Wednesday, 23 May 2007

Last post before hols

We try to go to Canada at least once a year as that is where my DH is from and he obviously likes to go home and visit his family and friends. This trip is even more important as it's the first time we'll see our nephew who was born in February. However, i must admit that i don't really find these trips a "holiday" in the true sense of what a holiday should be (the two of us away from everyone/everything, in the sun, in a nice hotel...preferably in Greece)! Trips to Canada are filled with visiting and visiting and more visiting. DH loves it. Im not a fan...probably because i haven't grown up with these people and aren't as comfortable with them as he is. I won't even get started on how much my MIL annoys me aaah. When we first used to go over after we married we'd stay with the inlaws however, i just can't handle MIL for 2 weeks and the last time we went we used the excuse of them not having a comfortable bed, to stay with DH's brother and his wife - it's a lot more fun! At least this trip my parents will be there for some of the time too. They arrive in Canada the middle of next week. We're all there at the same time for my cousin's wedding you see. DH moved over here for a girl (me) and my cousin moved over there for a girl! Weird eh? So in the middle of our stay, DH is going camping with some friends for 2 days and im going to stay at the hotel that my mum and dad will be in. That is the part of my holiday i'm most looking forward to! Anyway, enough moaning. DH gave up his life in Canada, which he loved, to move over here for me and i feel pretty selfish moaning about having to go there for 2 weeks. But if i can't moan on my blog where can i moan though right? :)
I won't be completely absent for the next few weeks. We'll have internet access so i'll post now and again and catch up with all your blogs im sure.

Im hoping to get some stitching done whilst we're away. Im taking 2 PIF gifts with me to work on. It would have been good if i'd have had my partners name for the Fair and Square Exchange before we went so that i could work on that out there too but we don't get those 'til 1st June. Im looking forward to that exchange so much!

Here's my stitching updates before i go. We have weddings on the 9th and 16th June. The 16th one is back here in Scotland. I finished the stitching for that one in April but here's the other one finished now too for my cousin and his wife to beI enjoyed stitching it the first time but i hated starting it all over again. It was really boring. Im glad to have finished it. As you will see from the list in the sidebar, this is my first finish for May! I've had at least one finish per month so far so would like to keep that trend up! I bought pine frames for these pieces and then my mum came round last week and painted them for me. Thanks mum if you read this!They're not framed yet but here's a rough idea of how they will look. Im really pleased with the colour.Finally here's this weeks progress on my SAL with Jamie. Last weeks progress here. It's beginning to take shape at last! We're taking a break from it whilst im away.

I'm going to get a pedicure tomorrow during my lunch break! I've never had one before, im looking forward to it. Im also getting my haircut on Friday afternoon. It hasn't been cut for ages so im looking forward to that too!

20 comments:

Karen said...

I love the way your SAL is coming along.
Have a great time in Canada . I think most of us can relate on the MIL thing lol I have now given up after being married for almost 16 years I just refuse to have anything to do with her lol. If she wants something she emails or rings GH on his mobile

Jenn said...

Both of your pieces turned out so nice. Have a safe trip!

Jamie said...

The SAL looks great. I love the L*K finishes. I hope you have a great time and get to relax a little bit. Enjoy the pedicure and hair cut. Pedis are something I cannot live without.

Vonna said...

Have a wonderful holiday :) I commiserate about the MIL...yuck! and I KNOW I couldn't be in the same house as mine for 2 weeks...talk about HELL! LOL!

Your marriage stitches look lovely in those blue frames :)

DaisyGirl said...

Have a safe trip! your pieces look great, love the frames!
I'm trying again to let my hair grow long. Hubby loves it longer. Oh well, we will try again till I can't take the thinning mess, then go and get it chopped! haha
Have fun!
Donna

Dawn said...

Both look great!

Itching To Stitch said...

Both of your wedding pieces came out beautiful, the blue frames are just perfect. Coffee Menu is coming along rather nicely. I hope you have a wonderful Holiday in Canada ;)

Barbara said...

The wedding samplers are simple and understated. Really nice. And the frames perfect!! Happy holidays!

xstitch.nl said...

Lovely finishes and perfect frames! Have a great holiday!!

Barbara said...

My poor DH gets dragged off to the US every other year and forced to live cheek-by-jowl with my messed up family - thankfully, he's very sweet about it all. I can only imagine how I'd feel if the shoe were on the other foot. ;)

Your wedding samplers are adorable and will be greatly enjoyed. :)

tintocktap said...

Have a wonderful holiday, Cheryl! I always think of Canada as being like Scotland but so much bigger! LOL At least you'll have your Mum and Dad for part of the time.

Carla said...

L*K Joined in love are going to look wnderful on those frames!!! The color your mom painted them is perfect for that design.

Have a wonderful time in Canada!!

Hazel said...

Very sweet stitching. Hope you have a great time. xx

Lauren said...

The wedding pieces are lovely, and the SAL is coming along beautifully. I know what you mean about your MIL - I love my to-be-MIL very much, but after 3 days, I go absolutely crazy. I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Annemarie said...

Moan away, Cheryl. You can tell us :o)
Have a safe trip, and try to have as much fun as possible!

Sharon said...

Your wedding pieces are very pretty and they will look good in those frames. I hope you have a good trip!

monique said...

Nice finishes! I hope you have a great time on your vacation' I know what you mean about the family visits, though... many times I think we need a vacation *after* our vacation LOL

Chiara said...

Have a nice trip!!! your finishing looks great!! I love the frame colour!!
cheers

Lizzie said...

I'd love to see Canada, I quite envy you!=)

Michelle said...

The frames are perfect - love the color! Have a great trip.