Monday, January 3, 2011

A Whole Bunch of Weekend Stuff

GR&DF thank you for your kind comments - as always they warm the heart so much on a cold windy Monday morning!! I am also amazed at the request for the Stew recipe - as I usually get a less than enthusiastic reception when I mention it - I love the stuff!! The recipe is not written down as I make it up from memory so I will have to sit still and write down what I do to get a pot of the stuff - it is super easy and so deliciously warming.

This past weekend was a whirl of food, errands and some butt-numbing stitching!! My kind of 3 Day Break.

Lets start off with something I am really happy about. The day I was flying out of SF for Christmas I got a call from the framers that a piece I had in was finished. I was happy to hear that it was finished, but not very happy about not being able to get it until after I got back. We ran down and picked it up....

It was my Sheepish "Alpha Birds" piece - and I am really happy about the way it turned out. Being a longer than normal piece it was less than cooperative when getting a good snap - but you get the idea.

I also had my first finish for the new year....

Sheepish Designs "Rose Hill Sampler' - 12/23/10 - 1/1/11
LL 36ct Maple Sugar - Converted to HDF Silk

Its a bit wonky in the snap and I changed up the straight line along the bottom. It was a nice little stitch, but quite a bit of fill stitching. I also worked some on "Shores" - but not enough to warrant a snap.
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To the food portion of the post..... Last Thursday Rico turned "1/2 a Dinosaur" or as it is more commonly known "50." Being so close to the Holidays we are putting off a party until later on, but I wanted to do something on Thursday - so we decide to go out to dinner.
There is a new pizza place in our neighborhood that is getting some good publicity so we decided to try it out. Lets just say it was quite delicious. It is called Patxi's (say Paw-cheese). There are 3 of them in the city and this one is within 4 blocks of our house. Here are some snaps.....

We ordered 2 pizzas - one veggie and on meat lovers....

this is the veggie.....

this is the meat lovers....

Here is the veggie one with some slices removed....

and the meat lovers - less a few slices. We started off with some salads and an antipasto tray - but between the 4 of us there was still some slices left over - and we ordered the smallest pizzas. They were really delicious and I am certain we will be back!!. We got there on the early side at about 5:30pm and by the time we left there was a line out the door.
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While we were out running errands on Friday we stopped off at Krispy Kreme and picked these up....
It was so nice to have a donuts and coffee all weekend!! (can you guess what I thinking about as I write about them????)

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

Take care,
edgar

37 comments:

Mary said...

Alpha Birds looks great framed! And love your 1st stitch of the year.

The pizzas look yummy. Happy Birthday to Rico!

Nothing like a KK donut!! (Well, maybe more than one!) Love, love, love them. Wishing I had one now with my coffee...

Gabi said...

Alpha Birds looks stunning. Love it. Congrats with your first lovely finish.

Julianne said...

Edgar,

Happy New Year!

Your framed piece turned out really nicely. Your walls must be looking gorgeous with all your beautiful framed pieces.

Kathy A. said...

Alpha Birds is stunning framed. I love the color of the frame.
Oh - thick crust pizza - my absolute favorite!

Catherine said...

Alpha Birds is bea-u-ti-ful!!

Oh my, I am suddenly craving pizza for lunch!

Michelle said...

Your Alpha piece looks fantastic framed! I bet you couldn't wait to pick it up. And congrats on your first finish of the year. The pizza looks yummy - happy birthday to Rico!

BrendaS said...

Alpha Birds is GORGEOUS! Such pretty colors and the frame you picked is perfect.

Happy New Year!

Melissa said...

The Alpha Birds piece is just gorgeous! Now, I want to stitch it too!

The Rose Hill sampler is very sweet. I love Sheepish Designs too!

Now, the food. Yum. And Happy Birthday to Rico from one half dinosaur to another!

Jan said...

Your Alpha is SO gorgeous, Edgar! Congratulations on getting it framed, it will add nicely to your sampler wall!

Bertie said...

Beautifully framed, a great sampler as is the Rose Hill sampler, gorgeous.
As per usual, your food makes my mouth water :))

Deb said...

Alpha Birds looks absolutely wonderful. And is Rose Hill Sampler. I've had that in my stash for eons and never knew that it would come out so cute. And ymmm on the pizza's and donuts! Happy Birthday to Rico!

Margaret said...

Love your two Sheepish finishes! The framed Alpha Menagery is gorgeous! And that other finish -- beautiful! I had to laugh when you said Rico has reached 1/2 a dinosaur. lol! I'll be reaching that this year too! Ugh! Happy belated birthday to him! I'd love to try some of that pizza. Around here, everyone is so proud of their NY style pizza that Chicago deep dish style doesn't exist. It looks soooo good! So do the donuts.

