Saturday, April 21, 2012

Hot and hotter

The day started warm and quickly became hot. By 4 pm it was 100. Needless to say, we are back home, inside and enjoying the air conditioner. Today we visited the Desert Caballeros Museum. Mr H and I really enjoy going there and brother liked it too.
I love this sculpture. The Cowgirl Up exhibit was wonderful.
I love that they have rooms set up and this one of the mother stitching......
A word from Madame Muriel....
This is where I am spending my time while the brother is visiting. Not a bad spot! I have the lovely angels to sit with and there is a large window....very nice. I will be back more often to post when the brother leaves. He is very nice. I interrupted his sun sitting today. I will try to get a picture. The other day, Gracie called Dear Ziz to see if she wanted more tomato's. We have more than we can eat. Of course when Gracie picks them, one in the bowl and one in her mouth....anyway, while they were chatting, the brother said he needed limes...for the Tequila. Now before we could go to the market to get some...of course, Dear Ziz, who overheard the brother in the back round,  attached a bag of 3 to the back gate. I knew she was a nice friend when she let me sit in the middle of her table. Well, Gracie has managed to get some stitching started ...so I will let her show you....
HAED Iris ~~ 28 ct white even weave~~DMC colors listed
This is about 84 stitches but since taking this picture, I have only 10 more to complete the first 100. Mr H said..."this will take a long time". He is so observant! Time to go and relax....I am glad you stopped by, I hope to get back to reading and commenting real soon.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Hello....I am here...

Hello...did you think I fell of the face of the Earth? I have been enjoying my brother's visit...we are keeping busy and having laughs. Yesterday was a visit to The Heard Museum...Geronimo exhibit. We ran into a snag however. The VP was in town and having a fundraiser at the museum so we took a detour and went to The Japanese Friendship Garden..
Mr H checked out the fish...they are not going to fit into our small pond!
We went  back to the museum which was closed down earlier and finally got to go in. Mr H and I enjoy going to the Heard...Alan was about to see why.
Here is Alan checking out the pottery...
This is Geronimo...what a face! The exhibit was very nice. I will post a few more pictures another day.
When we left, Alan wanted needed a Margarita so off to "Jimmy's place"
AKA Margaritaville. Yum! Drinks and lunch...
Alan and I shared the mountain of Nachos and shrimp.
Mr H played it safe with a sandwich.....
There was a bikers rally at Westgate so we had to check out the bikes...
The boys checked out this beauty...mega $$$$
We drove home in our PT Cruiser! The guys just left to check out Fry's Electronics and then later Alan and I are off to the pool. The temps are in the 90's....
Madame Muriel is doing just fine...she will sit back and relax this week.... so happy you stopped by...have a wonderful day.


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

We are not lost....

No indeed. We, the Madame, MS Zoe and Mr H are awaiting the arrival of brother. He is en route... somewhere between Baltimore and Sky Harbor. Doing last minute things....I will definitely get a post up tonight or early morning.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Counting the days, tomatoes and the Madame

Just 3 more days and my brother will be here visiting.  This year he made the plans for his week here in Arizona. Before he arrives on Wednesday, I will need have to make a little room for him in the guest room. Yes, the Madame will temporarily move into our room while Alan is here. 
Our tomato plants are giving us plenty to enjoy..
I picked this large bowl of them On Friday afternoon. There are more to pick today ... last night I made a white pizza with them and it was delicious. I know, I always say I do not cook. I don't, but I do make the pizza. Today I think a nice cucumber and tomato with prosciutto de palma sounds just right.
Yesterday was a day for errands which I will say included in Mr H taking me to get a box of See's Chocolates. The winds have been pretty steady here for the last 2 days. It seems as though today will be just a breeze flowing through.
 I hope to get the grid finished today for Iris. I still have to get some of the floss. What? you think because Alan will be here I won't have time to stitch. On the contrary. We enjoy sitting and reading and I do get to stitch. I have taken the week of from work so there will always be some time.

And now a word from the Madame....
Hello friends.... I have been busy. On Friday after we picked the tomatoes, we walked to the next courtyard to bring some to Dear Ziz...
She loves Gracie's tomatoes. And I got to meet their friend Marge (on the left) who is a snowbird although she looks like Gracie and Ziz. There is no resemblance to any birds that I have seen. Anyway, Marge will be leaving soon so Gracie and I stayed for a few minutes to chat.
Mr H and Gracie went to the Mall and I thought it would be just too buy on a Saturday for me to join them. Anyway, Mis Zoe stays home. While she was out I thought I would help her to grid her linen...
We are using Easy Count Guideline. It can be a little tricky as it is nylon and slips out of the needle sometimes. It is better than thread as it leaves no lint behind on the fabric. I have a few more days in the guest room. Alan is not a snowbird, just and New Englander. I guess they are important people, Marge and Alan as they have titles. Mis Zoe is awake now... so I will say adios... that is Spanish of goodbye.... for now.
Gracie  and I say welcome to a few new followers and wish you all have a great day. Back to stitching more grid lines....

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