Gentle Readers and Dear Friends a chilly, damp Monday morning welcome to you all. The weekend was grey and overcast without much sun at all - until yesterday afternoon - late in the day when the fog broke and the city was flooded in bright warm sunshine. After that 1/2 hour, the fog poured back in and it cooled off again.
We did the usual things - ran to some Estate sales, did some errands. Went to dinner with friends. I worked on some stitching and baked a coffee cake. Again we were creatures of routine.
Let me start off with the stitching - I finished up the mystery sampler - as far as I am going to finish it until I see the third and final part. Here is a snap of where it stands at the moment...
I am going to change the floss colour of the alphabet and I want to see what the rest of the piece looks like before I do.
Of course I had to stitch on something after I finished up the last little leaf - and instead of pulling out a WIP - I was feeling all Holiday and Christmassy - so I went and pulled a chart I have been wanting to do for the longest time. BBD "Blessings be Thine." I pulled the WDW & GA recommended floss and was not very happy with the colour choices - it might have been the dye lots or something but they just were not hitting me right. So, I decided to convert the cotton for silks and went to the Belle Soie stash and pulled what I think are some really lovely flosses. Here is the piece as it stands at the moment....
I am stitching it on a piece of 32 ct BoF Meadowlark - that is a bit more golden than the snap shows. As with many of the BBD pieces this is on the smallish side and is working up very quickly.
Saturday we went to three estate sales and found a few things. Here are some snaps....
Although hard to tell, what you are looking are Queen sized quilts and pillow shams. I got this snap from our balcony looking down to the lower inside atrium in our building. For both quilts and shams I spent $10. They are in excellent condition. I have run them through the wash and now one is on the bed and the other folded up at the foot. They are machine made and not very old, but for a ten spot how could I go wrong. I also picked up these two things....
I found this early printing of "PoA" for a buck and the meat mallet was thrown in with the quilt purchase. It always is nice when the folks running the sale like you.
Saturday evening we went to dinner with some friends and had a great time. We went to Puerto Alegre in the Mission district.
It is a place that we have wanted to get to for a long time and found it lots of fun and pretty tasty!! I had the Quesadilla Suiza with grilled shrimp and Rico had Steak Fajitas. Mindy and Tom both had combo plates that looked pretty delicious. With an appetizer of Guacamole and a pitcher of strawberry margaritas the dinner was just superb!! For desert we shared a plate of churros with chocolate dipping sauce.
(not a snap I took, but it looked just like this!!)
Yesterday I whipped up a little coffee cake for today - called "Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake" - I found the recipe on The Country Cook. Very easy to make and right tasty!!
I changed up the recipe a little - I'll post my version in the next day or two.
That about wraps up the last couple of days. Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments!!
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