Tuesday 20 January 2015

Madame Muriel goes to Niagara on the Lake

I sure have some catching up to do. I have some updates from Madame Muriel.

"Madame Muriel here"

I am a little unhappy with my hostess these days. She brought me to Arizona, popped me on her stitching trunk and there I have stayed. Grant it the weather is beautiful and sunny and I have a great view of her life, but really! Either spend time with me or send me on!

Since my hostess has been so neglectful, I have decided to fill you in on my trip to Niagara on the Lake in late September. What a beautiful little town!

Miss Kathy and two of her friends took me on a tour of this lovely old town. Niagara on the Lake is the home of the painter Trisha Romance (an American born Canadian) who paints the most wonderful paintings using the town as its back drop.
As we walked the streets we were greeted by a couple of local tour guides. They were delighted to have their photo taken with me.

Walking along the street we saw The Owl and The Pussycat - the oldest building in town and featured in Ms Romance's painting.

We also saw the Prince of Wales Hotel and the courthouse - featured in Ms. Romance's paintings too!

Our next stop was the Trisha Romance Gallery. Oh my! What a gorgeous Victorian home and the paintings were remarkable.
Here I am in front of the Gallery

and on the newel post

Kathy's friends on the porch

the back of this remarkable gallery

We hopped in the car and drove a short distance out of town to Ms. Romance beautiful home..
Here I am in front of the house 

and on the fence. Can you see me? Sometimes I feel like "Where's Waldo" lol.

It was a lovely afternoon and a wonderful visit to a gorgeous Victorian town. I can see where Trisha Romance got her inspiration.

My next post will be about the trip to Hilton Head, SC and the wonderful cruise that my hostess took me on.

Until then, may you find joy in your stitches.

Thursday 1 January 2015

2015 here I come!

I may not have blogged in 2014 but I sure did stitch. Here are my finishes for the year.

Mirabilia's Giggles for a surprise baby RR

Dragon Dreams Be Mine for an exchange

Drawn Thread Sampler Gameboard

Cherished Stitches Etui

Erik Shipley Stitching is my one Weakness

Aury TM Mystery Stitch Chicago GTG 2013

Joan Elliot Swirling Peacock

Bent Creek Stitching Row SAL

DMC Lighthouse for RCMP Memorial Quilt

Just Nan Oakley Owelet - made 2

Ursula Michaels Canada

Just Nan Peacock Alphabet Sampler

Hands on Design Mystery Chicago GTG 2014

Cross Stitch Christmas Book - Nutcracker Stocking

Needlebook with Travelling Chart

Just Nan Oakley Owelet 1 of 2

Raise the Roof Love Laundry

2014 JCS Ornament Issue - Beagles 

Alessandra Adelaide - Christmas Ornament 2014

The Round Robins

My SanMan 12 month Blackwork RR

RR#1 - charts included

Sweetheart Tree Bands

My Just Nan Bands

Sweetheart Tree Alphabet

Sweetheart Tree Alphabet

Sweetheart Tree Alphabet

Just Nan Oriental Lady

My Ribbons
My ribbons from the Yuma County Fair 2014
Chatelaine's Desert Mandala
Not a finish but each section has been a finish for me.

Ursula Michaels Let's Sew

And one missing one. I stitched Bent Creek's American Flag Sampler but can't find the photo anywhere.

Not a bad year at all. 

Next post will be my goals for 2015.