Friday, October 30, 2009

A Spooky Weekend!!

GR&DF it is Hallowe'en weekend - and are we all ready with our scary costumes!! We have an annual Hallowe'en party to get to tomorrow night - It is usually very crowded and goes on to all hours of the morning - we get there on the earlish side and will usually vamoose by 10:00 or so. I am not one for crowded spaces and pushing on people to get through the crowd.

Not only is it All Hallows Eve but it is also - El Día de los Muertos - Day if the Dead. Living here is San Francisco there are the most interesting things to see, go to and buy that are connected to this Holiday!! Here is a snap of our little tribute to the weekend....

We got the sugar skulls in the Mission at Los Jallitos last week when we went to dinner. The little skeletal figures are hand made of clay - Rico has picked them up at a couple of different places. Being from the South I never even heard of nor imagined anything like the DoD Celebrations that go on in this City. The processions through the streets and alters that are built are truly works of art. We may try and get out to see some of the goings on - depending on the congestion in the Mission.

The mail yesterday brought me a chart I bought from Sadie's de-statshing.
It was a Prairie Schooler - 12 Days of Christmas - and is one I have wanted for a long time....


Now I am just itching to start this sucker!! Last night I dug around in my linen stash and found I hadn't anything appropriate for this. That means I will have to wait until I make a trip to NiAH for resupply the linen larder.

Last night was more exchange stitching. My Ornament Exchange is going out this morning. I am really happy with the ornament I made and hope my partner likes it also!!

The flicker last night was "The Last Sin Eater" - 2007 - starring Louise Fletcher and Henry Thomas. This was an odd movie that was recommended to me. It is a faith based movie set in the Appalachian Mountains in the early 1850's and deals with 2nd generation Welsh settlers. The basic story is about a 10 year old girl looking for redemption for something that has happened and along her quest uncovers a terrible secret about her little communities founding. I enjoyed it and the scenery was spectacular.

I got a snap of the mama stink eye and the last baby pidge -

This is opposite the windows where the flower box was - I think the first bird is the mama stink eye and the last one is baby pidge (the white patch is what gives her away) the middle bird I am not too sure but she could be from an earlier clutch. Sometimes there are 6 or seven birds on this pipe at night - lots of coo-cooing going on!!

That's about it for today and wraps up the week sports fans!! Thank you for stopping by and for the nice comments - the cake was good yesterday and the slice today is even better!!! Have a great weekend!!

take care,
edgar



12 comments:

Nancy said...

It looks and sounds like you are in for a fun Halloween celebration. Enjoy! Congratulations on finding the PS chart. The pigeons look very content!

Sadie said...

Love all of your skull figures! Glad the chart arrived safely, have fun picking out your linen :-)
Have a great time at your party.

stitchenmylifeaway said...

Ohhn interesting. They may celebrate DOFD here in Dallas but I haven't seen the goodies you have in any of the stores. Have a Happy Halloween party. Congrats on the PS chart.

Margaret said...

Nice display! I never knew about the day of the dead until my son had to do a project on it for his spanish class. :D It's always great to find a PS chart that's a rarity -- they were one of my first loves in xs.

Berit said...

We actually got invited to some Hallowe'en parties this year...and one of them is in philly (1.5-2 hours drive.)
Me whining to Marc: "Well, I like (that is; I 'don't mind') going out if its only a few hours, but...any more and I just want to go and stitch. It'll take that long just on travel alone." Yeah, I'm really contemplating staying home. :P
If only I could get all his friends into x stitch!

So sorry to hear that you don't have any suitable linen; That stuff really just gets under my skin! I've seen some of the "12 days" as individual finishes, but I'd never seen the chart cover with them all laid out landscape style--looks super!

Also, I'm looking forward to seeing what your exchange looks like! I hope it gets to the recipient fast so that we can see the pics soon. ;)

Julie said...

Your DoD items are incredible! Have a great Halloween weekend and don't party too hard (lol)!

Myra said...

Boo Edgar! Happy Halloween and Day of the Dead. :o) The pidges seem very happy.

Cathy B said...

Have a nice weekend Edgar and enjoy your Halloween party!

Lucy said...

Hope you show pics of your costumes!!! Have fun!

Siobhan said...

What neat DoD stuff! Very cool. Congrats on getting the PS chart! Have a great Halloween!

Sherry said...

Your skull collection is really fun! Glad you finally got the chart you wanted. I can't wait to see your progress on it.

Myriam said...

I hope your halloween's evening was good!