Monday, August 16, 2010

Monday Stuff

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends - thank you all so much for the kind comments regarding Fridays post. It makes this cool Monday morning so warm and toasty!! There were a couple of questions that were asked - The Memorial Sampler was designed by Midsummer Night Designs and is still in print - and so much nicer in person than in a photo - as are most things I guess!! -and- Ruth asked about the designer of the exchange piece, it was a freebie designed by La D Da.

Lets start off the morning with a wonderful package that I received. I won Lindsay's Birthday Mystery Drawing and what I received was just great!! Here is a snap -

This great Quaker star Heart chart was a freebie and designed by Aury - I so love the secondary finishing fabric with the Civil War flags - for those that don't know the flags - the r-w-r striped with the circle of stars on the blue field is the 1st National Confederate Flag. The rectangular stars and bars is the Confederate Jack that was flown on ships of war when in port. When the Stars and Bars flag is a square it is a Battle flag. The r-w-r-w-r-w-r-w-r striped flag with the multiple stars on the blue field is a Union flag that represents the original 13 colonies (this flag only has 12) It brought back some great memories - when I lived in Florida I was involved in Civil War Reenactments.

On Saturday Dale and I ran around to a bunch of Estate and Garage Sales - here is a snap of some of the things I picked up...

Some nice little Holiday books - a great piece of Christmas ribbon, a nice Icon, a white sage wand and a old Streamliner linen place mat - how great is that logo!!

I also picked up...

a new bigger home for Rico's fish Narcissus. His big bowl got a crack and broke so he has been living in a smaller bowl for a while. I found this for $2 and a yard sale - how could I pass?

I whipped up some Holiday cookies - or at least they remind me of the Holidays - on Saturday, but they needed to sit over night in the fridge - so on Sunday out came a stick of Hawaiian Cookie dough

sliced up for the oven....

and after cooling a quick roll in icing sugar and you have....

They are pretty tasty - crisp on the edges and slightly chewy towards the middle.

We also spent some time by the Pool....

The pool was deliciously warm - the heater was going - with the cold wind blowing and the fog rolling in (you can see it creeping over Twin Peaks in the snap) it was a refreshing break.

I'll wrap up today with a snap of my little start from last week -

... it is Shores of Hawk Run Hallow - stitched on 36 ct linen and using the recommended NPI. I am really enjoying this piece - as I knew I would.

That about does it for today. Thank you again for stopping by and for you super comments - I do appreciate them!!

Take care,
edgar

10 comments:

Catherine said...

Great stuff as always!! Love your new start.

Margaret said...

I always love reading what you're up to. Great stuff from Lindsay! Love your new WIP and all the great estate stuff too. And fog rolling in while in the pool -- sounds delicious! :D

Anna van Schurman said...

I look forward to watching your progress on Shores--another project I'll stitch vicariously.

Sharlotte said...

Great new start on Shores! I have that pattern too and need to stitch it up. I have been out of the loop lately and didn't know you had started this. Wish I had, I would have done an SAL with you! I knew that you were going to start it soon , so I should have been paying more attention!Love the winnings on the draw you received. Love the stuff you picked up at the sales. The fish is more comfortable now I'm sure. We like white sage here too. Sometimes we keep a bundle of it in the car for an airfreshener. Everyone that sees it always thinks it's pot! Course we have to explain its not. LOL

Carol said...

I have weather envy!! I'm so tired of heat and humidity!

Barb said...

You fine such great things at sales! I have three blocks done on Autumn at HWH. I have taken a short break to do Jenny Bean's Halloween. I'll be watching your progress on Shores. I love the designs but the stitching is very concentrated!!

J Rae said...

Everything looks great!

Please, share that Hawaiian cookie recipe! They look yummy!!!

DonnaTN said...

Sounds like you had a fun weekend! My 10 foot diameter/3 foot deep pool was 92 degrees yesterday! Our heater is called THE SUN! Glad there are pleasant temps somewhere. It only got into the mid 90's today and it felt great!

Sherry said...

Great start, Edgar...that's a huge piece but all that I know who have done or are doing any of the HRH are enjoying them. Looking forward to progress shots on that one. Sounds like you had a nice weekend!

Lindsay said...

I'm so glad you like it