¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

Tuesday is Cinco de Mayo~or the 5th Of May. It commemorates the Mexican Army’s victory in 1862 over France at the Battle of Pueblo during the Franco~Mexican War. A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, but in the US it has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage… especially in the areas with large Mexican American populations, such as here in San Diego.


So today I will crave Mexican food…The food! don’t forget the food! Now for me, I love, love, love…did I say LOVE? Mexican food and I could probably eat it almost every day. That came from working so many years in the restaurant business with all of these wonderful cooks when there was always “something” special cooking on the back stove. The use of chilis and the cilantro and all of the flavors that I have grown to know and love. Of course you need a margarita to go with it all!

Or you could stitch a margarita! This canvas is by Amanda Lawford and the first one is a canvas by Maggie…

It was quite a busy weekend with Derby Day, the fight of the century, baseball watching and stitching. I am now in market countdown as I ready the stitch guides and threads for my classes at TNNA. I always need to thank the generousity of our vendors that donate threads that make these classes possible…and there will be some work on my part as if the canvas just needs a few white beads or 18″ of a thread, I prepare it that way. I never want to take it for granted… so a shoutout to Rainbow Gallery, Kreinik, Sundance, Planet Earth, Gloriana, DMC, the collection and to my BFF for proof reading my stitch guides!


a favorite napping spot. That box has been there for years and of course would never have the heart to get rid of THAT box!

and until next time…keep on stitching



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About Vicky

Needlepoint, morning noon and evening! what could be better than this? I work on the computer in the daylight hours editing stitch guides and drawing stitches that you will see in the next Needlepoint Now for your stitching pleasure! In between this, there is time for taking pictures of my stitching adventures, Facebook and writing stitch guides for canvas that I am stitching for Needle Deeva, Maggie, Ruth Schmuff and others. Mostly needlepoint you ask? well we will talk about my cats Sylvester and AlleyCat, better known as "the brat". Of course I can't forget Felix who was the love of my life for over 14 years. He broke my heart as he departed for the Rainbow Bridge last year. Oh did I mention baseball?

2 thoughts on “¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

  1. May the fourth be with you! And an early happy Cinco de Mayo. There’s a lot of celebration in San Francisco too. We have a Driscoll box on our kitchen floor..a huge strawberry one, and a smaller carton that held her canned food. Yes,we keep walking into them, but we keep them for her. We spoil our feline family members, don’t we?

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