Gentle Readers and Dear Friends thank you so much for the kind comments about "Tis the Season" - it's a fun piece to work on.
Our weekend started off with a lovely evening - we decided to drive across town a find parking on our own and stop for some dinner first. Driving up Grove Street we found a very convenient Parking lot and stopped there instead of the big Performance Parking Garage a block closer to the Davies Symphony Hall - we thought - or I thought - it would be so much easier to get the car out after the performance. We walked down to Jardiniere for supper - it a really nice restaurant and they know that most of the patrons are stopping there on the way to Davies SH. After finishing we walked the block on over and had plenty of time to spare. We found our seats and settled in for a great performance. I got off a couple of snaps at the intermission - although pictures and recording devices are strictly prohibited - here is a snap from out vantage point...
The seats we had were super - right on the front row center on the 2nd Tier - my only issue with being right on the front means that there was the obvious heights issue - I do not do well with heights of any kind at all - but I sucked it up and enjoyed the performance.
Saturday we got up early went out breakfast and did our weekly grocery shopping - and then off to estate/junque saleing - not very much at all out there, but I found a couple of pieces...
The great platter is only marked "forget-me-nots" - which has to be the name of the pattern. The vase at about 9" tall, I think is from the 1930's and from Japan?? - inside I found a receipt inside from a now defunct department store here in SF called "Willoh's." I have found a few references on line but no real info about this store, but the receipt is dated December 20, 1946 and is for 2 blue gown at $2.98 each and 1 green gown at $2.98.
On the stitching front I worked a little on an exchange piece and I started a new piece.... I just couldn't resist... here is a snap -
I pulled the floss and picked out a piece of linen and got a tiny start - This is "On the Oregon Trail" from Heartstring Samplery. I am using the called for floss and stitching it on a piece og LL 36ct Vintage Light Examplar. I got this chart when it first came out and have been wanting to get a start ever since. it is a band sampler telling the story of the an imaginary family's journey from Illinois to Oregon City.- the only change I have made is to stitch it not as charted but flip the bands to start the story at the top and not at the bottom. You can click HERE to see the completed piece on Beth's Etsy shop.
I also worked a bit on "Tis the Season"......
I am taking my time with this piece as it is on the small side so I can savour the stitching.... this will be put away for a bit while I finish up the exchanges and stitch up the March Cottage. I got "March" the other day and have pulled the floss, now to stitch it up.
and yesterday I baked up a coffee cake....
.....it's a "Chocolate Streusel-Ribboned Cake" and is pretty tasty. I'll post the recipe in the morning.
That's about it for today sports fans - thanks again for stopping by, do stop by again!