Tuesday, May 24, 2016

A Little Bakin'

Gentle Friends, last Friday I stumbled on a recipe for Date and Nut Bars... and had to make some...

.... the recipe comes from October Farm Blog and they turned out perfectly!!!  You can click HERE for the recipe.  They made a big 9 x 13 pan so I sent most of them to work with Rico where they were a hit and gobbled up!!  They are really delicious warmed up a bit in the microwave. 
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There you go sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar 

Monday, May 23, 2016

A Little Stitchin'

Gentle Friends,  I've been stitching away on "Sojourner" and here's a snap as it stands 
at the moment...

... so sorry the snap is a bit on the wonky side, but you get the idea.  
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That's about it for today.  It will be a short 3 day week for me as I've taken off Thursday and Friday to run around town or I might just sleep late then go and hang out in North beach.... whatever....  
no plans!!

Take care,
edgar

Sunday, May 22, 2016

61 Years Ago...

Gentle Friends, today would have been my parents 61st Anniversary... 

... and what would a wedding be without a big satin dress, a huge train and your great-grandmother's lace veil to wear... after the ceremony they left for a wedding trip to New York City... 
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Thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Thrifty Thursday

Gentle Friends, over the weekend I found a few things...

...  from l to r ...  a great older cordial/sherry glass (one of my weaknesses is a nice glass of Drambuie every now and then and I had broken my other glass so I replaced it with this little beauty), a super cut glass - sterling lid/foot jam/jelly jar and a really wonderful art nouveau sterling hand mirror in the "Cupid" pattern - the silver pieces were terribly tarnished when I bought them but they both polished up nicely!!
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That's about it for today sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

A Little Bakin'

Gentle friends,  with so many lemons coming our way....

... lately, I was inspired to bake up a Sour Cream Lemon Pound Cake...

... I found the recipe on line  HERE....  it was a hit!!
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That's about it for today sports fans, short and sweet!!  Thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

Monday, May 16, 2016

A Little Stitchin'

Gentle friends,  I finished up the final band int he center...  here's a snap...

...  I used two strands of silk for the Satin Stitches, and only a single strand for the Rhodes Stitches.  I tried using two for the Rhodes stitches, but they got clumpy and just didn't look right....  I really enjoyed this band and think it turned out nicely.  Now on to the over one stitching and the rest of the flowers..
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That's about it for today sports fans, thanks for stopping by dos top again!!

Take care,
edgar

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Thrifty Thursday...

Gentle Friends, I picked up some fun stuff over the weekend.... here's a snap....


... from l to r... I found this large porcelain vanity tray made by Royal Worcester dated 1891, a great vintage set of Yosemite Bookends, a DVD, a Springerle Cookie mold from "Springerle Joy", and a really lovely transferware plate with birds....  not a bad haul.
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That wraps up today's post, thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!

Take Care,
edgar

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

A Little Bakin'

Gentle friends, I found some coconut in the freezer and then got a wild hair about making some cookies... et voila... Hawaiian Christmas Cookies......

...  this is a cookie from my childhood and very much like a Mexican Wedding cooking,  really crunchy, not too sweet and great with a cup of coffee or tea.  I found dozens of recipes on line and the main difference between the recipes on line and my hand written card from many years ago is the amount of sugar used in the dough.  It can be a little as a 1/4 cup and as much as a 3/4 cup , I find that 1/4 cup of sugar the perfect amount, for my taste.  So, here's a pretty typical recipe....click HERE.
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That's about it for today sports fans!!  Thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

...and We Have a Winner.....

Gentle Friends, last night I had the Hag Claw draw a name from the BoD.....
... as you can see, there was the Official Who Hound Watching every move!!!  
From the BoD was drawn......

... this entry from Denise from over at Riverside Stitching.  I was unable to send an email so... Denise please email me at edgar matt @ g mail dot com - with your shipping info, thanks!!  Once again thank you all for the nice comments you left.  They are still rocking my week!!!
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That's about it for today sports fans. Thanks for stopping by do stop again !!

Take care,
edgar

Monday, May 9, 2016

A Little Stitchin'

Gentle Friends, I am overwhelmed by the wonderful and kind comments you are all leaving on Fridays Post.... my humble thanks... 
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Over the weekend I finished up the cross stitching on the Mexican Band and only have the Satin stitching left.....  here's a snap..

... as I said before I replaced the called for "Fern Frond" (my skein of silk was far too light a colour) for "Herb Garden " and couldn't be happier with the results.
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That's about it for today sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop again...  don't forget that the 9th Blogaversary Drawing is tomorrow, so If you've not left a comment be sure to leave one Friday's Post to be entered!!

Take care,
edgar