Kathy said...

Happy New Year!

Your Alpha Birds is just gorgeous! And the new finish is so pretty.

Love the donuts. :) I'll take them over pizza anyday. LOL

Mel said...

Cute finish. And the sampler framed is just gorgeous!

Ann in Scotland. said...

Happy New Year from Scotland Edgar. I love your Alpha sampler framed. I'm looking forward to starting mine this year.

Tina said...

Alpha Birds looks amazing,and well done on your latest HD.The pizza looks scrumptious,im surprised there was any left
Happy Birthday to Rico,im also half a dinosaur this year too
Happy New Year
Tina

Cathy B said...

Your framed sampler is gorgeous. Congrats on your first finish of the New Year too!

Happy New Year Edgar!

Alice said...

Happy Birthday Rico! In my family we don't call it being half a dinosaur... we would say you are officially a geezer. (Said in the most affectionate way...)

Very Pretty Alpha Birds!

The pizza and doughnut pics have made me very hungry.

shakatak66 said...

Lovely finish, and your sampler looks really stunning in that frame ... and oh boy do I want some of that pizza! :D

Nancy said...

Alpha Birds is gorgeous Edgar, and I love the frame you chose. It really compliments the design. Rose Hill is very pretty too.

I really shouldn't have seen the pizza or doughnuts right before dinner because now I'm even hungrier!

Katrina said...

Love your Alpha piece framed!!!! It's gorgeous and pretty finish too.

Katherine said...

Oh that piece with the birds is so pretty! I'm going to add it to my "keep in mind" list, but you already got me doing the LK Xmas Rules by showing your piece! I'm trying not to get too big a list going into this year. Great job and yummy looking pzas!

Blu said...

Alpha Birds looks amazing. Congrats on the finish. Those sheep(/) look weird!
Happy Birthday to Rico. Those pizzas look delicious!

Diana said...

I really like the "Alpha Birds" framed.
Those donuts are making me hungry!

Maggee said...

Edgar--yet again, fantastic stitching! You should be very pleased with yourself, these two Sheepish designs are great! I have a KK about 3 blocks away! I remember eating at a pizza place in West Portal that had Cashew Chicken pizza--it was so delicious! Haven't had it since leaving some 25 years ago! But it was yummm... Thanks for sharing with blogland! Hugs.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to Rico! He has caught up to me!!! Those pizzas are amazing!Edgar, Alpha looks great. That's my next piece to go to the framer.Thank you again for your conversion.I enjoyed every stitch on that one. CHS Alphabet Sampler is at the framer's now and I can't wait to get it back. Hugs, Nancy D.

DonnaTN said...

Alpha birds is just gorgeous! I like the scalloped edge on your new finish. Wow, that is some pizza! I can believe you had some leftovers. Do I see glazed cruellers in that box? I swoon for glazed cruellers. Be still my heart!

Natalia said...

Edgar, your Alpha Birds piece is beautiful !!! So simply frame it even pops up more. I love it. Do you usually put glass over your pieces?
Those pizzas look so yummy !!! Bummer, I am trying to lose all the Christmas weight I gained. LOL

Rowyn said...

Happy new year Edgar.

Alpha Birds looks gorgeous framed, and I really like your first finish for 2011.

Oh my, the pizza and donuts look delicious!

Margaret said...

New Year greetings to you Edgar and happy birthday to Rico - somewhere in the distant past I remember turning 50 too!!!!
Love the framed piece - well done with stitching and framing choice

Carol E. in AZ said...

Hi Edgar,

Your Alpha Birds is awesome! And I can't believe you finished a piece already in 2011. And it was started on 12-23-2010? Wow, did you take the Evelyn Woods course on speed stitching? :)

Have a great week,
Carol

Peggy Lee said...

Edgar...Alpha Birds is stunning and a finish already this year?? I'm inspired to get more stitching done today.

Those pizza and donut pictures are AWESOME! I would choose the veggie pizza. Oh I think I'm drooling......

mainely stitching said...

Your SD framed piece is breath-taking! And a huge congratulations on your first finish of the year. :D

KimV said...

Edgar... I love your AlphaBirds! and the food just makes me hungry that pizza looks amazing! I was wondering if you had any good chart ideas for SanFran... my brother lives there also and I was kinda thinking of doing something for him that has a SanFran feeling.
Thanks for the great blog.
KimV

Hi, I'm Carol said...

Krispy Kreme and Starbucks...it doesn't get much better than that!!!

Pilar said...

Happy birthday to Rico. The pizzas should taste good. Is patxi from Spain?

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Your Alpha Birds is great, especially like its' overall size and shape, wonderful frame choice, will look great on wall, congrats!