Friday, January 30, 2015

A Downton Abbey (no spoiler) Posting

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Gentle Friends, you may or may not know we are Downton Abbey Nuts at our house - so I pre-ordered the Blu Ray 5th season, it came Tuesday evening and we finished watching it last night.....


....  some good moments, and some great moments - of course there were some super lines spoken - gotta love the Dowager Countess - and the Christmas show wrapped up with answering some  questions and left some pretty big questions to be answered in Season 6.  Can't wait to re-watch it this weekend!!!
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That wraps up the week, thanks for stopping by, do stop again soon!!  Have a super weekend!!

Take care,
edgar

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Thursday Thrifting

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Gentle Friends, we made the thrift/consignment shop rounds over the weekend - and with no estate sales it was pretty slim pickings until......

..... we found this super folk painting from Mexico.  Called "Tras Mariposas" (After Butterfly's) I'm pretty sure it was bought by someone on vacation and then just tossed in a closet when they got home - as it had no frame and was in pretty dirty condition.  So I wiped it off and the colours popped - I already had this frame and it fit nicely so now we are living with it on the wall.

I also found a couple of pieces of pottery - a new Dedham Pottery piece and a older Royal Copley vase - and a great DVD copy of  "The Iron Giant."  It's always fun to find a couple of things.
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That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A little Baking

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Gentle Friends, I whipped up a little sweet bread over the weekend.....

.... cranberry orange to be specific.  Quite tasty and the recipe can be found at Sally's Baking Baking Addiction Blog, it's called Orange Glazed Cranberry Bread (click the title to go there). The changes I made were - I used dark and not light brown sugar and left out the pecans - and it was really a tasty treat with a cup of coffee.
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There you go sports fans, a short and sweet drive by posting.  Stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

Monday, January 26, 2015

Some "March" Stitchin'

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Gentle Friends, over the weekend I finished up "March."  Here's a really awful snap......


...  I've got to get a better shot in the daylight - but - you get the idea.  This is turning out to be a fairly quick stitch.  I've pulled the over dyed flosses for "April" and will begin that tonight - or I may just go back and work on "Poinsettia House" on my Santa's Village.......  

 - Since the weather was bright and sunny I got to a chore I've been putting off far too long.  During the day the weather got into the low 70's - so I had the house wide open and was able to shampoo the carpet and with a light breeze blowing it dried super fast!!
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That's about it for today sports fans - thanks for stopping by dos top again!!

Take care,
edgar

Friday, January 23, 2015

Two Terrific Tongues

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Gentle Friends, as you may remember a couple of years ago we had a bad night with the Peach, she collapsed at about 3 AM one Sunday morning and we rushed her to the Veterinary Emergency room - and when I say rush, I mean running the red lights kind of rush!!  After multiple tests and a couple of days of worry, we found that our little old lady who hound had some heart issues.  So for the last two years morning and evening she gets her pills (well hidden in a lump of ground up chicken).......

...... Dr Williams (Peaches' heart Doctor) has not had to change the low dosage of the three pills in all this time - he told us that is very unusual.  We take her in for blood work and x-rays about every 6 months, and Wednesday she had another "check up" - and she is doing "the best of the best" the Dr's words.  No change in the medication - and her x-rays look super, no change what so ever in her heart, and she eats and drinks water normally and poops a'plenty - so no change there.  It was only the blood work we were waiting to hear about and Dr Williams called yesterday and everything is doing super de duper all liver panels normal with one actually better than last time!!!  We couldn't be happier!!  For a 13 (I say 14) year old - she was the first rescue so we're not too sure - she is the bees knees!! 

 I took the snap last night and what you see is my usual evening view.....  a couple of hounds half asleep waiting to hear someone in the kitchen dropping a piece of bacon, or a ham or turkey or just any ole thing they can snack on!!!
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That wraps up the week sports fans, thanks again for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

"One Swan a'Swimin'......"

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Gentle Friends, on the stitching front I finished up "February" on my Prim Animals Sampler.... 
 here's a pretty crapitty snaperoo....

... I really hate the way the flash bleaches out the colours......  I took about 20 pictures at all different settings, but I just couldn't get one I liked - but you get the idea.
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It's a slow week here by the Bay -  so Posts may be on the spotty side -
 unless I see a soapbox or two to pontificate from.... 
 Thanks for stopping by do stop again!

Take care,
edgar

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Gifted Gorgeousness SAL January Posting

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Gentle Friends, I joined the Gifted Gorgeousness SAL this year started by Jo over at Serendipitous Stitching.....  the piece I'll be working on is "Santa's Village" from CCN.  It was also my New Year start - why not kill two birds with one stone, eh!!  So I finished up Santa's House.  Here's a snap....

... I'll be adding some beads - so I've left off some of the details - and of course I couldn't leave well enough alone and I've changed up some of the DMC suggestions for over dyed choices.......  in fact, just so you know I change my mind way too much, I've restitched the pine needles three times with three different greens until I settled on this green - which is a piney green - at least to me it is.....
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That's about it for today sports fans - thanks for stopping by dos top again!!

Take care,
edgar







Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A Little Thrifting

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Gentle Friends, last Saturday - while Rico was enjoying ill health and hacking his lungs out at home - I went on my merry way to visit my regular thrifty haunts  - and - two estate sales..... 
finding a few fun things.....


.......  from l to r - a set of four Russian plates c. 1900 - Imperial Porcelain from the Gardner Factory near Moscow, a Bunnykins cereal bowl from Royal Doulton, a Christmas DVD I didn't have (if you can believe that) and a St. Hilda of Whitby.  
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That's about it for today sports fans, thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

A Little Chocolate Cake........

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Gentle Friends, I was looking through some of the cooking Blogs I frequent trying to find something new to bake over the weekend and on Stacey's Blog "Southern Bite".........I found........


....... a recipe for this super cake......called "Nana's Chocolate Pound Cake" it is the best chocolate pound cake I've ever had!!!  Basic ingredients and easy to come together, it's moist and delicious!  You can bake it in either a Bundt or Tube pan, I usually will choose Tube over Bundt as I did this time.  It' is great with either a coffee or cuppa tea.  Thanks, Stacey!!!!!
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That's about it for today sports fans, thanks again for your continued kindnesses!!!

Take care,
edgar

Monday, January 12, 2015

Starting off the Week with a Nap.......

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Gentle Friends, I thought I will start the week off with a warm Who hound shot -


....I walked in from the downstairs laundry room with a ton of "warm from the dryer" stuff and as I started to separate things into piles for folding, Lolly and the Hump nestled down into a pile of unmentionables.......


.... they heard the camera go clicky click and woke up - sort of.... Lolly wasn't interested, and the Hump started to yawn, then turned over and went back to sleep .....  
notice his freckle on the tip of his tongue.......
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On the stitching front I worked on "Santa's Village", I'll post an updated snap on the 15th........
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That's about it for today sports fans - thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar