Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Mail Brings some Wonderful Packages!!

GR&DF I was so happy to read all the different comments for yesterdays post and do thank you for them. Nancy - in St Paul's before I went I did my research and was aware of the crawl into the dome and going outside - which I knew I would never able to do - my getting to the whispering gallery was accomplishment enough for me that time. Katya5 asked where the mural is - on the corner of 24th Street and Bryant, but there are many murals all along 24th and on the off streets. If you where into murals there is the LIST of them here in the city.
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Yesterday was a truly banner day is so many ways - here in the city it was warmish and lovely - I do love the cold foggy days that we usually have, but occasionally it is nice to be warm and see the sun. I made it to the Farmers market and got this snap...

These melons are delicious (free samples) and beautiful all at the same time!! On the way over I got this snap of what I think is my favorite Street Car....

I love the lines of this car and the colour.
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The mail was supe -de-duper as it brought presents and stash - and I have some snaps.....


To add to my ever growing Royal Collection - Sadie sent me the Silver Jubilee Booklet and Gaynor sent me the lovely Silver Jubilee china cup. I had not seen either of these pieces over here anywhere - they are super additions - Thank you both so very much!!

The mail also brought me a super special gift from one of my Dear Blog Buddies - sweet Vonna - her generosity is well known and I am so lucky to call her Friend!! Here is a snap of the beauty....


It is a Special Edition Roundy from Shakespeare's Peddler - finished off in the beautiful way that Vonna has - the stitching is lovely and it looks great in our living room. I love that it is a different type of finish - the pedestal is great as it lifts is up just enough to call attention to how beautiful it is - I do thank you sweet Vonna so very much!!!!!

The mail also brought a tiny stash purchase - I was getting the itch bad and couldn't resist - it's like a drug!! Here is a snap -


When I first saw the Hallowe'en Quaker piece in the sneak peaks for Market I knew I had to have this - I am not always taken with Quaker type interpretive pieces, but this hit me just right!! I thought I ought to also get the great La D Da Christmas chart and the sweet little BBD pyn cushion - Since I first laid eyes on that Quaker piece I have been thinking about it and I am thinking of shifting some of the black to some subtle colour bits....... on well, no rush as my basket is pretty full with stitchity projects for a while yet. My evening stitching continues to be on pieces I cant show just yet.
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Here's a little ditty for a chuckle........ yesterday after we got home I got together my usual Wednesday laundry - usually a couple of loads for mid week - I got the washers going and off we went to the pool. After I knew the washers had finished I went up to the laundry room and moved the damp wash into the dryers.. now for the pay off - while pulling out some jeans I heard a clunk and looked in and saw my wallet - yes, you read that right, I had washed my wallet. Everything was pretty damp, but the silver lining ( and I looked hard for that lining!!) is that I didn't run it through an hour in the dryer. Everything dried out pretty well, and I ironed out all the wrinkled bits of paper and the money, now everything is super crisp in my back pocket!! All I could think of at the time was what a super ding thing to do!! I am usually so good about going through the pockets of everything, but yesterday with the warm day I was was chomping to get to the pool, so I guess that " haste does make waste!!"

There you go sports fans for toady with some lovely things to look at and more tid-bits from my wacky-doodle life!! I do thank everyone for stopping by, do come again!!

Take care,
edgar

23 comments:

Lee said...

Last year I was hurrying to get a load of jeans in the wash and missed seeing my son's Ipod Touch in his pocket. It was a very expensive lesson in "Haste Makes Waste"! I'm glad your story ended well.

Anonymous said...

Edgar, I just have to say I love you!!! Thank you for bringing a smile into my day. I can't wait to see you stitch your new stash. They are very lovely designs. I'm itching for some new things too! And Vonna did a great job on her piece as well.

Kathy said...

Oh my that gift from Vonna is just fabulous!! And I like your new stash too. Especially the La d da piece.

I'm glad that your wallet and contents survived. :)

Laura said...

