Monday, August 1, 2011

1000th Post

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends today post is post 1000 for me - and I could not be more surprised.  When I started this blog I would have never thought I could post 1000 times about anything.  I am just so happy that you care to read what I write - I do thank you for your perseverance, kind comments and nice emails!!  I am thinking I want to do something - as it is a milestone for me......  I need to think about it for a few days.
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Over the weekend not very much happened - we stopped by a few Thrift/Consignment shops, but found nothing.  We got back over to Japan town, there is an aquarium store Rico wanted to visit called - Aqua Forest Aquarium - click HERE to visit the website.  We also stopped back into the main JT malls - I went to my favorite little incense shop, and picked up a few things.  I also took this snap...


A scale model of the great Osaka Castle -
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Sunday after Mass we picked up a quick breakfast and headed to a new (to us at least) Farmers Market.  It is located behind the Stonestown Mall.  I had seen the signs for this market for years, but the ratty signage made me not so enthusiastic about visitng.  How very wrong I had been - it is just gorgeous and well laid out - I had my camera and took these snaperoos......


beautiful okra....

some great carrots and tomato's....

all different kinds of eggs.....

some beautiful summer fruit......

some crunchy pretzels.....
and on the way out we picked up some of these lovely dahlias and tube roses....  a really lovely market - not too crowded - lots of parking - I would highly recommend a quick visit if you where ever in the area.
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I did some stitching on 12 Blessings.......


I am finding that with this very light coloured linen I am changing up the colours as I go along and choosing others from my stash - I even had to back stitch the white dove to make it even appear.  I guess that's how it is sometimes.

There you go sports fans, there was some more stuff, but I will save it for tomorrow.  
Do stop back by again.  Until next time.......


........ take care,
edgar

38 comments:

Gabi said...

Congrats!!!! That's what I would call a mile stone.
Lovely stitching on the 12 blessings.

Vicki said...

1000 posts? woohoo, that is quite an accomplishment. Good for you! The 12 blessings looks terrific.

BrendaS said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post! I so enjoy reading your blog:))

12 Blessings is looking good and kudos to you for changing out the colors. I am one of those stitchers that has to do what the designer says because I'm too unsure how to change it up to make it look better or different. I applaud anyone who can make changes:))))

Laurie in Iowa said...

Congrats on an awesome milestone. I look forward to celebrating your 2000th post.

mainely stitching said...

I remember when you very first began blogging - how can that have been a whopping one thousand posts ago?? Don't you dare every stop!!

Julie M said...

Wow, a thousand posts. I can't even imagine! Congratulations!

Sounds like you had a lovely weekend!

riona said...

Surely 1000 posts is a significant milestone ... made all the more significant by the fact that you have a rare gift for finding delight in the day to day routines of normal life. If you could somehow bottle that ability and share it with the world, this planet would be a happier place. Keep on posting, I hope to still be reading when you hit the 10,000 milestone.

Siobhan said...

Wow, congrats on all the posts! That is amazing!

Your 12 Blessings looks great. Loved the fruit & veggie pics. I could go for one of those juicy tomatoes!

Margaret said...

Wow, 1000 posts! That's a lot! Congratulations! Love the stitching. Love the pics too -- that farmer's market looks fantastic!

Jenny said...

Many congratulations on your 1000 post - wow, that is a lot of blogging!
It is so great that you are (very obviously) still enjoying it. Very lucky for all your followers; I am looking forward to the next 1000 posts! :-)

Mouse said...

wow that is a milestone :) congratulations and the new to you market looks fab to vist :) well done on the wip and don't you find that sometimes the colours don't work and you have to adapt and over come :) love mouse xxxx

valerie said...

Wow...a 1000 posts! Congrats! I think I'm only at 500something! Great market shots. I picked up some grape tomatoes, a heirloom and green plouts. Yum! Great stitching progress!

Katherine said...

Congrats on batting 1000!!! I love that castle. Love seeing all your pretty "snaps" all year long too. Thanks for thinkin' of us.

Beth said...

