Gentle Readers and Dear Friends another wet and breezy Monday here in the Bay area. We are supposed to have rain off and on for most of the week. The weekend was on the dry side Saturday and overcast and sprinkly on Sunday. Typical for this time of year.
Friday we started off the weekend by not cooking dinner at home and going out. We opted for a burger and tried a new place (to us) - Urban Burger - click HERE to got to their web site. It was a dry evening and we had some super parking mojo - finding a spot within a few minutes.
It is a small place right on Valencia Street in the Mission District. They have a pretty extensive menu with lots of specialty burgers....
Since it was my first time there I went for a plain old cheeseburger. They have notices all over that they cook their burgers to medium well - for me that's way over done. I likes my steak and steak products rare - it can't be too rare for me. I always say "If it's still mooing then its done enough." I got mine on Texas Toast instead of a bun..... and I got frings (onion rings and fries).......
I must say - it was pretty doggone tasty!!! AND we will be back!! The service was super fast.
The Estate Sales and such sort of sucked and there was not much to buy at all. I picked up a 1st Edition of "Simcas Cuisine." Written by Simone Beck, it is a wonderful book of menus with accompanying recipes.
On the stitching front I finished up the sails in the large square on Shores.
Here is an overall shot of the entire piece...
Sorry for the craptastique snapperoo - but once again it was the late at night - and lamps + flash sort of suck. I am super happy to be done with the sails, now only the anchor, sea and compass and this sqaure will be done.
Other stitching I started, yes - I said started - was a piece I had thought about doing a while back but as with so many things it got pushed back into the stash heap. I started to think about it again with the passing of Lisa Roswell - actually I went and pulled all the charts I had that she designed under the Primitive Needle name. I have quite a few and thought it would be nice to actually have one of them in progress. So I pulled out one of my favorites.... ABC Hornbook. I went to the stash supplies and found a lovely piece of 36ct BoF Sandpiper, this project is a largish piece and the piece of Sandpiper was just the right fit with 2 1/2 inches extra all around the border. I then went and pulled all the recommended WDW - I actually had all the floss' - so I am thinking this was just meant to be - as I usually come up short by about half when I go to look for floss.
I got to stitching on it yesterday - and here is the little start made.....
"ABC Hornbook" - The Primitive Needle
36ct BoF Sandpiper - WDW Floss
This snap makes the linen look greenish - trust me, it isn't. Sandpiper is a weathered grey colour and just beautiful, I think I will have a really difficult time getting a true colour shot of the linen for this Blog, please forgive.
I also got to rattling some pots and pans yesterday afternoon and baked up a mess of muffins.....
Mini muffins with miniature chocolate chips - pretty tasty with a cup of coffee. The majority went off to work with Rico this morning, I do hope they enjoy them.
That's about it for today sports fans. Thanks for stopping by and for your continued kind comments!!!
I do appreciate them.