Gentle Readers and Dear Friends it was a windy, cool and sunny weekend here in the city. No fog, but lots of cool/cold breezes!! They are still blowing, but the weather guy on Channel 7 says they are blowing a bit slower this morning - I certainly can't tell any difference.
On the stitching front I spent it finishing up the stitching on my upcoming Exchanges - I actually finished up my HOE PS Seasonal piece and it goes into the mail this morning - I also finished all the stitching on the Snowman Ornament, but I will wait to finish it up. On Saturday I got busy framing up a completed piece - One of the frames I picked up last weekend fit a sampler (Garden Path, by Sheepish Designs) from the completed box - so I thought it needed to be out and up on the wall - here is a snap -
I really love the old fashioned look of this frame - a little worn but so nice - I had a request a while back to show my stitching wall - it is a bit difficult to get a snap of, but here is one looking down from the upstairs landing....
The newly framed sampler - is the last one on the lower left. I hang all my stitching along the stair wall.
On Sunday we went to early Mass and then on to breakfast at Eddies (sounds familiar don't it) and then on to the big Farmers market down at Civic Center - Rico wanted an orchid for his office and there are a couple of plant dealers there. I had the camera and got a few snaps....
The summer fruits are just flowing in abundance and the cherries are simply delicious!!!
We got some and they are juicy bright lovelies!!!!
I thought these cauliflowers looked great piled up with those beats.....
...and this row of cabbages was bright and cheery and shows a pretty big vegetable stand -typical for this market. Rico did find his orchid - the flowers are big and tawny coloured with violet centres - I forgot to get snap of that - whoops.
We also stopped off at one of the thrift stores on the way home and I picked up this....
a really heavy duty cookie press - I had one a long time ago but it was pretty flimsy and completely fell apart - so I never replaced it - this one a $1.25 so how could I go wrong.
Just wanted to mention that I will be in Florida from this Wednesday, 5/25 through 6/11 - so I will be out of Blog/email/computer touch and there will be no posts until I return - unless I find a willing computer, and I don;t hold out much hope of that. My Mom's 85 birthday has arrived and Little Sister and I are going down to surprise her - it was very last minute.
There you go sports fans. A nice quiet weekend!! Thanks for stopping by do come again!!