Monday, July 6, 2009

A Monday Posting

The three day weekend turned out to be a little less relaxing than I had anticipated, but thems' the breaks!!

On the stitchy front - I worked almost exclusively on a Christmas present. I think it will finish up with one more sitting. I did finally get to framing my "Lo Rose" and getting it up on the wall. I don't know why it took me so long - here is a snap...



I blasted some light on it and the batman angle is due to it hanging in the stair hall - I think I will hang all these smaller pieces going up the stairs. I really like how this turned out. There are a few more pieces that I can frame up and get on the wall - but why rush things!! :)

On Saturday Dale and I ran around to the 1 Estate sale and few garage sales that where out there - pretty slim pickins' - We stopped for lunch at a place I had heard about - way out in the Richmond District called Shanghai Dumpling King -

I have been wanting to go here for months and months - but every time we get out there the lines and about 20+ people deep - On Saturday we got there around 11:30am - no line and we got a small table right away. It is a small place with tables in every nook and cranny!! We ordered steamed Shanghai dumplings or course .....


They serve them in the steam trays and are the scrumptious!!! I would highly recommend this place if you are out on Balboa the cross street is one of the low 30's. We will be back!

I did pick up a nice platter - here's a snap...


This is Sunday morning with sausage pin-wheels on it. The pattern is "Indian Tree" and is a pattern that my GG-mother had - and my mom has a few pieces from her. I have wanted some for a long time and now I have a nice platter. The pin-wheels are something I make really often and everyone seems to like as they usually get eaten up pretty quickly. These five where what was left from a whole batch. I grew up with my mom making them on the weekends - now I make them and my sister makes them -

There you go - a busy eating weekend!!

Thanks for stopping by - I will get to answering comments tomorrow -
thank you for leaving them!!

Have a great one -
Take care,
edgar

23 comments:

Evelyn said...

Edgar, do you really think we are going to let you get away without giving us the recipe?! The "Rose" looks just beautiful framed, by the way.

Nancy said...

Your sampler is very pretty, and I love your frame!

I wish there would have been some sales in my part of the country, but there was not a one. Beautiful platter!

Carol R said...

What a great frame for Rose! Lovely plate and the pinwheels look scrummy. I agree with Evelyn - share the recipe!

Dani - tkdchick said...

That frame is prefectly rustic for Lo A Rose! Nice pick!

That food looks too yummy!

Sherry said...

You did a great job framing the "Rose". I can't wait to see the stairway full of samplers!

Cindy F. said...

You did a beautiful job framing "LO"!!

Lunch looks de-lish! We have family in LA, but we've never made it to the SF area. If you ever want to know some good Chinese places there...especially dim sum!! I can hook you up!

Love that gorgeous platter and the pinwheels are making me hungry!! So, would you share the recipe??? PLEASE????!!!!

Sheila said...

I love, love, LOVE your frame for Lo A Rose ... and as for those dumplings - I want to come and visit :)

heidistitches said...

I can't get over how well-suited that frame is for your piece! Well done, it's beautiful.

And, yes, you need to spill on the pinwheel recipe (you know if you show a picture, all of your fans will bug you!)!

Maggee said...

Ditto from me for the Recipe!! They look yummy! I miss going 'sale-ing' on the weekends. Have to start doing it again. Plates and platters surely do catch my eye! Yours looks so interesting!!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Love how your "Lo" turned out, Edgar! I remember when you found the frame - it's beautiful with it. Can't wait to see your sampler wall!

Vonna said...

Now here it is Monday and I've got birthday cake to work off my hips and thighs and I see your Dumplings and Sausage Pinwheels and I'm heading for the kitchen...EVIL, you are EVIL :)
I do love, love, love the way Lo turned out!

Glenna said...

Recipe please! What a perfect post: gorgeous needlework framed, yummy food, pretty china plate....

valerie said...

'Lo looks beautiful framed. That is the perfect accompaniment to the piece. Yummy looking pinwheels!

Kathy A. said...

The Rose is just stunning framed. What a pleasure it must be to walk by and see it hanging.
Mmm all that food makes me hungry.

Annemarie said...

Oh, how cruel of you to show us all that yummy food, Edgar! But good for you for finally getting a taste!

'Lo' looks beautiful in that frame. Yay you!

Doris said...

i love thhe frame that you choice to LO rose, love it.
the food look yummi.

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Colleen said...

"Lo Rose" is beautiful! Tell us how you make your pinwheels....YUM :)

Patti said...

WOW and the food looks really good too! Love love love the sampler. One day I will get to it. Lots of Love Patti xxx

Robin said...

The ROSE is beautiful! you did a great stitching job and framing job!

Mary said...

"Lo how a rose" came out awesome and I love the frame you chose for it.
And the food... yum!!!

Andrea said...

There just could not be a more perfect frame for that sampler, I love it!! It's gorgeous and I like the Batman angle of the photo as well ;-)

I've made those sausage pinwheels before, but it's been a while.... they are so super easy and yummy! Thanks for reminding me! Only thing is...it's so darn hot here that the oven probably won't get turned on until sometime in Sept or Oct.

Those are the strangest looking dumplings I've ever seen...what are they filled with? I'm sure they were delish, glad you got into the place without a long wait!

Ter'e said...

Edgar,
"LO" is simply GORGEOUS!!!!!!! Oh my gosh.............your stitching is just fabulous. I am a rug hooker, who has returned to my other love of x-stitching.

I have a "San Francisco" question I would like to ask......and did not see where one could send you an email. Is this possible to do?

I am a native Californian --- born in SF. Thank you. Ter'e
clindsail@aol.com

PS Stitcher said...

Edgar~

What a beautiful sampler and I absolutely LOVE the frame. It is just fantastic. Nice job as always.