Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Two Bits of Stitchin'

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends I was so happy to read all the lovely comments about yesterdays post.  I often worry about repeating myself - and the photos I post.  My life or I should say our lives here in San Francisco are so regular and even.  We do the same things and go to the same places all the time.  We eat out at the same places shop in the same stores over and over.....  Not that I'm complaining - I am just pointing out how boring I think it would look to someone not in my shoes.  Last evening we where watching the Cooking Channel and Emeril Lagasse was hosting a show that travels around to different cities and he was visiting SF.  A couple of the places he visited I have been to and a couple where places I want to go - this city is so big we need to start getting to a new place at least once a month - I have made the decision!!  First up is we need to get over to that cafe on Nob Hill and try some of that Irish coffee he was talking about!!!!! 
I'll have a camera!
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The first stitchin' bit is as snap of my very own sampler.....


... or at least the linen - 36ct BoF "Sandpiper" - and most of the floss colours I am using.   I started in on the border and may just have to change one of the floss colours now that I see it stitched up.
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The second bit is a new chart that came out at the recent show in Baltimore.  Now, I told myself that I certainly need never buy a chart ever again (who am I kidding!!) and most of the new things coming out I can resist - except - this piece.  It is called Quaker Christmas II - Songs of the Season.  Here is a picture...


This has two things in it's favour...  it is Quakery and it is musical - I especially love Christmas music!!  Now I know the problems with ByGone Stitches charts little issues here and there, but I loved the first Quaker Christmas!!!  and I know I will love this one!!
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There you go sports fans - thanks for stopping by, do come again!!

Take care,
edgar

29 comments:

Patty C. said...

I really like the Quaker Christmas II pattern - Looking forward to seeing your progress ;)

Margaret said...

I don't think you ever repeat yourself with the pics you take. I'm looking forward to seeing more, like that cafe on Nob Hill. :D (Oh, and I grabbed some cans of pumpkin today at the grocery -- thanks again for the tip!) Love the colors for your challenge sampler. So pretty! And the Quaker Christmas II -- it's funny how it didn't even register in my brain that it was Christmas song-related! What fun! I may have to get this one after all.

Teresa said...

I think most of do the same thing and go to the same places. Saw a show on breakfast treats and Baker & Banker in SF looked delicious.
Looking forward to seeing the Quaker Chritmas progress.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Stitchinowl said...

Quaker Christmas II looks gorgeous. Sometimes you just have to treat yourself to a new chart. You deserve it!
Carolyn

BrendaS said...

The colors for your sampler look great. Can't wait to see it as you go along. You are much more brave than I am to attempt your "very own sampler" YEAH for you.

I like the new quaker design that came out too. I'm trying to limit what I purchase though because I certainly don't need anything more in this lifetime:))) LOL!

Kristen said...

What a gorgeous floss toss, Edgar! Can't wait to see what you're planning.

Catherine said...

Can't wait to see your stitches! Love that new Quaker!! I was lucky enough to see it in person in Baltimore and I can tell you it was stunning!!

Deborah said...

Can't wait to see your progress on yopur sampler. The colors are lovely. I won't be able to pass up the new BBD pieces. I love them all.

Kathy said...

I always enjoy your posts. And with my memory I probably would never notice if you repeated. :)

I love the colors you have picker for your Autumn Sampler. Can't wait to see your sampler.

And that new Quaker Christmas is fabulous! I think I have to put that on my list. :)

geeky Heather said...

Hmm, you may do the same things all the time in San Francisco, but I don't live there, so it's interesting to me! =)

LOVE the colors of your sampler. And I LOVE the Quaker Christmas II...I hadn't seen it but it's on my list now. Being in choirs all my life...Christmas music has a very special place in my life! My friends always look to me for the lyrics of "the second verse"!

Evelyn said...

Edgar,
You inspire me to appreciate my own home town. You act almost like a tour guide in San Francisco when you are showing us around and it's much appreciated.

Once I watched an episode of one of those "true crime" shows. The crime was set in my hometown, Portland, Maine. They made Portland look so beautiful, I said, "I wish I lived there!!" Of course, I DO! Sometimes I can't see the forest for the trees. And you help me to see the trees.

Jenny said...

Those are some yummy colors, Edgar! And compared to my life here in KY, yours is nothing but pure excitement. LOL
That said, pics from Nobb's Cafe would be fun to see...

Peggy Lee said...

Oh my you are brave in choosing the Quaker II pattern but being you have already stitched the first one...I can't wait to see your progress.

You are doing "your very own sampler"?? I have always wanted to do that. You have inspired me to get crackin' on my own too!

Nancy said...

Looking forward to seeing your progress on both pieces!

Beth said...

Wow, I love that Quaker Christmas II chart. Is it available in stores yet?? I am about half way through the first one.

carol fun said...

Can't wait to see your sampler - love the colors you're working with. And the Quaker Christmas is calling my name - drat - I keep making that resolution that I don't need any new charts and then fate tells me I do - -LOL!

kiwiflowa said...

another massive project!! The new design i have been eyeing up in the last few days is Ann Dickinson by With Thy Needle and Thread. Not my usual style but I like the colours

mdgtjulie said...

Grats on the new stash, Edgar. It's always fun to buy a new chart!!! And I love the colors in your sampler. They're beautiful together!!

marly said...

Holy moly. Quaker Christmas II is gorgeous and a lot of stitching. Good for you to try a new place once a month. Boring to some, is comfort to others.

Ellen said...

Love Quaker Christmas II, it's awesome! Beautiful colors for your sampler challenge, love them.

Hugs,

DonnaTN said...

You may be a lot of things, but boring is not one of them! Love the colors you picked for your sampler and can't wait to see what you do. What colors will you use for the lovely Quaker Christmas?

krayolakris said...

So funny how our cities sound better when they're featured on tv! Love your new sampler fibers.

Kielrain said...

Great colours on the sampler. I can't wait to see what you do with it.

Quaker Christmas II, love it. Way too fun. I can see me stitching it and singing away.

Gabi said...

Love your floss toss and Quaker Christmas is just so very very beautiful.
And I don't think you repeat yourself. I like reading your posts.

Charity C. said...

I always look forward to reading your blog everyday. You open up a world to others who have never ventured. I love reading the things you write, because you have a passion for life. All of your pictures are memories that you will keep forever. To me, you never seem to have a dull moment and you make the ordinary things stand out as if they were extraordinary. Your posts are very interesting so don't ever stop writing!

And This Little Pig said...

I think I might have to start calling you Evil Edgar :D I don't need to see lovely floss, and beautiful patterns... quaker patterns that incorporate Christmas. Or maybe Edgar the Enabler. Look forward to seeing your sampler.
LiBBiE in Oz

Pointed Stitcher said...

I didn't know Bygone Stitches came out with a second Quaker Christmas. I have the first one kitted up but it will probably be next year before I start it. I look forward to watching you stitch yours.

KimV said...

ooo Edgar... Quaker Christmas II is awesome!!! I will have to find it!

Lynn said...

The Quaker Christmas II design is gorgeous!! I especially love it since I sing in choirs.
I'll be watching for it in my ONS now. Thanks for the enabling, lol!