry orange scones for Mr H. I found the box mix in the cupboard and I must say they were easy and the kitchen smells so good. Gracie cleaned the bowl and pan.
Then it was off to the sewing room, which is my room for the time being. I carefully edge stitched the linenfor Gracie to begin the Iris project.
It did not take too long. I understand that next week I will be moving into the master bedroom for a week while someone named Alan visits. I have been assured that I will be very comfortable and safe from Zoe who also shares that room. Not that Zoe would hurt me, but I will have my own sleeping compartment. Whoever this Alan person is, Gracie is sure happy about his coming. I hope there will still be time for me while he is here. I heard them takling about going to the pool, and the museum and a Wickenburg place... I dod want to see what they are all about. I see that Gracie is getting her things together to go to work....I will be relaxing in the living room with Mr H and Zoe for a movie.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Picking tomatoes

Hello friends. I went to Jo Ann's to work with Gracie yesterday. It is a short ride from home... maybe 4 miles. we did not buy anything but I met a friend, Dianna Lynn.
Zoe has been very friendly. We sat and watched a movie after work. She likes the treats I brought with me for her. Mr H said he will let her have only half at a time because she does have to watch her weight. Today is a very windy day outside. The temps yesterday was 92 and today it should be a bit cooler at around 84.


I am glad we picked tomatoes yesterday as I think I would have trouble in this wind. They are cherry size and very good.
Well, I must run. I hear Mr H saying it's time to go. I do not know where, but I certainly do not want to get left home.
Have a great day.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A ride from a stranger in a Porsche and Madame Muriel

A busy day yesterday....a doctor visit and then a stop for lunch a one of my favorite places...Cousin's in Phoenix. We do not get to this place often now, only when we are on the East side of the Valley. We have become a bit friendly with the owner and she laughed at my taking  pictures of Madame Muriel. Then I explained ....I think she thinks I am nuts. However, then we began chatting and there was a black Porsche Panorama next to our car. I asked if it was hers...no but it was the young man who was sitting with her. Mr H chatted with him about the car, then... this doctor said it was a gift to himself for turning 40. Then...then he offered to let Mr H drive it! A complete stranger! What to do?
You guessed it... Mr H took the keys and we three got in...me in the back seat and after a lesson to start this machine...Mr H got his ride!

Very nice indeed. He just happens to be friends with the sandwich shop owner and said a friend of hers is a friend of his.

On a stitch note...I know it does not look like much, but because it is for a December exchange I really can't show you more.... just know that I am keeping busy.



Now a word from Madame Muriel:
I must say that the temp went quickly from the 80's to 90's by the time my nap was over. Mr H had the air conditioner on so it was comfortable inside. I explored the back yard.....
What the ......!Little Miss Muffet Muriel sat on on an OUCH! Is this an Arizona tuffet?! I found out it is not for sitting on. It is a Golden Barrel Cactus!
Now this is more like it
Mr H took me in hand and off we went for a ride. Something about a doctor appointment.... for a minute I thought it was to check me out! But no, I am feeling fine after my flight and the trip through customs.
We stopped for lunch...Root beer soda and something called an Italian Special. 
The rest of the day was restful and quiet. Today there is work and tomatoes to pick......
Well, as you can see, we have been busy and had a few adventures.... hope you had a good day yesterday and a great one today....


Monday, April 9, 2012

Madame Murial has arrived!

I have arrived in sunny Arizona. It is a warm morning here already the temp is 81 and it is only 11 am.
My last hostess, Jo, sent me with some lovely goodies. She sent a travel book, a nice leather bookmark, a pretty piece of fabric, a very nice charm and a pen that writes so nice. English Breakfast tea which Mr H loves and is eager to taste this kind. Jo made a pretty needle book that gracie says she has wanted to stitch and now has one.
We did not forget Miss Zoe....  Mr H says she can have one later. She just finished eating. I think I will like her. She is very quiet..... has a smushed in face, but cute.
I got a kiss! But then she moved away and asked Mr H to put her up on her chair. Her legs are short and I must say she is quite plump and jumping is not one of her abilites. She is napping so I think after my journey I will too.  Gracie tells me Mr H has a doctor appointment this afternoon and if I want to go along, I should rest for now. Off to the daybed in the guest room.
Well, how wonderful that the Madame has finally arrived. Thank you Jo for the goodies....

I did manage to finish the stitching on my BBD Roses
I am so undecided as how I want to finish this...pillow or frame.... I will think on it.
Jo's Easter Hunt  was fun and we all got to meet some new friends. Welcome to my new followers. We have found that Mrs Gamble Quail and her mate are making a nest on our front porch just behind the glider. Mr H says there are a dozen eggs there. This is going to be difficult...I guess I won't be sitting on the glider for awhile.  The day is starting off warm as Madame Muriel told you. Yesterday we did reach 90. The summer is soon to arrive.  I am off to get a few things organized while Zoe and the Madame are resting.....I hope you will return to follow Madame Muriel's adventures. Have a wonderful day.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

A treasure hunt on Easter morn....

Welcome to my addition to our Easter hunt.......

the letter you are looking for is ~~~~E~~~~

Now hop on over to ~~~~Shirlee~~~~ for your next clue and to see her picture.

My Bunny wish is that new friendships will bloom today!
Have a wonderful day and hope to see you again.