Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A 3-Day Weekend Post, Part I

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends I am breaking up the weekend post into two postings. 
I have bunches of snaps and I wanted to do them justice.
I also didn't want you to get overloaded with them!!
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Lets start off today with some stitching snaps.  I organised an exchange in the HOE group - "Fall Pyn Keepes" and I received my wonderful piece from Diana - "Log Cabin Life" - and here is a snap...

I love the finish and the lovely little Fall bird!!  Thank you so very much Diana!!!  I also heard form my partner, Kathy that the Pyn Keep I made for her had arrived....

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Other stitching, I worked mostly on Shores of HRH this weekend -  and here is the progress I made...


As you can see I am working on the sea fill but have moved on and finished up the other bits in the large rectangle and then moved on the square 7.  I am thinking of re-working the words in this square from a memorial to an unknown sailor to something else.....  maybe a signature block or something like that.
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On Sunday we visited a farmers Market and I got some nice little snaps...

some of the great looking Fall apples...

peanuts in abundance always mean Fall to me..

I can never pass up a vibrant pile of peppers....

and we picked up some of this, the last of the summer corn.
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We visited some Estate sales on Saturday and picked up a few things...

From l to r  and old Nelson McCoy piece, a new salt box from Sur la Table and a ceiling boss - this is a replica from Winchester Cathedral called "the Green Man."
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I will leave you with a snap of some who-hounds getting along....

This is huge - since the three older hounds wouldn't let Smokie into the beds (there are three of them), he is making some head way with Lolly at least.

There you go sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop by tomorrow for part two of our weekend.

Take care,
edgar

29 comments:

Cindy said...

I always love your farmer's market posts. Makes me feel like I am there. I made your Honey Bun cake this weekend to rave reviews from my husband. He has found your baking site and marked quite a few that I am to try. Thanks I think.

That ocean fill-in can be a pain.

Vicki said...

Loved the picture of Smokie and Lolly... he looks so little!

marly said...

What a great pin keep! My farmers' market is more like four trucks tailgating. Go Smokie!

Laurie in Iowa said...

The exchange pieces are wonderful and so is your progress on Shores.
Lolly is a good girl to share her bed with the little guy. Good Dog!

Deborah said...

Love both of the pin keeps! Glad that the puppy is making some headway with the others.

Catherine said...

Fantastic exchange pieces and progress on Shores. Love your idea for switching up that block.

I never tire of the market and sales finds - especially when you throw in cute pics of the pups!

Penny said...

Love the pyn keeps. Filling in can be boring-so I like to skip around too. Everything always looks so fresh and delicious in your farmers market pictures. I didn't realize how tiny Smokie is. Hopefully Lolly will let him snuggle up.

Charity C. said...

The pyn keepe you received is very nice and the one you stitched is beautiful as well!

Karen said...

love both exchanges! and just love little smokie with his paw on Lolly saying please let me stay on here. LOL

Mouse said...

ooo lovely exchanges .. great photos of the market and sooo glad the little pup is worming his way in with the other poochies ;) love mouse xxxx

Marion said...

Love the Farmer's Market shots!!
They don't look that good around here!
Fantastic exchange pieces!!!

Marion

Anne said...

Love the little pincushion your friend made you! It's darling! And the pinkeep you made is also beautiful. I love how you go to estate sales all the time. I wish that we had better ones here in Vancouver BC, but maybe I'm just not in the know. Love your doggies!!!

Jenny said...

Smokie is just too cute! Good to see that he may get a new friend in Lolly.
Shores looks great!

Beth said...

I never get tired of looking at all your pictures. And little Smokie is so stinkin' cute! Glad he's getting along better with the older hounds.

Siobhan said...

Glad to see that some of the hounds are getting along! :)

Love the exchange pieces! Your Shores looks great, too.

Sherry :o) said...

As always your pics are wonderful! I love the HOE...beautiful finishes. And I can't believe how tiny Smokie looks - and what cuties they are laying there together.

Making progress on your Shores - I have fill in on a couple things right now - can be tedious, but I like to do that kind of stitching while talking/stitching with friends or while watching a movie!

Rachel S said...

Great finds. Great stitching!

trillium said...

I'm craving some fall apples.

Love that JBW Pyn Keepe you stitched!

Deb said...

You're really making great progress on that block Edgar. You make it look easy! :o) It looks great. And your little pinkeeps are wonderful as well - both given and received.

Margaret said...

Awww, Smokie is so little and cute! Glad Lolly seems to be letting up on the bed situation at least. Love the pics as usual. Wonderful exchange pieces! And your Shores is looking great too!

Peggy Lee said...

I KNEW your post would be filled with pics...didn't I tell ya?

I agree with a previous comment about my farmers market being a few trucks tailgating. I was spoiled while growing up in PA and thought there was one of those awesome Farmer's Markets everywhere!

Nice to see the hounds getting along.

I like your idea about personalizing the one square in Shores. As you probably know I am married to a retired Navy Masterchief so I can't wait to see what you decide!

Jackie said...

I love your Farmers Market posts too. Nothing like that here at all!

Your stitched pieces are lovely. You're making great progress on Shores. It takes a lot to get that far! :)

DonnaTN said...

Love the lovely pin keeps and your progress pic. The market always looks so great. And finally congratulations on blending the family!

mdgtjulie said...

You always take such lovely shots Edgar. Glad you liked your pinkeep, and that your partner liked her pinkeep. The farmers market looks wonderful too. And glad the who hounds are starting to accept the newcomer. Well, at least Lolly is!!

diamondc said...

Edgar: Lovely pin keeps,
Your work on Shores is beautiful, I love the pictures of you babies the little Smokie is adorable.
Catherine
diamondc

Pointed Stitcher said...

Beautiful pinkeeps and I love Shores ;)

Jan said...

Awwww... looks like little Smokie is about to get her self into trouble crawling over Lolly's pillow. (LOL)

Patty C. said...

Love the 1st Pinkeep !!!

Lynn said...

Your farmers markets are amazing! They seem so much larger and more vibrant then ours. I love the pic of the peppers, mmmm!
I love both the pin keeps! The one you did for Kathy is just so colourful and a really great fall stitch.
BTW, I made the pumpkin spice bar recipe as a cake this past weekend for our SAL and it was a raving hit!! Thanks!