Gentle Readers and Dear Friends I do thank you for your kind comments about the finish yesterday. As usual you are all too kind!! Yesterday was a warm one here in SF - it got to an official 88 and today it is supposed to be a bit warmer. With all the micro climates in the city I think it was only 88 down in the Mission and SOM (South of Market)- up on Red Rock - where we live if it was in upper 70's I would have been surprised. We have been told that by Saturday it should be back to normal temps - the mid 60's with some nice fog - can't wait for that to happen.
I wanted to answer a couple of questions from yesterdays comments - the linen I am using for the Mystery Sampler is the recommended WDW Confederate Grey - 35 ct. Although it is more brown than grey it is a very pretty piece of linen - and - Mouse asked about "why no WIP" - I would guess that the reason is I am just lazy and was totally jonesing to start the new Mystery Sampler - you know how it goes sometimes.
Over the weekend we got to some estate Sales and Consignment Shops - and here is a snap of the haul.....
Working clockwise from l to r - I picked up a couple of books - "Q" by Luther Blissett and an early copy of "Goodbye Mr. Chips" by Jame Hilton - on the books are a couple of ornaments and a little St Patrick, in the back is a great pressed and etched "celery vase" - moving r... an older aluminum shaker, a "scissor frog", pin cushion and strawberry and little blown mercury glass miniature star for a small Christmas tree.
Thinking it is Christmas time my crazy Christmas Cactus is all a'bloom and looking really lovely.....
This is the second time since last fall this plant has popped out a bunch of flowers.
I also got around to baking up a tasty blackberry coffee cake
- since the berries are just beautiful this season....
I will get the recipe posted in the morning - it was very easy to make.
That's about it for today sports fans. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to post a comment on yesterdays post if you want to enter the Gift-a-way.