Monday, January 23, 2012

A Finish, A Treat and a Smokie

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends I wanted to thank you for all your kind comments and emails about the old photos of my Dad in my last post.  I was asked about how big they are - they are all 8x10's which is a very large size, but nice to be so big.  I did pop them out of not very nice metal frames and will look around for appropriate wooden or period frames so that I can get them up in my rogues gallery of family photos.  The weekend brought lots and I mean lots of rain, wind and cold temps.  Saturday morning found us running out to breakfast and then our weekly stop at the grocery store....  we where back home by 10:15 am and I settled in for some serious numb butt in the stitchity chair.  It was the same after Mass yesterday - we ran to get some breakfast then a quick stop at Trader Joe's and back home by 10:45 am - then more numb butt!!  I worked some on exchange stitching and I wanted to show off a finish - 


La D Da "ABC" Travelling Chart
1/15/2012 - 1/21/2012
35ct WDW Havana - Belle Soie Silks - "Red Fox" and "Chester's Blue"

I really enjoyed this piece and will have it and the Journal in the mail in the morning to Teresa.
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Yesterday I baked up some "Mud Hen Bars"  - I saw a picture over on "The Country Cook" and clicked over to "Cooking with K" for the recipe.  Here is a snap of mine...


They remind me of a cake my Mom used to make called Mississippi Mud Cake, except where that cake is VERY chocolaty these are not - they are a little chewy and quite tasty, and I really like the brown sugared meringue on top.  I will re-post up the recipe on Blacksheep Bakes in the morning.
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I got some snaps of the who-hounds and think I will leave off today with one of the Smokester....


He's pretty funny about those silly toys - and if you look closely he is standing on his favorite little teddy bear head that squeaks and has little ropes hanging down - he doesn't like anyone to touch this one!!

That's about it for toady sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by - do come again!

Take care,
edgar

25 comments:

Teresa said...

I am sure you will find some wonderful frames at one of your estate sales. The Mud Hen Bars look delicious, love the name.
Looking forward to the pattern.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Peggy Lee said...

Edgar your ABCD is gorgeous!! I love the colors you chose and the fabric too. I should make a collage of the different ways people have stitched this when it's journey is through.
MMmmm....those bars look yummy!
That's so cute how your pup is standing on his favorite toy.
Have a great week!

geeky Heather said...

Congratulations on the finish!! It looks like you have sent all your rain over here today. =( Actually, I know it's not your fault because we had fog, mist and drizzle all weekend, too. Hopefully now since it's raining it will get it out of its system!

Those Mud Hen Bars look awesome...they look like they would taste like Derby Pie!! (Which is one of my favorite things, ever!!)

Loraine said...

Love your finish Edgar! That is a really great color combination. Looks like a fun finish.
Your Mud Hen Bars look really yummy too! I am going to have to copy that recipe, I love Mississippi mud pie!
Still haven't gotten the sampler off to you. It's been one of those weekends. I'll try and get to it today.
Hope you have a fantastic week! Many hugs.

Penny said...

What a wonderful finish! I love the touches of blue in it. Numb butt is a good thing isn't it? :)
Such a sweet face on Smokey.

Deborah said...

Great finish and those bars look so yummy! Always enjoy the pics of the hounds.

Margaret said...

Smokie is soooo cute! Love the pic! Congrats on the traveling pattern finish -- so pretty! And of course the baked goods look so yummy! I'll have to look for that recipe.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

He's a bonnie little fellow - our poodle is the same way with his toys.

Mouse said...

oooooo love the TP finish (hope the butt has recovered ..lol) ... and awwwwww smokester looks gorgeous and well cute with the teddy ....:) love mouse xxxxx

Denise said...

Love your finish! The fabric is awesome! And your mud bars - yummy.

Nancy said...

The La-D-Da piece is so bright and cheerful - very pretty! Oh those Mud Hen Bars look yummy, and Smokester is just adorable! How funny that he is so possessive of his toys!

Lana said...

LOVE your finish!!! Great job as always!

Krista said...

Love your ABC's, what great colors. Smokester is the cutest!

Shirlee said...

An enjoyable visit as always : ) Great finish, cute pup, & the bars look delicious! Blessings, Shirlee

Mary said...

Lovely finish! The bars look yummy :)

Smokie is too cute!

Catherine said...

Love your version of ABCD!! And the Smokester, what a cutie! Have a great week Edgar!

Lynn said...

Gorgeous finish! I love those colours.
We were expecting all that rain today but it was pretty much just overcast. Not a high energy kind of day for sure! I had a serious case of numb butt too.
Love the pic of the Smokester! Isn't it funny how possessive they can get?

Sharon said...

Gorgeous finish Edgar!

Akila said...

Very pretty finish. The bars look yummy. Thanks for the link. Will experiment with my daughter over the weekend :)

Elisa said...

Great finish Edgar and wonderful piccies too x

dixiesamplar said...

Love the traveling pattern finish, Edgar...lovely! What a handsome man Smokie is :o)

Berit said...

Wonderful! Great finish, and those Mud Hen bars are so intriguingly named! (and probably so not on a no-sugar diet. ;)

Smokie is a darling--his markings are adorable.

marly said...

Ahh. Great combination. Stitching, goodies, and pups.

Kate said...

Now I'm hungry! Congratulations on the finish - it looks great. Cute pup.

Julie said...

Super finish, love the fabric colour