Monday, August 9, 2010

Low Key and Lazy Weekend....

GR&DF once again I welcome you to my Blog and goings on!! The weekend was overcast, foggy, damp and cool/cold both Saturday and Sunday. I heard on the news - so it must be true (sarcasm) - that this has been the coolest summer in the city for a long time - I can certainly believe it and I am enjoying every single day. We did next to nothing both days. On Saturday we ran some errands and got the car washed - Rico has a thing for a washed car - me, I could care less if it ever got washed. It rains occasionally so that's enough washing for me. We bought some spray stuff that takes off the splattery tar bits along the running board - or where a running board would be if this were the 30's, so that did make a difference - it is nicer to have it washed but such a waste of water. Did some chores around the house and then sat around on Saturday passing in and out of the nap state all afternoon - not a pretty sight - and I had the who-hounds all over me like I was one of the dog beds.

Sunday started the same except we actually got out to breakfast and then over to the little Farmers Market - I took the camera and got some nice shots so typical here in the summer.....

there was some really colourful cauliflowers...


and then these great little tomatoes....


and more heirloom varieties.... there seems to be bumper crops of tomatoes this summer


these beautiful berries - expensive but tasty...


lots of bright sunflowers...


and there were lots of hounds including this scruffy number - how cute is he!! a dead ringer for Annie's dog Sandy.

I also whipped up some tasty treats for the office this morning.... "Donut Muffins"

The main spice is nutmeg and they are rolled in a sugar/cinnamon mix while still warm. Pretty tasty with a cup of coffee!!

- and - I did get quite a bit of stitching in - some things I can't show you, but I can show an update on the Garden Path....

I have most of the flower border done have gotten at one of the trees.

There you go sports fans - a pretty dull weekend - just like I like 'em! Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments. Do come again!

Take care,
edgar

20 comments:

Catherine said...

Great pics as always!! The Farmer's Market is certainly a rainbow of colors!

Your stitchy progress looks great and you must, must, must share that donut muffin recipe!

dixiesamplardesigns said...

Loving the progress on Garden Path...you do such beautiful work!

And the photos are always such a delight to see...love all the colors, so vibrant and rich looking...makes me anxious for fall!

Thank you again for steering your readers to new bloggers...I have found many new friends in blogland thanks to you! And yes, I do count you as one of them...LOL! Greetings to Rico and the who-hounds...until later...

HAPPY STITCHIN'
Terri

chris_stitch said...

It looks like it was a perfect weekend!

Loraine said...

I'm with Rico. Love my car washed. Probably is a waste of water, but worth it to me, to be able to see out the windows really good! LOL
Love the progress on the lovely sampler!

Mary said...

Love the market pics! Always so colorful and such a variety!

Please post the recipe...looks so good!

Great progress on Garden Path, and sounds like a wonderful weekend.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Thos muffins look so GOOD! Yum!
Great progress on GP - it's really beautiful!

Ma Teakettle said...

Great pics :) Your weekend sounds awesome to me, the ones that are just spent relaxing and stitching. I am with you on the car, I wait for the rain to wash it, in fact my hubs mentioned last night that it needs to be washed. Your muffins look amazing and I know they tasted amazing too...recipe? please :)
Have a great day, Kitten.
Hugs
Ma

Margaret said...

Lovely pics as always. Those donut muffins look so scrumptious! Love your WIP too!

Hazel said...

Beautiful sampler. Those donuts look ace. x

Janice said...

Beautiful pics as usual! Thanks for brightening up this dull morning. The sampler looks wonderful.

natalyK said...

I think all of those beautiful colored veggies are genetic hybrids in order to get children to eat more of them. Imagine their surprise when you serve up a plate of multicolored cauliflower. YUM!! The progress you have made on your sampler is fabulous. I still love that border the best!
Happy Stitching!

Nicola said...

Great progress on Garden Path Edgar, it's a really lovely design with a beautiful border.

Denise said...

Truly envious of the Farmer's Markets that you have there - nothing to compare here.
Of course, I want the donut muffin
recipe - just the name makes my
mouth water! Please share...

valerie said...

Oh yum...those muffins look yum! Can I have one?! ;-)

I think it's definitely one of the coolest summers we've had in a while which is saying a lot since it's usually cold to begin with! I hade a lazy, napping weekend too!

Deborah said...

Great pics of the farmers market. Garden path is beautiful. I have the recipe for the donut muffins and they are wonderful.

Kielrain said...

Those donut muffins look tasty.

Your progress on Garden Path is great. I love the look of that one.

Shelleen said...

Garden Path is looking really good.

Sherry said...

Love your stitching progress - stunning! Love the pic of the cauliflowers - I've never had purple cauliflower. Would be be very pretty all cooked up, kind of verigated...

Weekends not to packed are my fav - lazy days and doing what I love to do around home. Have a good week, Edgar! I loved your post about the music - graduated from HS the early '80's and what memories the musice brings back!

MJinMichigan said...

Those pictures of the market made my mouth water. Please do share the donaut muffin recipe. I know ,my husband would love them.

Carol said...

A red house...love it!! Edgar, I just accidentally ended up at the very bottom of your blog and YIKES...only 137 days until Christmas!!!!