Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Commenting on Comments and Mural Snaps

GR&DF thank you once again for your very kind encouragement and well wishes!!!

Last night was a bust for stitching and flickers as I wasn't up for either and just passed into coma land with a hound in the stitching chair - not a pretty sight!!! After I snored myself awake at about 9:45pm I clicked off the the downstairs and shuffled on off to bed. I hope I am not getting sick or something.

I wanted to respond to some comments and answer some questions.......

Beth asked about my opening - GR&DF - for me it stands for - Gentle Readers and Dear Friends - I just like that way that sounds and the feeling of camaraderie I have for you my group of stitching buds.

Berit asked about SABLE - Stash Above and Beyond Life Expectancy - I reached that a good long while ago - so I figure why should I hang on to charts that I have finished that I will not use again - I should just pass them on...... keep watching for more things.

Colleen asked about my having a Give Away so soon - just passing along and sharing with others - there will be more.....

Sherry aka Celtic Dreamweaver mentioned a sampler I did about a year ago. The chart comes from an OOP French Magazine I had no way of getting and Julianne very generously loaned me her copy. Here is a snap of my finished piece - I remember I did change up the floss - it was charted for DMC and I changed it to GAST and WDW over dyed.


Patti mentioned wishing she had joined in on the Quaker AEoL RR. I do love doing RR's and group stitching projects. They are easy to organize and there will be others as this RR winds up at the beginning of June.

Maggie finished seeing the Thin Man Series - they are super movies - I really enjoy the teaming of William Powell and Myrna Loy - they play so well together!!! I highly recommend themas a group or individually.

Another film mentioned was "Pacific Heights" - 1990 - by Glenna - I have never seen this movie but will throw it on my queue to watch.

Here are a couple more mural shots....

How cool are those trees...




Don't forget about the drawing for the JCS Magazine. Leave a comment on this post and remember to let me know that the comment is an entry - thanks!

There you go sports fans. Thank you for stopping by and for your great comments!!

Take care,
edgar

17 comments:

Stitchinowl said...

I'd glad you clarified what GR&DF means. I thought it was a sly reference to a favorite movie, since you are such a movie buff!

Carolyn

stitcheranon said...

I wondered what it meant but was too shy to ask! Love it...a very nice way to say hi!
Brill pics as always and I love that sampler..very beautiful.

Sherry aka Celtic Dream Weaver said...

Hiya Edgar,
As I mentioned I love your work. Can you email me please. My email address is
celticdreamweave@yahoo.com

Sherry said...

I love the piece from the French magazine! Just stunning! The trees in that mural look real enough to reach out and touch! Neat.

Loraine said...

That is an amazing sampler! Love how your colors turned out.

Kim B said...

Love those mural pics!

Milly~ said...

What beautiful mural shots. Happy New Year guys!

Beth said...

Thank you for letting us know what GR&DF means Edgar, that is such a lovely phrase...I just love reading your blog, you do such lovely work, I'm always happy when I see a new post.

Nancy said...

Your French sampler is absolutely gorgeous Edgar, and the murals are amazing! Thanks so much for sharing!

Sherry aka Celtic Dream Weaver said...

Hiya again Edgar,
I was really surprised to see a cross stitch chart that you got from Knoxville, Tn. My best friend lives in Knoxville and I Have been there a few times myself. I didn't realize that Knoxville Embroidery Chapter had any cross stitch charts. Since I saw your chart I did a bit of research on the next and I couldn't find anything about the. So I sent Knoxville EGA an email inquiring some information abouth there charts. Come to mind out there are a series of them and they are now going to bring it up in their next meeting to see about getting the information about their charts on their website. I am interested to see what they have. My girlfriend is also interested. Since she works at TEnn University Library she is familar with these charts but wants to also learn more about them too. I thought I would share with you what you picture of your charts lead me to...a quest for Knoxville Samplers.

Kielrain said...

I have really enjoyed all your shots of the murals. They are wonderfully fun.

Myriam said...

Bonne soirée et bonnes petites croix

stitchenmylifeaway said...

I remember that sampler.. it's stunning. And so are the murals. Really love the elephants.
You must have needed the rest so now you can press ahead, so we wil have more pictures to droll over.

Shay

Tracey said...

Nah, you aren't getting sick- just recouping from the holidays. I nodded off several times while stitching last night too. :)

Berit said...

SABLE: Lol! I like that one. I don't think I have such a thing yet, but I sure do want to avoid it! Hoarding runs in the ol' family.

I had never seen that sampler--it sure is a beauty! I've been working on my Halloween SAL, and Fox Forest, and plotting how to organize my stitchy supplies/wips (as part of my New Year's resoloution.)

I also hope you're not coming down with something-probably just holiday weariness. Hopefully.

nanaknit said...

Edgar your French sampler is beautiful! Can you give us the translation?

I really loved these last murals. Are they painted by local artists?

Always a treat to read your blog. Thank you!

J Rae said...

Hope you aren't getting sick!!!

Love all the murals you are posting!