Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A Finish, a Start and a RAK, some SF Shots

GR&DF - well, the 4 day weekend is over - and where did that sucker go ?? It seems that whizz bang and we are back to a new week of work. I hope everyone had a great weekend. The weather in the City was really wonderful - hovering in the mid 70's - bright and cool breezes. Only yesterday did the fog really roll in over us and shroud the City - I was loving it immensely!!

I finish up the sampler I started last week - here is a shot -

"The Absent-Minded Squirrel" - 6/29 - 7/3 - by Of Female Worth -
Stitched on 32ct Flax - using my Floss Conversion

This great little sampler was lots of fun to stitch - and I just love the little squirrel!!

I already had another piece kitted up and I started in on it - here is a snap of that -

This is "The Garden Path" - by Sheepish Designs - I am stitching it on a mystery piece of linen - my best guess is that it is 36ct PTP Days Gone By - it looks very much like a larger piece in my stash, but who knows??

The mail brought a fabulous RAK -

a copy of "The Plantation Sampler" by Canterbury Designs. The first time I saw this chart I wanted it to stitch, but it has been OOP for so long I knew my chances where pretty slim. I have been chasing it on the secondary market for the last few years without luck - and then out of the blue a dear sweet reader of my Blog sends it to me - without gushing to much - Thank You so much for your kindness!! I keep saying it and as always it holds true - stitchers are wonderful, generous people!!!

Yesterday Rico and I ran out to Louie's fro breakfast. When we walked in we immediately got a table which is pretty rare - just after we sat down a really big line formed from now where - making for a good long wait. Here is a shot of the Pacific from where we where...

This looks like dusk, but it was mid morning - all grey and lovely!!
This gorgeous car was parked out front of the diner...

....a beautiful 1937 Buick - how great is this!! The guy that was driving it came into Louie's and sat at the counter - he was decked out in what could have passed for a zoot suit - the whole look he achieved was great!!

There is some more stuff we did, but that will have to wait until tomorrow. Thank you all so much for stopping by - do come again!!

Take care,
edgar

27 comments:

Ruth said...

Beautiful finish Edgar! It amazes me how fast people stitch. Your photos are lovely as always. I must say I am wishing for your cooler weather as we have been in the 90's with high humidity - not nice expecially for New York State where we are not use to these high temps.

Karen said...

Absent Minded-Minded Squirrel is so cute! Congrats on your finish. :)

Vonna said...

That sounds like the perfect weekend to me :) With a RAK on the top like a sweet cherry, huh?! :)
You are a very derserving young man!

BrendaS said...

Great Finish! Love the colors.

What a wonderful gift to receive from a stitcher! I agree stitchers are very generous people

Deborah said...

Your finish is really lovely. I haven't seen that design but now i will have to look for it.

Nancy said...

Love your squirrel sampler! I think it's so interesting to see how squirrels are designed in the different samplers.

A beautiful shot of the Pacific Ocean, and a beautiful car! Cars used to have such style.

Natasha said...

Great finish Edgar.. Congratulations on obtaining Plantaion Sampler. Is'nt it a beautiful design? I was also RAK'd some time ago with this chart from a fellow stitcher, aww struck by the generosity of others :)

When do you plan on stitching this? Maybe we could do SAL? I have fabric for this that I bought on my last/first trip to NiAH but I think it may be to pinkish. So may have to try another fabby.

Take care and have a wonderful week ahead.

Mary said...

What a cute little squirrel! And, The Plantation Sampler is a great old design and will be gorgeous worked up.

You've made a good start on The Garden Path. The colors are so pretty! That's one I have looked for off and on but no luck yet.

Peggy Lee said...

Edgar you make my head spin!! Congratulations on the finish AND the start. The only stitchy progress I had over the weekend included FROGS!!!

DonnaTN said...

Your little squirrel sampler is cute! Sounds like you had a gun trip to the diner!

valerie said...

Beautiful finish Edgar! And great start too! I haven't been to Louis' in forever...love the old car out front.

Rachel S said...

Great finish!

Margaret said...

I love your new finish! It's wonderful! Love your new start too. I'm envious of your ocean views and of your cool weather. Ah San Francisco!

Carolyn McNeil said...

I love the absent minded squirrel! He's soooo cute!
Happy stitchin'...
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Loraine said...

Just love that little finish! You stitched it quickly too!
Love the chart that was sent to you. I think I remember seeing that many years ago. I wasn't interested in doing big projects back then, but love them now, and wish I would have picked it up. I can't wait to see your progress.
What a great weekend!

Kielrain said...

Love the autumn-ish sampler. So cute.

The Plantation Sampler. ooooh, I love that one so very much. I also never saw it til it was out of print. I can't wait to see you start it so I can "stitch" it vicariously through you. :)

Lastly.... wowza, great car. That one is a beauty.

Kathy said...

Gorgeous finish. I just love the colors.

I sure wish we had the lovelt temps you had. But right now it is 100 degrees! Yuck. I did get a ferry ride in and that helped coolus off. :)

Love your photo of the view.

Jules said...

Beautiful finish! And great start!!

tongfengdemao said...

The finished sampler is adorable. I like that little squirrel, too.

What is RAK? I'm generally pretty good at figuring out acronyms, and I may slap my forehead when told, but this one has me stumped.

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Berit said...

What a lightning finish! :o

I love it; hadn't seen that one before. What a wonderful RAK--the lines of the border are so elegant!

Super post, Edgar.

Myra said...

Beautiful finish Edgar. Hey, that guy in the Buick wasn't carrying a violin case, was he? :o) Glad you had a good weekend.

Vicky said...

Love the finish Edgar, until I found your blog I wasn't a big sampler lover LOL

Sherry said...

nice finish, edgar. I love the car and your weather sounds great compared to the heat wave we're having here in Michigan...

carol fun said...

A great finish and a wonderful start- perfect stitching form! Congrats on getting the Plantation Sampler. I stitched this piece about 15 years ago and gave the chart away. Who knew it would be so sought after? I know you'll enjoy stitching this.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Edgar, what a fantastic finish! Personally I love the shading in the oak leaves.

You are so lucky to live in such a beautiful and interesting town! That car is too cool!

Katrina said...

Love your finish! And your new start is just so pretty, the linen is perfect.

Sounds like a nice weekend too.

Alice said...

Edgar--such a quick finish--you are a super fast stitcher. The squirrel turned out to be just lovely.