Monday, April 12, 2010

It was a Dark and Stormy Weekend....

GR&DF thank you for once again sharing a bit of your day with we me .... I can not believe that I am now have over 200 followers!! THANK YOU all for that.

I also wanted to mention how flabbergasted I am at the number of commentors in for the Blogiversary Drawing. I am not sure at the moment what the prizes will be - but I did spend some time mulling it over and I have come up with some ideas. Now to get in gear and get them together. Just the whole idea that I have been blogging for three years astounds me. I just think - if it wasn't for dear Carol S's encouragement I would have never come out of the shadows of lurk and started this blog.

This past weekend was totally rainy - and you would think I would lock the doors and stay in - but we did get out and about a bit - On Saturday there where no Estate sales in the city. But, Rico and I did go out to Breakfast at Flippers in Hayes Valley - of course I ordered what I always order there - eggs Benedict - no snap - but they are good there and I was in the mood for some Hollandaise!! We stopped off for some coffee beans - we think it is some of the best on the city!!


Blue Bottle Coffee does this great three bean dark roasted coffee - It is delicious!!!!! I also like that they are a micro-roaster and take lots of time making the different coffees. From Hayes Valley we ventured on over to the Antique Mall - we hadn't been in a while and it is always fun to seen some fancy expensive things I can't afford!! On this trip I did find something I couldn't pass on. Here is a snap of the what I got.

What the picture shows is three things - I already had the platter, I bought that in NC at an Antique shop over 20 years ago.... what I found on Saturday at the AM was the open vegetable bowl that matched!! I couldn't believe it. The pattern is called Ceilia and is by Wedgwood. It is from about 1900 and is heavy transferware - and you know I love me some transferware. I really didn't need another bowl but how could I pass?? The little commemorative mug I picked up at the Goodwill on the way back home from the AM. It is a piece of bone china and was made for the Queen's Golden Jubilee.

Sunday was even more rainy and windy, but once again we ventured out to breakfast at Eddie's Cafe this time and so we could visit our little farmers market. We needed some funions so we stopped at an ATM - I saw this bumper sticker...

I always am reading bumper stickers and found this one laugh out loud funny - with my twisted since of humor I couldn't resist a snap to share!!

After breakfast we found the farmers market deserted...

.... rainy and windy... we picked up some veggies and then stopped at the flower stand for some spring brightness....

Then it was off to home to stay in for the rest of the day!!

That was the weekend - I spent my stitching time on Alpha Birds... here is a snap....


It is a bit crooked but you get the idea. The birds and bits are working up pretty fast compared to the letters - and there are some symbol problems I am having to fix along the way - not too bad but just kind of missed here and there. There are two bands and a space that separate each section and I am thinking of doing something different in them than what is charted. Not sure yet about what but I certainly can't see myself putting my initials and date on this three times!!

I also heard that two exchange pieces that I made have gotten to there destinations. Fist to arrive was a piece I made for my partner Janet in the Winter House Exchange over at HOE - here is a snap -

It is a wintery themed photo album -

I thought it would be a nice place to keep wintery snaps and was a totally fun piece to make!! The second piece to arrive was a piece I made for the Arbor Day Exchange on the Holiday Blog. My partner was Lisa and here is a snap of the Pyn Keepe I made...

The only requirement was that the piece have a tree in it and I chose this Workbasket chart with pine trees.

That's about it for today sports fans!! Thank again for your kind comments - and for stopping by, do come again!!

Take care,
edgar

25 comments:

Laura said...

Alpha Birds is looking great. I had not seen this one before and am enjoying your updates.

Sharlotte said...

Great post! I found the bumper sticker hilarious as well ansd I knw hubby will get a kick out of it. Congrats on the # of followers. Wow! You have a little certain something that's for sure.

Nic said...

Lovely stitching - but I also like your blogging about food. It seems you have a fabulous range of little suppliers in the city who can do "real" food - I wish it was easier to get similar stuff in my city! Mind you, I'd settle for an LNS first, coffee and decent cheese second ...

Cari-in-VA said...

Love your thrift finds! That bowl is just beautiful and I love the shape.

Great work on the SD Alphabet - I really need to pull this one out and start on it. Your finishes are wonderful as well.

Enjoy your day!

Anonymous said...

Maybe instead of your name 3 times, you could add the names and dates of people who are important to you? Then again if you really want people to know who stitched this very lovely piece, do your name and date anywhere you want!. Maria S.

Carol R said...

Great post Edgar. Alpha Birds is looking good!

Siobhan said...

I love your Alpha Birds! I started that a few years ago but didn't like my fabric choice so didn't get far. I LOVE your exchange pieces! Great finishing.

Congrats on the 200+ followers! Woot!

Kim said...

Great find on the open veggie bowl, Edgar! and I LOVE your Alpha Birds. Still one of my favorite stitches!

Angela said...

Sounds like you had a great time despite the rain :) The bumper sticker had me laughing too! Lovely stitching as always :)

Melissa said...

Oh I love how Alpha Birds is looking!

Can you tell me the name of the chart for your first exchange piece, the one with the snowman? I've never seen it before. It's so darn cute!

Kay said...

I love all your city pictures, including the bumper sticker! "Flabbergasted" is a great word I haven't heard in a while!

Margaret said...

Bummer about the weather. Looks like you had a good time anyway. Isn't it wonderful when you find a matching piece to something you already have? I love your Alphabirds, and your exchange pieces are lovely -- as they always are! Love that bumper sticker too! I posted about your giveaway on my blog -- I actually remembered! lol!

Jules said...

Very cool pictures of your weekend adventures. Ya know, I see the word "Hayes Valley" and have to look it up and learn it's history. I guess I will be doing a little fun historical research as I am a Hayes, LOL! I did find a little tidbit on Wikipedia, but we all know that's not a very reliable source.

Nice stitchy pieces as well!

Jennifer said...

I really like those exchange pieces. I need to get my act together and get into another exchange. My first (and only so far) was such a wonderful experience.
I just LOVE those Alpha Birds. Some thing about the colors in that piece just gets me.

valerie said...

Great progress on your Alpha Birds...love the colors!

Berit said...

Your stitching's lookin' good! :D

I was making some progress myself 'till it was time for a stem to join a plant and I heard a distinct "ribbit-ribbit". I WOULD just make it work, but it's a biscornu, and the other "mirrors" are already done! Ah, at least it's a small one! :D

I think this is a message that I should do some of the tax paper organizing I've been putting off! ;)

Daffycat said...

I LOVE your Arbor Day exchange ~ really darling!

DonnaTN said...

Sounds like a fun weekend even with bad weather. Your stitching is, as always, wonderful!

Brenda said...

Love the Alpha Birds, very pretty, and the bumper sticker made me laugh. Your exchange pieces are very nice as well. As always, I enjoyed my visit to your blog!

Lana said...

Ooooh maaan! That bumper sticker cracked me up! Love the progress photo!!

Myriam said...

So nice your alpha birds. have a good week

Nancy*Glory Bee said...

Love your stitching! I must get out my Frost Soon and stitch it now that I've seen yours. I was unsure of what color fabric to use. Yours looks great. Glad you had a nice weekend in spite of the weather.........Nancy

MyLifesAStitch said...

OMG, that bumper sticker is HI-larious!!! LOLOL!!!

Great "score!!" on the transferware bowl!

Alpha Birds is wonderful, as are the exchange pieces. Great job, Edgar!

Catherine said...

Love Alpha Birds!! And your exchanges are wonderful!

Tracey said...

Beautiful finishes!! I love that snowman album.. that pattern is too cute.