Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Sheepy Keepes and some Rainy Weather

GR&DF your kind comments are once again a boost to my morning!! The Kringle was a big hit with Rico and his co-workers!! I got the message or hint - "what is for next week??" I found a great recipe for a breakfast/coffee cake I am thinking about....... I do so enjoy cooking and domesticity. We all work so hard for our homes and although I have been called a hermit - I do enjoy being in my house and doing "house" things.

I am still stitching away on an exchange and am thinking I will change it up for something else as I am not very pleased with the way it is turning out.... I may just frog some of it, who knows it is early days yet.

I have heard that my little Blogiversaary presents have started to arrive - so I think I will post a snap of the stitched pieces I made for the three winners -

I made sheep Pyn Keepes - this is a pattern from "The Gift of Stitching" that I used - and modified - I tried to find an entirely Black Sheep, but no such luck for one I really liked. The sheepy fabric the Keepes are on is what I backed them with. I also include some other little goodies with each package - I really enjoyed making these for my 3rd Anniversary - and will once again thank everyone for your continued good wishes and comments!!!

Yesterday the weather was rainy and cold. As evening pressed in on the day - I found myself looking out across the "veranda" towards the city and there was a really great sky -
here is a snap....

It was even more beautiful and dramatic seeing it full on, but this gives you and idea. While I was standing there I looked down at Rico's garden of pots and was greeted by this lovely little planting...

Rico has put out lots of purple plants this year. Everything gets pretty windblown outside from the gusting breezes off of Diamond Heights, but some things manage to survive.

I think I will leave the flicker post until tomorrow.

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

Take care,
edgar

21 comments:

Rachel S said...

Very cute Sheepy keeps!

Sharlotte said...

I love those pyn keepes Edgar! That sheep fabric is just adorable ! I love the purple flowers! Rico has good taste! Sounds like you are becoming the "cateror" for Rico's work! LOL! Btw...did you get the recipe for the guacamole I sent you? If not, I'll resend.

Catherine said...

Very cute sheep!! I am a fan of sheep, so I think they are awesome!

Great shots of the sky and flowers - I tend to plant a lot of pink annuals. Since I have all boys, I need a little pink in my life.

Can't wait to see what goodies you come up with to bake/cook next week. I bought some California cherries yesterday - they were really yummy - but pricey at $3.99 a pound!

Margaret said...

Those have got to be the cutest sheep pyn keeps! I love them!! The backing fabric is great too -- startled sheepies. lol! We're all cold and rainy today so similar if nonspectacular views out the window here. Love Rico's flowers!

Sherry said...

What great pinkeeps and lucky winners! You did a great job on them.

Berit said...

What a clever idea for the giveaway! :D

I like domestic things, too--but only when I "choose" to do them, not when I "must", lol. Subborn and spoiled, I guess.

I know that feeling exactly about being not quite happy with how an exchange is going: hope it all works up for the best!

Tracey said...

I love great cloud photos! I am always taking them on my phone. :) Pretty flowers too! They remind me of mine in my "concrete garden!"

Jules said...

Beautiful picture of the weather! I wished I had my camera with me last evening. As I was leaving Chili's with my dad I looked up and noticed a cloud in the shape of a left hand folded into a "come here" gesture. It was so cool!

Lana said...

Those pyn keeps are absolutely adorable!!!! I loved the photo of the clouds!! There is just something deliciously exciting about the sky turning so dark. Perfect for a sit in and stitch!! Love the flowers too so pretty!

cathymk said...

The Sheepy keepes are gorgeous Edgar - love the fabby you used to back them - just wonderful!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I know the folks that received your sheepies are delighted. They turned out great, Edgar!

Cathy B said...

Your blogiversary gifts are so cute - what a great idea!

Lisa said...

Those sheep are just too cute Edgar. Love the backing fabric!
LISA V.

Marie-P said...

Love the Sheep Pinkeeps and I LOVE that sheep fabric!

awesome sky picture.

Melissa said...

Love the sheepie pyn keeps. Perfect!

Sherry said...

What sweeeeeet keeps, Edgar. I love the fabric for the backs! I know what you mean, I love going out and about but boy, nothing beats hanging at home doing home stuff! Nice stormy looking sky! Keep it west though, we've had enough clouds lately here in Michigan!

MyLifesAStitch said...

Cute pyn keepes! Lucky winners! :)

Carol R said...

Love the sheep keeps Edgar - great idea for your giveaway!

Bronny said...

ooo I envy the lucky winners - those sheepe keepes are divine!!! I just know that 2011 will be my 'Year of the Sheep'
Congratulations to those lucky winners - and great sky shot...wonderful - pretty purple posies too...

Andrea said...

Love the sheepie pinkeeps. :)

tongfengdemao said...

How adorable! The winners are very lucky.