Monday, January 28, 2008

Christmas Quaker, a Party & Le Petit Trianon!!

Over the weekend we celebrated Rico's Birthday with a Cocktail Party. His actual birthday is at the end of December but with all the Christmas and then New Years stuff we usually wait until the end on January for a party. There were about 50+ people and it was lots of fun. I think Rico went reeling off to bed at about midnight and I got to bed after 1am as I will not go to bed to wake up to a gigantic mess. I did a lot of preliminary cleaning and Theresa, a friend of Rico's, was up from Monterey and was a big help also. She took on the mantel of "Bouncer" and was there to "make sure nothing got out of hand!!"

On Sunday I got to go the Legion of Honor's Exclusive Exhibition from Le Petite Trianon. What a spectacular show!! There was some gorgeous stuff and it is amazing that it is here in this country.

Marie Antoinette a la Rose, 1783

There was some spectacular things.... painting, sculpture, furniture and even a piece of jewellery. Here are some chairs from her bedroom, called the Trellis Bedroom. This suite of furniture is called "Wheat Ear" due to the carving of natural wheat, pine cones and vine decoration.


Last night I worked on Quaker Christmas and made it to the bottom right corner
and will work up the right side. Here is a snap of the progress.


Thanks for stopping by!!!

Take care,
edgar

9 comments:

staci said...

Happy belated b-day to Rico!

Great pics, looks like some really incredible stuff :)

Vonna said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend! Happy Birthday to Rico! I wish him nothing but Sunshine and Rainbows and many more "happy birthdays"!
Your QC is just looking spectacular Edgar...your going to have that one knocked out in not time, aren't you?! :)

Carol R said...

Belated birthday greetings to Rico! Sounds like you had a fun time.
Just love QC - I must start a quaker sampler! You inspire me Edgar.

Mindi said...

Sounds like you and Rico had a good time!

DaisyGirl said...

Happy Day To Rico! Parties are so much fun! Glad you had fun. Love that painting!
Donna

Barbara said...

Belated birthday greetings to Rico! :)

Love your progress on QC!!!

Dianne said...

I'm glad you got to see the Marie Antoinette exhibit-it did look fabulous!
You sound like me wanting to see the various Titanic exhibits. I believe we've seen 2 over the years.
Beautiful stitching too.

Lana said...

Wow! what beautiful stitching, as always! and you always make me so jealous with all your "Cali-talk!" Do me a favor and eat an In-n-out burger for me! A double double with onion and of course don't forget the fries and a milkshake!!Oh yeah, and do you know what all the hooplah about Alcatraz is? Just curious! oh yeah and please make sure to eat some sourdouogh bread for me at one of those wonderful San Fran bakeries!

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