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Friday, May 21, 2010

May Long begins with a whimper


Background for non-Canadians. Victoria Day is celebrated on the 24th of May or the Monday before it. (Hey what can I say? We're a bit strange that way~). It celebrates both Queen Victoria's and the current reigning monarch's birthday. Elizabeth II's actual birthday is April 21, but the "official" one is May 24th.

It's the only long week-end in May and is called May Long Weekend (self-explanatory), May Long, and May Two-Four (because it's around the 24th and you drink beer that comes in a pack of 24, a "two-four"). It officially begins on Friday at around 4 o'clock or whenever you escape leave work. It's when everyone goes up to their cottages and summer begins.

I had big plans: finish Bluebeard's Princess, finish all the Bunnies, finish my bag, sleep. I started beading BP around when May Long officially started (4-ish). And then I discovered that I hadn't bought one of the beads. So she's paused.


Bluebeard's Princess
32ct Laurel Linen

Some close ups of the beading so far:


The beads are the more expensive Magnifica, which lie very prettily.

15 comments:

Parsley said...

Truly beautiful work!

valerie said...

Great progress Blu! You are almost done...those breads do look pretty...never used that kind before. Hope you have a nice May Long weekend. :)

Darkangel said...

she looks so wonderful I love her, amazing work

Kathy A. said...

She is looking fab! Love the beads.
Enjoy your long weekend. I had great stitching plans but will now have visitors - so --- less stitching (pouts)

Her Boudoir said...

How pretty! I really like your background fabric choice.

Missy Ann said...

I just love her tail, it's so beautiful in person.

Pumpkin said...

Yea, this is supposed to be a fun weekend but DH has to work :o(

She's beautiful! I love the Magnificas too.

Hazel said...

Stunning work. I love the linen. Thank you for your lovely comments.x

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow she is absolutely stunning!

Annie said...

She's so gorgeous. Good place for a pause now.

Lynn said...

She's absolutely incredible! I love the beading in this piece.
Hope you have a great long weekend!

Little Cat said...

She's beautiful! Stunning colours.

Nic said...

Very pretty.

My dad likes Canadians, as they have a Bank Holiday to celebrate his birthday :o)

Giovanna said...

Your mermaid is beautiful!

najma said...

the mermaid looks so gorgeous! great job
enjoy the week
best wishes