Pictures coming soon (hehe - what a teaser that is!)
Happy stitching to one and all,
Maroons take game one
State of Origin 1 - QLD v NSW
8pm, Wednesday 23 May 2007
Suncorp Stadium, Milton Road, Milton in Brisbane, Queensland
The first match between Queensland and New South Wales in the State of Origin, rugby league competition.
Queensland produced one of the great Origin comebacks with a stirring 25-18 victory over New South Wales at a deafening Suncorp Stadium after trailing 18-6 at half time. My oh my!
I don't watch this annual series of games because, to tell the truth, I don't like Rugby League at all. However, as it's State of Origin & I was the only New South Wales (Blues) supporter in my family until I married Paul, I've always had a friendly bet with William, my ex-husband, & our kids.
Despite the fact that NSW has never had more series wins than Queensland at anytime in Origin history, it has been a profitable exercise overall. One year, Will was so certain that Queensland would win that he turned off the television 10 minutes before the end of the game. I bet him $10,000AU they'd lose to NSW & he confidently agreed. NSW won so I made him pay up. LOL. We took a fabulous 10 day vacation to Hong Kong, Macau & China. I bought an emerald & diamond dress ring as a memento of the game - & something about which to tell a good story.
Anyway, to cut a long story short, the Blues lost Wednesday night's match & I have to pay up. William has a bottle of plonk waiting for him when he comes south for The Living Doll's (middle princess) 21st birthday next month & Gabriella (youngest princess) has won a Gold Class ticket to see Harry Potter. We all benefit cos, undoubtably, I will help drink said bottle & will take said daughter to the cinema! LOL.
Happiness & laughter always folks,
Here is this week's SAL effort on Fred. I'm posting this update an evening early because tomorrow is going to be ultra busy.
I'm amazed, you know. I've sewn the red books on the right, finished off Fred's foot and given him a shelf upon which to sleep. All in all, it's about 25% of the project stitches yet it only took two weeks. Does this mean that if I had put my mind & fingers to it, I could have completed all the cross stitching (as opposed to back-stitching) in only a few months? Probably!
Or maybe not. It's pretty simple stitching (keep telling yourself that, Bliss).
Happy stitching to everyone.
p.s. A very happy birthday for the 21st to my SAL buddy Margaret. I hope you have a lovely day.
The photo-journalling & blogging of projects is a good idea. It shows a rate of progress which I don't otherwise remember. The photos above were taken June 1, 2006 & May 15, 2007 respectively. All I can say is that if I don't finish 'Frederick the Literate' by December 31, 2007 it will go on the shame & guilt pile because it will be over 2 years of work.
Not that we haven't all got projects that have passed UFO status and moved into the space-occupying guilt section of our stash cupboard/shelf. I've got a few that I plan eventually to either graduate to the pile I'm working on or to discretely salvage the fabric & threads from for other projects & pretend I never started.