Congrats on your 1000th post! That's impressive! I have nothing much to write about that I could even manage to get to half that. That is a really nice farmer's market. I love the fabric they have on the table under the eggs. Here's to your next 1000 posts!

diamondc said...

Great start on the 12 Blessing Edgar, love the pictures of the farmers market the pretzels look really yummy.
Congratulations on your 1000 posting.
Catherine
diamondc

Lisa said...

Congratulations on the 1000th post - but that doesn't sound to surprising as you do a wonderful job of informing all of us of the wonderful sights of the city, your beautiful stitching and great movies to watch. Lots of wonderful things to share.

Looks like you all found another great farmer's market. We just got one here in Dublin on Thursdays and we are enjoying it - not only because of the wonderful fruits/veggies and other foods there, but it is becoming a place for the neighbors to congregate in during the week.

Take care...and here is to your next 9,000 postings :)

Luned said...

Well congratulations! Your posts are always interesting to read and wonderful to look at. Here's to the next thousand.

Berit said...

Those okra look great--wish I were better at cooking with them!

A thousand posts!? Wow! Congratulations!!! I don't know that I will ever reach that many.

Here's to your next thousand! :D

Sherry :o) said...

Congratulations, Edgar!! That is a lot of words! Your "blessings" is coming along great. I love the pics of the farmer's market - the okra looks good, fruit...what are tube roses? I love the display of eggs on the chicken fabric. What a hoot!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Congratulations Edgar, you continue to hit just the right tone with your blogging. It's always a pleasure to drop by.

Teresa said...

Love your 12 blessings, can't wait to see more.
Everything at the Farmer's Market looks wonderful. I feel like a pretzel now.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

ariadne said...

Congrats on your 1000th post! I am far from it!AriadnefromGreece!

Tina said...

12 blessings is looking fab,not surprised you have done 1000 posts,they are always so interesting

Susan said...

Edgar, I've been away from blogland for over a month - I'm just now catching up. Happy 1,000th blog post! That is an awesome achievement!

Kay said...

Wow! 1000 posts. Big kudos to you. Love all your pictures!

Lana said...

Congrats on your 1000th post! Wow! You got me beat by a mile (ok, ten miles!) and I've been blogging longer than you!! Boy am I a slacker! LOL...I will still be reading when you hit #2000!! I love your blog! Love the 12 blessings of Christmas! It is coming along beautifully!

Chris said...

Congratulations on the 1000th post! Quite a milestone.

I wish that the farmer's market here looked like that.

Have a great week.

Cindy's Stitching said...

congratulations on your 1,000 post. I am so glad we cant get fat from looking at food pictures. The market looks great. Your food pictures make me want food lol.

arlette said...

Congrats in your milestone!!!!

DonnaTN said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post! I hope there are that many and more to come.

mdgtjulie said...

Love your pics from the farmers market. It looks lovely (and made me hungry, lol). Also like the scale model. It's very pretty! Your LK is coming along well too. Yes Dear and I are embodying peace tonight. I got up at midnight to a phone call, and talked for a while, but after I got off the phone, it's been so quiet and peaceful. No traffic, no yelling, no neighbors clumping around upstairs... Just nice! Hope you're having a peaceful night too!!!

Akila said...

Wow, the carrots and tomatoes look so juicy and.. yumm..
12 blessings looks beautiful. The dove does look great with the back stitch. Firstly I'd never make any changes!! And IF I did, it'd take me ages to decide what colour to use. Really awed at how quickly you can change and also with such great effect.

Akila said...

And 1000 posts!! Congrats. I've just hit a century, hehe

Carol R said...

Congratulations on your 1000 post - a real achievement!

Simone said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post!!! I enjoyed every one of them ;)

Pilar said...

Wow Edgar, 1000 posts!!!
Congratulations
Hugs from Barcelona

Michelle said...

Congrats on your 1000th post! 12 Blessings is looking great, your color changes are perfect. And your weekend sounds like it was a lot of fun!! Love the photos!

Alice said...

Congratulations! I have enjoyed your postings so much.