Monday, March 8, 2010

Some Stitching and Estate Finds

GR&DF I was a total sucker and watched the whole 82nd Instalment of the Academy Awards - I know, I know.... bitch, bitch, bitch and then I still watch it!! What's up with that??? BTW I did enjoy most of the evening. I could have done with a few less commercials - with an average of 7 per break (of course I counted) I did think that there were too many!! I didn't even mind that it ran over time a bit it was a nice show. I was not sure if Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin where gonna be able to pull it off but they did an admirable job of thoughtful and entertaining banter and kept moving the show along. I did wonder frequently throughout the evening if there was some sort of shortage of combs and brushes in southern California?? Or if there was just some sort of huge wind tunnel that most of the participants walked through on the way into the auditorium???? As most of the "Hair don'ts"I saw where just embarrassing!!!??? I think if one is going to put on a lovely frock that it would behoove one to at least run a comb through ones hair or get a hairpin, bobby pin or ribbon or something to get those locks under control. Now, don't get me wrong I did see some lovely thoughtful hair but for the most part it was rat nest city held together with some gel and spray!!! Are there no mirrors???

Over the weekend I worked some on Memorial Sampler and here is the stitchity progress to date -


There are some odd breaks in the green vine and some odd white spaces I might have to go back in and work on - but for the most part I am really enjoying this stitch and am pleased with the way it is turning out.

On Saturday Dale and I ran around doing our usual Estate and Garage sales and I picked up a few things.....


I got another nice frame - that at some point might just get painted black... a great Red Wing "Dutch Girl" cookie jar, and a set of transferware rim soup bowls. Usually you only find these bowls in singles or at the most two but never in any kind of numbers - and I love me some transferware!!!! They survived my test (a run through the heavy cycle in the dishwasher) and now they are good to go!! I also got a few books, a couple of nice Italian memoirs and a book about Wallis, Duchess of Windsor. So it was a good weekend!!

There you go sports fans - Thanks for stopping by do come again!!

Take care,
edgar

19 comments:

BrendaS said...

Wonderful progress on your memorial sampler. You are stitching this up quite quickly!

Kim B said...

Your sampler looks incredible!

Nancy said...

Your sampler is looking beautiful and wonderful estate finds!

I enjoyed the Academy Awards too! I thought they did a nice job of it.

Berit said...

I like the "acorn trio" on this piece; adds a bit of charm. :)

I didn't watch the awards, but then I never do. As for the hair, I'm not surprised to see it; the current trend is not one of careful grooming, that's for sure!

Great estate finds! The books look interesting, and you're right that it is a packet of transferware all together!

Melissa said...

Hey, Edgar, I want Names! I want your AA review - the best dressed and the worst! lol. I only watched snippets of it as I've gotten more bored with it over the years. I just like to watch the highlights afterwards.

Your Memorial Sampler is looking beautiful - you're nearing the finish! Nice weekend stash haul!

Rachel S said...

Those are some lovely finds at the estate sale.

Natasha said...

I just watched the red carpet event. Fell asleep before the show started LOL

Your memorial sampler is coming along nicely you are making great progress...

Kielrain said...

Your sampler is looking really great. What wonderful progress you have made on it.

Margaret said...

I was sort of wondering about the hair at the Oscars too, what little I saw of it. :D Love your Memorial Sampler -- it's beautiful! Nice estate sale finds too -- that transferware is really pretty!

Kathy said...

I love that Memorial SAmpler. Gorgeous. Simply gorgeous.

Love your soup bowls. What a great find.

Shelleen said...

I never watch the award shows but having seen Avatar, I wanted to see what that would win. The one hair disaster was Sarah Jessica Parker. What was she thinking?

Jennifer said...

Passed on the actual Oscar show in favor of today's red-carpet fashion rundown. Love to see all the do's and don'ts.
THe memorial sampler is beautiful! And some great estate sale finds. With the temps finally getting above 40, maybe a few garage sales will pop up this weekend.

Cole said...

Your sampler is looking amazing!

Lisa said...

Beautiful progress Edgar!
I was soo inspired by your CHS alphablocks finish that I bought the whole kit and caboodle myself. Now just to finish up my other WIPS so I can make a start on it.
LISA V.

Anna van Schurman said...

We watched about a half hour of the awards show (as former Angelenos, it's de rigueur) and couldn't get over the number of commercials. In fact, I said, "if you want the show to end on time, get rid of some of the commercials!"

And what about that Twilight girl coughing and not covering her mouth with her hand because they were firmly clasped behind her back? What's with the kids today?

Your sampler is wonderful!

tammie said...

what a lovely lot of goodies you found.. and i love the stitching it looks great well done

Catherine said...

I agree with Melissa! We want to hear your review - name names!! Loved your review of the hair!! My mother always told me to comb my hair before I went out and to have good shoes!

I am loving the Memorial Sampler - the colors are great!

Great finds!

Susan said...

Love that Memorial Sampler!

Happy Stitching!

Christine said...

I didn't know yet this sampler. It is great and so are the blue plates.