Thursday, August 20, 2009

A Post with Many Snaps - Wednesday was a full Day!!

GR&DF where to begin...... well, yesterday was the weekly farmers market and I trotted on over there and got my usual - onions, tomatoes, kettle korn, nectarines...I also picked up some pistachios and cucumbers - I got a couple of pretty snaps - this first one is of the larger of the two flower sellers.....

The colours of the flowers are becoming a more fall palette - and I thought this was a nice snap. The second picture is also because I liked the composition and it was pretty...


The peppers were so nice they almost look fake. I also noticed an egg seller has joined the ranks of farmers - I think next week I need to get some farm fresh brown eggs. Sometimes there is music and yesterday there was this group playing...

They had lots of flute type tunes and it was very nice and added to the mix of the visit for me.

The mails brought a bounty of wonderfulness - starting off with Margaret's package - I won her 200th posting Give Away - and I must say - it was a super package to receive!!!!


It was beautifully wrapped as you can see - lovely fabric for finishing and a gorgeous ribbon for an extra special package in the future. Here is a snap of what was it contained -

Starting in the lower left - there is a lovely piece of linen and some NPI silks - some delicious chocolates and a super notebook with a piece of Margret's stitching on the cover - what a great finish!! I see this finish in my future.... :) Thank you so much Margaret!!!!!

The mail also brought back home my Halloween RR piece from Carol. She was the last stitcher on my piece and what a great job she did (as always!!!) Here is a snap -


Carol stitched the skeleton in the grave from BOAF's "Remember Me on Halloween." How perfect was this choice!! I couldn't have asked for anything better - I am so very grateful everyone that stitched on my piece - and all I can say is THANK YOU!!!! I loved doing this Holiday themed RR. I am still planning to go back and add another tree, and some more pumpkins, leaves and other bits to fill in around the motifs everyone has stitched.

My stitchity evening was filled with the "Sail Away" SAL - here is a snap of the bits I got to last night.

I got the wreath done and all the white on the little lady - I will finish her up tonight. This piece is such a great stitch - so even and calm - I am really happy to be doing it as a SAL.

The flickers for the evening where both based in real life - the first was "The Fighting Sullivans" - 1944 - about the lives of 5 very close brothers growing up together - then enlisting in the Navy right after Pearl Harbor. They all served together on the USS Juneau and all perished with a day or so of the ship being sunk during the battle of Guadalcanal in 1942. This was a nice movie but a tear jerker - the print that was used to make the DVD sort of sucked in places but what can one do. The second flicker was another WWII film called "The Colditz Story" - 1955 - this is a film about a castle called Colditz that is used a "escape proof" POW camp. There a various nationalities incarcerated in the camp and they are all trying to break out. Very entertaining and some great photography. I enjoyed both flicks very much, but you know how I like my WWII films!!

There you go - I have bent your ear enough today I think!! Thank you all for stopping by - do come again!

Take care,
edgar

22 comments:

Kim B said...

Lots of wonderful pics! And that giveaway you won is fantastic!! The RR looks amazing. What a great piece!

Glenna said...

What lovely things. Interesting that you think of the SB character as a little lady--and probably you're right--but I've always thought of the SB people as little men. Kind of like friars in their robes.

JOLENE said...

Sail Away is coming along nicely, I will be starting round three over the weekend. Great Job!!!

Laura said...

Your RR is definitely -- as you would say -- super! Carol made a great choice of the skeleton and coffin. Do you have a special spot in mind to display it?

Alf N Stitches said...

Hi Edgar,
you seem to enjoy life, so very much! You have a way about you that makes me take notice of my life and appreciate the little things more! Thank you for that!
Amy

dixiesamplar said...

Wish we had a farmer's market like yours Edgar...ours is kind of rinky-dink, and no musical accompanyment...but, they do have some wonderful fruits, vegetables, and prepared food!

I saw you RR on Carol's blog and knew you were gonna love it! It is beautiful...they all did such a wonderful job for you!! And your giveaway prize is perfect...such nice tidbits to receive.

The movies sound very interesting...I do not get TCM where I live, but I have been thinking about joining NetFlix...our local movie rental store lacks an extensive classic movie section!!

I love your work on the SB piece...how adorable. Can't wait to see the finished product!

Until later...
HAPPY STITCHIN'
Terri

Kielrain said...

Wow. Your RR is amazing. How lucky you are to have such a great piece.


Still love watching the progress on you Sail Away. Such a calm looking chart.

Margaret said...

First off, your Halloween RR is just gorgeous!!! I love how it came out! Sail Away is looking good too! Nice prize package from Margaret -- and nice pics of the Farmer's Market!

Cole said...

I love the Sail Away piece, it looks so soothing! Your RR is fabulous too!

Peggy Lee said...

I too love WWII movies and must see The Fighting Sullivans! I'll look that one up. Thanks!

Bronny said...

What a smorgasboard of snaps! Such a delight to feast upon - a wealth of colour and texture. I must remember to take my camera with me more often.
What a lovely prize and a wonderful RR returned. Thank you for sharing your world

LoriU said...

Oh I am so jealous of your farmers market! I would die to have one of those here!!

Berit said...

I just love-love-love your halloween RR, Edgar! I am so admiring/jealous of all the great and lucky stitchers involved!

On your piece, I especially love the linen you chose, and the verse/script font at the bottom. You added, that, right? Is it from a pattern? e.g. Where can I find that wonderful font!?

Andrea said...

Great pictures, such pretty colors!
Your Halloween RR is gorgeous, I love it!
WTG on your Sail Away...I am almost done with part three too:-)
Have a great weekend!

Nancy said...

I envy you that you have such a nice farmer's market. The photos are beautiful! Lovely package you received from Margaret, and your Sail Away is looking very nice. Your Halloween RR is amazing and very beautifully done!

Melissa said...

I love that Halloween RR! It's wonderful!

The Sail Away piece looks lovely.

Loraine said...

Oh Wow! Great stitchy pictures! I especially love the Halloween RR. I just love Fall and Halloween!
I love the farmers market pictures as well. Beautiful peppers and flowers.
Congrats on the win! It looks like a fun package.
You really inspire me on the Sail Away project. It's coming along nicely. I hope I can catch up this weekend!
Take Care.

Sharlotte said...

The Halloween RR is so neat! What I nice piece to own! Our Farmer's market is getting skimpy here.The weather here has been too crazy I think.

Siobhan said...

Wonderful pictures! The farmers market looks amazing. I'd love some of that fresh produce, especially the fruit. Lovely stitching! Your Halloween RR is AMAZING!

Kathy A. said...

Wow, market photos are gorgeous. Now, it makes me think I really need to make some red pepper jelly.
Isn't your RR stunning. I saw it on Carol's blog and thought she picked the perfect piece.
Sail Away is going good.

Kathy A. said...

Wow, market photos are gorgeous. Now, it makes me think I really need to make some red pepper jelly.
Isn't your RR stunning. I saw it on Carol's blog and thought she picked the perfect piece.
Sail Away is going good.

Mary said...

Great work on the stitching! What a beautiful present you got!

And all those peppers. They look so tasty even thru the computer. Thanks for sharing market pictures this week.