Friday, May 18, 2012

May 24th Weekend

Hello my stitchy friends!

It's finally the 24th of May long weekend (aka Victoria Day). But isn't May 24th on Thursday next week you ask??? Why yes it is, but May 24  is always celebrated on the Monday before the actual day. Victoria Day here in Canada is technically a celebration of the Monarchy and Queen Victoria's b-day. That's Queen Victoria of England I'm talking about. Some of you may be surprised to learn that formally Canada's Monarch and ruler is the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth. Now mind you we do have a Prime Minister just like the UK who actually calls the shots, but Canada is part of the commonwealth countries. There's your fun fact for today :) 

Now onto the more serious business! The May 2-4 weekend would not be complete without a couple of things, mainly a trip to 'da cabin' or 'around da bay' or 'up in a gravel pit' with your trusty camper. One must also be equipped with copious amounts of grub and booze to entertain all those that might pop by for a scoff (aka - a feed, a kitchen party, etc etc etc). I would even go so far as to say that the May 24th weekend is THE most anticipated long weekend in Newfoundland. It symbolizes so many things, good times with friends and family, start of the fishing/camping season, and most importantly May 24 weekend is the unofficial start of spring/summer... despite the fact that I can remember waking up to snow on the tent at times during this weekend. But as for this upcoming weekend... well I don't want to jinx it but... it's looking pretty darn fine. A few showers on Saturday but temps are suppose to be in the teens all weekend. I'm headed to the cabin this weekend with some family and friends, so here's me crossing my fingers and hoping for a good weekend. 

One other thing that we lot like to indulge in during this highly anticipated weekend is MUSIC. Specifically traditional Newfoundland/Irish Music. Below is a song I've linked that you must ABSOLUTELY listen to. It's called '24th of May' by Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers. This group has been around for years here in Newfoundland, so this song will give you a feel for what May 24th is all about and also a bit of traditional music. 

In mentioning Buddy Wasisname I also have to let you have a listen to 'Salt Water Joys'. My all time favourite Newfoundland Song. I would often listened to this when I lived away... it always made me a little homesick, but nevertheless I love this song.

As many of you already know it's also IHSW this weekend. I've signed up in the hope that I'll get plenty of stitching done. Wish me luck!

This week also saw bit of work put into my Friendship Sampler. Here's were I'm at currently.

I also got some stashy things to report on! I received some new patterns in the mail the other day AND Bronwyn also sent me here Peter Rabbit Charts that were in an old magazine of hers. So a BIG thanks to Bronwyn, especially since her offer came to me just as I was entering the blogging world. Couldn't have asked for a better experience :) A couple of weeks ago I received some new fabrics from Silkweaver Fabrics and 123Stitch as well and am only just getting a picture in of them now... shame on me... hehe.

That's all from me for now! Have a great stitchy weekend everyone!!!




  1. I hope you have a great weekend!!! Your stitching is great! Do you want to know the best thing about May 24th? ;o) Twenty-five years ago on the May the 24th I met my darling husband! ;o) So we will be partying this week too! ;o)

  2. The Friendship sampler is looking really nice...and those linens.....yum

  3. Love your friendship sampler! Have a super week end!

  4. Hey Melissa! It looks like you have a great weekend planned. Snow in May...yikes. Having lived in Maine I have had my fair share of snow.
    I can see how that song would make you very homesick. One of the things I love about the Atlantic Provinces is the music. I have enjoyed The Rankin Family and Great Big Sea. I don't know much more than that. I enjoyed this part of the post.
    Wonderful progress on the Friendship Sampler and lovely new stash!

  5. There seems to be a great weekend ahead for you. I hope you can spend it exactly the way you want to.
    Great progress picture of the Friendship Sampler.

  6. Hope you are enjoying your weekend! What fun music!!
    Love your stitches and stash!

  7. Have a great weekend! Great progress on the sampler. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  8. Seeing that stack of linen gives me goose bumps ...... very exciting! Just the thought of PLANNING what to stitch on it .. oh my!


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