Gentle Readers and Dear Friends thank you so much for your overwhelming kind comments regarding my 4th Blogoversary Gift-a-way. I so enjoyed them and emails that you wrote. I do like this stitching stuff and gifting it away is a big part of it - we all have way to many finished things stacking up - or at least I have in my completed box - finished things waiting for frames. The smaller things that quickly stitch up are so nice for gifts and I do love knowing that the things I make and send off into the world go to good homes. Now I need to focus on my PIF - I am running out of time since they a due out by this October..... the clock is ticking.
Now to the weekend stuff.......
The weekend started off Thursday after work with a quick run down to South SF to the airport to pick up the baby sister - and of course the rare occasion that United is on time is almost nonexistent and last Thursday they did the unheard of and where actually early - so of course the traffic was stupid crazy so that slowed us down. But, it all worked out and she was waiting for us to just swoop in - she jumped in the car and we where off.....
Driving back to the city we talked about what we would do for dinner and decided on delicious sushi - both she and I love the stuff - and they have other Japanese type things so Rico could have a Bento box of chicken katsu and vegetable tempura. There are loads of sushi places in SF to choose from - we drove over to Kitaro a place I've talked about here frequently. You can click HERE and go to the site to look at the menu.
Friday we spent walking around the Haight/Ashbury area.
There are lots of shops and cafes and places to look at and things to see.
Here is one of the more elaborately painted walls.....
she is a great Medusa mural - on the side of a dress shop.
We also stopped at a really great knitting shop over in the Castro called ImagiKnit.
You can click HERE and visit the web site.
I took a snap of the shop as it was really bright with lovely yarn everywhere...
This is only the first part of the shop they are actually two shops that a doorway has been cut through - you can not really tell but the doorway is right at where those hats are on the left - you step down into another gigantic space of lovely yarns and knitting paraphernalia. I picked up a brochure of the classes they offer - I am seriously contemplating taking up knitting or crochet as they offer classes in both.
On Saturday we did the running around to the Thrift/Consignment shops - In the early afternoon we stopped off for a quick bite at Frjtz on Valencia Street.
You can click HERE to see some snaps and read their menu. There they serve delicious crepes and Belgium fries. We shared a couple of crepes - the Munch and the de Vinci and a large order of the delicious fries with dipping sauce.
This is the da Vinci crepe and fries. From this light lunch we where on the way home and stopped off at Liberty Cafe for a loaf of their lovely bread.
As usual the had the case of goodies full of tempting treats. You can click HERE to read about The Liberty Cafe. You can also see through the case to the kitchen where one of the bakers was whipping up something tasty - I love it when you can actually see that what they sell is made where they sell it.
We hooked up with Martin for dinner at Patxi's Pizza. You know I love me some of this pizza!!
We got one of the Chicago style meat pizza's and we got....
a regular Special Combo Pizza on flat crust - and it was just as delicious!!
You can click HERE to see their web site.
Sunday Rico and I went to early Mass and Cissy did some walking about the neighborhood - we stayed in and watched movies during the afternoon and I made fried chicken for dinner - and - that was our weekend.
It was lots of fun and could have gone on for many days more - but she had to get back to her "mama" life and I to mine. But, there will be other visits!!
I did have some questions about the tortilla press and what exactly it is - you use this gadget to make fresh tortillas. They are available all over the place in the Mission for about $12/$15 but I was bound and determined to find an older more substantial one than the newer flimsy ones. I have wanted to be able to make fresh tortillas for the longest time. We go through many of them a week - and by making them myself it will cut the costs to just pennies per tortilla and fresh made are so much better than store bought!! You can click HERE to read a good basic recipe on how to make tortillas at home. I can't wait to get a hold of some Masa Harina (corn flour) and get to pressing!!
There you go sports fans. Thanks again for stopping by, do come again!!