Monday, August 29, 2016

A Little Stitchin'

Gentle Friends, I've managed to finish up the left-hand border, ....  here's snap...

.. now I'm working my way down the right side...

It'll be a short three day week for me as I've taken off this Thursday and Friday and having a looong weekend!

Take care,

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Thrifty Thursday

Gentle friends, although the weekend wasn't a total bust for finding fun stuff, there was not too much out there....  here's a snap..

... I found a Tudor book I'd not read, yet, and a couple of DVD's.  "Pot o' Gold" - 1941 , is a film I've never heard of or ever seen, and I really enjoy Paulette Goddard, so I had to pick it up!!  The stop action Christmas cartoon I've also not heard of, so another "had to have" purchase was made.  Not much of a haul, but some fun things!

That's about it for today sports fans, thanks for stopping by dos top again!!

Take care,

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A Little Package

Gentle Friends, with more fun Fall things appearing in the stores I was inspired to haul out the skull candy dish I picked up last year along with some stitched pieces.  Then last night a box was delivered by UPS ....  something I had ordered a week or so ago...

... a pair of (Sugar or Candy Skull) Shoes.  Made by Converse exclusively for Journey's.  This is the third year I've gotten some and each year the skull pattern changes, and this year they are big and colourful!!

Not much else going on today, thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

... some hounds walked into a bar.....

... talking about their day.....

I can totally hear Smokie and Whaumpee doing something like this since ripping and shredding toys is "their thing" and loose squeakers and bits of stuffing all over the floor is a daily occurrence!!
There you go sports fans - another day in paradise!!  Thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,

Monday, August 22, 2016

A Little Stitchin'

Gentle Friends, I've been stitching away on Plantation Sampler... here's where I left off last night...

 It's coming along...

That's about it for today sports fans,  Thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Film Friday

Gentle Freinds, I have been watching far too much YouTube, FlossTube and any other kind of Tube you can think of.  Here's a super "Drone" film I found of my City by the Bay.....

...  it covers so many of the wonderful sights around the City.  I hope you'll enjoy!!

That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by have a super weekend!!

Take care,

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Planning a Little Trip

Gentle Friends, I thought this year instead of going to Europe for a little vacation I would do some domestic travelling....  you may remember that I grew up in Maryland and my Dad worked in Washington so I have fairly fond memories of DC and all the attractions, but those are memories of 30 +years ago - and I am sure that things have changed!!

My plans are coming together to travel this Fall -  first to DC to tour around on my own and then on to Eastern North Carolina, where I have friends and family, some of them I've not seen since I went to ECU - GO PIRATES!!!


I have a short list of things to do or I should say "would like to do," but was wondering what else any of you would suggest.  Preferably out of the way and off the main "tourist radar" - a few more things I like.... History stuff, first and foremost... art, churches.... historic sights etc...  so, any suggestions you may want to import I'm all ears!!

That's about it for today sports fans, thanks for stopping by do to again!!

Take care

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Around the House

Gentle Friends, since we are looking Fall square in the kisser, we thought there should be something decorative going on out on the door or in the hall in front of where we live.  We've been seeing lots of things in the stores for "front of the house" type of decoration and since we live in a townhouse we really can't do anything too elaborate.  We decided to go with a wreath of some sort, and after looking around and pricing those suckers, I knew that Rico could do a much better job with just some raw materials...  here's what he came up with...

... I think he did a wonderful job and for a quarter of what a premade one would have been - AND - we get something we like without comprise!!

A friend of mine gave me a hummingbird feeder for my birthday and although we've had the occasional one flit by I've really not noticed any real action until this past week - and some heavy duty sipping over the weekend...  here are a couple of snaps of one of the regulars...

both of these photos I took from across the room so they aren't as sharp as I would have liked, but these little birds are super fast!!  We can't figure out why - now - we're getting some bird action - I didn't make the nectar any different nor did I place the feeder in a different spot.  I don't know what the difference is but I'm really happy about it and they have slurped that sugar water up like nobodies business, I made more last night and will clean out the feeder and refill it tonight.

That's about it for today sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

A little Bakin'

Gentle Friends, I was in the mood to bake Sunday and started looking around on the internet for something to make.  I stumbled on what looked like a really nice cake recipe...Orange Graham Craker Bundt Cake.  I like orange, and I knew I had some graham crackers left over from the Key Lime Pie crust and after looking over the ingredients, knew I had everything in the house to whip one up... so to the freezer for some nuts... to make sure I had enough walnuts....

... I had just over a cup of chopped nuts .... then gathered up the rest of the stuff...

...  and after mixing, baking and cooling I had...

... whipped up a quite tasty cake.  The glaze is also orange flavoured with lots of zest and juice.

That's about it for today sports fans. Thanks again for stopping by, do stop again!!

Take care,

Monday, August 15, 2016

A Little Stitchin'

Gentle Friends, I've gotten a nice little start on The Plantation Sampler and here's a snaperoo...

...  it seems to be coming along fine and although I'm not a "pink" person I like the use of the three shades to delineate the roses and although it's kinda hard to see there are three nice greens for the vine and stems....  I  am a green person!!

That's about it for today sports fans.  The weekend was really lovely, cool and foggy both days without too much going on around the house!!  Thanks for stopping by do stop  again!!

Take care,