Monday, April 13, 2009

Back to the Grind - Monday Mornings just Bite!

Here we are again back to the salt mines!! But first lets talk about the weekend..... I was off on Friday and Rico wasn't (Ha Ha Ha!) so I slept in till about 10:30 am and loved every single second of that!! Then I plopped myself down with needle in hand and some flickers on the tube! So it was a really good Friday!

Saturday followed the pattern set of Garage and Estate Saleing - and so off we went - but first we started off with some sustenance at Sheng Kee Bakery on Irving at 19th. We have been stopping here frequently - as they have some really tasty baked goods - I picked up an extra coconut bun for Sunday morning .....

They really are this golden and buttery AND just filled with a wonderful coconut type of paste in the layers. They have many different types of buns and rolls - and everything is so fresh that when you get something it is usually still warm from the oven as they are really busy and seam to have a very brisk trade.

The Saturday sales yielded a few things - this piece was a really great find -

The sale that this came from was a sort of house/estate sale where there were piles of things everywhere and not very organized. This bright cut bowl was actually sitting next to the kitchen sink and full of sponges, soap and used match books...it was also very filthy and caked with unidentifiable dirt. I picked it up and dumped the crap out into the sink and realized it wasn't just some not so very nice pressed bowl - but as with most of the things int he house it was unpriced- so I trotted it up to the person in charge and she said how about $20... naw... how about $15 - I said sold!! So for a pittance I get a beautiful heavy cut bowl!! At another "house clearing" I picked up some Christmas ornaments -

I love these little teddy bears, and the bird is of cloth - I really like old fashioned little painted ornaments and thought the angel on horse was really cute..... all of these together I think were a dollar. The Celtic cross was from a sidewalk sale that we almost didn't stop for. It was a really fun day ending up at Underdog - a hot dog place near Dale's apt. that has some really tasty brats.

While riding around we got on the Great Highway and it was such a gorgeous day I made Dale stop so I could get a snap of the beach and Pacific Ocean....

This is looking north towards the Marin Headlands and shows just how wide the beach is - the white building perched on that rock in the distance is the current incarnation of the Cliff House - great views not so great food.

I also got quite a bit of stitching in - the only thing I can show is the "Lo Rose" sampler. Here is a snap of how it stands at the moment -

This would actually be a finish, but I am out of London Fog for the letters that are left. I thought I had an extra skein of the stuff but if I do I certainly can not find it. The other things I worked on are for exchanges and so no snappers of them today.

I hope everyone had a great weekend!!
Thank you for the nice comments!!! Stop by again.....

Take care!
edgar

10 comments:

Karen said...

great finds! Lo looks great too!! damn your a quick stitcher!!

Margie said...

I love how LHAR is turning out. I think I'm going to stitch mine also using varigated threads. You have swapped some out for your own colors haven't you? I love that London Fog. :-)

Jan said...

Another fun weekend for you, Edgar! Love your Lo, I must try and find that pattern!

Jennifer/OH said...

You find the greatest things at those sales! What wonderful luck...and a very good eye for a value. I love "Lo Rose". Just hate it when I run out of a speciality thread. Tons of DMCs hanging around here, but none of the thread you are looking for.

Missy Ann said...

Sweet bowl, especially if it's cut not pressed.

You should've left the junk in it - she probably would've sold it for less. lol

Sylviane said...

This chart is so beautiful !
What are the references ? I should have it with big pleasure ...

doris said...

Go, Edgar! Lo looks great and you're so speedy.

Your new bowl looks just like one my grandma had and my mom has now. Very pretty,

Linda K's Creativity Works said...

Great Photos...I love your Sampler that you are working on...that is going to be so pretty Edgar...you do beautiful stitching.

I just love reading your Blog...it is so interesting and I love to see your stitching as well too.

Take care & Happy Stitching

Vonna said...

EDGAR...I absolutely love your LO...my heaven's that is beautiful! You have the best conversions...lovely!
Your cut glass bowl...LOVELY...I have lots of these, as my Granny was pretty flashy when it came to stuff like that...the more sparkly, flashing, obscene...the better she liked it :) God bless her soul....miss her...

Diana said...

Love your LHAREB - and the song also (My sister is a wonderful soprano - she sang it in High School - over 30 years ago (I know TMI).