My stepson left his wallet in his pants a few months ago and it got washed. It was one of those nylon/velcro types and it curled up at the ends and looked just awful! I'm glad yours came out okay.

Catherine said...

What great goodies all around - I love that piece from Vonna!! Enjoy it all - you deserve it!

Anna van Schurman said...

My great grandmother used to iron money! You're in good company. Did you know that some of the SF trolleys are old Philadelphia trolleys? Find them here.

Margaret said...

I had to laugh about your wallet. That happened just a few weeks ago here too! My DH called saying he couldn't find his wallet. I'd just done the laundry -- there it was, nice and clean and wet! lol! Love the stash and the mail!

Roberta said...

Oh my, washing your wallet!! I can certainly understand how that happened - warm weather and a pool available!! Love your little gift from Vonna, she does lovely work, love the other goodies you received and bought.

Have a great day.

Berit said...

At least it was not (heaven forbid!) your cell phone!

You really did have a banner mail day--That piece from Vonna is a winner and I must say I agree that you are quite right about the more more liberally "artistic-licensed" quakers.

Maggie O said...

Brings new meaning to "money laundering" and "crisp new bills" just the picture in my mind of you ironing the paper contents of your wallet (reminds me of myself)made me laugh! Thanks for sharing and for the wonderful pictures. Can't wait to see the stitching.

Vonna said...

Boy! A banner mail day it was :)
I've been eyeing and eyeing that Halloweenie Quaker myself and I'm not even much on Quakers for the most part, but there is a certain something about it that has me itching too ;0)

Jeanne said...

Lovely gift from Vonna and congrats on some new stash Edgar. I am laughing because I just got back from Disneyland. My DH and I got soaked on a water ride (never sit in front!) and I had to dry all of his money back in the hotel room with the hair dryer. Ol' Uncle Sam cleans up pretty well though LOL.

Beth said...

Great mail!! Vonna is amazing. Your new stash looks like it will be much fun to do! Can't wait to see them finished.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful gift from Vonna! The Queen Elizabeth things are so neat-but then I love anything "England!" Oooops about the wallet :> Well you did get another chance to go in the pool and clean cash too! Nancy D.

Melodee said...

Your story about washing your wallet just made my day - it had been a tough one, but I feel better after having a laugh!!!

Vicky said...

What a great gift from Vonna. I have the Prairie Moon Quaker on my wish list, I have only just started to like this kind of design LOL
I washed a cheque book once, that was fun trying to dry that sucker out so it could be used LOL

DonnaTN said...

Great gifts, especially the Roundie! I just have to smile when I do something so goofy that it defies logic!

Mary said...

Early in my marriage (just celebrated 36 years!) I washed my husband's wallet three TIMES!! After the second time he was pretty tired of the whole thing - It was some time before I told him about that last one! Isn't ironed cash pretty?

Mary in MN

Alice said...

I have ironed cash too! Makes it almost new. I love your new stash and collectibles. Very nice pictures too. I'm thinking of a SF visit next summer.

Carol said...

You must love going to your mail box these days, Edgar! Vonna's gift is so beautifully finished--I know you'll treasure it :)

Tina said...

Another interesting blog post,thanks for sharing.Glad your wallet and contents was ok,my son is always leaving things in his pocket.Love your new stash,especially Halloween Quaker,have my eye on this also but already need to live till 200 lol
Tina

Melody said...

Edgar, Don't feel bad, I just did something similar about a month ago, I was in such a hurry to add my jeans to the wash, that I didn't check the pockets first, and washed my cell phone...:(

So, I ended up replacing it. Not good. We all get in a hurry sometimes and pay the price I guess.

Sherry :o) said...

Now that's what I call cleaning out your wallet - me thinks sometimes that would be the best way to tidy up! Glad it worked out.

Looking at your stash picture...I have the BBD on hold at my LNS, I wanted to check out "The Trick or the Treat" piece when I'm there next week, up close and personal...

What a nice gift, the SP roundy piece you were given - I love the finish!

Hope you enjoyed your weekend!