Monday, February 7, 2011

A Summery Warm Weekend

GR&DF I do thank you most profusely for the kind comments and support for Friday's post.  I really didn't mean to "poke a bear" as my grandparents would have said - but I was so agitated about the whole idea of someone slamming another stitcher - lets just say it got my goat - and now that my goat has been got - I can move on to other things!!
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The past two days have been gloriously warm and breezy - so unusual for this time of year.  I'm talking mid to upper 70's - we had the house open with the breeze blowing down off of Twin Peaks both days - It was a real treat. Spring is popping out all over the city with the flowering trees all a'blooming.  It is supposed to stay in the low 70's all week with next weekend on the cool side with some rain.  We'll see what happens.
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Yesterday was the warmest of the weekend and we started it off with an early service at Most Holy Redeemer.  I always have a camera on hand and thought this was a nice snap of the morning...
This was taken abut 7:30 am and the street was still dark and the sun coming up shining on the church looked nice.  We went on to breakfast at Eddies after services and then walked on over to the little Farmers Market on Grove Street.  I got these snaps there...

It was a beautiful morning and walking around the market was really very pleasant.
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 Saturday we ran around to a couple of Estate Sales and I picked up these two pieces....

A great old transferware bowl by Copeland and a scraper of some sort.  The yellow scraper is marker "France" and its a bright sunny yellow but what it scrapes I haven't a clue - citrus?
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The pideglettes are getting very big and so I thought you should post a snap of them.  The one on the left is the more dominate one and will stand up and puff out when Lolly starts to sniff around.



They have almost lost all of their yellow pin feathers and are starting to look like the big pigeons they will become.
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My stitching was very focused on an upcoming exchange piece.  I did get a few stitches on Shores but really not enough to get excited about.

That's about it for today sports fans!!  Thanks for stopping by and do come again!

Take care,
edgar

17 comments:

BrendaS said...

I would LOVE to be able to open the house up and get some warm breezes but since it's only going to be about 20 today I will have to wait a few more months.

Beautiful pictures of your Sunday morning. Picture Perfect!

Jan said...

Edgar

I think the scraper might be for corn on the cob. I have seen similar ones at antique shops and they told me they were for making creamed corn.

Jan

Natasha said...

It sure has been wonderful weather for us this time of year, I am loving it. But I headed up to Tahoe in a couple of weeks for skiing so hopefully we get some rain so they will get some snow ;)

I hope you find out what that "scraper" is for it looks cheery though
Take care and hope your Monday is a Funday

CalamityJr said...

Glad your spirits are back up. Your lovely weekend must have helped - 70 degrees sure beats our 15 inches of snow!

Nancy said...

Sounds like perfect weather to me! I can't wait for open windows. Love your market photos, and the painted mural is wonderful. Nice estate sale finds too!

Flaglady8 said...

Sounds like it was a perfect weekend! We had a pretty one too but temps were nowhere near seventy. Love the farmers market photos!

Bertie said...

Oh I do love your Summery pictures, they look so inviting.
Missed your previous post, but would like to add that framing yourself is fantastic, I do it all the time and use old frames too, so good for you Edgar keep framing those "suckers" LOL
Have a good week.

Jeannine 520 said...

Hmm, not sure but it looks like it's one of those scrapers meant to scrape out the inside of a canteloupe or squash.

becki said...

Edger, LOVE the snaps of the farmers market. Remember so fondly bringing back an armload of beautiful blooms back from SF-including a King Proteus the size of a dinner plate from one of the fab corner flower stalls you have!! Oh, an I so agree with your Friday post-tried to send you a private e-mail about that-but ye old 'puter just wasn't on the cooperative side-so if you have a sec my e-mail addy is:rlnrn1959@gmail.com. I so adore your site a nd snaps. Thank you for your blog!! Hugs, a faithful follower, Becki

Rachel S said...

They've gotten really big really quick! Wow! I can't imagine the 70s in February.

Catherine said...

Wonderful snaps Edgar! I am looking forward to being able to open the windows and enjoying a warm breeze!

Anonymous said...

The scraper looks like a butter curler to me. My grandmother used to run one over butter to make fancy curls for the table. I'm guessing a small curl of butter sitting at room temperature for a little while was easier to spread and it meant you didn't get crumbs or bits of vegies on your block of butter.

Margaret said...

I'm so envious of your lovely warm weekend. I'm always envious of your living in SF -- it must be so great to be able to just step out and there you are. Great pics!

Ja'niece said...

Edgar I am longing for the warm weather to return here in Washington state. I love the picture of the red flower. Wish I had some here in my kitchen... Jan

Pilar said...

That "scraper" is a butter curler.
Hugs from Spain

Alice said...

Spring! I wish.
Those pidglettes are getting huge! As always you take some fantastic photos and I am quite envious of your beautiful market.

I know the yellow scraper is for butter, but the first thing I though was that it was a chic new accessory for your well dressed pirate.

Annemarie said...

Ah, beautiful pictures, Edgar! It's always a joy to visit your blog :o)